Geoff Smart

Best Selling Author, Hiring & Retention Expert and Leadership Advisor to Billionaires, Boards and CEOs

  • Geoff Smart`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Geoff Smart`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $50,001 and above

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

  • Geoff Smart`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Geoff Smart`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $50,001 and above

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

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Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best Peoplle

Geoff shares practical and entertaining insights into how to implement Topgrading, based on his Firm’s best-selling book and training DVD by that title. Topgrading is a methodology for hiring, coaching, and keeping top talent to drive the growth...

Geoff shares practical and entertaining insights into how to implement Topgrading, based on his Firm’s best-selling book and training DVD by that title. Topgrading is a methodology for hiring, coaching, and keeping top talent to drive the growth of a business. Learn what Topgrading is, how to use a hiring Scorecard, how to conduct the 3 types of interviews that any CEO or manager ever needs, how to conduct Talent Reviews of your team, and how to build a Virtual Bench of “A players.” The session includes a significant amount of audience interaction including live demonstrations of the interview techniques, multi- media “spot the error” exercises, and simple “takeaway tools and templates” to help you maximize shareholder value creation and your own career success.
•  Executive Hiring: How to Recruit “A Players.”
•  Leadership
•  Building Top Management Teams to Drive Shareholder Value Creation.
•  Making Mergers & Acquisition Work: Best Practices of Management Assessment.

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Who: The A Method for Hiring

Geoff Smart and Randy Street solve every entrepreneur’s #1 problem: making hiring mistakes. Over 20 billionaire entrepreneurs were interviewed exclusively to collect their best advice and stories on this important subject. The largest ...

Geoff Smart and Randy Street solve every entrepreneur’s #1 problem: making hiring mistakes. Over 20 billionaire entrepreneurs were interviewed exclusively to collect their best advice and stories on this important subject. The largest statistical study every done on this topic was conducted with the University of Chicago’s Steve Kaplan, which revealed some startling findings about types of candidates who succeed and fail. A simple and practical solution is presented. Over 20 CEOs have endorsed Who.

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About Keynote Speaker Geoff Smart

Geoff Smart’s Key Accomplishments Include…
Geoff Smart is Chairman & CEO of a management assessment firm for CEOs and investors, which he founded in 1995.

Geoff Smart solves every manager’s #1 problem: making hiring mistakes. The stories and advice Geoffrey Smart presents, draw from some of the most extensive research, interviews and experiences ever assembled on the topic of talent management: Why most managers are terrible at hiring. How to generate a source to locate the right candidates. What to look for in choosing the right candidate. How to sell the ideal candidate on accepting the job at your company. The session includes a significant amount of audience interaction including live demonstrations of the interview techniques, audience realtime Q&A, and simple “takeaway tools and templates” to help attendees maximize financial performance and their own career success.

In their instant New York Times best seller Who: The A Method of Hiring, Geoff Smart and Randy Street interviewed over 20 billionaire entrepreneurs exclusively for the book (a record) to collect their best advice and stories on the topic of hiring and hiring mistakes. The largest statistical study every done on this topic was conducted with the University of Chicago’s Steve Kaplan, which revealed some startling findings about types of candidates who succeed and fail, and simple, practical solutions are presented. The book is a New York Times Bestseller, Wall Street Journal Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, and was ranked the #1 bestseller of all books on Amazon. Over 20 CEOs have endorsed Who.

Geoff Smart’s clients include the world’s largest private equity investors, Fortune 500 CEOs, and billionaire entrepreneurs. Geoff Smart’s client impact has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Buyouts, CNBC’s Squawk Box, and in a forthcoming Harvard Business School Case Study on his firm.

More About Geoffrey Smart…
Geoff Smart is co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Who: The A Method of Hiring. Dr. Smart is also co-creator of the Topgrading® philosophy of talent management. Geoff Smart is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. He is a volunteer and sponsor of Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote an understanding of business and entrepreneurship in children.

Geoff Smart earned a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Northwestern University, an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, where he was a student of management guru, Peter F. Drucker.

Testimonials

“Geoff Smart was insanely easy to work with and delivered major take-away value to our audience. I appreciated not only his excellent presentation, but his total ‘workability.’ The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! Thanks again for making me look like a hero!”

Craig Williams

CEO, CommunityLink Communications

“I have been coming to these Inc. 500 presentations for years. Your Top grading presentation was the best session I have seen in several years.”

Michael Hopkins

Editor Inc. Magazine

“Your management assessment training session was as valuable and enjoyable as any workshop I have attended.”

John Howard

CEO, Bear Stearns Merchant Banking

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