Matt Havens Keynote Speaker Have Fun Article

How to Have Fun At Work Like Nobody is Watching

Happy December everyone! If you’re reading this, it means you survived November and a potential visit from your in-laws. Congratulations!! You should be celebrated! After all, your ability to successfully navigate the family drama and your drunk uncle Ted’s political rants is a feat which could only be accomplished by someone destined for amazing things.[…]

How to Start Addressing Workplace Cultureculture

How to Start Addressing Workplace Culture

Hi everyone! Happy October! If you read the post from last month, you’ll know my wife and I celebrated 9 years of marriage in September. I still don’t know what I did in a previous life to deserve her, but I’m extremely thankful to previous-life Matt for what he did. I like that guy, a[…]

Stop Overthinking and Take Action

Stop Overthinking and Take Action!

Hello everyone! It’s September, which for me, means it marks another year my wife made an arguably questionable decision to spend the rest of her life with me. As we celebrate 9 glorious years, we thought a good way to celebrate would be to embark on a fairly large home remodeling project. There is literally[…]

Why You Should Write Out Your Leadership Goals

Why You Should Write Out Your Leadership Goals

Hi everyone! Hopefully you’ve had an amazing start to SPRING! (I’m capitalizing it because I’m shouting the word repeatedly at the moment.) We’re finally into May and perhaps closer to putting our April winter behind us. April took me through parts of Canada and the Midwest (Illinois, Iowa, Missouri) and I don’t recall the last[…]

Matt Havens generational keynote speaker article

How Your Words Influence Behavior

Happy April everyone! April is easily one of my 12 favorite months in the year, primarily because of a single day called “April Fools!” In my family, April Fools is something of a family holiday. There was the time in college I called my Dad at 2am to let him know I had been arrested[…]

Millennials are the Hardest Working Generation

Let’s get this out of the way. We are going to indulge in some stereotypes throughout this conversation. Not everyone is exactly the same! Not all Millennials are tech-savvy Twitter mongrels. Not all Boomers are old, stodgy authoritarians. Everybody is an individual, so you can’t continually try to shove people into a box and blindly[…]

What Improv Comedy Taught Me About Leadership

“What in the heck did I just get myself into?” That’s what I kept asking myself a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t shake the feeling I had made a huge mistake. I was standing in a small room about the size of my old college dorm room, staring at 16 complete strangers as they[…]

Matt Havens - Generation Z Article

Stop Blaming Gen Z for Being Impatient

A few weeks ago I got into a conversation with a friend about, of all things, costumes. My two girls are constantly getting dressed up in funny costumes. They love it! And why shouldn’t they?! Wouldn’t you like trading in your slacks and buttoned-down shirts for a wardrobe where your only choices are Cookie Monster,[…]