Jaynie L. Smith is the author of Creating Competitive Advantage and president of Smart Advantage, Inc., a marketing/management consultancy whose clients range from mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies. She consults nationally and internationally with CEOs and executives, helping their businesses define competitive advantages.
Stephen M. R. Covey is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. A Harvard MBA, he joined Covey Leadership Center as a client developer and later became national sales manager and then president & CEO.
Chip R. Bell is the founder of The Chip Bell Group and works from the Dallas, Texas area. His consulting practice focuses on helping organizations build a culture that supports long-term customer loyalty. Prior to starting a consulting firm in the late 1970s, he was Vice President and Director of Management and Organization Development for NCNB, now Bank of America.
Bill George is professor of management practice, Henry B. Arthur Fellow of Ethics, at Harvard Business School, where he is teaching leadership and leadership development. He is the author of new best-selling leadership book, True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. His previous book, Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value, was also a best seller.
The Association for Strategic Alliance Professionals awarded a handful of companies its annual Alliance Awards for demonstrating excellence in strategic alliances. In this podcast we interview several strategic alliance executives from these companies to share insights behind their outstanding success.
Kevan Hall founded Global Integration in 1994, to develop "the skills of working internationally" for the world's leading companies. He realized that the tools he and his colleagues developed for complex international, virtual, remote and matrixed organizations were based on creating underlying speed and simplicity and were applicable to almost any complex company.