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The 12 Habits of Valuable Employees

Kevin Daum

Every employee would like to be considered valuable. And every employer would love to have employees that reliably and consistently bring value to the organization. So why are so many employees simply just adequate? In this highly entertaining and interactive talk, Kevin Daum, columnist and co-author (with Verne Harnish) of The 12 Habits of Valuable Employees shares the secrets to unlocking true value. It doesn't matter where you are in your career or your organizational structure. As an employer and manager, you'll walk away with simple ways to foster valuable behavior and retain top talent. As an employee, you'll learn how to practice the 12 habits daily and get the recognition you deserve.

About Kevin Daum

Whether you laugh at his videos, learn from his YPO podcast: 10 Minute Tips From the Top or raise eyebrows at his popular column on, you’ll figure out quickly that Kevin Daum can’t help but brutally tell you the truth, entertaining you along the way. Kevin is a media strategist, and an award-winning, bestselling author of 6 books including ROAR! Get Heard in the Sales and Marketing Jungle (Wiley 2010), Video Marketing For Dummies (Wiley 2012), and his latest, The 12 Habits of Valuable Employees (Gazelles 2016). He is a contributing editor to the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, Kevin’s marketing approach delivered more than $1 billion in sales with over 95% efficacy. Drawing upon his experience as a serial entrepreneur, his degree in theatre arts and involvement in hundreds of video, audio, and theatre productions, Kevin and his firm, TAE International, teach companies how to kill their competition with The Awesome Experience through Compelling Messaging, Intentional Marketing, and Memorable Delivery. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO). Kevin was named the 2006 Distinguished Alum by his alma mater, Humboldt State University and has a M.S. in Media Management from Fordham University.

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