James Sale is the creator of Motivational Maps and the founder of Motivational Maps Ltd. He is a speaker, writer and thought leader in the worldwide movement to transform how management works by enabling the ego-centred, fear-based Twentieth Century top-down control model to be superseded by a Twenty-First Century dynamic, bottom-up, engagement focused approach. His book, Mapping Motivation, published by Gower, is the definitive text on how to do this by specifically addressing the question of employee motivation and its correlation with performance, productivity and profitability. It was followed by Mapping Motivation for Coaching, published by Routledge, co-written with Bevis Moynan. James has over 400 management consultants and business coaches in 14 countries that are licensed to use his product with corporates, small and medium sized businesses, and public sector organisations.
Alongside this motivational work, James has been a writer for 50 years, and has had over 30 books published, including 7 collections of poetry, as well as books from Macmillan/Nelson (The Poetry Show volumes 1, 2, 3), Pearsons/York Notes (Macbeth, Six Women Poets), and other major publishers (Hodder & Stoughton, Longmans, Folens, Stanley Thornes) on how to teach the writing of poetry. Most recently his poems have appeared in the UK in many magazines. He won 2nd Prize in The Society of Classical Poets (New York) 2014 Annual Poetry Competition and first prize in 2017; consequently he was invited to join their Advisory Board. He has had over 400 blogs published, many on literary themes and reviews, online as well as in magazines; he is an accredited ‘Diamond Author’ – their highest level – with ezine.com, the world’s largest online article provider.
James was a co-founder and director of the KQBX Press, which published dozens of poets before it closed in the late 90s, including: Sean Street, Michael Henry, Brian Hinton, Sarah Hopkins, and Helen Flint. Finally, the Bournemouth Yellow Buses company selected James as one of their poets of the month as part of their marketing campaign around the town in 2016. He was given a free bus pass as part of the deal – nice!