Joseph Grenny is Cofounder of VitalSmarts and an acclaimed keynote speaker and business strategy expert. For the past 25 years, he has designed and implemented major corporate change initiatives. He has advised thousands of leaders on every major continent, from the board rooms of Fortune 500 companies to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Grenny was formerly president of California Computer Corporation and an executive for the Covey Leadership Center. He coauthored the New York Times bestseller, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, Influencer teaches anyone—executives and front-line employees, mothers and fathers, community and political leaders alike—not only that it is possible to influence change, but also that it can be done quickly and produce sustainable results.
Influencer brings together the breakthrough strategies of modern-day influence masters. By drawing from the skills of hundreds of successful change agents and combining them with five decades of the best social science research, Influencer creates a coherent and portable model for changing behaviors—a model that nearly anyone can learn and apply.
His other books are noteworthy as well – Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High and Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior.
Joseph cofounded Unitus, a nonprofit organization that helps third-world poor achieve economic self-reliance.