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Mike Muetzel Keynote

Leading the Next Generations

Ever find yourself scratching your head following an employee comment or texting in your meetings?  You are not alone.  Organizations and Leadership Teams are facing a new set of challenges with four generations in the workforce today.  Trust, loyalty, turnover, internal silos, and declining employee productivity have become major issues facing small businesses as well as large corporations.  The hidden costs of disengagement and turnover are dramatic.  Where do they come from and how can they be fixed…?

Changing cultures to increase retention and productivity even with younger employees may not be as expensive or as complicated as you might think, all while still recognizing your successful performances of the past. This program delivered with Muetzel’ s unique passion and humor, will offer the tools you need to position your company ahead of the curve in maximizing the potential of your employees, even Millennials.  The results of any one of his concepts can result in tens of thousands of dollars for any of the individual organizations in your audience.

As a leader, it is important to understand the unique needs and expectations of each generation in order to effectively lead and motivate them.  

Leading the next generations requires a flexible and adaptive approach. It is important to understand the unique needs of each generation and "Why" behind the differences.

In this program we dive into data and insights:

How generational values differ, and the impact those differences have on your organization’s staff culture, those that are good and those that are challenging...

The critical empirical relationship between the staff’s work environment and your success

  • 2023 research (Gallup, Deloitte, Pew, and others) on Millennials/Gen Z and the impact on all organizations
  • Tips for integrating generational values and expectations into your workplace without spending a lot of money
  • Big company solutions that can be implemented in smaller organizations without spending tons of money
  • Methods for employee orientation, communication, and coaching that will help build trust and engagement

90-Minute Keynote –  includes 30 min Q & A (Preferred)

Customized Workshops

Leading Today's Teams

Critical for Today's Leaders this workshop is key in understanding that leading and in today's world, coaching "Teams of Today’s Employees" is not nearly as easy as it may sound. Deliverd by a nationally recognized Coach.

When applicable for companies, we prefer to begin with a customized survey of attendees to build engagement and make sure the message is on target.

"Leading Today's Teams" is a dynamic and comprehensive workshop designed to equip leaders with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of modern team management. This course explores contemporary leadership theories, practices, and strategies tailored to address the unique challenges faced by leaders in today's diverse and fast-paced organizational environments. Participants will delve into topics such as effective communication, and team dynamics, to enhance team performance. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and real-world scenarios, students will develop the leadership acumen required to motivate, engage, and empower teams, ultimately driving success in the complex and ever-changing business world of today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the Changing Leading / Coaching of Five Generations Our Teams
  • Defining Characteristics of Successful Teams and Some Surprises
  • Why Mission-Centric Teams?
  • Identifying the Four Stages of Team Development
  • Practicing Situational Leadership
  • Why is Culture So Critical with Today’s Teams due to the data on "Purpose" as an engagement and retention tool.

Leading Today’s Employees

Researched and Presented by Mike Muetzel

In the contemporary workplace, effective leadership requires a nuanced understanding of the diverse generational cohorts that make up the modern workforce. The course "Leading Today's 5 Generations of Employees" offers a comprehensive exploration of the unique characteristics, motivations, and communication preferences of Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Generation Z, and the emerging Generation Alpha. Participants will delve into strategies for bridging generational gaps, fostering collaboration, and creating inclusive, high-performing teams. Through a blend of case studies, interactive discussions, and practical exercises, this course equips leaders with the skills and insights needed to navigate the multigenerational landscape and inspire their teams to excel in today's dynamic business environment.

  • How generational values differ, and the impact those differences have on   your Facility or Organizational Culture
  • The critical relationship between the staff’s work environment and metrics for success, Labor Workforce Data and The Great Resignation/Reshuffle, Quiet Quitting
  • Turnover and Engagement          
  • Critical Areas Leadership must address in 2023/4
  • Culture is everything in interviews, On Boarding is essential for retention, and recognition in ways that might surprise you. 

I am blessed to work personally with a number of Managers and Leaders in the US and Japan (believe it or not) specifically the area of their Human Capital Management.

Individual Coaching is available, but it has to be a good fit for both of us, contact me at [email protected], and let's discuss, 

Leadership 2023 and Beyond: Thriving in the Evolving Business Landscape

“Converting Culture to Leadership”

This is an extremely interactive workshop written at the request of a specific client. In this workshop we look at Leadership from a 2023 perspective utilizing AI to identify the most searched questions and contemporary topics online in the third and fourth quarters of 2023.  It is amazing what we found, 

We begin with an interesting look at the history of Leadership Development and philosophies, and dive in to the 2023 evolution of Leadership.  (2023 Data from DDI, McKinsey and Company, Forbes and LRN research)

Learning Objectives:

  • Agility / Adaptability
  • Empathy, much more than EI
  • Visionary Thinking w Transparency 

      But focused on Trust and Purpose & Culture

  • Continuous Growth 
  • Individual Development, Personal Growth Culture

Although we approach the topics from an extremely high level, I am continually amazed at how Mid-Level Managers are also excited and can absorb the materials and lively discussions, 

At the end of the day to resonate and thrive with Today's Workplace and the into Today's Marketplace, it is Culture, Empathy and Growth.


Management University

Also available as an on-line course visit our on-line courses,

This a deep dive into the blocking and tackling of managing employees and teams.  This comprehensive extremely interactive workshop (5 hrs) is designed for first time managers, great employees who have been promoted.

So often we promote our best welder to Supervisor but do not give them the tools/training they need to put their teams and employees in the best position to be successful.

Thus the 2023 data as well as Center for Creative Leadership data on the effectiveness of newly appointed Managers is astounding.

26% were not ready to lead employees

60% confirmed they had not training to manage

No wonder 50% were rated as ineffective

We can do better at preparing these great employees and we can help shorten the learning curve and provide these tools.


Lessons Include:

In one day or two day live sessions, facilitated by Mike Muetzel


  • Introduction to Course
  • You are not in Kansas Anymore,
  • Time Management
  • Delegation
  • Credibility and Trust
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Communication and Listening Skills
  • Interviewing
  • Developing Performance Standards
  • Effective Performance Appraisals
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Managing Adversity and Maintaining Positive Attitudes
  • Team Building
  • Avoiding Common Pitfalls
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Employees who have undergone leadership training show a 28% build-up in key leadership skills, 25% increase in learning techniques, and 20% improvement in job performance.   Reference, Team Stage