What we're about

If you are in business you must be capable of leadership. Not only do you have to motivate yourself to achieve results, but successful business leaders must be able to inspire others and build high performing teams.

This group is for business people seeking develop their skills, network with other professionals and grow their business.

Topics to be explored:

- Leadership

- Talent Optimization

- Hiring Hacks

- Emotional Intelligence for Leadership

- Managing Difficult Employees or Customers

- Influence for New Leaders

- Persuasive Selling

- Customer Centric Sales

- Public Speaking

- Selling from the Stage

- Event Planning

- Stress Reduction/Mindfulness

- How to use Technology to be More Efficient


"Average managers play checkers, while leaders play chess. The difference? In checkers, all the pieces are uniform and move in the same way; they are interchangeable. You need to plan and coordinate their movements, certainly, but they all move at the same pace, on parallel paths. In chess, each type of piece moves in a different way, and you can’t play if you don’t know how each piece moves. More important, you won’t win if you don’t think carefully about how you move the pieces. Leaders know and value the unique abilities and even the eccentricities of their employees, and they learn how best to integrate them into a coordinated plan of attack."

- Adapted from What Great Managers Do by Marcus Buckingham - Harvard Business Review

Upcoming events (1)

Tech Talk Tuesday - Leadership, Management & Technology

Please note your RSVP here does NOT confirm your spot as this is a Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce event. Your ticket includes a yummy lunch. You must RSVP here: https://bizbrain.work/TechTalk Summary: Can technology and AI improve our people and leadership skills? How is predictive analytics changing the way companies hire and manage staff? How are top brands using psychometric software to build high performing teams? Elias Arjan, the founder of Business Brain LLC, will answer these questions and share insights into how technology is being used to develop leaders and impact management strategies. Attendees will walk away with insights into how to apply these tools and techniques regardless of business size or industry. Speaker Bio: Elias is the founder of Business Brain LLC, a Predictive Index Certified Partner, experienced psychometric assessor, EQ trainer, consultant and accomplished public speaker. Recognized as an expert in business development, talent optimization and sales training. Elias draws upon his experience as an entrepreneur, sales professional and speaker to develop high performing leaders, teams and organizations. Elias' engaging personality and diverse experience have made him a sought after consultant and trainer. As a certified partner of The Predictive Index, Elias is dedicated to the vision of "Better Work - Better World." Elias has appeared live on stage, around the world, for over 500,000 people and in film and TV. Elias offers training and consulting services to start ups, Fortune 500 companies, independent leaders, and non-profits.

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