Leadership and management expert Clay Staires will speak at the November luncheon of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.

The topic will be “The #1 Reason Why Managers Can’t Lead.”

The luncheon will begin at noon Nov. 18 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.

Staires has worked with thousands of people over his 25 years as a motivational coach, developing uniquely effective leadership training programs. Those programs have been taught on university campuses, in high school classrooms, at small businesses and in nonprofit boardrooms.

He has been ranked as the No. 1 motivational speaker in Oklahoma, according to gigmasters.com, and has shared the stage with top CEO’s and best-selling authors.

From Clay:

According to a Gallup Poll this year, 70% of our workforce is disengaged each day! This is a leadership problem of epic proportion and, unfortunately, we continue to make the same mistake over and over in our companies!  I can almost guarantee that your company has made the same mistake or is getting ready to make this mistake!  But you’re not doomed.  You can avoid disaster simply by adding just one step into your training programs. Come here what this big mistake is and how you can avoid it and prepare your workforce for engagement and enjoyment at work!

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members.

RSVP to nick.demoss(at)jenkschamber.com by 4 p.m. Nov. 16 to attend.