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IIBA RTP FEB Chapter Meeting - 28 FEB 2024 5:30 EST

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Speaker Name David Mantica

Presentation Title:  Working with Others: An Exploration into Human Operation in Complex and Complicated Environments


Presentation Abstract:

Our brains have not evolved to match the needs of knowledge work environments. In many cases the natural reaction your brain has, to issues in business, go completely counter to what you should/need to do. Aside from this, no one trains or teaches on this subject. We brush it under the rug and just assume we will adapt or worse yet, assume it really isn’t a problem.
The reality is the problem is epidemic and shows up in the staggering increases in stress related illness and death and the exceedingly high level of disengaged workers. It is staggering to see the number of business professionals who don’t even know what self-talk is and the dangers its produces if left unchecked.

In this session we will get into the very heart of how dysfunctional our brain is when operating in normal business environments.
The areas that will be covered include:

  • Affective forecasting and its impact on decision making
  • Cognitive biases and its impact on day-to-day business interaction
  • The physiology of emotional intelligence
  • Neuroplasticity and change management. How hard it is to change
  • Your lazy brain, how stereotypes and decision patterns are developed
  • Self-talk and stress

Within all these topics we will discuss techniques you can use to help you work around the innate limitations your brain causes. If we let our brains act instinctually against the business challenges faced each day, we significantly limited our productivity and career growth.

Speaker Bio:

David Mantica serves as Vice President and General Manager for SoftEd US. Fueled by his passion for developing empowered knowledge workers, he helps companies develop their teams through training and coaching, equipping them with today’s critical skills needed to work effectively in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.
Drawing from his experience in successfully building a B2B training firm, growing it from scratch to $13M in seven years. David speaks and shares his insights and tactics on the impact of technology on leadership and management. His work at SoftEd helps organizations not only cope but thrive even with the ever-changing demands and complexities of modern business.
With over 30 years of experience and more than 700 speaking engagements, he inspires better work practices in marketing, product management, project management, software development, executive management, and other key areas of technology and business operations.

David’s home base is Raleigh-Durham, NC. From here he provides consulting to business owners here and worldwide. Driven by his love for helping people grow while maintaining their mental health, he also mentors several rising executive leaders, providing pro bono career coaching services that utilize his career insurance methodology. David is well known for his Manticaisms, a unique ability to refine or as he might say butcher the English language. His playful demeanor and style attracts and humanizes us all.

Favorite Local Restaurant: IHOP

Fun Fact not related to Job/Profession: I have five dogs

This meeting is free, but you have to register to receive the meeting link.
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