Daniel Coyle

Author, "The Culture Playbook" and "The Culture Code" | Bestselling author, "The Talent Code" and "The Little Book of Talent"
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Daniel Coyle is the award-winning, NY Times-bestselling author of several books on leadership and performance, including The Talent Code, The Little Book of Talent, and The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups.
Daniel's current book, The Culture Playbook: 60 Highly Effective Actions to Help Your Group Succeed (May 2022), is the ultimate handbook for fostering and cultivating a strong team culture. In The Culture Playbook, Coyle distills everything he has learned into sixty concrete, actionable tips and exercises that will help your team build a strong, cohesive, and positive culture.
In The Culture Code, Coyle takes you inside some of the world’s most high-performing organizations including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and Navy SEALs Team Six, to demystify the culture-building process and provide simple, actionable tools that can spark buy-in, boost trust, and strengthen your organization’s culture. The books was recently named one of Best Books of 2018 by Bloomberg and one of Amazon's Best Business and Leadership Books of 2018.
Coyle, who has worked as an advisor with the Major League Baseball team Cleveland Guardians since 2013, has also served as an advisor to military special forces, professional sports teams, schools, and other organizations, and as a consulting producer to ESPN documentary films. In his previous books, he explored how to develop talent in any discipline. His best-selling Little Book of Talent, is a user's manual for improving skills through 52 scientifically-proven, field-tested methods.
While The Little Book of Talent offers practical instruction for skill-building, The Talent Code takes a deeper look at the neuroscience behind learning. Certain habits of practice, coaching, and motivation most promote the growth of myelin, the microscopic brain fibers that speed up neural pathways. Both The Talent Code and The Little Book of Talent explain how to make these practices part of your life and become better at what matters most to you.
Daniel Coyle, who grew up in Alaska, has written for Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, and Play. He is winner (with co-author Tyler Hamilton) the William Hill Book of the Year award, and has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing. Daniel has appeared as a guest on Today, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, ESPN, CNN,All Things Considered, Charlie Rose, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and numerous other national programs.


The Culture Code: The New Science of Successful Groups

In this talk, Daniel goes inside some of the most effective organizations in the world, including Pixar, Navy SEALs Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs, and reveals how they generate a sense of belonging in their workforce, and other organizational traits. He will not only explain what makes such groups tick, but also identify the key factors that can generate team cohesion in any walk of life. He will examine the verbal and physical cues that bring people together, and the specific strategies that encourage collaboration and build trust. This talk, based on Dan’s groundbreaking book The Culture Code, is based on a simple insight — great groups don’t happen by chance. They are built according to three universal rules.

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Talent Hotbeds

All talent is really located in the brain. Talent hotbeds, tiny places that produce huge numbers of high performers, succeed because they capitalize on the fundamental mechanism for growing high-speed neural circuitry. The patterns of the hotbeds — of practice, motivation, and coaching — show us the blueprint for building our own talent hotbed. Daniel explains how to put this blueprint to work, drawing from his work with the U.S. Army, the U.S. Olympic High Performance Division, the British PGA, Nike, and others. Daniel gives versions of this talk relevant to both business and education audiences.

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How to Develop Gold-Medal Talent

A cook’s tour through the revolutionary new science of talent development, which is far less about genes, and far more about the brain — specifically, about building the brain through certain forms of intensive practice, motivation, and coaching. Drawing on his research at a dozen of the world’s talent hotbeds, from the soccer fields of Brazil to a classical-music academy in upstate New York, Daniel Coyle identifies three essential habits for maximal talent growth, and offers simple, effective ways to put them to use.

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The Talent Code
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The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups | RSA
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