Leadership and management expert David Goldsmith is a consultant, advisor, NYU professor, speaker, telecast host, and author of more than 500 published articles on topics such as strategy, technology, new product development, marketing, customer service, innovation, and forecasting to name a few. He is co-founder and President of MetaMatrix Consulting Group LLC based in Syracuse, NY.
Consultant, Speaker, Author, Coach, Entrepreneur
Named by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of the speaking industry’s Top 26 Hottest Speakers, David Goldsmith is known for delivering industry-customized and content-rich presentations using a proprietary approach he calls Consulting from the Stage. Each presentation is built by combining pre-program research with David’s experience so that audiences receive practical and transferrable solutions through inspiring and engaging presentations.
In his role as a professor, David was awarded NYU’s Outstanding Professor of the Year award for the development and teaching of two core courses: Winning at New Product and Service Development and a management strategy course called Enterprise Thinking. The latter is based on David’s holistic approach to leadership and management, Enterprise Thinking, which is the basis for his book, Paid to Think, due out in 2011.
David hosts two telecast series—the Institute of Management Consultants’ Consultapalooza and the NY National Speakers’ Association telecast series—where he has had the privilege of interviewing some of today’s most innovative thinkers and leaders to educate both consultants and speakers on a global scale.
David holds an MBA from Syracuse University. His business history includes co-founding and operating nine companies in a wide range of industries. In 1999 he sold a 14-year-old textile decorating facility to a national promotional products corporation with over 400 franchise locations. David has received a number of prestigious awards for his professional and community achievements such as The Citizens Foundation Central New York Entrepreneur of the Year and the Central New York 40 under 40 Leadership Award. David’s accomplishments have appeared in media around the world, including Bloomberg Media, the Japanese version of Entrepreneur Magazine, The New York Times, and the Financial Times of London.
His expertise has been sought by clients such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, , Harley Davidson, Johnson and Johnson, the Wharton School of Business, Lufthansa, Infosys Technologies, and the US government.
David’s professional and civic contributions have earned him a place on the board of directors of a number of organizations. He is a co-founder of the New York Chapter of NSA and currently serves on the national board of directors of the Institute of Management Consultants.
David Goldsmith offers the following topics:
- Paid to Think®
This program is based on David’s findings over the span of 20 years of working with decision makers around the globe and from his one-on-one interviews with 1600 successful leaders and managers. Audience members walk away with practical “tools” that they are able to apply on their own and teach to their management teams to move their organizations forward rapidly.
- Forecasting: Harnessing the Power of Future-Focused Decision Making
In this program, David Goldsmith shares the same forecasting techniques he uses to accurately forecast the opportunities and challenges for clients in a wide range of industries. Participant leave with the tools and knowledge they need to safeguard their organizations in the present and drastically improve their health and success in the future.
- The Art and Science of Competitive Intelligence
In this program, David Goldsmith shares his proven competitive intelligence model that decision makers in profits, nonprofits, government, military and education can use to structure the CI process, and in return, gain accurate data, be able to forecast more precisely, and make better strategic decisions.
- Win By A Nose, Lose By A Nose
In this program, David Goldsmith will elevate the audience’s perspective to the 50,000-foot leadership view, where participants will learn to see organizational-wide opportunities and solutions beyond any single department, individual, or activity. Participants will leave with tools, concepts, and techniques they can use to build and maintain winning strengths throughout their organizations.
- Redefining™ Your Future
In this program, David Goldsmith provides audience members with this must-have tool for setting strategy , selecting projects and initiatives, and determining goals. Audience members learn the four words that accelerate forward action, how to avoid the mistakes that most people make when addressing challenges, and how to make better decisions every day. Imagine the transformation that occurs in organizations when participants bring this tool back to their teams.
- Creating a Culture of Innovation
In this program, David Goldsmith will teach audience members how to address these three areas of innovation, reveal the triggers of innovative thought, and how to implement innovation organization wide. Audience members will leave prepared for the next wave of change, armed with techniques to trigger innovative thought amongst their staff members, and better able to facilitate the innovation process throughout their organizations.
- Winning in the 21st Century
This program is a mini version of David Goldsmith’s 42-hour-long New York University program, where participants walk away with practical and proven concepts as well as this essential tool so that they can adeptly manage the product/service-development process, minimize risk, increase success, and transform their organizations.
- What Members Really Want: How to Create Explosive Association Growth
David Goldsmith, one of the world’s premiere business futurists and leadership-management strategists, tells you why associations struggle to find and/or keep membership.
He explains why the premise “if you offer networking and education, members will stay,” is a myth and shows how associations can deliver on their members’ investment. He also shows you how not to rely on the altruism of volunteers and reveals the secret to discovering what volunteers really want in return for their time.
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