Apr 092013

In Conversation with Sam Silverstein:
Leadership and Accountability

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Sam Silverstein
Realizing Leadership in Conversation
Sam Silverstein is an entrepreneur, business expert, and international author, and his battle cry of “No More Excuses” has been heard by companies and business professionals the world over. Accountability is today’s competitive advantage to reclaim market share and win the heart of a hyper-discerning consumer.

Sam knows how to get million-dollar results. His companies have sold upwards of $100 million in products and services, and he successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company.

His programs focus on accountability and authenticity, teaching his hard-learned lessons and his winning techniques to build success both personally and professionally. Sam has shared his millionaire secrets on over 450 radio stations and on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. He has authored 10 books, is the creator of The Accountability Academy®, and has been a contributing author to countless publications throughout his incredible career.


Other authors and articles in this issue:

John Bossong
Eight Goals of the Everyday Leader
John Bossong is a well-known blogger who specializes in leadership. He believes that a lack of passion and influence are two things that keep organizations and individuals from continually improving and living life. With an extensive sales, leadership and continuous improvement training background, John has led, sold and managed in the trenches day in and day out. His perspectives on sales and leadership are the result of practical experience, training and research.

Learn more about John by going to his website at JohnBossong.com and be sure to sign up to receive his articles in your inbox. Also, follow John on Twitter at @JohnBossong.


Sarah Bridges, PhD
Three Approaches to Authentic Leadership
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 SarahBridges.com.


Nancy R. Burke
Founder and Principal, FuturePerfect
The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion: Getting the Recognition You Deserve
Nancy Burke is a seasoned Career Coach who helps people find their appropriate fit in the workplace and who works with people who want to explore and design the next step in their careers. She has a passion for working with Baby Boomers who need the confidence, courage and clarity to plan a bold Second Half of life.

Nancy is co-author of the soon-to-be-released book, The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion: A Practical Guide to Getting the Recognition You Deserve. She is a frequent speaker on that topic, as well as How to Stay Marketable in a Changing World, and Developing Personal Resilience.

Prior to starting FuturePerfect, Nancy was a Senior Vice President with Lee Hecht Harrison, a leadership and career consulting firm. You can contact Nancy at Nancy{dot}Burke100{at}gmail{dot}com.


Nancy Daniels
Move on Stage But Don’t Pace
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, VoiceDynamic.com, for more information and resources to enhance your speaking skills.


Richard Dodson
The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion: Getting the Recognition You Deserve
Richard Dodson is a career coach and an expert on the topic of Tactful Self-Promotion. Through his book, keynotes, and career consulting, he empowers careerists and emerging entrepreneurs to raise their visibility, unlock opportunities, and earn more recognition and reward.

As a Vice President and Consultant at Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a premier career consulting firm, Richard has coached over 1000 people toward the fulfillment of their career aspirations. He is co-creator of LHH’s proprietary Behavior-Based Change Model™ and the Developing Personal Resilience™ program, both of which have been rolled out globally.

Richard graduated from U.C. Berkeley, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Carlson School of Management where he taught courses on strategic human resource issues. Richard is the co-author of The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion: a Practical Guide to Getting the Recognition You Deserve (Fall 2013), a topic on which he is also a popular keynote speaker. Learn more and download the pamphlet that inspired the book at TactfulSelfPromotion.com.


Harvey Mackay
The 7 C’s of Success
Harvey Mackay has authored some of the best-selling business books in publishing history with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide, translated into 37 languages and sold in 80 countries. Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive was a groundbreaking New York Times #1 best seller for 54 weeks. His follow-up book, Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt, became his second New York Times #1 best seller within two weeks of publication.

Harvey’s other books include, Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You’ll Ever Need, Pushing the Envelope: All the Way to the Top, We Got Fired! …And It’s The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Us, Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door and his latest book, The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World. Harvey’s books are available at all bookstores and online.

To learn more about Harvey, go to his website at HarveyMackay.com and follow him on Twitter @HarveyMackay.


Mark Perl
Corporate Hospitality Events Underpin Business Growth, But Do
Your Executives Have the Social Skills to Professionally Host Them?

Mark Perl is a Training Provider, an International Speaker and a Corporate Event MC. Mark has drawn on 29 years of business experience to reveal the Business Networking Skills and Corporate Event Hosting techniques which helps business professionals be more successful in their role and in their career, so you can be assured he has the experience and expertise to bring you the advice and guidance you can trust.

Mark is also the author of two books. The Impeccable Host is the world’s first resource ever written for executives on the interpersonal skills of how to professionally host corporate hospitality events. Packed with practical techniques that can be put to immediate use it is both a training manual and a field guide that takes you through a systematic and linear process to help generate more income from client entertainment, with less stress.

His other book, The Impeccable Planner is focused on the fundamental elements of how to plan corporate events, impeccably. It is aimed at the Personal Assistants and Executive Secretaries who most often organise company events, and it is packed with practical guidance relating to event planning, to prevent them making the same embarrassing, ill-informed, painful and costly mistakes as those made by thousands who have come before.

He is the preferred provider of networking-skills specific training in the UK and over 80,000 delegates have enjoyed Mark’s Master Classes and keynote talks. Amongst others, his blue chip clients include the big five accounting firms, twelve Charities, including The British Red Cross and The Prince’s Trust, fourteen banks, twenty Universities, thirty nine firms of solicitors, various MBA business schools including those in Mannheim and Helsinki.

To find out more about Mark, visit his website at MarkPerl.com and follow him on Twitter @MarkPerl.