Why Does the Lobster Cast Off Its Shell?

This intriguing title actually has a very simple answer: to grow! But for a lobster, the task is not as easy as one might think! Unknown to most, the lobster goes through periods of extreme vulnerability and risk in order to develop and evolve … and so too it can be with people and organizations. And in today’s new economic reality, as leaders across the country are facing new challenges … and new opportunities … this message is more relevant than ever. Resources are fewer, nevertheless you’re being asked to accomplish more tasks, give greater levels of customer service, and achieve improved results. Yet if you can step back from the day-to-day and focus on the bigger picture, the possibilities hold enormous potential. You already know the importance of stretching and pushing yourself beyond the obvious in order to be successful, but it takes skill and perspective to position for the future! In this powerful and engaging keynote, Merge will teach you six hands-on practical strategies to help you become a lobster – to consciously push the limits of your comfort zone so that you look past the here-and-now, so that you continue to grow and thrive, and position yourself and your organization for long-term and sustainable success.

Note to Organizers:

This energizing keynote is designed to get peoples’ minds kick-started and their attitudes pumped up! It is based on Merge’s highly-acclaimed book Why Does the Lobster Cast Off Its Shell? now out in its second edition. Cost-effective arrangements can be made to provide each attendee with a copy of this book as part of this presentation. Also, if needed, either a card can be inserted, or a sticker placed on the inside front cover/fly leaf of the book to acknowledge any sponsors.

As a result of attending and participating in this keynote, attendees will learn:

  • Six realistic and practical strategies to expand their horizons, both personal and organizational, and position themselves for a brave new future
  • Colorful memorable relevant metaphors that they can apply immediately in their professional and personal lives
  • Practical tips and techniques to grow and thrive, no matter what the economic or other challenges

Main themes: leadership, growth, change, transition, seizing opportunity, continuous learning