Alan E. Nelson, Ed.D.
Organizational Trainer & Keynote Speaker
As a teacher at some of the top universities on the West Coast (USC, Naval Postgraduate School, UCI, Pepperdine), Dr. Nelson offers unique and potent insights related to leadership, organizational behavior, and human performance & motivation. He’s available for events ranging from informal lunch-and-learns to 2- to 3-day retreats. He’s also an educational and entertaining keynoter, with over 30 years’ experience in captivating audiences. Think of him as an edu-tainer, incorporating video clips, clean humor, and interactive activities.
Dr. Nelson is the author of 20 books and over 200 articles. Nelson’s unique ability is to communicate difficult issues in simple ways, helping audiences learn quickly and stay engaged. He is more than happy to customize the following topics to fit your needs and your company’s context:
The Five-Star Boss: Becoming a Manager Others Want to Follow
This book is designed for new managers to learn what’s under the hood, now that they’re behind the driver’s wheel. It’s loaded with 26-user-friendly chapters that can be read in any order, because they allow inexperienced and veteran supervisors hone their leadership skills. Dr. Nelson synthesizes his teachings from some of the top business schools to explain leadership and organizational behavior in everyday, practical ways. Click HERE for more info on Amazon.com.
Click HERE to listen to Dr. Nelson’s free podcast series that complements, but doesn’t repeat book content.
The NMI is a 30-question assessment that measures leadership aptitude. It can be done as a 360-instrument as well as a self-assessment. Dr. Nelson developed NMI as part of his emergent leader research, but can be used by potential and new managers of all ages. Click HERE to take the New Manager Inventory (NMI).
Instant Impact: Secrets to Making a Difference With Others Quickly
In this non-fiction narrative, the author meets a mysterious mentor in Malibu who introduces him to a series of secrets on how to influence the lives of others in short, convenient ways. By recognizing and taking advantage of unique opportunities, readers can enhance their fulfillment and bring joy to others. The book is great for relationships, teams, and those who want to make their days on earth count, not just count their days. Click HERE for more info on Amazon.com.
Five Star Change: Facilitating Transitions Effectively
In this non-fiction narrative, the author introduces the Nelson Change Model to a leader striving to catalyze change effectively in his organization. The emphasis is on a transition plan, the psychological side of getting buy-in. Nelson introduces the four key elements, along with a way to create a numerical index to estimate the pain level, along with ways to improve success. Since 2/3 of change efforts fail, this book offers hope to innovation-weary employees. Click HERE for more info on Amazon.com.
Leader Lessons: 50 Grab-n-Go Training Sessions
Dr. Nelson provides busy bosses with 50 quick lessons to facilitate in staff, retreat, and training meetings. You pick the topic, copy handout pages (if you want), and fill between 5- to 25-minutes (you choose) of leadership development content. It’s the perfect fit for managers who want to level-up their team members without paying for expensive speakers, books, or time-consuming content. (8.5×11 format). Click HERE for more info on Amazon.com.