Hat Tricks!

March 21, 2023 by

Well, I am thrilled to say that I pulled off my own personal “Hat Trick” last week:

  • I secured a Keynote Speech at an upcoming Human Resources & Management Conference.
  • I facilitated a large Podcast on Employee Engagement & How To Build A Magnetic Culture.
  • I followed through on a successful consulting assignment on Managing Generational Differences for a large Fortune 100 company.

Interestingly, although the phrase “Hat Trick” is used to describe a hockey player who scores three goals in the same game, did you know that the origin of the term has nothing to do with hockey at all? In fact, the first use of the term “Hat Trick” stems from a specific cricket match in 1858. Bowler H.H. Stephenson, playing for an all-England squad versus a team from Hallam, South Yorkshire, took three consecutive wickets at Hyde Park Cricket Grounds in Sheffield—meaning he hit the three wooden stakes behind the batter three consecutive times. Because of his outstanding accomplishment, a collection was made from the crowd and Stephenson was presented with a hat that was bought using the proceeds.

Thereafter, any time a bowler retired three batsmen with three consecutive balls, he was entitled to a new hat at the expense of the club to celebrate this feat.

Will you pull off your own personal “Hat Trick” in the next week?





Kevin Sheridan is an internationally-recognized Keynote Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. For five years running, he has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 100 experts on Employee Engagement. He was also honored to be named to The Employee Engagement Award’s Top 101 Global Influencers on Employee Engagement of 2017.

Having spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant, Kevin has helped some of the world’s largest corporations rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, has been consistently recognized as a long-overdue, industry-changing innovation in the field of Employee Engagement. His first book, Building a Magnetic Culture, made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is also the author of The Virtual Manager, which explores how to most effectively manage remote workers.

Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1988, concentrating his degree in Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three different companies.

Email: kevin@kevinsheridanllc.com