I was approached by my bank, who we’ll refer to as BIG Bank, ten months ago. Their pitch was, “Gee, we think you are a great customer, and we appreciate your business, so we would like to refinance your mortgage because the interest rate is a bit high.”
Here are four key elements that, if built into the fabric of your culture, will create an organization that has energy, passion and will be a place where people feel welcome and valued.
In just a few weeks, millions of people will be sitting down to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. And, like my fellow Americans, my mouth waters at the thought of turkey, and I savor a good slice of pumpkin pie. But here are two things that too many people don’t think about at Thanksgiving. #1. Being Thankful
As a professional speaker and book author, I often teach programs and coach executives on how to be more creative and innovative. Everyone that I work with wants to know what the secrets are to be more creative. The reality is simple, it’s just about making small changes. The good news is just by changing
I have a birthday coming up soon and I will be turning 57 years old. This is has led me to think more about what it means to age as a man and what it means to fight against the ravages of age. A few weeks ago I wrote an article for The Good Men
One of the biggest challenges of leading a company is managing the work of other people. In managing the work of other people, one of the hardest tasks is making sure that you maximize productivity with each employee. Here however, is the problem- everything you know about employee productivity is wrong. As a leadership expert, I find most people's
What you don’t know can hurt your leadership I travel all over the country facilitating leadership programs for companies, and I have come to a conclusion: most managers do not have a clue about how to motivate employees. They ask me why employees aren't motivated, why they won't work harder and why they aren't loyal. Managers often say to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaYII8yWgYk Speaker and coach Shawn Doyle traces the steps he took from an otherwise good sales job (“I liked it, but I didn’t love it”) to finding his passion as an executive coach, life coach and motivational speaker. Today, Shawn Doyle delivers over 100 talks each year in the US, the UK and Canada.
By Shawn Doyle I have been lucky enough to have several mentors in my life, and they have had an immeasurable impact on me. Let me repeat - they have had an impact on me that you cannot possibly imagine. Why is it important to have a mentor? I wrote about this in my book Jumpstart
Are you a beacon...or a blowtorch? I want you to imagine that I go to your office when you are not there. When I am at your office I decide to survey the team that reports to you. The subject of the survey? Yes, we are doing a survey about you as a leader. I