Harry Paul has over 30 years of business experience including running all aspects of a management training and consulting business, including sales, distribution, product development, and international operations. He has served as a senior vice president for The Ken Blanchard Companies, where he personally managed the speaking career of Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager.
Paul is co-author of six books including, most recently, Instant Turnaround! Getting People Excited About Coming to Work and Working Hard (William Morrow) with Ross Reck. Instant Turnaround! shows managers at any level what they can do immediately to turn their workplace into a desired destination for their employees and dramatically increase productivity and fulfillment. Paul is also the co-author of the international best-selling business book Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. Fish! has been on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Amazon.com, and Publisher's Weekly, and is one of the best-selling business books of all time.
Paul brings the messages in his books to life in each of his presentations. He has shared his message with hundreds of organizations including Astra Zeneca, Cigna Insurance, Domino's Pizza, General Dynamics, Marriott, Kaiser Permanente, The U.S. Navy, and Verizon, to help get their people excited about coming to work and working hard; where decisions are based on the mission, vision, and values of the organization. With his easy going and humorous style, audiences leave his presentations energized and armed with information to start making a positive difference immediately.
Praise for Harry Paul:
"I received nothing but great compliments on the entire day, but especially the words of motivation spoken by you."
- K. Hovnanian Companies
"You got everyone motivated and thinking about making the game day experience more fun and memorable for our fans."
- Jacksonville Jaguars
"Insightful and engaging presentation...it was a pleasure working with you."
Praise for Instant Turnaround!:
"The best leadership advice for creating a great organization comes from simple truths. Instant Turnaround! is full of these truths. Harry Paul and Ross Reck nail what it takes to get people excited about coming to work and working hard. Read this book."
- Ken Blanchard, New York Times best-selling co-author of The One Minute Manager
"One of the biggest challenges facing businesses today is getting people excited about coming to work and working hard every single day. In this absorbing new book Instant Turnaround!, leadership gurus Paul and Reck give you the specifics on how to make this happen - in a way that grabs you from page one. Ignore this message at your peril."
- Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, New York Times best-selling authors of The Carrot Principle
"This is a great guide and a great reminder for managers at any level in any organization. The story line pulls the reader in and enables you to gain a deeper understanding of the basic rules for keeping great talent committed and energized."
- Beverly Kaye, best-selling co-author of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting People to Stay
"Instant Turnaround! offers sure-fire solutions to boost any business' bottom line, via the most powerful connection ever created: the human connection."
- Linda Kaplan and Robin Koval, best-selling authors of The Power of Nice
"In Instant Turnaround!, Harry Paul and Ross Reck provide the definitive, well-written, treatise on building an employee-centric workforce. No one can read this book and fail to appreciate what truly produces 'dominant impact on productivity.' What a terrific way to help leaders get the results they desire through the way they inspire and more importantly 'care for' their people. This is a welcome contribution to my library and my life as a business leader."
- Joseph Michelli, best-selling author of The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary
"Wow. If you want your company, department, team or sales force to achieve more, and have fun, then you need to read Instant Turnaround! Harry and Ross share simple, specific ideas that you can use today to start to turn your company or a challenge at work completely around. Overnight!"
- Jack Mitchell, author of Hug Your Customers