Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey
Simon T. Bailey is an international speaker, writer and personal transformation strategist. He is the author of Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You, Inc., and Be the SPARK: Five Platinum Service Principles for Creating Customers for Life. When he’s not working, he enjoys rooting for the Buffalo Bills (his hometown team).

3 Ways to Start Living Your Dreams Today

By Simon T. Bailey | April 12, 2017

It doesn’t matter as much what you’re doing, but that you’re doing.

Why the Best Leaders Hack Their Leadership Styles

By Simon T. Bailey | April 29, 2015

Do you know your boss’s leadership style? Your own? Experts say there are three traditional leadership styles: 1. Autocratic—where the leader makes business decisions without referring to the others. This style allows quick decision-making and effective and close supervision of the team, but may lead to team dissatisfaction. 2. Transactional—where both leaders and team members…

How Giorgio Armani Got His Career Into Gear

By Simon T. Bailey | March 25, 2015

Car analogies are great for describing how motivation works, but my favorite is one you probably haven’t heard before: Engage your gears. It means putting your life into drive and positioning yourself in the middle of the action, where ideas are happening. Take fashion designer Giorgio Armani. After spending time in the armed forces, Armani…

5 Ways to Finish the Year on a High Note

By Simon T. Bailey | December 26, 2014

Why am I here? That’s the most significant question you can answer. This single question is enough to answer everything that is most important in your business and your life. So, when everything seems blurry, your productivity takes a dive and you’re not sure what you are moving toward, that’s when you need to answer…

How to Create Your “Personal” Board of Directors

By Simon T. Bailey | December 5, 2014

Your personal board of directors does not refer to a few high-ranking, intellectual individuals advising your company on crucial matters. It refers to that group of people who inspire you, motivate you and challenge you to think beyond. It is the people with whom you surround yourself, whose advice you seek on important personal and…

Don’t Know What You’re Doing? You Know More Than You Think

By Simon T. Bailey | November 24, 2014

Like everyone, you face numerous moments of self-doubt in life. You’re keenly aware of how much you really don’t know. You’re surprised when people consider you an expert because you don’t feel confident in your expertise. You think it is circumstance that you got your promotion or title, and you didn’t do anything to deserve…

Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Cat… and It Won’t Kill Your Business

By Simon T. Bailey | November 7, 2014

Innovation is the result of curiosity—and history is evidence of that. But what if Mozart hadn’t been curious about composition, Leonardo da Vinci had ignored the human form or Louis Pasteur never explored medicine? The world would be bereft of music, art and even health as we know it. Curiosity serves as a trigger for…

When 90% Withdraw from Change, Be the 10% That Shines

By Simon T. Bailey | October 24, 2014

I have a good friend who just signed on to be a communications strategist for a nearly 70-year-old company. He was hired to use “change management” techniques to communicate to employees nationwide that a business operations system—one they had been heavily dependent on for the past 40 years—was going to be replaced. The operating system…

Your Idea Didn’t Fail: You Just Got Feedback

By Simon T. Bailey | October 10, 2014

Everybody fails. There comes a time when even the most successful leaders have a strategy that fails or a plan that backfires. But how do you pick not just yourself back up, but your team that looks to you for answers, support and stability? Remember this, a phoenix must have both wings to fly. To…

Great Employees Have These 3 Things

By Simon T. Bailey | September 19, 2014

Experience has taught me that when you are in the presence of a brilliant thinker, always have a pen and paper handy. As you begin to ask questions, you’ll find that a river of wisdom, insight, and real-time examples freely flows from someone with valuable insight into the world. This was the case with J.…