Chances are, scarcity thinking is one of the greatest challenges to your organization today. When your people are afraid, and believe that there is not enough to go around anymore, they stop innovating and collaborating. Fear sets in and the corporate culture becomes reactive and self-protecting. When scarcity think is prevalent, any change triggers selfish reactions. Does this sound familiar?
In his new keynote, titled “Out of Scarcity – Getting Back to Abundance Thinking,” former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo and New York Times best-selling business author Tim Sanders calls out scarcity thinking as a cultural cancer of an organization, usually brought in by a few “Chicken Littles,” who believe they add value by telling us that “the sky is falling.” Sanders will outline the symptoms of scarcity thinking as well as how it can take any team or group down if left unchecked. Most importantly, he’ll provide ways that we can overcome this mindset and think with abundance and confidence. This customized keynote, taking your organization’s unique situation into account, will give actionable advice on how to return to greatness again – despite the signs of the times.
According to this best selling author and former Yahoo! executive, “There are two types of people: Scarcity thinkers and Abundance thinkers. Unfortunately, scarcity thinking is on the rise – driven by the current economic crisis. Your people read the news, watch the market and come to work with that deer-in-the-headlines look. It’s natural, but at the same time lethal to any company, association or group. Throughout history, the greatest leaders have found a way to defy the emotional gravity of the situation and stay focused on the customer and team.”
Sanders should know: he’s seen it first hand during two economic crises (The S&L crash in the 80’s and in the dotcom crash of 2001). From 2002-2004, he gave over one hundred talks to companies and associations about this issue, and received rave reviews from audiences and thought leaders such as Dr. Stephen Covey and John Maxwell.
To learn more about how Tim can help you eliminate scarcity thinking in your organization and keep your employees engaged in difficult times, please contact The Speakers Group today.
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