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Sydney – Let’s Talk Culture Book Launch

May 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Join me for a casual evening of conversation to celebrate the launch of my new book ‘Let’s Talk Culture – The conversations you need to create the team you want’.

About Shane

Shane is Australian by birth, Melbournian by choice, curious by nature and a creative at heart. He has spent the last decade developing remarkable leaders, teams and cultures.

He is an expert in leader communication, blending his experience in business & psychology to help leaders communicate, connect and collaborate more effectively in order to bring out the best in those they lead. Shane is passionate about helping leaders have the conversations they need to create the teams they want.

As a speaker, coach and trainer, Shane has partnered with some of Australia’s most well known and loved businesses across the public,  private and NFP sectors and his work has been featured in a number of Australian and Global publications including Forbes, The Australian, Marketing, HRD, In The Black and more.

His coaching helps individuals and teams better understand what makes them exceptional and how they can leverage that to achieve individual and collective outcomes.

Shane is a Gallup certified strengths coach, founder of the People Leaders Network and the author of ‘Lead The Room – Communicate a Message That Counts in Moments That Matter’.

About the book

Packed with research-based insights from Australia’s leading workplaces, Let’s Talk Culture is the how-to guide for people leaders who want to shape a world class team culture by design.

Successful leaders and organisations know that culture is the unseen advantage of world class teams. But can it be influenced? And what role do managers play in building and shaping it?

Author and expert in leader communication, Shane Michael Hatton, says the research suggests it can be influenced and that the people leader plays a crucial role  – but it all starts with effective communication.

Based on extensive research with people leaders on the ground, Let’s Talk Culture reveals the five practical conversations people leaders need to have to design a world class team culture within their organisation.

An easy-to-understand guide for future culture champions, this book will give you the tools to build a team that attracts and retains your top talent, confidently address cultural inconsistencies in the workplace and meaningfully reward the behaviours that strengthen your team culture.

Praise for the book

‘Organisational culture’s built through words and actions. This book shows you the conversations you need to spark the behaviour you want to create the culture you desire.’

Michael Bungay Stanier, bestselling author of The Coaching Habit and How to Begin

‘In Let’s Talk Culture, Shane manages to do what many culture experts cannot: simplify the complexity that is culture. Full of stories and insights, Shane unpacks the five conversations about culture that every leader should have with their team. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to create a culture worth belonging to.’

Gabrielle Dolan, International keynote speaker and bestselling author of six books, including Magnetic Stories and Stories for Work

‘Although leaders intuitively know that culture is key to the success of their organisations and the wellbeing of their employees, it is a notoriously slippery construct. Shane helps leaders gain traction by distilling a broad set of research findings and ideas into compelling frameworks, providing concrete examples of practices others have followed, and offering practical advice for putting the ideas into action.
I would highly recommend this book to any leader embarking on a large-scale program of culture change.’

Sameer B. Srivastava, Associate Professor and Ewald T. Grether Chair in Business Administration and Public Policy at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, University of California; Co-director Berkeley Culture Initiative

‘Shane has done a great job in demystifying and making the case for the role of a people leader in defining, building, changing, and strengthening culture. This book is full of practical questions and actions all leaders should be asking themselves and their teams.’

Steph Clarke, facilitator; host of Steph’s Business Bookshelf podcast

‘It’s true that the best storytelling wins, but the leader who knows how to talk about culture helps the entire team win. In this engaging and entertaining book, Shane has crafted the roadmap for exactly how to have those critical conversations that will help you craft the kinds of culture everyone is taking about. I wish I’d had this book when I started my managerial journey 20 years ago. If you’re charged with managing others, this book is the companion you’ve been looking for.’

Mike Ganino, Public speaking and storytelling coach; creator of The Mike Drop Moment

‘Loved, loved, loved this book. Insightful, instructive, and inspiring, Shane has once again delivered a game-changing book, perfect for anyone, at any level, in any organisation, who wants to play their part in unlocking a culture that enables others to be their brilliant selves.’

Janine Garner, international speaker, three-time bestselling author, CEO of Curious Minds AUS Pty Ltd, and host of the Unleashing Brilliance podcast


May 3, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
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