David P. Carlisle, Chairman of Carlisle & Company, Inc.

I have known Charlie Hyndman for more than a decade and believe him to be the top parts logistics mind in the world.  This is not my opinion.  It is a simple fact.  Under Charlie’s leadership General Motors parts warehousing productivity and quality climbed from close to worst in class to best in class.  The numbers support this, and the resulting performance supports this.  To propel a giant like GM to top-of-class requires a lot more than common genius and guru-dom in parts warehousing.  It requires leadership with expert control of ego and arrogance.  People need to want to follow a leader; people want to improve because the path improvement is clear, the accomplishments are recognized, and the rewards are commensurate.  It helps if the leader is emphatic and articulate.  That pretty much nails down Charlie’s sense of style.  When Charlie speaks you want to listen, you feel better by doing so, and you learn a whole bunch.  Do I recommend Charlie?  Yes, without reservation.


Great examples and presentation of leadership and how I relate to my leadership style.  Eye opener.  Thank you for being a great leader!

Bobby A (Hudson, WI)

Great overall leadership message.  Correction … AWESOME leadership message!  My biggest journey was realizing the positive and inspirational message I have on others.  Everyone saw it before I could.   Thank you!


Very real presentation!  What’s important to you? Decide, have a goal.  Improve your strengths not your weaknesses … excellent advice!  Attitude – reinforced my beliefs as a leader.  Excellent motivational speech!

John H (Charlotte, NC)

Positive reinforcement of what relationships can do to affect your performance.  Identifies the character-traits leaders need.  Realization to focus on strengths – only need 2 or 3.  Excellent point – as a leader, someone is always watching.  Very powerful message.  Really liked “progress is not winning.”


There is nothing more inspiring than listening to someone speak on a subject that they truly believe in.  When you believe in the subject matter, it shows.  I agree 100% that your people see everything.  Everything you say or do has some sort of influence, good or bad, on everyone around you.  Lead by example.  Very inspiring.  Thank you.

Simon M (Ypsilanti, MI)

This talk is spot on what a good leader should look like. It has re-energized me. It has confirmed my belief that treating people right is the road to success. This would be a great talk to all leaders in an organization, which means everybody!