“The unique interactive format kept everyone engaged throughout the entire experience and opened up the opportunity for a new dialogue at the hospital around how we need to connect and lead differently.”
— Scott Buchanan, Williamson Medical Center
What exactly is The Hippo Show?
We’re glad you asked (but a little sad you didn’t already know). The Hippo Show is a keynote experience for leadership meetings and conferences that can be adapted for sessions between 60 minutes and 180 minutes. It integrates the following elements into a cohesive experience so your audience learns, understands, and has the tools to build effective teams:
Traditional Keynote Speaker
Mark provides the framework for the experience by delivering impactful content to help your leaders build teams that are effective, productive, and cohesive.
Live “Case Study” Theater
Professional actors bring the content and framework to life – live and on stage. These “team members” live out the challenges and opportunities inherent in building cohesive teams. The case study format follows a fictitious company or is customized to reflect your own business, initiatives, and culture.
Live Audience Interaction
Audience members interact with the “team members” and each other in Q&A and debrief segments to deepen their understanding and to help the “team members” apply the content and become a more cohesive team.
Welcome to The Hippo Show!
The Hippo Show is a unique leadership keynote born out of our consulting practice. We’re passionate about building teams that are effective, productive, cohesive, and fun to be on. We’ve created an experience to teach your leaders how to build effective teams that is fun, interactive, and memorable. If you have an upcoming leadership meeting, retreat, or conference, contact us to have a conversation. We’ll listen and suggest ways to incorporate this experience into your event.
— Mark Kenny, Chief Hippo, The Hippo Show Facilitator
Based on the bestselling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, our model has been used by thousands of teams to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and build cohesion. We help your teams succeed by helping them implement this model.
Behavior #1: Trust One Another
When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, it forms a safe environment that creates and builds vulnerability-based trust.
Behavior #2: Engage in Conflict Around Ideas
With trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas.
Behavior #3: Commit to Decisions
When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they feel heard and respected, and will be more likely to commit to decisions.
Behavior #4: Hold One Another Accountable
Once everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable.
Behavior #5: Focus on Achieving Collective Results
The ultimate goal is the achievement of results, unlocked through implementing the model’s principles of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, and Accountability.
“This unique approach provided an unparalleled experience to break down the barriers in our organization.”
“I was amazed and highly impressed with the depth and personal application! Loved it.”
“Our Hippo experience exceeded our expectations. It challenged us…and we learned something about ourselves.”