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    Optimize Your Strengths

    Date: September 13, 2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    1031 New Hampshire St.
    Lawrence, Kansas

    **Parking is available across the street and in the parking garage one block north.
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    Start Times:

    11:15 am Registration Begins

    11:15 am Buffet Lunch Available

    11:45 am Opening Business, Chapter Announcements

    12:00 pm Presentation

    1:00 pm Meeting Adjourned

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    • Member - In Advance - $20
    • Member - Late Registration (after 9/9/16) - $25
    • Guest - $30

    Presentation:  Optimize Your Strengths

    Presented by:  Mike Miller, StrengthScope


    Strengths and engagement have become a topic of research, popular discussion, development activities, and culture initiatives over the last several years.  But to what end has it helped leaders be better leaders? How can a strengths-based approach help organizations deliver better results?  You may have read the book, maybe even taken the assessment but how do you really know if this approach works or can work for your organization?  What is it that top leaders do to be their best and how can you help them get there and stay there?  See the most recent and timely research and playbook on these questions as outlined in the new, award winning book, “Optimize Your Strengths,”  (Brewerton and Brooks, Wiley 2016) 

    By the end of this meeting the attendees will:
    -    Understand what truly separates good leaders from great leaders.
    -    Learn why positive leadership is important for leaders.
    -    Understand how you can tap into your own leadership edge to inspire the next level of performance and productivity.
    -    Identify FOUR proven steps you can take to lead with a positive mindset
    -    Learn about a scientific approach to better understand your own leadership strengths.
    -    Find out how you can build a case for strengths-based leadership in your organization.


    From small shops to big corporations, Mike Miller understands the power of strengths in building great leaders, strong teams and better bottom lines.

    Born in Indiana, Mike Miller graduated with his bachelor’s degree in finance. And after a brief stint in banking, he figured out his strengths did not play in the financial world. That’s when Mike moved to biotechnology sales leadership and marketing, a career that energized him and made the most of his strengths.  After three years with the former Kansas City-based firm Marion Laboratories, Mike joined Genentech, Inc., a pioneer in the biotechnology industry. Mike spent 16 of his 22 years at Genentech in leadership positions, and during that time the company consistently received recognition as one of the Top 10 Companies in America by Fortune Magazine.

    In 2009, Mike received his Masters of Business Administration in Executive Leadership from the University of Nebraska and Gallup University. Mike now leads projects across the U.S. as the Director of U.S. Operations for Strengthscope U.S., where he utilizes his understanding of strengths, coaching skills and team development tactics to help others harness the power of strengths.

    When not traveling to work with clients, Mike calls Overland Park, KS home where he resides with his wife, Shelly, and their three children.