He’s hyperactive, loud and rebellious. He’s also too idealistic and bad at managing details. All of these weaknesses have helped him succeed as a speaker, leadership professor, stand-up comedian and endurance athlete.
David Rendall started life as a pigeon-toed baby in Milwaukee. When he was eleven years old, his parents sent him to school with patches in his pants. He decided this was unacceptable, so he began collecting aluminum cans from dumpsters and got a job delivering newspapers at five o’clock every morning. Since then he has been a stock boy, lawn boy, caddie, painter, janitor, tutor, resident assistant, job coach, supervisor, nonprofit manager and senior executive.
During the last fifteen years he has spoken to audiences throughout the United States, South America, Africa and Australia. His clients include the United States Air Force and the Australian Government, as well as companies in the Fortune 50, AT&T and State Farm Insurance, Fortune 500, Ralph Lauren, as well as Fortune Global 500, BASF, GlaxoSmithKline, and Tyco International.
Early in his career, he managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. He has more than twenty years of experience leading people and organizations. David has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology.
He is the author of three books:
- The Four Factors of Effective Leadership
- The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness
- The Freak Factor for Kids