Steven Smith’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Steven Smith has spent the past twenty years exploring the dynamics of great leaders and teams —how they work, think, collaborate, and who they are.
He has written books on communication, confidence and leadership, including egonomics: What Makes Ego our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability), business Think, and Catalyst: How Confidence Reacts with Our Strengths to Shape What We Achieve and Who We Become. For Catalyst Smith conducted an eight-year study of the interplay between human strengths and confidence, surveying 8,000 people in over 1,200 organizations. His work has been published in 24 languages in over 50 countries, and featured in BusinessWeek, US News and World Report, Portfolio and on CBS MarketWatch.
Steven Smith’s writing, speaking and business ideas have received acclaim from Tom Peters, Ram Charan, Marshall Goldsmith, Harvard Business School, and been embraced by such client organizations as Microsoft, Disney, Baptist Health Care, Hard Rock Cafe, Cox Communications, American Express, and State Farm.
With degrees in management, psychology and expertise in team dynamics and leadership, Microsoft Live Meeting featured Smith for two years as top leadership faculty.
Steven Smith’s success comes from his effort to help teams and companies to: Cut down on wasted meeting time and work together effectively, reduce turnover, keep people’s talents engaged and daily innovation alive, cultivate a climate safe enough to share water-cooler honesty, ask better business questions and rigorously test assumptions, creating stronger ideas and fewer wasted projects, get more strategic work done, spend less energy chasing pet projects, and accept less excuses about why things don’t change, and break down barriers that block candor.
More About Speaker, Steven Smith . . .
Steven Smith has invested nearly two decades into trying to reinvent the way people work. He is the co-founder of a company dedicated to help young professionals build career capital and realize their potential.
Voted as one of the top 100 business thought-leaders in the country, Steven Smith’s business concepts and books have been adopted by several universities across the country as an example of what the real business world is about.