Happy Birthday from Your Boss: APB Speaker Sheldon Yellen Puts Gratitude First
21 Oct 2019
CEO of Belfor, a disaster recovery company, APB speaker Sheldon Yellen has been making headlines for the gratitude he shows towards his 9,200 employees. Yellen recently shared that he personally writes birthday cards to each of his staff members. In an interview with Business Insider, Yellen explained that he has been handwriting birthday cards to his friends and employees at Belfor since 1985, when he was hired by the company. He went on to say, “It got people talking, we started to communicate more."
Yellen exemplifies what it means to be a compassionate leader by utilizing positive reinforcement. He found that through the practice of writing cards, acts of kindness began to spread within the company, resulting in dedicated, hardworking employees. One of today's most sought-after motivational and leadership speakers, Yellen shares his unconventional management style and leadership philosophies.