THE ORIGIN OF THE
LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP

Leadership keynote speaker Krister Ungerböck’s most profound insight did not come while he was the CEO of a global technology company that won 5 consecutive annual Top Workplace Awards.

It came at the YMCA.

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Staring into a bathroom mirror, eyes swollen with tears, he saw the leader he had become—a leader with no followers.

And so he began a global journey seeking the leadership secrets that eluded him all those years as CEO. He cast aside the bestselling business books that had led to his greatest successes as a leader of businesses—and his greatest failure as a leader of people.

He ventured to uncharted leadership lands—exploring unconventional places that you won’t read about in traditional business media.

And it was there that he discovered The Language of Leadership.


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HOW TO BUILD BETTER BOSSES—OR BECOME ONE

In talent-constrained industries and growing businesses, the difference between good companies and great companies is talented people—attracting talented people, retaining talented people, and increasing the employee engagement of talented people.  

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And what’s the secret to cultivating long-lasting, results-oriented and highly-committed relationships with talented people?

Build better bosses. According to the Gallup Organization, a boss’s behavior accounts for 70% of the variance in employee engagement.

And what’s the fastest, most practical way to build better bosses—or become one?

Upgrade your Language of Leadership.

In his leadership development keynotes, Krister shares moving, perspective-shifting stories from around the world to illustrate simple, actionable language changes. People learn tangible tools that they can put into practice immediately to create deeper connections and increase the commitment of the people around them.


WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP?

The Language of Leadership is not just for leaders. It helps people at all levels, including people who don’t hold leadership positions. It’s a unified language that helps people to lead with more accountability, compassion and emotional intelligence in both their personal lives—and their professional lives. It helps people balance results with relationships, toughness with kindness, and intellect with emotion.

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The Language of Leadership is a set of simple say-this, not-that rules and fill-in-the-blanks phrases for increasing employee engagement and leading more powerfully—with empathy.

For leaders, the Language of Leadership often helps them make a multimillion-dollar impact on their organizations.

For everyone else, it helps them make a priceless impact on their lives.

Because it applies in both our professional and personal lives, The Language of Leadership appeals across industries to a wide range of job functions including technology, finance, human resources, sales and operations.



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TESTIMONIALS

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“Krister was a memorable and incredible speaker. His talk had the audience fully engaged in his inspiring story of the unique, practical, and surprising leadership lessons he learned during and after his time as a successful CEO.”
- Bernice Chao, Creative Director, TEDxCulverCity

 
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I would highly recommend Krister for your next keynote. Krister’s approach to leadership is all about discovery. He takes you on a journey looking in unexpected places for the secrets of leadership."
- Vicki Hawarden,
VP of Events, Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

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"Krister's talk was rated 9+ by attendees. Krister personalized a talk to our attendees' current challenges after leading a call to understand our needs."
- Britt Stender, Director, American Family Insurance


MEET KRISTER UNGERBÖCK

Prior to retiring from corporate life at age 42, Krister Ungerböck was the CEO of global technology company that grew over 3,000%, achieved 99.3% employee engagement and won 5 consecutive Top Workplace Awards.  

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The Language of Leadership is based upon Krister’s unique global business experience. While learning to lead in two foreign languages, he had the unique opportunity to build businesses on five continents, observe leaders in over 40 countries, and live in three.

Krister is a proven CEO, dynamic keynote speaker, author, and highly-regarded leadership coach to growth CEOs and executive teams around the world.  

As the world's first Leadership Archaeologist™, Krister is an explorer of once-in-a-lifetime leadership experiences who digs in unexpected places to unearth unconventional leadership insights

He’s a passionate, energizing, and dynamic keynote speaker as well as the author of the upcoming book THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP: Words to Transform How We Lead, Live and Love.


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KRISTER HAS SPOKEN TO THOUSANDS
ON FIVE CONTINENTS

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Krister Ungerböck is a sought-after leadership keynote speaker on discovering the hidden secrets of leadership and success.  He takes audiences on an emotionally-charged journey to far off places to seize their full potential.  Let the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist inspire your audience, helping find their own hidden treasure, both personally and professionally.