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David Peckinpaugh - Unleashing Human Potential During a Crisis

Updated: May 6, 2021

Episode 41

About David Peckinpaugh: David is the President of Maritz Global Events, one of the largest meeting and incentive travel management companies in the world. He has been in the industry for 30 years. He drives his company's culture with the mindset of “first take good care of each other”, applying it within the organization and towards his clients. David leads Maritz Global Events in a mission to not only impact their client’s lives positively, but also to make a positive impact on the world; addressing issues like human trafficking and sustainability.


In this episode, Jordan and David discuss:

  • David’s unusual journey towards becoming the president of an events management company.

  • The three P’s of personal success, how they connect to the “triple bottom line” and how they impact the company’s financial success.

  • The biggest and most unexpected challenges the business went through in the pandemic and the tough decisions that they had to make to get the company through it.

  • The issue of human trafficking and why it was chosen as the company’s advocacy focus.

  • How is the workplace going to change and how can business adapt to the current unstable times

Key Takeaways

  • Your organization’s culture will drive your results and your core values will be challenged.

  • Transparent Communication: Don’t hide anything

  • Face the brutal facts head on

  • Have strong employee involvement in key initiatives

  • The triple bottom line: people, financial, sustainability. Measure and celebrate all of them

  • Sustainability is not only about the environment, but also about the person’s wellness and wellbeing.

“If you have the right culture in place - if people are feeling good about themselves, the work they do, and how they’re being treated, that will reflect in everything you do… and ultimately it’s going to drive your bottom line results.”— David Peckinpaugh

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Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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