Juggling Elephants - Be the Ringmaster of Your Work and Life
Jones Loflin, HOPE, Inc., Denton, North Carolina
In this presentation, Jones offers keen insight on how we seem to be constantly struggling with too much to do. He offers the timely solution of using the blueprint of a circus to help you get more of the things done that are important to you and your organization. In this humorous and thought-provoking message, Jones shares five key strategies based on concepts in his book of the same name, including:
Better prioritizing what needs to get done so not everything is a “crisis”
Taking more conscious control of your time and energy
Creating a concrete plan to transform ideas and goals into part of your daily tasks and activities
Improving your relationships with others to increase their engagement on what is most important to you and the organization
Discovering ways to sustain productivity in today's "always on" work environment
About Jones Loflin
Involve yourself in a presentation by Jones Loflin and you will quickly learn why he has become one of the most respected names in helping individuals and organizations deal with the challenges facing them today. His gift of communication combined with his wit and enthusiasm make for programs that are illuminating and unforgettable.
Clients are drawn to Jones because of his unique ability to develop and deliver practical programs that specifically address the complex needs of an organization. His strength is in providing simple strategies that enable individuals and organizations to pursue their goals with confidence and clarity. It’s no wonder that the most frequent comment heard by a meeting planner or a member of the Human Resources team after a presentation by Jones is “This is exactly what we needed!”
Drawing on skills honed as an educator, business owner, and speaker, Jones has created and conducted training programs for groups ranging from international corporations and trade associations to governmental agencies and educational institutions. Jones’ insightful programs make an impact instead of an impression because they regularly include the use of humor, powerful examples and frequent audience involvement. His client list includes Wal-Mart, Microsoft, Bridgestone, US Airways, Siemens International, Federal Express, The US Navy and a host of other international business and education-related organizations.
In addition to his success as a speaker, Jones is an accomplished writer. His latest book, Getting the Blue Ribbon, offers a powerfully practical way to get better results in times of change. He is co-author of the award-winning book, Juggling Elephants, which is available in the US and in over 12 foreign countries. Jones' first book, Prime Rib or Potted Meat?, is a humorous and thought-provoking collection of his ideas on getting more out of life. Jones is also a member of the American Society of Training and Development and National Speakers Association.
Jones also worked extensively as a speaker for the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? In addition to delivering the program both nationally and internationally, he has trained individuals from over 14 different countries to take this powerful learning experience to their own organizations.
When asked about his approach to life, Jones responds by saying that “We should all be passionate about certain things in life, including our family, spiritual beliefs, career and relationships.” Jones is active in his community and because of his commitment to improving the lives of others, Jones has been presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Charlotte Jaycees.
Jones is President of Helping Others Prepare for Excellence, a business meeting the training and development needs of individuals and organizations. He resides in North Carolina with his wonderful wife, their two perfect daughters and two hyperactive Labrador Retrievers.