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Meet John Graci

"John can be very direct. How knows how to grab people’s attention.  He is not afraid to let people know that they are the problem versus blaming another employee."

 – Elaine O., Sunnyside Communities

John Graci is a leadership speaker, author of 8 best-selling books, and trainer with more than 20 years of management experience in production, office, union and non-union environments. Graci’s straightforward and tell-it-like-it-is approach comes across as refreshing and riveting, and will have leaders on all levels of business grimacing in guilt knowing they might be practicing management without a license.


John is a frequent keynote speaker on change, motivation and communication for Fortune 500 companies, national conventions and SHRM chapters across the Midwest. He has been recognized by VIP’s for teaching management skills that instantly improve the work environment.


John’s debut book, The Buck Stops With You exposes today’s leaders who are quick to blame employees for having bad attitudes as opposed to looking in the mirror and asking what they could have done to cause the situation. Graci’s second book, doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to offering solutions to the question: Why Don’t Employees Perform as Expected? John’s third book, Leaders Are MADE, Not Born! was released in the summer of 2018. Graci’s tell-it-like-it-is approach shines light on what your employees always wanted to tell you, but never do!


As seen on CNN, John’s sense of humor, charisma and passion blend nicely with his pragmatic style. Practical and entertaining, John’s time-tested techniques provides nuggets of wisdom and in-the-trenches solutions for employees of all generations.


Leaders Are MADE,

Not Born!

What Your Employees Always Wanted to Tell You, 


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