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Former Police Chief, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Author of "Breaking With the Law: The Story of Unconventional Tickets" and "Lead Big: Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership."

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 Ward Clapham Biography

For 30 years, Ward Clapham worked and served in one of the most stressful and demanding public arenas—law enforcement. When he took command of the third largest Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment in Canada, located in Richmond, B.C., the organization ran like most bureaucracies—heavy command-and-control management and strict adherence to the status quo. As with previous leadership assignments, Clapham didn’t believe in staying in the box. He and his teams took calculated chances, made mistakes, and forged new paths where others feared to tread. Though difficult at times, Clapham’s unshakable vision created new paradigms of leadership within the traditional environment of policing, not to mention that crime and community problems were significantly decreased. Public and private organizations face similar challenges: how to successfully break with ineffective paradigms, practices and principles that tether people and organizations to the status quo. Clapham’s inspiring stories define and describe the paradigm shift needed to move away from the command-and-control style of managing people toward a more proactive, unleashing of talent. He challenges leaders to think again about the effectiveness of their current methods and established rules of engagement.

One of his successful Richmond initiatives is the topic of his first book, "Breaking With the Law: The Story of Positive Tickets." It has also been featured in numerous newspaper articles, a FranklinCovey feature film, and in Reader’s Digest magazine. His second book, "Lead BIG: Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership" defines and describes the paradigm shift needed to move away from the command and control style of managing people toward a more proactive, unleashing of talent. His own inspiring stories and results coupled with scientific research, anecdotes, quotes, and historical accounts lead to powerful break-with insights in each chapter applicable for leaders in all areas of the public and private sectors.

Lead Big will inspire leaders to think again about the effectiveness of their current methods and established rules of engagement. Explore how Clapham and his team adjusted to keep the organization proactive, flexible, and innovative within a constantly changing landscape. Learn how he rooted advanced leadership principles into previously rigid police cultures, and how those principles are now being adapted throughout the world. Discover how he was able to successfully "break with the law" within a command-and-control structure. "Lead BIG: Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership" is an inspiring journey of discovery with one of Canada's top cops as he relates tales of confronting and combating the status quo to generate positive change.

Clapham has also been featured in several books including Dr. Stephen R. Covey's book, The 3rd Alternative, Michael Abrashoff's book, "Get Your Ship Together," Stephen M.R. Covey's book, "Smart Trust," and Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's 5th edition of "The Leadership Challenge."

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Breaking With the Law: The Story of Positive Tickets

Breaking With the Law: The Story of Positive Tickets

Speaking Topics
  • Breaking With the Law: Lead Big - Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership

    Businesses today are jumping on the bandwagon of employee motivation through reward and recognition. But the multi-year study has revealed that at the end of the day its not reward that powers the most positive emotions and the urge to succeed. Its progress. Over his long tenure in policing, Ward has broken with many leadership beliefs and behaviours that were ineffective and unproductive, hence the title of his book series *Breaking With the Law*. In the face of sometimes harsh criticism, Ward has discovered the ultimate secret for quantum improvement: Every breakthrough first requires a break with the old paradigms, practices, and principles that tether people and organizations to the status quo. Wards presentation defines and describes the paradigm shift needed to move away from the command and control style of managing people toward a more proactive, unleashing of talent. Wards presentation will inspire you to think again about the effectiveness of your current methods and established rules of engagement. As a master storyteller, Ward will relate his experiences in grappling with out-dated traditions and ineffective behaviours. Youll be laughing one moment and crying the next as he takes you on an inspirational journey of courage from this cop out of the box.

  • The Positive Ticket Principle

    It started with a policing experimentwhat would happen if cops tried to catch kids doing something good, instead of doing something bad? And what if kids were rewarded with a positive ticket? It turned into a viral phenomenon called the Positive Ticket Principle that has swept the policing world and now finds application in the business sector. Speaker and author Ward Clapham, former Chief of Police and mastermind of the Positive Ticket experiment, shares how the Positive Ticket Principle is the key to accelerated business performance and inspiring results. In his latest keynote address, Clapham explains how employees are not simply motivated by rewards or carrots. While those things are important, the Positive Ticket Principle takes the carrot approach one step further. Its not just rewarding people, its rewarding them as they progress and achieve significant goals they find personally meaningful. That combination of prize plus unleashing progress becomes the catalyst for breakthrough performance and success. Learn more about how you can ignite the power of your workforce using the Positive Ticket Principle.

  • Leading in the Knowledge Worker Age: Social Media - a Real Game Changer

    During this keynote presentation and Q & A, the participant will learn about how social media is dramatically changing how we work, build relationships, interact with one another, and finally, exercise leadership. They will discover how the ease, speed, depth and breadth of communications today is a real game changer for business leaders. The old command and control style is being seriously challenged by more collaborative servant leadership techniques and methods. Participants will explore how this shift is fundamentally about culture change. And that type of transformational change
    • which may include updating business practices
    • must come from the top. But more than a top-down dictum, it's got to be part of the essence of a business leader today.

