Q & A with John Baldoni

Q & A With John Baldoni - People Development Network
Q & A With John Baldoni - People Development Network
Christina Lattimer
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Christina Lattimer
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I am extremely pleased to be able to share my latest Q & A with John Baldoni.

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, and author of more than dozen books that have been translated into 10 languages.  Over the past fifteen years, John Baldoni has become a name that men and women who aspire to leadership have come to trust.   In 2016, Trust Across America named John one of its top thought leaders for the third consecutive year. In 2014, Inc.com named John to its list of top 50 experts for leadership and management, and since 2007 Global Gurus has listed John as one of its top thirty global leadership experts.

John speaks regularly throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East where tens of thousands have learned from the leadership lessons he shares. A prolific author with over a dozen books translated into 10 languages, John provides insights drawn from business and history that people the world over enjoy. Millions have read his columns for leading publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review and CBS/Moneywatch that are inspired by the example of leaders in all walks of life. John’s coaching video series syndicated by SmartBrief are required viewing.

I have the privilege of coaching and teaching men and women. I respect their willingness to help me help them.

My books have been translated into 10 languages. It is a humbling experience knowing that people find value in what I write in cultures around the world.

My parents. Plain and simple.   My father was a family physician who focused on the art and practice of medicine.   My mother is a social activist focused on bringing people from difference cultures together for common cause.    Both Mom and Dad showed me that focus on others is essential to fostering a more inclusive and more equitable society.

My inspirations for leadership are far and wide. I have been shaped by the works of Peter Drucker as well as those of Warren Bennis.  More contemporary authors — as well as friends/colleagues — include Michael Useem, Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Goulston and Adam Grant. Specifically, I draw lessons from everyday life and that shapes the writing I do for my columns in Forbes and my
videos for Smart Brief.

Leaders need to do three things:

  • Be seen — let people see you
  • Be heard — deliver your message as well as check for understanding’
  • Be there — do whatever it takes to bring people together for common purpose

Thank you, John!


You can find out more about John by visiting his website