Clint is the author of three books on personal and professional leadership. He shares the leader's responsibility in his first book, Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement. In his second book, Living for the Weekday: What Every Employee and Boss Needs to Know about Enjoying Work and Life, he takes on the employee's contribution. And he shares his thoughts on overcoming negativity in his third book, Tell Me Somethin' Good!: A Simple Guide to Overcoming Negativity. Each book offers an applicable business fable and step-by-step blueprint to show successful methods for enhancing personal and professional leadership.
Engaged Leadership was first published by mainstream publisher John Wiley & Sons in 2007. It is a business book that shows leaders of small and large organizations how to build a culture to overcome the frustration of employee disengagement. It combines the popular business fable format with the more straightforward how-to format to challenge readers to use what they learn.
After the United States experienced a sharp decline in economic activity in 2007 and lasted several more, many questions were raised regarding the Great Recession's impact on employee engagement. Clint was asked to share his thoughts in an updated version of the book. So, in 2011, John Wiley & Sons published the second edition of Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement.
The global pandemic has had a significant impact on the workplace. To address the impact this new workplace is having on employee engagement, Clint is now writing the third edition of Engaged Leadership, with an anticipated publishing date of January 2024.
Living for the Weekday was Clint's follow-up to Engaged Leadership, the leader's role in building a culture of employee engagement. To address the employee's role, he offers another leadership fable that’s as persuasive and enlightening as its predecessor. This time, he retells the adventure from the perspective of an employee who struggles with the disengagement of everyone around him.
Clint believes that a culture of employee engagement is created when leaders and employees do their part. So, in 2010, John Wiley & Sons published Living for the Weekday: What Every Employee and Boss Needs to Know about Enjoying Work and Life.
With the global pandemic sending many people home to work in isolation, the employee's role in creating and maintaining a culture of employee engagement is critical. Based on the changes from a remote/hybrid workplace, Clint is now writing a second edition of Living for the Weekday, with an anticipated publishing date of June 2024.
Tell Me Somethin' Good! is Clint's most recent book, published during the shutdown of the global pandemic. Tell Me Somethin' Good! has been a foundational point in over 1,000 presentations worldwide for over two decades. To move the message from the stage to a book, he continued the storyline from his two previous books by sharing the story of one of his fable characters.
Clint has dedicated his professional life to helping organizations strengthen their culture by improving employee engagement. Between his years in corporate America and working with hundreds of organizations, he has found that the two most significant drivers of every culture are the mindset of employees and the skillset of leaders. And a significant aspect of an employee's mindset is their ability to stay positive during challenging times.
While the skillset of leaders is developed through training, the mindset of the entire organization can be changed for years with one idea -- build a culture of people who focus first on what works well, and then deal with the challenges before them. That's the power of Tell Me Somethin' Good!
Unlike his other two books set for publication of new editions, Tell Me Somethin' Good! is available wherever books are sold. Check out the book and the line of Tell Me Somethin' Good! merchandise by clicking the link below.