Executive Development Social Networks
A business evolves as a business leader evolves. Leaders must be equipped to consistently reinvent themselves so they may cope with pressures and changes of addressing the issues and opportunities of globalization and consolidation, changing go-to-market strategies, an explosion of information available or more sophisticated, knowledgeable clients and customers. Beyond fundamental academic or technical skills, leaders need to learn how to identify and apply their strengths in ways that empower them to establish and achieve a vision for their businesses that transcends the circumstances of their environment. Equipping leaders with the tools they need to seize control of their lives and their futures is a powerful step toward securing a strong future for their stakeholders, families, and our nation as a whole. The best solution lies in helping leaders learn to live reflective, purposeful lives.
Stedman Graham is an executive, educator and speaker who works with corporations, organizations and nonprofits in the areas of identity development, leadership, diversity training, personal wellness, and personal / professional branding. Graham has authored ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. Graham's forthcoming book, Identity: Passport to Freedom, published by Pearson Education, is scheduled for release in 2012.
Stedman Graham is a former adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he taught a leadership course based on his Nine-Step Process. Graham also taught management strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois. He is a distinguished visiting professor at several colleges and universities throughout the country.
Graham serves on several boards, including Corporate Voices, the National Board of Junior Achievement (JA), the 7-Eleven Education Is Freedom Foundation and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Graham holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University. He received a master's degree in Education from Ball State University and an honorary doctorate in Humanities from Coker College, where he is also a distinguished visiting professor.