Out•Think Keynotes

“Shawn was great to work with as he listened intently to what we were looking for and provided possible keynote topics for us to consider. The timing of the release of Out Think was perfect as the tone we were striving to set was one of ingenuity and innovation. Shawn delivered an insightful and engaging presentation that got more positive feedback than any other workshop for the entire event! Shawn’s humility, vast knowledge of leadership traits and colorful stories, make for a profound learning experience.” Paul Reevs, Organizational Development, The Triumph Group

“Your presentation today on leadership was one of the best I’ve heard in a long long time. You blended story, research, metrics, and real-world application seamlessly.” Great West Insurance

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We’ve entered a new era. Call it the age of imagination, ideation, conceptualization, creativity, innovation—take your pick. Creativity, mental flexibility, and collaboration have displaced one-dimensional intelligence and isolated determination as core ingredients of competitive advantage.

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How to Stop Your Boss From Ruining Your Work

I had several different bosses during the early years of writing ‘Dilbert.’ They were all pretty sure I was mocking someone else. – Scott...
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An Amazing Story You Won’t Believe

Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.  – Carlos Santana...
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The Four Things I Believe Will Make You Happy and Successful

Following is the commencement address I gave on Saturday at my alma mater Wakefield School in Huntly, VA. The various comments below about amputees, homicide...
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