of High-Performing Teams
From a research perspective, the answer is simple. Decades of peer-reviewed studies have found a reliable path for improving employee productivity, satisfaction, and loyalty—while shrinking stress, burnout, and turnover.
The solution is not a higher salary, fewer hours, or even a better relationship with a manager.
The secret is fueling your team’s psychological needs for mastery, connection, and autonomy—the three factors at the heart of job satisfaction and work performance.
So, how do you do it? That’s exactly what this unforgettable keynote reveals.
How the best leaders foster collaboration, from the moment a new member joins their team.
How to cultivate trust in a way that leads to more transparency and intelligent risk-taking.
How to motivate your team to take ownership over important projects.
How to ensure that every member of your team feels like they are growing.
How to get your team feeling energized, engaged, and passionate about doing great work.
By the end of this talk, you’ll have a powerful, science-backed framework of what the best leaders do differently, as well as an arsenal of practical strategies that you can apply every day.
“I was blown away by the quality. Dr. Friedman was very prepared, natural, and engaging. I’ve already heard discussion throughout our building about bringing him back for a workshop or another speaking engagement.”
-Trey Whitaker, Mass Mutual
-Luann Heinin, National Business Group on Health
“Dr. Friedman’s insightful, little-known, practical strategies captivated our audience. A joy to work with, he went above and beyond to customize his presentation to our group. I think I speak for everyone when I say we’d have him back in a heartbeat.”
-Pete Seljevold, Blue Cross Blue Shield
“It’s not easy being the speaker for an after-dinner format such as you experienced last week at the Chamber Annual event. But you were superb. Your content was gripping—some of it wonderfully confirming to people. But many of the study findings were stunning, and compelling to many. Ideas and examples you shared were quite illustrative and motivating. Additionally, your presentation style was authentic and by that I mean not the overly polished tendencies of those “on the circuit.” You were different. We could feel it. You had great research findings and a sincere cause in revealing them to us.”
-Marsha Lindsay, CEO, Lindsay Foresight and Stratagem
“Really well-designed. Ron offered tangible tools and tips that our leaders can easily implement. The fact that the keynote was underpinned by data gave the presentation credibility with our audience of life sciences CEOs.”
-Patricia Wolf, Founder, LifeScience ORG & nextGEN
“Dr. Friedman helped make our offsite a truly memorable event. He didn’t just deliver great content—he invested hours getting to know us and customized his presentation to our group.”
-Brian Doyal, CoHead of Global Investment Banking, Robert W. Baird & Co
“Dr. Friedman is the single best speaker we’ve ever had at an annual event. For context: we have a tough audience—smart, analytical, and busy. Ron kept nearly 1,000 executives engaged and entertained every minute of the way. More than that, his insights have already sparked a wave of transformations throughout companies in our area. Months later, I’m still receiving compliments about our event. I could not recommend him more highly.”
-Zach Brandon, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
“Ron was absolutely fabulous. Our attendees were blown away.”
-IBM Smarter Workforce Institute
“Ron Friedman spoke at our Great Places to Work breakfast and many people later told me that he was the highlight of the event for them. He offered clear, concise advice on how to make a workplace better, and many of the event’s attendees said they were going back to the office with ideas they wanted to implement.”
-Sherri Dalphonse, Washingtonian
“Your presentation was fantastic – even better than I hoped for. And, as I hoped it would, it led to a lively discussion afterwards. Thanks for being so easy to work with and so kind to my team.”
-Wendy Cassity, Nuance
“Ron Friedman’s speech was the highlight of our Leadership Summit. His presentation was salient and actionable, leaving the entire group engaged. I highly recommend Dr. Ron Friedman as your next keynote speaker.”
-Mary M. Ryerson, President, Alpine Bank