Doug Rogers – “Nice Guys Finish First!”
Speaker Subjects: Values, Ethics, Organizational Culture, Personal Growth, Life Balance, Youth Sports
As a former Fortune 100 Corporate Executive, a writer and a coach of over 45 youth sports teams, Doug Rogers has always believed that the “Nice Guy” way was the better way. He spent 25 years climbing the corporate ladder to eventually become president of a multibillion dollar global consumer products company. Defying a pervasive attitude within the competitive world of business, one which suggests that “nice guys finish last,” Rogers stuck to his Nice Guy philosophy of employing patience, kindness and positive reinforcement and continued to get winning results, in more ways than one. As a marketing and corporate executive he built winning brands with household names like Centrum, Advil and Chapstick. But just as important he built motivating and winning organizational cultures founded upon Nice Guy principles. As a corporate leader Rogers set a tone and example for his organizations on how to strike the balance between family and work, between competitiveness and human decency, and turn it all into a winning advantage.
The common theme for the Nice Guy management method is simple: if you treat others with respect, dignity, kindness and positive encouragement, you are likely to get people to work harder for you, perform better for you and be more loyal and grateful to you. From the conference room to the Little League dugout to the family kitchen, Rogers shows that taking a Nice Guy approach to it all can sometimes be frustrating, but is often hilarious, and always rewarding.
Doug Rogers has honed his public speaking skills over years of countless presentations to business colleagues and employees all over the world. His audiences looked forward to his warm, down-to-earth, comedic style, which was always laced with funny and self deprecating personal anecdotes.
Nice Guys Finish First! Rogers shows how and why Nice Guy organizations get better results and Nice Guy leaders garner better performance from others. Rogers makes a convincing, six-point argument for Nice Guys in a factual yet funny fashion by drawing upon references to philosophy, religion, sociology and business theories to build a common thread of support for Nice Guys. To strengthen the case he cites examples of some well-known success stories from business and professional sports. From Aristotle, to Jesus, to Pavlov, to Dale Carnegie, to Tony Dungy, the message supporting Nice Guys is a universal and compelling one.
Nice Guys Can’t Lose in Little League! The world of youth sports has seemingly become dominated by overzealous, fanatical adults who have lost perspective on the activity’s original spirit. We are all guilty of contributing to this phenomenon to one degree or another. In a presentation relevant to all communities, town recreation departments and youth sports organizations, Rogers shows how the Nice Guy approach to coaching sports is a guaranteed winner for kids, parents and society in general. Rogers’ own personal experiences provide a wealth of comic relief, while offering solutions to a growing social concern.
If you’re interested in having Doug Rogers speak to your organization, please submit a request through this website, or call 973-896-6812.