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Keynote: ‘Challenge for Change – Leadership Success’

Motivational Leadership Speaker Wigge on Developing Extraordinary Leaders

Fast Facts on Michael:

  1. One of the best leadership speakers with already over 300 gigs nationwide
  2. Unique adventure challenge background broadcast internationally, e.g. on the Tonight Show
  3. Keynotes on leadership for CEOs, managers, management staff, executives
  4. Audience entertainment: Fun and comedic elements on stage
  5. Additional workshops and breakout sessions
  6. Free and signed challenge books for all meeting participants
  7. Get your free quote from Michael before booking any speakers

Brief Overview of Leadership Keynote

L: Listen

Master the art of active listening: Where, when and how much. Learn what the world’s greatest leaders do to impact history. Garner the courage to make mistakes in order to grow and increase your influence. Learn from leadership keynote speaker how one’s own failure can be the key for growth and success.

E: Embrace Change

Learn how to challenge yourself to turn fear of change into a desire for change.  Great leaders embrace change for personal and professional growth, to satisfy their customers, and to keep the company environment exciting and motivating for their employees.

A: Assist

As a leader, it is your job to help others understand the bigger picture, to help them define their individual contributions to larger business objectives, and to give them what they need to meet those clearly communicated performance goals. Assist with generosity and lead with courage.

D: Decide

Great leaders are decisive. They are able to decide between people vs. position, influence vs. authority, action vs. words, vision vs. money. Keynote Speaker Wigge makes a clear case for why a focus on people, influence, action, and vision will always be the winning strategy.

E: Entertain

Strong leaders are often good entertainers, and people usually like to work with humorous leaders. Humor builds trust, boosts moral, supports creativity, and works as a stress reliever. A Robert Half survey found that 91% of executives believe a sense of humor is important for career advancement; while 84% feel that people with a good sense of humor do a better job.

R: Relate to Others

Successful leaders are connectors. Two-thirds of respondents of a CCL study stated that ‘Building and maintaining relationships is a critical competency for leadership’.  Learn how strong-relationship skills and influence are vital for leadership success.

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Motivational leadership Speaker Michael Wigge

As a business owner or chief executive, are you looking to lead more effectively?  As an influencer in your organization, do you envision developing great leaders throughout the ranks to improve teamwork, productivity, innovation, and problem solving?

Motivational leadership keynote speaker Michael Wigge’s Challenge for Change – Leadership Success keynote and workshops inspire the leadership greatness inherent in every individual.

From his experiences as a challenge seeker in international media, the leadership keynote speaker has learned the secrets of leading through extraordinary circumstances to achieve incredible goals.

Known for his “Challenge-4-Change” programs, the Today Show & Tonight Show and motivational leadership speaker embraces astonishing challenges head on to make the impossible happen. By implementing his fundamental keys of leadership success, motivational leadership speaker Wigge has a portfolio of several adventure challenges. He converted a bitten apple into a home in Hawaii in 42 amazing exchanges (book and TV Show: How to Barter for Paradise). He also traveled the  entire world without any money for food, transportation, and accommodation (book, PBS show: How to Travel the World for Free). Hollywood star Angelina Jolie even named him “a strange but fantastic man” when she met Michael during his time as MTV host in Europe. The Los Angeles Times entitled him “the ultimate budget traveler”

  • Wigge on The Tonight Show

Motivational leadership speaker Wigge’s Challenge for Change – Leadership keynotes are built on strategies proven through overcoming the extraordinary. Throughout his multiple series’ of documented challenges, the leadership speaker implemented several key leadership principles: Being a great listener to communicate effectively across cultures, perfectly navigating the tension between stability and change, actively assisting others to complete ambitious, visionary projects, and honing his decision-making skills to become an action-oriented influencer.

For a fresh and creative approach to leadership success, tap into the world of the motivational leadership keynote speaker (leadership, sales, motivation, change), and learn how you can develop extraordinary leaders throughout your organization. The award-winning author serves nationwide the US, and Canada, and he often travels to Europe to serve leadership keynotes and workshops in Switzerland, Germany, the UK, and Austria. Contact the speaker now to get a free quote and his availability for the next few months.

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Interview with Michael on his Career as Motivational Leadership Keynote Speaker.

How Did you Become One of the Leading Motivational Leadership Keynote Speakers?

Michael: I worked as adventurer and travel writer for more than 15 years for the international book and television market. My stories specialized on challenges I faced during my trips. Is it possible to travel the world for free? Is it possible to turn an apple into a house by bartering for bigger and better? Could I make it happen to travel 50 states in 50 days and face 50 challenges, one in each state? There’s is a portfolio of seven different adventure challenges I faced, but all have one element in common: I had to leave my comfort zone to challenge myself for change. That’s why I work with the slogan Challenge-4-Change.

Looking back at these comfort zone-leaving exercises, I realized that I had to learn and apply certain leadership traits, that corporate leaders usually need to be successful in their job: Team building, empathy, decisiveness, goal orientation, the ability to constantly leave one’s comfort zone, networking, being a good listener, an entertainer, a role model. I wrote down all the lessons I had learned and developed my challenge-4-change leadership program, which I forward as motivational leadership keynote speaker all around the world. Although adventure travel and corporate leadership seem to be far apart, they require very similar personality traits! BigSpeak Motivational Speakers Bureau for Speakers’ has more information on my background and event bookings.

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