Why Book Ken Jacobs To Speak About Leadership At Your Next Conference Or Meeting?

More than 25 years of management and leadership positions at national PR-Communications agencies.

Executive coach with PCC, CPC, ELI-MP, and COR.E Leadership certifications.

Author of “Taking the Lead,” the quarterly leadership column in the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA’s) Strategies & Tactics.

Video Podcaster discussing leadership with the public relations and communications industries’ most respected leaders.

Speech & Presentation Topics

How To Lead Through Uncertain Times

Leading suddenly became vastly different in March, 2020, resulting in new challenges for leaders that have continued through this day. Attendees of this program will learn the specific leadership tools they need to lead through ongoing uncertain times, regardless of what happens in their organization or the outside environment.

How To Lead To Manage Through The Turnover Tsunami/The Great Resignation

HR experts and economists are predicting what’s been called “The Turnover Tsunami” and “The Great Resignation” as a result of executives looking to change their positions in record numbers. While no leader can completely prevent this from having an impact on their organizations, attendees of this session will learn both larger strategies and practical tips to help minimize its effect.

How To Lead The Leaders And Leaders-in-Training On Your Team

Leading the leaders on your team and your next generation of leaders, AKA Leaders-In-Training, requires specific strategies and tactics. This session, based on interviews with three communications industry “Uber-leaders,” provides powerful insights to effectively lead leaders, who in turn may be stars in their own right, as well as up-and-coming leaders.

Eleven Steps To Take To Be An Amazingly Effective Leader

This program recommends and explains specific tips executives can take to become more inspiring and effective leaders of their teams, internal and external clients, peers, bosses, and other critical stakeholders. In doing so, attendees will increase their ability to meet and exceed their organizational, career and personal goals. Takeaways include the 11 most critical actions and skills needed to be a more inspiring and magnetic leader, why hose skills are so important, based on research, a list of practical actions they can take once the program ends, and a renewed sense of purpose as a leader.

Nine Critical Leadership Traits For Today

This program continues where “Eleven Steps” ends, providing additional critical leadership actions. Attendees will understand some of the most important actions that leaders can take if they want to their team members to follow them (and yes, your followers do have a choice!) as well as to spread their influence to anyone they lead, including the various audiences mentioned in “Eleven Steps…” This presentation can be combined with “Eleven Steps…” for a deep-dive leadership workshop, offering attendees twenty critical actions that  when implemented, results in a team that is more motivated, engaged, and ready to follow.

From Manager To Leader

This program is especially valuable for new leaders, or managers on the cusp of true leadership. Attendees will leave understanding the critical differences between management and leadership, what leaders do vs. what managers do, the idea that leadership is a two-part choice (made separately by the leader and their potential followers), and nine keys that are most critical to effective leadership, none of which they may have implemented as managers.

Ken has presented, taught and guest lectured for prestigious organizations including:

  • PRSA’s Organizational Leadership Certificate Program;
  • The International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC);
  • The Executive Master’s Program, Communications Management;
  • Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications;
  • The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN); and
  • Taan Worldwide (the global network of independent communications agencies)

You can access a more complete list of events and speaking engagements here:

Published Works

Contributed portion of “Learning Ethics From A Mentor,” chapter in “Answers for Ethical Marketers, A Guide To Good Practice In Business Communications,” Deirdre Breakenridge, Routledge, 2021

Author, “Communications Skills For Business Leaders Who Want to Motivate and Inspire,” chapter in “Fast Tracking Your Career, The Ultimate Guide For PR Pros,” Deirdre Breakenridge, Critical Mention, 2017.

Author of three Leadership eBooks:

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