- Is More Feedback, Better?After speaking at the International Association for Talent Development Conference two years ago, here's what I had to say in response to the question, "What is one of the biggest management science myths that neuroscience is helping to dispel?" My short answer . . . that MORE feedback is BETTER. Watch the longer answer here:
- Could You Use an Extreme Meeting Makeover?The dismal state of meetings in our organizations: 92% of us multi-task during meetings; 41% admit to doing it 'often' or 'all the time' 15% of an organization's collective time is spent IN MEETINGS People spend up to 4 hours per week preparing for updates in meetings 62 meetings are attended monthly by most employees 31 […]
Spirited—great sense of humor— easy to stay attentive!
We received many comments of those who attended that they really enjoyed hearing you speak about ‘Riding the Waves of Change.’ Your information will help us cope with challenges in the workplace and live gracefully with transition.
Sales and Use Tax DivisionMinnesota Department of Revenue
Thanks again, Erika – it was very useful stuff this morning and things I can both incorporate immediately and/or look at long term.
Pam BelknapDirectorLearning & Development, American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio & Classical South Florida
Love, love, love this presentation. I wish we had another hour to hear more from Dr. Garms. Excellent job. Can’t wait to read her book.
She was extremely knowledgeable and helped us build better working relationships by teaching us about different communication styles, preferences, as well as our individual strengths and weaknesses. She showed us how to build upon our individual strengths in order to become an even more effective board.
Maria-Renee Grigsby, M.Ed.Education Consultant, Trainer & Educator
As a lunch keynote speaker at the UIC HR Academy, Erika had the tough job of engaging an audience that was more focused on food than professional development. She addressed the challenge head-on. Not only did Erika deliver a message that motivated individuals to participate in meaningful information exchange, she also inspired audience to learn more about the benefits of a brain-friendly workplace.
Kim Morris LeeDirector, Organizational EffectivenessUniversity of Illinois
Speaker was sensational!…connection, appreciation, key messages, and delivery.
State of MN Supervisor
She was so creative in her presentation. We all learned a great deal. Her presence was just plain delightful.
Roland SullivanOD Consultant
Your workshop was very informative and beneficial. In fact, the very minute I returned to work today, I was confronted with a situation where I was able to use what I had just learned, and I think it really helped me in dealing with this particular issue. And right away tomorrow morning I will have another meeting where I again will apply what I learned. You gave us some very good tools that can be applied in our real situations.
Supervisor, Dept. of Public Safety, State of MN
Very good—I would attend another 2-3 hours on this topic.