- Align your strengths and passions with your daily activities to unlock potential and accelerate development.
- Inspires and enlists others, and encourages delegation
- Exploiting new opportunities requires risk mitigation, not risk aggravation.
- The Guide to Uncommon Individual and Organizational Achievement
- Steps to a Breakthrough Life
- What is Your Primary Color? And How Will This Knowledge Impact Your Career?
Richard aka Rick Smith is a business leader, social entrepreneur, innovator and author.
Rick is cited as one of the world’s most influential senior executive networking, from more than 200 of the Fortune Global 500 companies.
He plays a lead role in facilitating connection between the world’s most influential leaders in business, government, entertainment and social arenas.
He is the founder and CEO of a leadership network, which brings together the world’s most influential executives for strategic collaboration.
He created an exclusive club for Chief Marketing Officers from the most valuable corporations in the world, including P&G, Nike, Coca-Cola, GM, Starbucks, GE, British Petroleum and many others. He has successfully launched similar exclusive clubs for Global 1000 Chief Human Resource Officers and Presidents/COO’s.
He was the weekly author of Office Coach, published by Microsoft, which reached over 5 million people.
Smith is a frequent commentator for television (CNN, Reuters, etc) radio and print.
He gained extensive experience recruiting CEOs and board directors for public and private companies around the world.
Smith published the widely cited research study/white paper “Tier One Talent: Investment Strategies for Human Capital”.
He is a Certified Management Accountant.
One of Rick Smith’s primary missions is to help individuals improve their lives through work, and unlock latent productivity within organizations in the process.
Can individuals who feel stuck on their current trajectory break free and accomplish extraordinary things?
Rick offers a fascinating and compelling framework for individuals to dramatically accelerate their impact in the workplace, unlock dormant potential and achieve great things for themselves and their employers.
The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers: What factors allow employees to break from the crowd at work, dramatically increase their productivity and effectiveness, and unlock the true potential in their careers?
Rick shares his learnings which are inspiring for employees, and an effective productivity tool for employers.
Rick has been featured by more than 50 media outlets,
including CNN, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Sirius Satellite Radio,
Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune and Chief Executive.
Rick’s message offers a fascinating and compelling framework for individuals to dramatically accelerate their impact in the
workplace, unlock dormant potential and achieve great things for themselves and their employers.
Leading from Experience. Smith, himself, turned an ordinary career into an extraordinary one. Smith revived an idea he had had several years earlier for top-level peer-to-peer exchange groups.
The initial reaction was frigid, but eventually one key executive signed on, then another, and another. Rick was riding other’s enthusiasm and one of the world’s largest, most successful professional networking organizations, was born.
How did it happen?
These are the questions that drove Rick to interview hundreds of people in fields as varied as healthcare, retailing, community service, and fashion to discover how they had turned their careers from ordinary to extraordinary.
What Smith discovered is both dramatic and counter intuitive – that
people who turn dull careers into deeply fulfilling ones, all follow a similar path.
It’s this process that Rick shares with his audiences and it’s one that everyone can take. Inspiring people in all organizations and at all levels to make their own leap is Rick Smith’s primary mission.
Helping individuals improve their lives through work and unlock latent productivity is what he does best.
Smith served on the regional boards of the American Cancer Society and the Children’s Museum, which established a foundation, broke ground and opened during his term.
He was recently nominated for membership in the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders organization.
Books by Rick Smith
- The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers
- The Leap: How simple changes can propel your career from good to Great