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The Secrets of How to Create a Great Workplace

Henry StewartHenry Stewart (pictured, right) spoke to his first Academy for Chief Executives group recently, (Joe Adams’ Group 11) having been sourced through ‘Speakers for Business‘.

Henry is the founder and Chief Executive of Happy (previously known as Happy Computers), who provide training in both desktop IT and how to create great places to work. Although only employing 45 people, Happy has won wide recognition for its innovative approach to management and to customer service.

This first Academy experience of presenting to my group of business leaders certainly exceeded my expectations. He was a pragmatic, straight forward and very accomplished executive in his own right. I believe his takeaway value will be unique and long lasting.

The secrets of success that he talked about were:

  • Don’t tell when you can ask
  • Recruit for attitude; train for skills
  • People should be chosen to manage people who are good at managing people
  • Play to people’s strengths
  • Celebrate mistakes

Henry also has a concept within his own company where there are no individual bonuses, but a collective group bonus is given based on 20% of the total company’s profit, given equally to every staff member.

Joe AdamsHenry is a unique executive and a unique speaker with a great message. Not-to-be-missed.

Joe Adams,
Chairman, Academy Group 11

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