Joseph Grenny is co-author of four immediate New York Times bestsellers and creator of four award-winning training programs of the same titles - Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, Influencer, and Change Anything. He co-founded VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and organizational performance for which he was awarded the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
VitalSmarts has helped more than three hundred of the Fortune 500 realize significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable and measurable change in behaviors. Named the 2008 Business of the Year by the Association of Learning Providers, VitalSmarts has also been ranked eight times by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America and has trained more than one million people worldwide.
Over the past twenty-five years, Joseph Grenny has taught and advised thousands of leaders on every major continent from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. He has advised senior executives on more than a dozen major change initiatives - receiving credit from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ President as key to helping the organization win the $200 billion Joint Strike Fighter program.
An expert in topics ranging from influence and leadership to organizational change and effectiveness, Joseph has spoken at the HSM World Business Forum and to organizations including NASA, the U.S. Army, the American Bankers Association, and the American Society of Training and Development. He has been cited in every major newspaper including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Joseph has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs including the Today Show, ABC News, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and contributes regularly at Forbes.com.
Joseph is a former executive for the Covey Leadership Center and co-founder of Unitus, a non-profit organization that has helped over 15 million third world poor achieve economic self-reliance through “microcredit.”
Learn more about Joseph online at http://www.josephgrenny.com