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March 10,  2011
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Generating Team Member Commitment:
The 4 Essentials for Emerging Leaders to Get it and Keep it

Sal Silvester, author of The Ultimate Goal Setting Guide

Are your emerging leaders prepared for roles that will directly impact business results?

Effective leaders know how to align their teams, foster collaboration, and build team member commitment. But what often happens is that people get promoted to management positions without even an inkling of development. Instead of being able to rapidly garner team member commitment and transform that into action, they get bogged down focusing on project management tasks and putting out fires.

If your emerging leaders are like many other new and mid-level leaders, they are probably enthusiastic and willing to learn, but struggling to reach their potential. They may not even know that they impact team member engagement, retention, productivity, and commitment more than any other factor in the organization.

Imagine the results if your emerging leaders were able to guide their team based on the key objectives of the organization, ignite higher levels of engagement and productivity from their team members, and perform more effectively, enabling their manager to focus on more strategic opportunities. Based on Sal Silvester’s forthcoming book Generating Team Member Commitment: The 4 Essentials for Emerging Leaders to Get it and Keep it, this keynote will show you the four essentials that every leader must be, know, and do.

During this interactive and engaging session, Sal Silvester will share his observations and recommendations on:

The 4 essentials to generating team member commitment

  • Mistakes new leaders make (and how to avoid them)

  • Secrets to making the transition from peer/individual contributor to leader

  • The opposing characteristics every leader must exemplify to be successful

Sal Silvester is the founder and president of 5.12 Solutions (five-twelve) and author of The Ultimate Goal Setting Guide and the forthcoming book Generating Team Member Commitment: The 4 Essentials for Emerging Leaders to Get it and Keep it.

Working with teams and leaders is Sal's passion, and his unique perspective has been nurtured through his experience over the past 19 years as an Army Officer, an executive at Accenture, and founder of 5.12 Solutions. He has led and managed teams in the desert of Kuwait, the mountains of Turkey, and in the offices of many clients on process improvement, organizational change, and training projects.

Real World Experience

Sal knows what it means to be a team member and a leader. He is a graduate of the US Army Ranger and Airborne schools; he has managed consulting engagements, and competed on Adventure Racing Teams. He is an avid rock climber and mountain biker, and has competed in 6 marathons and is an Ironman Triathlon finisher. Sal was also selected to be a member of the Denver Chamber 100 and a semi-finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Involved in the Community

In addition to working with corporations, Sal is a member of Rocky Mountain Rescue, a nationally recognized search and rescue team based in Boulder, Colorado. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Denver teaching business management and marketing courses. Sal is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Training and Development. You can learn more about Sal's programs and products at .

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