Steve Simpson

Australia's customer care guru

Great corporate cultures enable strategic goals to be achieved and fuel employee engagement. Great corporate cultures create a measurable point of difference in terms of individual and organisational performance. Importantly, great corporate cultures can't be copied.

But they don't just happen by chance.

Steve Simpson has been invited to speak at conferences around the world for his truly unique insights into workplace cultures and how to unleash the potential that lies within.

Whether it's creating a culture to deliver great service, helping leaders understand their role in shaping the culture, helping teams perform better, equipping people to revel in change initiatives, or getting people to take safety seriously, Steve reveals how his concept of UGRs - unwritten ground rules - can be used to effect lasting, positive change.

Steve's insights are not based on theory. In addition to his conference presentations, he has worked in-house with a range of organisations on different continents over extended period of time. He knows the pitfalls, traps, objections and issues that emerge when people are challenged to re-think the ‘way we do things around here'.

Steve is the author of two books including ‘UGRs: Cracking the Corporate Culture Code'. He is the co-author to a further three books, the latest being ‘A Culture Turned'. He has a Masters Degree from the University of Alberta, and was invited to undertake an Australian city lecture tour to co-present with Harvard University Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

Steve has worked with organisations in countries including the UK, the US, the UAE, South Africa and various Asian countries.

Professional Speakers Australia recently recognised Steve's achievements by awarding him the prestigious Australian Educator of the Year Award.

What Steve talks about:

  • Leading Corporate Cultures: Introducing UGRs
  • Culture is the number one issue for the world's business leaders according to the latest Deloitte Global Capital Human Trends Report. Steve shares his concept of UGRs - unwritten ground rules - and how these constitute an organisation's culture. Most importantly, Steve shows how the UGRs concept can be used to transform cultures and performance

  • Leading the Customer Experience
  • Underpinning every move to improve customer service is the organisation's culture. Steve shows how to ensure customer service initiatives reap maximum benefits by getting the culture right. Steve also shows how the customer experience can be transformed by application of a range of unique initiatives.

  • Leading Change
  • It's not uncommon for change initiatives to fail to achieve their pre-defined goals. The most common reason? The organisation's culture. Steve shows how cultures can be transformed from being change resistant to a place where people embrace change.

  • Leading Safety
  • A great deal has been invested into ensuring people conform to safe work practices. Yet despite these investments, safety breaches occur all too often. Steve shows how UGRs impact on safety, and what can be done to lock in a genuine safety oriented culture

  • Leading teams
  • When a team genuinely performs as a team, magic things can happen. But too often, teams are bedevilled by issues that diminish performance. Even apparently happy teams can be undermined by issues that impact on them, their leaders and their customers. This presentation by Steve shows how teams can transform to realise their true potential

    Client testimonials

    However I must also admit that such a valuable and relevant message could not have possibly come across the great audience at this master class presentation with such conviction had it not been for the extremely energising and lively presentation that you gave. You managed to engage the audience from the very start till the very end and it was actually quite sad to realise that the time was up!

    Expekt.com Ltd

    We had Steve speak on cultural change a year ago in London and he went down an absolute storm. People LOVED him and I very much enjoyed working with him...he was very professional, conscientious and amiable. His 'thing' is what he has termed the Unwritten Ground Rules of organisations and he gives people a blueprint of how to tap into what is really going on in an organisation in order to achieve effective change....

    CPID, UK

    At this year’s HDO Conference in Las Vegas, I had the opportunity to attend Steve Simpson’s presentation on UGRs. His presentation was a highlight of the conference. Steve’s sense of humour, credibility, and subject matter gave me pages of notes to use in my own consulting and training. I would recommend Steve top anyone who needs to better understand the complicated, vital and often mis-understood world of corporate culture.

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