Sep 032013

In Conversation with Steven Snyder:
Leadership Growth and Surviving Struggle

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Steven Snyder
Realizing Leadership In Conversation
Steven Snyder is the founder of Snyder Leadership Group, which is an organizational consulting firm that provides a resource for organizations and their executives to advance their leadership capabilities and achieve greater success.

An innovator in thought leadership, Dr. Snyder has developed the breakthrough concepts introduced in his book, Leadership and the Art of Struggle, which is based on years of leadership studies, intensive research, and data derived from extensive interviews with real-world executives from major corporations. His advancements in the practice of leadership also derive from his own leadership experiences as an early leader at Microsoft, where he worked closely with Bill Gates, as well as his experience as a CEO of a publicly held company.

To learn more about Steven, visit his website at


Other authors and articles in this issue:

Suzanne Bates
Words Matter
Suzanne Bates is CEO of Bates Communications, an international communications consulting firm. The firm helps executives and organizations accelerate business performance through strategic communication. A top coach to CEOs and leading expert on communication in business, Ms. Bates is also the bestselling business author of Speak Like a CEO, Motivate Like a CEO, and Discover Your CEO Brand (McGraw Hill). Visit her website and popular “Thoughts for Tuesday” blog at


Sarah Bridges, PhD
Emotional Intelligence: The Key Differentiating Factor for Successful Change
Sarah Bridges is an executive coach and consultant, speaker and thought leader on managing people. She brings a clear-minded, highly engaged, and individualized approach to all her work, whether she’s coaching executives one-on-one, dealing with large-scale organization strategies, or keynoting a conference. She is also a writer who brings her interest in psychology and human development to her investigative articles, personal essays and advocacy work.

Sarah Bridges earned a Ph.D. and post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology in 1995 and then joined Personnel Decisions International as an organizational psychologist. She founded her own consulting company in 2001. Her biography and consulting information may be found at


Nancy Daniels
Why You Should Breathe Diaphragmatically When Public Speaking
The Voice Lady Nancy Daniels offers private, corporate and group workshops in voice and presentation skills as well as Voicing It!, the only video training program on voice improvement. Get started improving your presentation skills using Nancy’s free eBook, The #1 Secret for Improving Your Speaking Voice. To discover the best means of adding some life to your voice and your delivery, watch a brief video as The Voice Lady describes Dynamic Public Speaking and visit her website,, for more information and resources to enhance your speaking skills.


David M. Dye
Effective or…”Right”
David works with leaders who want to get more done with engaged teams. He shares twenty years’ wisdom earned as an elected official, nonprofit executive, and volunteer leader. He is the author of The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say, regularly speaks and writes about effective leadership, and believes everyone can master the essentials of influence.

Connect with David today via Twitter, the Trailblaze Blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Google+.


Pamela Jett
The Bully in the Next Cube
As an internationally recognized communication skills and employee engagement expert, professional speaker and author, Pamela Jett works with professionals to teach them to better understand that “Words Matter” when we are looking to achieve results, make an impact and improve effectiveness. She works with organizations, associations, and individuals to improve communication, enhance engagement, and become the kind of leader or organization that others want to work with and for.

Pamela is a true innovator who takes people beyond basic theory and strategy to an unparalleled level of application. Her unique blend of humor and practical application inspire individuals and Fortune 500 companies alike to make small changes that can yield tremendous results in terms of employee retention, satisfaction, and performance.

For more information on Pamela, visit her website, To download complimentary chapters of her latest book, visit


Shelley Kirkpatrick
Putting the Vision Statement into Action: Tips for Employees
Dr. Shelley Kirkpatrick is the founder and CEO of Visiontelligence LLC, an organization devoted to helping leaders build and implement effective vision statements. Her research-based tools and systems, including VisionPlex®, VisionPlex® In Action, and Vision Development System, help leaders of small and large companies develop effective vision statements. She also serves as the Director of Assessment Services for Management Concepts, a Tysons Corner, Virginia, training and professional services firm. A former professor at Carnegie Mellon University and American University, she has published over 50 articles and given numerous presentations. She holds a PhD from the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park and BS from Bowling Green State University. She is a third degree black belt in tae kwon do and lives with her husband and two sons in Vienna, Virginia.