  • Culture

    Its that somewhat nebulous, always pressing presence in every organizationculture. You know its important for morale, for the customer experience, and for driving profits. But how do you change something that often feels like a fog? Author, speaker, and former Canadian Mountie and Chief of Police, Ward Clapham, shares powerful insights into the myths and realities of changing an organizations culture. Using gut-wrenching examples from the colorful world of policing, Ward outlines effective ways for focusing on cultural issues that hold many organizational back from reaching peak performance. You will be inspired to action as Ward shares the avant-garde methods he used to break his teams out of ineffective practices and forge into better territory. After serving 30 years in a highly entrenched cultural environmentlaw enforcementWards unbelievable results prove that any leader wields the power to transform culture for the better

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Ward Clapham

Former Police Chief, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Author of "Breaking With the Law: The Story of Unconventional Tickets" and "Lead Big: Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership."

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Ward Clapham Biography

For 30 years, Ward Clapham worked and served in one of the most stressful and demanding public arenas—law enforcement. When he took command of the third largest Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment in Canada, located in Richmond, B.C., the organization ran like most bureaucracies—heavy command-and-control management and strict adherence to the status quo. As with previous leadership assignments, Clapham didn’t believe in staying in the box. He and his teams took calculated chances, made mistakes, and forged new paths where others feared to tread. Though difficult at times, Clapham’s unshakable vision created new paradigms of leadership within the traditional environment of policing, not to mention that crime and community problems were significantly decreased. Public and private organizations face similar challenges: how to successfully break with ineffective paradigms, practices and principles that tether people and organizations to the status quo. Clapham’s inspiring stories define and describe the paradigm shift needed to move away from the command-and-control style of managing people toward a more proactive, unleashing of talent. He challenges leaders to think again about the effectiveness of their current methods and established rules of engagement.

One of his successful Richmond initiatives is the topic of his first book, "Breaking With the Law: The Story of Positive Tickets." It has also been featured in numerous newspaper articles, a FranklinCovey feature film, and in Reader’s Digest magazine. His second book, "Lead BIG: Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership" defines and describes the paradigm shift needed to move away from the command and control style of managing people toward a more proactive, unleashing of talent. His own inspiring stories and results coupled with scientific research, anecdotes, quotes, and historical accounts lead to powerful break-with insights in each chapter applicable for leaders in all areas of the public and private sectors.

Lead Big will inspire leaders to think again about the effectiveness of their current methods and established rules of engagement. Explore how Clapham and his team adjusted to keep the organization proactive, flexible, and innovative within a constantly changing landscape. Learn how he rooted advanced leadership principles into previously rigid police cultures, and how those principles are now being adapted throughout the world. Discover how he was able to successfully "break with the law" within a command-and-control structure. "Lead BIG: Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership" is an inspiring journey of discovery with one of Canada's top cops as he relates tales of confronting and combating the status quo to generate positive change.

Clapham has also been featured in several books including Dr. Stephen R. Covey's book, The 3rd Alternative, Michael Abrashoff's book, "Get Your Ship Together," Stephen M.R. Covey's book, "Smart Trust," and Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's 5th edition of "The Leadership Challenge."

Ward Clapham Books

Ward Clapham Speaking Topics

  • Breaking With the Law: Lead Big - Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership

    Businesses today are jumping on the bandwagon of employee motivation through reward and recognition. But the multi-year study has revealed that at the end of the day its not reward that powers the most positive emotions and the urge to succeed. Its progress. Over his long tenure in policing, Ward has broken with many leadership beliefs and behaviours that were ineffective and unproductive, hence the title of his book series *Breaking With the Law*. In the face of sometimes harsh criticism, Ward has discovered the ultimate secret for quantum improvement: Every breakthrough first requires a break with the old paradigms, practices, and principles that tether people and organizations to the status quo. Wards presentation defines and describes the paradigm shift needed to move away from the command and control style of managing people toward a more proactive, unleashing of talent. Wards presentation will inspire you to think again about the effectiveness of your current methods and established rules of engagement. As a master storyteller, Ward will relate his experiences in grappling with out-dated traditions and ineffective behaviours. Youll be laughing one moment and crying the next as he takes you on an inspirational journey of courage from this cop out of the box.

  • The Positive Ticket Principle

    It started with a policing experimentwhat would happen if cops tried to catch kids doing something good, instead of doing something bad? And what if kids were rewarded with a positive ticket? It turned into a viral phenomenon called the Positive Ticket Principle that has swept the policing world and now finds application in the business sector. Speaker and author Ward Clapham, former Chief of Police and mastermind of the Positive Ticket experiment, shares how the Positive Ticket Principle is the key to accelerated business performance and inspiring results. In his latest keynote address, Clapham explains how employees are not simply motivated by rewards or carrots. While those things are important, the Positive Ticket Principle takes the carrot approach one step further. Its not just rewarding people, its rewarding them as they progress and achieve significant goals they find personally meaningful. That combination of prize plus unleashing progress becomes the catalyst for breakthrough performance and success. Learn more about how you can ignite the power of your workforce using the Positive Ticket Principle.

