Rita Emmons Bio
Rita is a Business Agility Leader with over 20 years of experience leading large scale organizational change initiatives with Fortune 50 Companies leveraging a unique style that targets culture and mindset shifts, blended with a pragmatic approach to foster innovation from strategy to idea generation to product delivery. Rita believes in a ‘human first’ approach to product development and change leadership.In partnering with business leaders at all levels of the organization as a Product Strategist, she specializes in the full product lifecycle to ensure alignment to organizational strategy and goals while hyper-focused obsession with Customers to achieve highest value outcomes. Rita’s portfolio spans a myriad of industries including retail, oil & gas, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and biopharma.
Title: You’re the problem: Re-wire your brain in time for the next change initiative
Abstract: It should come as no surprise when even the most exciting initiatives are met with opposition, skepticism, or worse, ambivalence. Bottom line: Change is hard. Perhaps you’ve spent countless hours on strategy, change management plans, and communications. Still to face the ultimate angst of impending resistance. Consider the following, what if you are the problem?
In this session, we will break down the neuroscience behind how the brain’s response to uncertainty manifests itself into actions and behaviors. Then through self-reflection, dive into your leadership style and blind spots that may be thwarting your ability to influence and drive change. Resistance is neither futile, nor a battle to be won. Its an opportunity to adapt, innovate and learn.
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