For over thirty years, Harry Paul’s career has been about helping people and organizations to be their best. His writing, speaking, and training showcase common threads throughout his work: having fun at what you are doing at work, no matter what it is you do; helping people to be their...
For over thirty years, Harry Paul’s career has been about helping people and organizations to be their best. His writing, speaking, and training showcase common threads throughout his work: having fun at what you are doing at work, no matter what it is you do; helping people to be their best at work and at home; and showing organizations how to keep their employees fully engaged. Harry’s latest book, Who Kidnapped Excellence?, expertly weaves these threads together to help people and organizations strive for excellence.
Harry developed the first thread of having fun at work while he was a senior vice president at the Ken Blanchard Companies. That’s where he coauthored his first book, FISH! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. FISH! was on various best-seller lists for over six years straight and is one of the best-selling business books of all time. As a result of this success, Harry travels the world sharing the philosophy with audiences.
The second thread is helping people to be their best; it led to several more best-selling books, including REVVED!, coauthored with Dr. Ross Reck, which helps managers and leaders to understand the importance of recognizing and appreciating people when they go the extra mile—building an Army of Advocates who can’t wait to work hard for you.
The third thread keeps people engaged—a challenge faced by many companies worldwide, especially in these tough economic times, because full employee engagement can be as low as 30 percent. When managers focus on their people and manage with trust, engagement happens, followed by increased performance and profits.
Harry has taken what he’s learned from his previous work and teamed up with John Britt, coauthor of Who Killed Change?, and Ed Jent to write the definitive book about achieving excellence in all that you do, Who Kidnapped Excellence?
Harry has coauthored six books that have been translated into thirty-five languages and sold well over seven million copies worldwide. His articles on customer service, employee engagement, and workplace culture have been published internationally, and he has been a featured speaker at conferences and corporate meetings in the United States and in places around the world, including Singapore, Bahrain, India, Sri Lanka, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia. Harry lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, and they have two grown children.