Leadership Workshops & Corporate Keynote Speaker

Leadership Development

Every team reflects it's leadership. Strong successful teams are always the product of caring and skillful leaders taking the right steps and avoiding the wrong ones. Good leadership is the key to attracting, motivating and retaining the most talented employees. While many of us know this at some level, we don't always act on it. Like anything else, skillful leadership is the product of a sustained and deliberate effort to improve. Are you giving the members of your leadership team the support and resources they need to continue developing their skills?

Following my own executive leadership career, as the president of two large daily newspapers and a senior executive in others, I started Gaynor Consulting in the Spring of 2003 to pass on what I have learned about effective leadership. Today I teach the same skills that I honed and taught to the members of my leadership teams: skills like feedback, vision, communication, the essentials of leading and following well, performance management, workplace coaching, building culture and hiring the right people to name just a shortened list. I know they get results because they were tested during my own experience leading teams through a variety of challenges. I take a practical approach and I don't teach trendy or faddish leadership. Real and powerful leadership is built on timeless principles.

I teach from a body of practical hands-on senior leadership experience, that included several turnarounds and three integrations, see bio. To help organizations develop their leadership bench strength I offer half-day leadership development workshops, executive coaching, keynote speaking, retreats and consulting services.

If you are thinking about a leadership development program or a getaway with your leadership team why not call or write me to explore the possibilities.

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Watch a workshop clip here:
Feedback: The DNA of Strong Teams
from Harder Brothers Productions on Vimeo.


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The off-site leadership development you have been waiting for and the ideal addition to your leadership curriculum. These affordable and highly acclaimed 1/2 day workshops will equip the members of your leadership team with the practical skills they need to build team performance. Check out the course offerings for Winter 2016 here.   Learn More »


"In 2007 following the acquisition of the Osprey Newspaper organization, Sun Media's newly formed Senior Leadership team saw a significant need for Leadership Development. As we began to look for a business partner it quickly became apparent that Dan Gaynor was the logical choice. Dan's ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner creates an environment of open and frank dialogue which is critical to the learning experience. Dan draws on his own personal experience from a wide variety of Senior Management roles to present content in a practical and non-theoretical manner. Over 400 leaders attended Dan's sessions. The feedback and comments from the participants has been nothing short of extraordinary. To a person they have commented that they enjoyed the sessions and were able to take what they learned and apply it quickly and effectively."
– Chris Krygiel, VP People and Leadership, Sun Media Corporation.