From the Diary Of

Leo Bottary

“There is an incredible power that comes from surrounding yourself with communities in which you feel small among them, and they look at you like a giant.” – Sekou Andrews

I am a keynote speaker, author, workshop facilitator, podcaster, adjunct professor, and thought leader on the topic of peer advantage. Peer influence is something you’ve experienced for your entire life, often without a great deal of thought or effort. Peer advantage is what can be realized when you engage your peers in a manner that’s more selective, strategic, and structured.

I use my work in the fields of group dynamics and strategic communication to: 1) help CEOs and business leaders maximize their peer group experience; and, 2) assist companies with building higher performing teams in the workplace.  In a world where we're asked to accomplish more, even faster, with fewer people, it's hard to imagine a more important subject for today's leaders and their organizations.

I've written two books: The Power of Peers, which I coauthored with Leo Shapiro, and my new book, What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth. I also cohost the What Anyone Can Do podcast with Randy Cantrell, available on C-Suite Radio, iTunes, and any of your favorite sources for podcasts.

I serve as a part-time instructor for Rutgers University. Prior to that, I was an adjunct professor for two of Seton Hall University’s graduate programs, where I led online learning teams and on campus residencies. In April 2015, I was named adjunct teacher of the year for its College of Communication and the Arts.

Who you surround yourself with matters. I suspect you're active on LinkedIn because you understand that. Visit and let's explore the power of peer advantage together! 



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