… a man who has been attempting to puzzle out the secrets of human existence for his entire life. Some progress may have been made, and some of it has been written down. Other bits come out in front of crowds, sometimes at random times and sometimes in front of groups that intended to be there to hear about it.
His first published book, Making It Happen, detailed the trials and tribulations of practical project management. The book was written as a novel, and despite (or perhaps because of) the subject matter, it went on to sell more than 45,000 copies in Canada, the US, and around the world. A training program based on these principles now has more than 15,000 graduates worldwide.
His second book, The Performance Principle continues the story and provides perspective on what motivates people and how to work with that.
Mackenzie speaks (learn more) on a variety of topics related to employee motivation, team work, and project management.
His day job is as British Columbia Managing Partner at MNP, a national Consulting and Accounting firm. Mackenzie has more than 25 years experience in operations improvement and restructuring, and has provided specific assistance in everything from strategic planning to performance management to managing small projects. He has hands-on experience in a wide variety of industries, and his services are frequently of use in situations requiring the application of more than a single specialty.
He has worked in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, as well as the public sector and internationally in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.