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Mr. Shaw

Haydn Shaw

Senior Consultant, Franklin Covey

A master presenter with FranklinCovey, Haydn Shaw has delivered hundreds of convention keynotes or small, off-site workshops. Known for taking groups from hilarity to deep reflection, he combines rich content with use-tomorrow tools. His work makes an impact because he does his homework, customizing each speech, workshop or consultation so that they drive results. He has worked with more than 1,000 business, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations. He speaks and consults in excess of 160 days each year to clients who consistently invite him back. As a result, Mr. Shaw connects with virtually any group in any industry, and brings practical and inspiring examples from the boardroom and the front line. Hailed as a 'leadership guru' by the Washington Post, Mr. Shaw has worked as a senior consultant with FranklinCovey for over twenty years. Mr. Shaw is also one of five FranklinCovey consultants featured in the prominent Leading Authorities and Premiere Speaker's Bureaus. He is one of a handful of consultants in FranklinCovey to win the Chairman's Award, and the results from his long term organizational development and change projects have been written up in case studies. He is also the author of Sticking Points: 'How to Get Four Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart' to be released August 1, 2013. Mr. Shaw specializes in leadership and management development, change management, generational differences, and personal productivity. One of the designers of FranklinCovey's signature leadership workshop, he specializes in leadership effectiveness and development, helping both organizations and leaders spend more time leading and less time managing. Mr. Shaw has taught 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' more than 1,000 times and is still as excited today as he was when he started about how it combines principles of effectiveness with practical tools. After years of helping leaders navigate change, Mr. Shaw developed his advice into workshops to provide real-world, practical tools for leaders in the Through the 6 Change Reactions and all employees in the 'Understanding The 6 Change Reactions: Making Change Faster and Easier for All of Us'. Mr. Shaw heads up FranklinCovey's work with Generations. He is the author of 'Leading Across Generations®', FranklinCovey's best-selling workshop and two-hour webinar as well as their *Working Across Generations workshop* for all employees. He has delivered his hilarious keynote speeches on generations to thousands around the world. Personal Productivity. He has helped over 100,000 people discover what matters most, manage their time and energy, and deal with the overwhelming flow of information. Follow Mr. Shaw's blog at http://mygenerationalcoach.com.

Mr. Shaw can be contacted at 815-469-2617 or haydn.shaw@franklincovey.com

Coming up in September 2020...

Hotel Group Meetings: Demand vs. Supply

It is a great time for hotel group meetings. It is expected that once again this sector will grow by 5-10% in 2020, partly due to the increasing value of in-person group meetings. Because people now spend so much time in front of their screens, face-to-face interactions have become a more treasured commodity in our modern world. Plus, the use of social media reinforces the value of engagement, discussion, conversation, and networking - all areas where group meetings shine. Despite this rosy outlook, there is a concern that demand for meetings far exceeds the supply of suitable venues and hotels. There are very few "big box" properties with 500-plus rooms and extensive conference facilities being built, and this shortage of inventory could pose a serious challenge for meeting planners. In addition to location concerns, the role of the meeting planner has also evolved significantly. Planners are no longer just meeting coordinators - they are de facto travel agents. Cultural interactions, local dining, experiential travel, and team-building activities are all now a part of their meeting mix. Plus, they have to cater to evolving tastes. Millennials are insisting on healthier venues and activities, and to meet their demands, hotels are making yoga breaks, fresh-pressed juices, plant-based diets, state-of-the-art gyms, and locally-sourced menus available. Millennials are also insisting that meeting venues practice Corporate Social Responsibility, which means upholding sustainable and ethical values; investment in the local community; health and well-being of employees; and general business practices that reflect being good citizens of the planet. Finally, there is a growing trend to merge meetings with other local events, such as music festivals, sporting events, and cultural attractions. The December Hotel Business Review will report on issues relevant to group meetings and will document what some hotels are doing to support this part of their operations.