Robert is one of the most widely sought after speakers in the world today as well as a best selling author. He has owned five companies and sold internationally in over 20 countries. Robert is a man who has lived his experiences, not just studied them and he incorporates his vast knowledge into each of his custom designed programs.
Robert has spoken to over 2,500 companies throughout the world and his research in the area of corporate and entrepreneurial success is extensive. He has interviewed over 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 industries.
Over 2 million people have benefitted from his powerful, practical, compelling and thought provoking programs.
Best-selling author of How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys
With over 30 years of extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience, Robert Stevenson understands what it takes to succeed. He teaches companies how to deal with risk, competition, and the ever-changing business environment.
Robert helps prepare companies for the 21st century. With a powerful blend of experience, research, case studies and competitor perspectives, Robert’s original insights help organizations, business leaders and associates understand how to unleash their future potential.
How the Best Get Better
This double-edged sword cuts to the core of performance, both business and personal performance. Mandates from management throughout the country all seem to be singing the same song: If we are going to remain successful and be players in the marketplace both now and in the future, we must constantly strive to learn more, improve our quality of service, increase customer satisfaction, increase market share and do it in less time with fewer people. To keep elements for success effective, to facilitate individuals performing at their Optimum Level, it sometimes takes a catalyst of rare ingredients to first ignite the fire and then keep it blazing. This Peak Performance program was designed to be the catalyst to get things moving, and also teach techniques to keep it going.
Throughout the world, technological change and global competition continue on their relentless and disruptive path of uncertainty and volatility. Compounded by the current economic external threats of weakening consumer demand, growing unemployment, tight credit and collapsing housing markets, it is no surprise that many companies today are facing critical decisions on how to survive. Mr. Stevenson has designed this program to help companies, organizations and associations not only survive … but thrive in these types of conditions. “Corporate Culture” is the fundamental character or spirit of an organization that influences the loyalty and general behavior of its employees. When you learn how to combine The Right Corporate Culture with The Right Core Competencies, your organization will begin to thrive.
If You Don’t Like Change You are Going To Hate Extinction
Change is a constant. You can either choose to embrace it or watch as your business disintegrates right before your eyes. Everyone is standing on shaky ground. Today’s King of the Mountain could be tomorrow’s case study on failure. Kmart, IBM, Kodak and American Express have all found out the power of change, from a position of power to a fight for survival. The ultimate cause for change is the customer. When a company increases the value offered to a customer by improving the product, enhancing service, or reducing price the competition must follow. The customer wants it better … they want it easier to use … they want it cheaper … they want it now. Even now, in today’s tenuous economy, it is the customer who is driving the ship. No matter what else is happening, it is the customer who is choosing when and where to spend. This program explores change … the successes, the failures and the reasons behind both.
Innovation – The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence
Simple words like “Why” or “What if” can save a company if asked at the right time. Great leaders see challenges as an invitation for the group to test, justify, explain, and prove ideas. They welcome vigorous dialogue and debate. They see argument and disagreement as catalysts to better solutions. Unfortunately, some managers / bosses / CEOs / companies have instilled such an environment of fear that they seldom, if ever, have anyone question their ideas, policies, procedures, or methods. In an environment where the Top 10 In-Demand Jobs today did not exist in 2004 and the amount of technical information in the world is doubling every 2 years, innovation has become one of the critical functions of survival for companies today. Great managers have no problem admitting a policy or procedure just doesn’t work anymore. They understand you cannot become what you need to be by remaining what you are. This program will teach your participants how to delve, inquire, forget the past, try a clean slate, rewrite the rulebook, involve other fields of expertise, look from a different angle, try to find a 2nd right answer, along with the importance of involving all departments and levels of experience. It will show them how to inspire, exchange ideas, share experiences, describe challenges, have a shared sense of purpose, and learn from each other. If you want to create an Innovative Environment where your people will understand the power and purpose of openly and candidly challenging the rules, understanding the genius of subtraction rather than addition, appreciate that the Hero is the one with ideas and how “not” to succumb to the destructive power of traditional mindsets … then this program is for you.
