Neal & Associates

...what is the leading edge you walk?

Judith Neal's latest book, Edgewalkers: People
and Organizations that Take Risks, Build
Bridges, and Break New Ground
is now available.
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  Judi Neal & Associates

Corporate Programs ~ Speaking

Judi Neal is an accomplished and inspirational speaker. She has spoken at conferences and gatherings all over the world. Weaving stories and music with research and corporate experience, her keynotes provide a wonderful blend of what's possible with what's going on today in the business world. Most of her talks focus on ways to live spiritual values with greater meaning and purpose in our workplaces.

Each of these topics can be 60-90 minute presentations, and can also be expanded into one or two day hands-on workshops, customized to your needs..


How to Walk on the Leading Edge
Creating Enlightened Organizations
Leading With Soul
Spirituality and Human Resources
Spirituality: The New Diversity


How to Walk on the Leading Edge

A new kind of leader is emerging, leaders called "Edgewalkers." An Edgewalker is someone who walks between the worlds. In ancient cultures, each tribe or village had a shaman or medicine man. This was the person who walked into the invisible world to get information, guidance and healing for members of the tribe. This was one of the most important roles in the village. Without a shaman, the tribe would be at the mercy of the unseen gods and spirits; the vagaries of the cosmos.This talk describes the key qualities and characteristics of Edgewalkers and why they are so needed in today's world.

Creating Enlightened Organizations

Enlightened organizations are made up of enlightened people who feel that their spirits are nourished in the workplace. This keynote describes the best practices in organizations for nurturing spirit and creativity at the individual, team, and systems level. It also talks about the changing role of business in the world and describes what an ideal "Enlightened Organization" would look like.

Leading With Soul

We live in extraordinary times, and leaders are being called to respond and lead in very difficult situations. They must find ways to inspire and energize people who are feeling burned out, exhausted, cynical, and often frightened. The heart of leadership is in its leaders, and we have lost touch with one of our most precious gifts - the human spirit. This experiential session will explore what it means to "Lead with Soul" and will help participants to remember and rediscover the sources that nourish your own spirit so that you have the energy to nourish others. We will explore three "Leading with Soul" principles: (1) Know Thyself, (2) Do What You Love, and (3) Selfless Service. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of your own gifts, a clearer vision of what's possible for you as a leader, and an exercise that you can adapt to your work team or clients.

Spirituality and Human Resources

Spirituality and Human Resources is a rapidly emerging trend in organizations. Everyone has a human spirit, and you can’t check it at the door. Far too many organizations seem like soul-less places, and the organizations that nurture spirit are the organizations that will have a competitive edge.

This presentation discusses the valuable role that spiritual values and practices can play in various HR functions. It is important to make a clear distinction between spirituality and religion, and to operate within EEOC guidelines. Learn about the inner aspect of values and attitudes, as well as exploring the potential of spirituality in such HR programs as Work/Life Balance, Valuing Diversity, Selection, Compensation, and Leadership Development. Practical examples from organizations that have received the International Spirit at Work Award will be provided.

Spirituality: The New Diversity

The field of valuing diversity in the workplace began with an early focus on race and gender issues, and later expanded to a focus on issues related to cultural and ethnic diversity, generational differences, differing physical and mental abilities, and sexual orientation issues.  What is just beginning to emerge in progressive and forward thinking organizations is an awareness that faith and spirituality is also an important diversity issue with important business implications. This talk or workshop offers an overview of the trends that are leading to this new awareness, a review of legal issues such as EEOC and separation of church and state, and examples of best practices in organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Aetna, and Tyson Foods.

 
 
 



 

 
 
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