“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 https://leobottary.com/ and let's explore the power of peer advantage together!