Essential Habits For Success
Why is it that some people succeed while others fail? That answer seems to elude mot people. With over two decades of research having interviewed over 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 different industries, Mr. Stevenson has amassed an enormous data base on the subject of SUCCESS. Combine that research with countless hours of listening to some of the greatest trainers of this century, reading innumerable books, magazines, newspapers and periodicals and preparing over 2,500 speeches customized for his clients specific needs … he has been able to compile what he feels are the Fifty-Two Essential Habits For Success. These are habits he has learned from some of the most successful people who have ever lived. More importantly, Mr. Stevenson has designed a study method so “simple” that he will be able to show your attendees how to master all the habits and make them a part of their daily life. A method that will only take a couple of minutes a day. The beauty of his study method is in its simplicity. If your goal is to make your company and people more successful than this program is a must for you. The brilliance in the program he has designed is how it will not only help individuals become more talented, motivated, productive, and successful but how it will help companies do the same.
“Robert Stevenson’s presentation was absolutely amazing and nothing short of inspiring. He completely captured our audience with his high level of energy, his conviction, and the undeniable truth of his message. Robert did his homework and we appreciate all the preparation. It made the presentation feel like it was custom designed for our specific industry. We have had many speakers, but never any like Robert! Attached are the survey results from the two FedEx Leadership Live! sessions- they loved him and want more. We look forward to having him come back again in the future.”
Prudential Life Insurance
“Thank you for your presentation at last night’s Pru MDRT Event. You captured the audience’s attention immediately and consistently maintained their interest throughout your presentation. You connected with the entire audience – new agents to veteran agents; Home Office and Field associates, Management and Non-management, International and US. Your presentation was definitely the highlight of the evening. Your dynamic message and overall aura were phenomenal. The standing ovation and audience engagement were a testament to your lasting impression. It was a pleasure meeting with you. I hope our paths cross again in the future. On behalf of myself, the team, and our attendees – thanks again.”
Yamaha Motor Corporation
“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for delivering such an inspiring message to our dealers. Your enthusiasm and humor really resonated with the audience. I really appreciate how you researched our business in advance to tailor your materials to our needs. Your words and stories really ‘hit home’ with our dealers. Thanks for making our keynote presentation special.”
JIB Management, Inc. (Jack-in-the-Box)
“A standing ovation sums up how we all felt about your program at our annual conference in Hawaii. You were great and we all enjoyed your presentation and passion you brought in; we all still talking about common sense which is not so common. The great thing is we all learned something. Thank you very much.”
“This is the third time you have addressed our organization and your presentation was awesome, again. You spent time tailoring your presentation to our theme and researching our customers and their business to better understand your audience. It truly helped to make this one of our best conferences ever. “
“We are very pleased with the input from the evaluations and the high ratings which you and other presenters (15 speakers) received. You should know that your two presentations rated the highest of the conference. This is no doubt due to the customization of your material as well as the content being filled with practical information that will influence us as we embrace change. Your humor was most refreshing and was timed to assist with keeping your audience engaged. Thank you again for all of the time and effort you devoted to this Executive Briefing Conference and for making it a success.”
“I just wanted to say thank you for bringing our people together with the group activities that you built into your presentation. Your message was profound. It’s pumped everyone up and they’re ready for the PROUD year ahead. What a great presentation! People have been talking about your influential messages. As a matter of fact, I’ve already received replies to emails that say “I Got This!” So your message is catching on. You did an awesome job putting it all together. Our Senior VP of Sales was thrilled with your presentation – wearing a big smile from start to finish. You nailed it and stamped PROUD all over it! Thanks a million!”
South Carolina Department of Education – Education & Business Summit
“In speaking to over 2,000 high school educators, college professors and our career business development partners, Robert was GREAT!!! His program absolutely could not have been any better. Out of a rating of 1-5, 5 being the highest rating, he received a 5 +++.”