Return on Relationships
Economists talk about Return on Investments, or ROI - Spaulding argues that profit and relationships are interdependent. Spaulding Proves that building a culture of authentic and genuine relationships, or what he calls Return on Relationships, will not only increase the bottom line, but also transform the culture of any organization.
Tommy shares stories and leadership lessons of heart-led leaders that inspire audiences to live and lead differently - business case studies that prove that living and leading from the heart will change your organization, your career, and your life.
18 Inches to Heart-Led Leadership
18 Inches is the distance from your head to your heart. Such a short distance, yet most leaders never take the journey. Leaders and organizations that lead with their hearts are more successful and have better results than those that don't. Love and results are not opposites. They are two sides of the same coin. It is not love or results. It is love driven results. If you love what you do, if you love the people you do it with, if you love your culture, if you love your mission, if you love your team, if you love your customers- you will gain better results.
Heart-led leadership transcends numbers and spreadsheets. It is more sustainable and more rewarding. Defining your leadership philosophy is one of the most important steps you can take as a leader and as an organization. The18-Inch journey will change your life and your organization. New York Times bestselling author Tommy Spaulding, one of America’s greatest story tellers, shares stories and leadership lessons of heart-led leaders that inspire audiences to live and lead differently.
Tommy Spaulding is president of the Spaulding Companies Corporation, a national leadership development, speaking, training, consulting, and executive coaching organization. A world-renowned speaker on leadership, Spaulding has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe. His first book, It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life and Your Organization by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships, published by Random House in 2010, is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today national bestseller.
Tommy’s second book The Heart-Led Leader: How Heart-Led Leadership Will Inspire You to Change Your Life and Your Organization, will be released nationwide by Random House on October 6, 2015. In his newest book, Spaulding discusses the 18 Inch Journey which is the distance from your head to your heart.
Spaulding rose to become the youngest president and CEO of the world-renowned leadership organization, Up with People (2005-2008). Up with People is a global education organization which aims to bring the world together through service and music. The unique combination of international travel, service learning, leadership development and performing arts offers students an unparalleled experience and a pathway to make a difference in the world, one community at a time.
In 2000, Tommy Spaulding founded Leader’s Challenge, which grew to become the largest high school civic and leadership program in the state of Colorado. He is also the founder & president of the National Leadership Academy, a leading national non-profit leadership development organization. Previously, Spaulding was the Business Partner Sales Manager at IBM/Lotus Development and a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.
Spaulding received a BA in Political Science from East Carolina University (1992); an MBA from Bond University in Australia (1998), where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar; and an MA in Non-Profit Management from Regis University (2005). In 2007, Spaulding received an Honorary PhD in Humanities from the Art Institute of Colorado. In 2002, he received the Denver Business Journal’s “Forty under 40 Award.”
Tommy’s keynote addresses inspire audiences and teach them how to achieve unprecedented professional and personal success by forming deeper, more authentic relationships with customers, employees, clients, and other key stakeholders. His sincerity, warmth, and humor unfailingly move his audiences, leaving them eager to put his ideas into action.