Speaking Summary – Why we Live to Work in the Twenty-First Century – and How to Work to Live Instead.
Ian, author of “The Activity Illusion”, speaks on The Cult of Busy-ness, Information Overload and other features of the 21st century world of work.
Drawing on the collision between human psychology and communciations technology, he exposes the way we appear to have become enslaved by technology that was meant to liberate us. He covers information overload: the organisational and personal impact of the ineffective use of email, BlackBerry “addiction” and the many sources of digital interruption. He covers the psychological causes of our behaviour at work and offers practical and tested solutions. Ian also draws on the latest scientific research to analyse the impact of the “too busy” mindset on leadership behaviours and employee engagement.
Testimonials for Ian’s speaking:
“Ian is an expert in his subject area, combined with a highly engaging style that our clients find extremely stimulating and thought-provoking. He covers a subject in which personal foibles are often hard to admit, but through humour and knowledge, allows his audience to understand their actions and plan their own route to performance improvement.”
David Sales, Director, First Ascent Group
“In a short space of time, Ian will be recognised as one of the main UK thought leaders on information overload.”
Steve Huxham, Chairman, The Recruitment Society
“I would highly recommend Ian as a guest speaker; his presentation was very entertaining and thought provoking.”
Claire MacMillian, Hillier Hopkins LLP
“Ian spoke at the British Computer Society London Central Branch for our 2010/2011 programme. The content of the presentation was extremely relevant and it was clear how the strategies would add value to organisations. Ian is an accomplished speaker, has excellent interpersonal skills and was able to engage a wide range of professionals”
Funmi Adeusi, Chair, British Computer Society, Central London Branch (see the whole talk here.)
“Thank you Ian for giving such an outstanding presentation to the members of the our Business Club. Keeping on top of their e-mails is a problem for many of our members, and your presentation has got people to change the way they operate and feel much more in control.
Jenny Lamski, Grims Dyke Business Club (no relation)
Forthcoming Open Speaking Events – 2012
Managing Stress at Work Conference 2012. March 21st, London. Details here.
For further details, contact Ian at email@example.com
Association of Business Psychologists Conference 2012. 10-12th May, Wyboston Lakes. Details here.