Keynote Topics

Vlatka’s most popular keynote speeches

Leadership 4.0

Many studies show that leaders are not aware of the key skills needed to survive and thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This talk addresses the key mega-trends and leadership skills needed to achieve high performance in the new, global business environment.

Using evidence based, widely used empirical tools and processes (developed by Vlatka on the basis of more than 20 years her interdisciplinary research and consulting experience), in this keynote talk Vlatka shows how leaders and organisations can achieve sustainable high performance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Individual and organisational transformation

Leaders and organisations operate in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world. In order to survive and thrive in this world, individual and organisational transformation is essential, but how can this be done?

In this talk, Vlatka shows how to shift the individual mindset and organisational culture to a higher level of performance and success,  based on her evidence-based empirical tools and processes used by thousands of executives worldwide.

Bespoke, in-house version of this talk or workshop is available, based on the 6 Box Leadership organisational diagnostic tool.

How to implement the future of work today

Business as usual is not an option anymore for most organisations. Figures for engagement, performance, purpose, trust and passion at work are at all time low. Organisations need to implement new ways of working which are more engaging, purposeful and profitable, they need to implement the future of work now to sustain prosperity and longevity.

This talk provides key insights for leaders and organisations on how to implement the future of work now and create more humanized, high performing organisations that do well by doing good. Awareness  of and practical application of evidence based tools and processes used by dozens of organisations worldwide to implement the future of work will be provided.

Bespoke, in-house version of this talk or workshop is available, based on the 6 Box Leadership organisational diagnostic tool.

How to create highly innovative organisations

Innovation is the key driving force for many organisations, especially knowlede-based organisations. How can organisations unleash the creative force and passion of knowledge workers to become more innovative with limitless mindset? How they can create the environment where innovation will emerge at all levels within an organisation? What type of leadership is needed to create a highly innovative culture?

These are some of the questions addressed in this talk. Vlatka's insights and evidence-based tools and approaches will help the audience to understand and apply leading edge thinking required for creating highly innovative work places.

Bespoke, in-house version of this talk or workshop is available, based on the 6 Box Leadership organisational diagnostic tool.

How to build high-performing teams

High performing teams are the backbone of any succesful organisation. What are the key characteristics of high performing teams? How can high performing teams be built and sustained? What kind of mindset members of high performing teams need to have? How to lead high performing teams? How to sustain engagement of high performing teams? Is there a type of team conflict that can be productive at a certain phase of the project lifecycle?

These are some of the questions addressed in this talk, where leaders and organisations will learn how to create high performing teams using Vlatka’s evidence-based models, tools and processes. 

Bespoke, in-house version of this talk or workshop is available, based on the 6 Box Leadership organisational diagnostic tool and individual diagnostic tool for leaders.

How to build high performing organisations

With widespread low levels of performance and productvity, many organisations are searching for answers on how to create and sustain a high performing culture. What are the factors related to people and processes that need to be in place? What kind of leadership style is required for high performing organisations? How can employees be motivated to go an extra mile for customers? What type of decision-making processes is needed in high performing organisations?

Answers to these questions are provided and more insights are shared in this talk, based on Vlatka's extensive research on high performing organisations and her practical experience in helping dozens of organisations worldwide to shift to a high perfoming culture.

Bespoke, in-house version of this talk or workshop is available, based on the 6 Box Leadership organisational diagnostic tool.

How to build highly engaging organisations

Global figures for engagement show that less than 20% of employees are fully engaged at work. Research shows that for every 1% of increase in engagement, companies can expect 0.5% increase in profit. How can employees become more engaged and motivated to do their best at work? How can highly engaging culture be developed? What leaders need to do to create highly engaged workforce? What reward and compensation systems need to be in place in highly engaging organisations?

This talk provides answers to these questions and key insights for leaders and organisations on how to create highly engaging organisations. Awareness  of and practical application of evidence based tools and processes used by dozens oforganisations worldwide to create highly engaging culture are also part of this talk.