  • Leading in the Knowledge Worker Age: Social Media - a Real Game Changer

    During this keynote presentation and Q & A, the participant will learn about how social media is dramatically changing how we work, build relationships, interact with one another, and finally, exercise leadership. They will discover how the ease, speed, depth and breadth of communications today is a real game changer for business leaders. The old command and control style is being seriously challenged by more collaborative servant leadership techniques and methods. Participants will explore how this shift is fundamentally about culture change. And that type of transformational change
    • which may include updating business practices
    • must come from the top. But more than a top-down dictum, it's got to be part of the essence of a business leader today.

  • Culture

    Its that somewhat nebulous, always pressing presence in every organizationculture. You know its important for morale, for the customer experience, and for driving profits. But how do you change something that often feels like a fog? Author, speaker, and former Canadian Mountie and Chief of Police, Ward Clapham, shares powerful insights into the myths and realities of changing an organizations culture. Using gut-wrenching examples from the colorful world of policing, Ward outlines effective ways for focusing on cultural issues that hold many organizational back from reaching peak performance. You will be inspired to action as Ward shares the avant-garde methods he used to break his teams out of ineffective practices and forge into better territory. After serving 30 years in a highly entrenched cultural environmentlaw enforcementWards unbelievable results prove that any leader wields the power to transform culture for the better

FAQs on booking Ward Clapham

  • How to book Ward Clapham?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ward Clapham for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ward Clapham, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ward Clapham or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ward Clapham?

    Booking fees for Ward Clapham, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ward Clapham, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ward Clapham?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ward Clapham for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ward Clapham for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ward Clapham or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ward Clapham or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ward Clapham is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ward Clapham for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Ward Clapham generally travels from British ColumbiaCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Haydn Shaw, Doug Lipp, Dr. Kevin Freiberg, Ryan Estis and John Izzo, PhD. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ward Clapham for an upcoming event.

Ward Clapham Speaking Topics

  • Breaking With the Law: Lead Big - Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership

    Businesses today are jumping on the bandwagon of employee motivation through reward and recognition. But the multi-year study has revealed that at the end of the day its not reward that powers the most positive emotions and the urge to succeed. Its progress. Over his long tenure in policing, Ward has broken with many leadership beliefs and behaviours that were ineffective and unproductive, hence the title of his book series *Breaking With the Law*. In the face of sometimes harsh criticism, Ward has discovered the ultimate secret for quantum improvement: Every breakthrough first requires a break with the old paradigms, practices, and principles that tether people and organizations to the status quo. Wards presentation defines and describes the paradigm shift needed to move away from the command and control style of managing people toward a more proactive, unleashing of talent. Wards presentation will inspire you to think again about the effectiveness of your current methods and established rules of engagement. As a master storyteller, Ward will relate his experiences in grappling with out-dated traditions and ineffective behaviours. Youll be laughing one moment and crying the next as he takes you on an inspirational journey of courage from this cop out of the box.

  • The Positive Ticket Principle

    It started with a policing experimentwhat would happen if cops tried to catch kids doing something good, instead of doing something bad? And what if kids were rewarded with a positive ticket? It turned into a viral phenomenon called the Positive Ticket Principle that has swept the policing world and now finds application in the business sector. Speaker and author Ward Clapham, former Chief of Police and mastermind of the Positive Ticket experiment, shares how the Positive Ticket Principle is the key to accelerated business performance and inspiring results. In his latest keynote address, Clapham explains how employees are not simply motivated by rewards or carrots. While those things are important, the Positive Ticket Principle takes the carrot approach one step further. Its not just rewarding people, its rewarding them as they progress and achieve significant goals they find personally meaningful. That combination of prize plus unleashing progress becomes the catalyst for breakthrough performance and success. Learn more about how you can ignite the power of your workforce using the Positive Ticket Principle.

  • Leading in the Knowledge Worker Age: Social Media - a Real Game Changer

    During this keynote presentation and Q & A, the participant will learn about how social media is dramatically changing how we work, build relationships, interact with one another, and finally, exercise leadership. They will discover how the ease, speed, depth and breadth of communications today is a real game changer for business leaders. The old command and control style is being seriously challenged by more collaborative servant leadership techniques and methods. Participants will explore how this shift is fundamentally about culture change. And that type of transformational change
    • which may include updating business practices
    • must come from the top. But more than a top-down dictum, it's got to be part of the essence of a business leader today.

  • Culture

    Its that somewhat nebulous, always pressing presence in every organizationculture. You know its important for morale, for the customer experience, and for driving profits. But how do you change something that often feels like a fog? Author, speaker, and former Canadian Mountie and Chief of Police, Ward Clapham, shares powerful insights into the myths and realities of changing an organizations culture. Using gut-wrenching examples from the colorful world of policing, Ward outlines effective ways for focusing on cultural issues that hold many organizational back from reaching peak performance. You will be inspired to action as Ward shares the avant-garde methods he used to break his teams out of ineffective practices and forge into better territory. After serving 30 years in a highly entrenched cultural environmentlaw enforcementWards unbelievable results prove that any leader wields the power to transform culture for the better

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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