Greg Smith is a "perceptive teacher, an inspirational speaker and a motivating preacher." From Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, to company president, and the author of six books, Greg's 27 years of leadership and consulting experience have helped propel him as one of the nation's leading authorities on employee retention, talent management, and leadership. As a business management consultant, he shows executives and business owners how to build their organizations and retain and motivate their workforce.
Board of Examiners, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Harvard University's International Directory of Management Scholars
Georgia Toastmaster's Hall of Fame
Nation’s Top-Ten "Rising Stars" in human resource management-Human Resource Executive magazine
Author of six books including:
Greg is the founder and President of Chart Your Course International, a management-consulting firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. He has addressed organizations in seven countries and developed training programs for some of the "Best Companies to Work For in America," such as, Yamaha, Delta Airlines, Maxell, Turner Broadcasting, Rollins Inc., King and Spalding, Merrill Lynch, Ace Hardware, State Farm Insurance Company, AFLAC, Sweetheart Cups, KMPG, Alltell Corporation, the U.S. Army, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, The Young Presidents Organization, Wyndham Hotels, UNISYS, and Hallmark Cards.
Prior to starting his own company, he built his career on the front line as a U.S. Army Officer. During his career he went from 2nd Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel. His career culminated as a consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General. As the Director of Quality Management and Strategic Planning for the U.S. Army Medical Department, he played a major role in “Reinventing the Government” efforts spearheaded by the Vice President of the United States. As a result, his efforts helped transform the military into a smaller, more effective, and less bureaucratic organization. Greg serves on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. This award is presented by the President of the United States each year and is the nation's highest honor for business excellence. Greg has received many awards and honors including being listed in Harvard University's Profiles in Business and Management: An International Directory of Scholars and Their Research. The Human Resource Executive Magazine selected him as one of the nation’s Top-Ten "Rising Stars" in Human Resource Management. Other awards include the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Army, the Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Eagle Scout award. He is listed in the Who's Who of Professional Speaking, and holds both a B.S. and M.S. degree in Human Resource Management.
Greg believes the pen is mightier than the sword. He has written over 350 articles and five books including, The New Leader: Bringing Creativity and Innovation to the Workplace. His top-selling book, Here Today, Here Tomorrow: Transforming Your Workforce from High Turnover to High-Retention has helped organizations worldwide with their retention and talent management efforts. He has been featured in hundreds of newspapers, magazines and websites including HR Magazine, Business Week, President & CEO, Boston Globe, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, USA Today, Training, Christian Science Monitor, and Exame, South America’s largest business magazine. He has appeared on numerous television programs including Bloomberg Business News and PBS television.
In addition to being a management consultant and author, Greg Smith has had a wide variety of experiences including being an Army Airborne paratrooper, a golf pro on cruise ships, and a Karate instructor. In fact, he is the only one in the world who has been knocked out cold by "Pistol Pete" Maravich in a Karate tournament. When he is not traveling or writing, he is a happy husband to his college sweetheart and father to his three children. On his best days you will find him sailing, biking, scuba diving, and raising bonsai trees.
Summary of Greg's Credentials/Accomplishments
-The New Leader: Bringing Creativity and Innovation to the Workplace
-TNT: Dynamic Ideas to Reward, Energize and Motivate Your Teams
-How to Attract, Keep and Motivate Your Workforce
-Here Today Here Tomorrow: Transforming Your Workforce from High-Turnover to High-Retention
-Icebreakers and Teambuilding Exercises
-Supervisor's Passport: A Quick and Easy Guide to Solving People Problems
Contributing Editor: Restaurant Forum
Newspaper Columnist: Bottom-Line Business
Legion of Merit-U.S. Army
Order of Military Medical Merit
Eagle Scout-Boy Scouts of America