Bespoke, in-house version of this talk or workshop is available, based on the 6 Box Leadership organisational diagnostic tool.

How to build a highly engaged millenial workplace

Millennials are becoming the largest part of the workforce, and they are least engaged and need different leadership style. This keynote talk provides key insights for leaders and organisations on how to build highly engaged millennial workplace, how to lead and motivate them for high levels of performance and how to attract and retain millenial talent. 

Awareness  of and practical application of evidence based tools and processes that can help build highly engaged millennial workplace are also provided in this talk.

Leveraging diversity

Diversity could be one of the key drivers for high performing organisations. Benefits of diverse workplaces are numerous, including: leveraging diverse talents, skills and experience; improved learning; more innovation; growing talent pool and improved employee performance.

This keynote talk provides key insights for leaders and organisations on how to leverage diversity that will lead to high performance.

Creating intelligent organisational design for digital transformation

Digital transformation is affecting many organisations. This transformation can accelerate business activities, processes and competencies to fully leverage the opportunities that digital technologies provide and improve customer experience.

Digital transformation is business transformation, but to fully leverage this opportunity and in many cases necessity, organisations need intelligent organisational design and advanced leadership skills.

This talk provides key insights for leaders and organisations on how to create intelligent organisational design and inspiring leadership for digital transformation. Awareness  of and practical application of evidence based tools and processes used by dozens of organisations worldwide to create culture and leadership style that support digital transformation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be provided.

Bespoke, in-house version of this talk is available, based on the 6 Box Leadership organisational diagnostic tool.

Feedback from attendees

“What an inspiring speech! You definitely showed that there can be heart and soul in a lecture while still being academically comprehensive—a groundbreaking approach to professorship.”

Competency Manager, Global Blue Chip IT Consulting Company

“I was very privileged to attend Professor Hlupic’s inaugural lecture. She did an amazing job of relating academic research to real-life business concepts. Her lecture was also very inspiring in terms of its innovation and positive energy.”

Senior Manager, Global Blue Chip Management Consulting and Technology Services Company

“Professor Hlupic has shown at her Inaugural Lecture what every company that wants a bright future should apply to their management philosophy, and that is a modern paradigm based on knowledge partners/employees who have no boundaries in their everyday tasks.”

Company Director, Project Management, UK

“Thank you very much for inviting me to your inaugural lecture; it was an honour to be part of this special event. And also many thanks for the great lecture I really enjoyed and the notes on top, which is lovely. I had difficulties writing everything down, so the slides are perfect.

It was a great lecture, highly interesting – of course – but also very entertaining. I certainly appreciated that it wasn’t a traditional lecture in presentation but full off expertise and wisdom, as one would expect. I’m sure the companies will enjoy having you tickling their brains.

Again, many thanks for the great evening.”

Company Director, Executive Coaching and Project Management, UK

“I want to thank the University for a very good evening yesterday and, in particular Professor Hlupic for a thought-provoking and entertaining Inaugural Lecture.”

Manager, Global Blue Chip Insurance Company

“I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with your speech. I thought the constant use of visual and audio aids was progressive and extremely useful in maintaining my concentration throughout the speech. The use of humour and the brain gym also helped to make it enjoyable. I thought the clear moral viewpoint was both ethical and appropriate in this increasingly interconnected global world. Well done again.”

Charity Events Organiser, UK

“Many thanks for taking the time out of your weekend to present to the MIL course. The emergent leadership model is very interesting and relevant to myself.

Your presentation was very well executed and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

A.C.

Vice President IT - Europe

“It was great to meet you at the weekend and I really enjoyed your talk. Overall, I was very impressed with your research and your model. I was particularly impressed with the evidence and experience from case studies. I will definitely be following up on this, and once I have a new position I may well be in touch. Thanks again.”

Peter

CIO

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