Don Mann spoke to an auditorium full of DaimlerChrysler employees at corporate headquarters. One of the important attributes of an effective leader is to have the proper mindset and team attitude. I had been through several of Don’s SEAL Training Adventure and was extremely impressed at how quickly the notion of teamwork is instilled – you either coalesce as a team to succeed or you fail miserably and pay the price. It was a great microcosm of how the business world works and I remember thinking that if ten percent of the people at Chrysler could experience this event, the company would be unstoppable. With this in mind, I asked Don to address our group and he gave an incredibly inspiring presentation. I was a little concerned about the topic since the audience would be very diverse. I thought it might come across as a little strong coming this highly decorated former Navy SEAL. MY concerns were all for naught. I had never received so many positive comments after one of our presentations than I had from Don’s. I had women coming up to me after he finished stating that they wished Don had more time to talk. And quite honestly, I thought the women attending might provide negative feedback to my post-meeting survey. I believe Don’s presentation had the most impact of any speaker I had invited. People memorized parts of his presentation and other had posted some of his quotes on their office walls. A colleague of mine recently told me that he still had Don Mann sayings on his wall, “hell yes!” and he proceeded to read a few of them off, and this is six years after Don’s presentation). I cannot say enough good things about Don and his presentation and how effective it was. I think any group would greatly enjoy a presentation by Don and would benefit by hearing what he has to say. He certainly has the credentials and has lived the experiences to be able to convey his topic with much authority and credibility.