Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Organizational leaders at every level within an organization, particularly those with the accountability for culture (HR professionals)., That said, the perspective and behaviors of a jester can be understood and adopted by anyone regardless of their organization, role or position. Those who apply what they learn from this book can wield significant influence and bring about remarkable positive change.
Q: What is the book about?
A: In my business book, The Secret Life of the Corporate Jester: A Fresh Perspective on Organizational Leadership, Culture and Behavior, I reveal how to adopt and apply Corporate Jestership within an organization. Jestership is not about wearing colorful costumes and entertaining others, but is, instead, a unique perspective into organizational dynamics. Authentic jesters have the rare ability to uncover and successfully address blind spots in thinking and action that directly effect communication, morale and results.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: Over the last 12 years I have worked for a consultant for over 500 various organizations including many Fortune 500 businesses. The lack of Corporate Jestership seems to be common and at the heart of many of the issues I was asked to tackle.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: It is short, fun to read and not only a has “sticky” concept easy to understand and apply, but contains a step by step guide to immediately leverage the concept in your organization.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: Using the Corporate Jestership concept as a base, I have delivered hundreds of personalized keynotes, learning sessions and coaching for organizations and individuals – including such industry leaders as eBay, JetBlue Airways, Hewlett Packard, L3 Communications, and the BBC.
The book has received positive praise from a number of people in many different business fields including the Senior VP of Strategic Change Management at Hewlett Packard who said: “The Secret Life of the Corporate Jester is a fun and intriguing read filled with insights into what it takes to be a successful leader in today’s complex corporate environments.” as well as the VP of Organization Development at Advance Auto Parts who said “This book will quickly change your perspective on managing and leading. Every person who wants to influence culture change and build leadership in any organization should give this a read.”
“After reading his book and sharing it with my team, we invited Dave to join us for a leadership development event. His dynamic, interactive learning session brought to life the entertaining stories, effective exercises and thought-provoking questions in his book.” – Greg Inozemcev, Learning and Development, JetBlue Airways