Jason Young has been called a “rare breed” when it comes to developing leaders and customer service initiatives. As a former senior-level manager at Southwest Airlines, Jason learned the value of a successful workplace culture. During his 10-years with the airline consistently rated No. 1 in customer service and employee satisfaction, he was a key driver in creating and developing the company’s innovative training programs for its successful leadership and customer service culture that have become renowned in the business world today.
Driven by the need to extend his unique insight in leadership development to others outside Southwest, Jason separated from the pack in 1998, when he left the airline to launch his own consulting practice to focus on corporate training and development services provider specializing in leadership, customer service and team building. Today, as president of LeadSmart, Inc., Jason shares his vision in developing successful corporate cultures and workplace environments with forward-thinking companies, including Starbucks, Radio Shack, Coca Cola and Tyson Foods, to name just a few. He has even returned to his old turf – Southwest Airlines – to extend his knowledge as a corporate training consultant in leadership development area once again. He has even captured his philosophy of creating high performance cultures in his recent book, Culturetopia - the ultimate high performance workplace.
Capturing the innovative strategies and tactics he created at Southwest Airlines, Jason offers insights and practical information that can be implemented immediately. His keynote presentations and training programs are in demand for audiences of all types – from senior level executives to front line employees. Jason’s messages reach to the core of every audience member with his unique style and engaging presentation skills. Participants are treated to a compelling experience that will change the way they view themselves, their customers and the company for which they work.
Jason Young's keynote and workshop presentations are designed to reinforce the concepts and skills geared to increase learning and assist in the transition from the meeting room to the workplace. The result is an inspirational encounter that resonates long after his presentation is over.
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“Inspired Talent. Do you have IT?
Employee engagement is paramount. Without it, organizations struggle and employees remain disengaged, operating on the low end of performance and fulfillment. Research confirms only 29% of the workforce is fully engaged – meaning they like what they do, feel supported, productive and rewarded. The other 71%? Most are just trading hours for dollars with their heart, head and focus somewhere else. As a result, companies get less than they need from their workforce and suffer with poor results in sales, profit, growth, turnover and customer satisfaction. The answer? Inspired Talent. Because truly engaged employees are those who are motivated, committed and fulfilled. Motivation comes from within. Commitment is a decision that is made. Fulfillment is the result. And none of these happen unless leaders inspire – which is the powerful external influence that drives employee engagement. In this presentation, Jason Young shows leaders how to create an environment where employees are inspired, engaged and can do their best work. In this inspirational keynote, Jason teaches that Inspired Talent is the result of proven leadership practices that lead people to their full potential and help them, not just survive, but to thrive. Participants will come away with the practical insights and tools needed to have what every organization desperately needs…Inspired Talent.
“Culturetopia - The Ultimate High-Performance Workplace"
Based on his experience as an insider at famed Southwest Airlines and consultant to dozens of other Fortune 500 companies, Jason Young offers a dramatically different approach to creating and sustaining a high-performance workplace. His solution for companies is to create an organizational culture where employees can do their best work and one that will produce the desired performance outcomes in productivity, profitability, employee retention, and customer satisfaction. The key is intentionally identifying and developing the essential factors that impact performance for any organization: leadership principles, management practices, team alignment, and employee behavior. These are the elements that truly define organizational culture and that have the greatest impact on results.
“Servicetopia – The Ultimate Customer Service Experience”
In this keynote, Jason Young explains how a company can deliver a transformational service experience — Servicetopia — with each and every customer encounter. What is Servicetopia? Imagine an environment where all employees are aligned with the mission and vision of the company and every day they go to work committed to providing exceptional service to every customer. They understand their purpose in the organization. They perform their duties with passion as they seek to meet every customer’s needs. They are professional and work tirelessly to build customer loyalty. They follow a carefully outlined process to ensure customer satisfaction and eliminate pain and frustration. And in the end, they add a little pizazz to surprise and delight the customer. Purpose. Passion. Professional. Process. Pizazz. These are the hallmarks of Servicetopia, the behaviors required for delivering exceptional customer service, every day. In this keynote, Jason Young shares how a company can deliver on Servicetopia, where high levels of customer satisfaction and retention are sustained; and where employees derive personal and professional satisfaction from delivering great service and the customer is the beneficiary. You’ll discover that a commitment to Servicetopia can help your organization make a name for itself and impact the bottom line.
“The Art of Customer Retention -- Developing a Brand That Can Be Trusted”
As the competition continues to heat up for goods and services, organizations today struggle with levels of customer service that will create satisfied and loyal customers. During this powerful presentation by Jason Young, you’ll find out what outrageous customer service can really do for your bottom line. Discover the meaning behind “customer-defined” service and how that may very well separate you from your competitors. Learn to make the most of those moments of truth that face your organization to leave a legacy of service. Identify the sources of service breakdowns and what it really takes to make a clear path to recovery. You’ll discover that your commitment to service excellence can help your organization make a name for itself and leave its mark. You’ll never view the value of a customer the same!
“The Southwest Effect -- Successful Practices of a Market Leader”
Southwest Airlines has given the business world a textbook example that providing fabulous customer service and maintaining high employee morale in a low-cost environment is possible – and indeed profitable in Corporate America today. But what’s the real story? As a key developer of Southwest Airlines’ legendary positively outrageous customer service and leadership training programs, Jason Young knows that great culture does not “just happen.” A customer service initiative can be created and nurtured to flourish into a customer service culture. Beyond the headlines and the hype, Jason shares the real inside story behind the success of the company consistently rated No. 1 in customer service and employee satisfaction. Best of all, you'll learn how you can take these proven organizational principles to your team or company. You won’t want to miss this inside edition from the man who knows it best.
“Lead Smart -- High-Performance Leadership”
Jason Young teaches that leaders develop, motivate and empower people to achieve extraordinary results while providing vision and guidance throughout the entire process. Truly smart leaders know that is more than a mere statement of fact, but rather a personal and professional challenge to be met every day. Faced with two choices – lead smart or die – they’ll know what to do to achieve your organization’s success. They will find out the new definition of becoming a person of influence and how that applies to everyone in your organization. Your leaders will hear how organizing talent to build effective teams creates an incredible workplace culture and how applying successful coaching skills will help your teams excel. They’ll learn how to handle change – for better or worse – and how effective disagreement management can enhance team productivity.
“Smart Teams -- Creating Teams that Succeed Together”
Teamwork. Team building. Team player. Successful organizations know that business is not really a game to be won or lost. But to achieve success, everyone must use many of the same principles found in our playing fields today. In this presentation, Jason Young goes beyond the buzzwords to expose the keys that help people work together as a team to achieve real success. By developing goals, your team will create shared initiatives out of trust and mutual respect for one another. That active collaboration will lead to employee empowerment and organizational momentum. You’ll discover how your All-Stars can raise the bar within your organization without alienating your other players while creating an environment that rewards risk-taking. From base hits to home runs, everyone plays their part to attain victory.
“The New Diversity — Engaging the Generational Workforce”
The workplace is filled with significant generational differences and associated challenges between Traditionalists, Boomers, Generation X-ers, and the newest group – the Millennials. The Millennials are the generation born between 1982 and 2000 that were formed by attentive, helicopter parents, schools that propagate high self-esteem, and an ingrained comfort with dependency on technology. Each generation learns, values, thinks, develops differently and must be led differently. Yet each generation has a common ground which managers can leverage and build on. In this presentation, Jason Young encourages leaders not to judge but to coach and manage each generational group with intentionality. Jason explains how to manage the various generations in a way that helps create and sustain a high-performance workplace.
Author of The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary
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