Tom Smith

Tom Smith is Co-CEO/Co-President of Partners In Leadership and is a three-time New York Times Bestselling Author.  He and his business partner, Roger Connors, have authored the most extensive body of knowledge on workplace accountability ever written.  His books are featured on numerous bestselling lists, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Amazon.com. His company, Partners In Leadership, has thousands of clients, and has trained hundreds of thousands of people, in more than 50 countries.  His books and materials have been translated into numerous languages. Tom has conducted workshops and consulting engagements throughout the globe with some of the most admired companies in the world.  He and Roger are recognized as the worldwide experts on the topic of workplace accountability.  Tom brings extensive expertise in helping management teams facilitate large-scale cultural transition through Partners In Leadership's Accountability Training® methodologies and models that he and Roger have developed and authored.


Tom is a highly respected facilitator of senior executive groups and management teams. He has partnered with his clients to help them produce billions of dollars in improved profitability and shareholder value using the Partners In Leadership Training. His clients include 25% of the "Most admired companies in the world," almost half of the Dow Jones Industrial Average Companies, all 13 of the top 13 most admired Pharmaceutical Companies and nearly half of the Fortune 50 largest companies in the United States, along with many other well-known and highly regarded organizations. 


Tom co-authored the classic New York Times bestselling book, The Oz Principle: Getting Results through Individual and Organizational Accountability, ranked year after year as one of the top five bestselling business books in the leadership and performance categories.  He also co-authored the New York Times bestsellers How Did That Happen? Holding People Accountable for Results the Positive, Principled Way and Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results. Tom is the co-author of the bestselling book, Journey to the Emerald City: Achieve a Competitive Edge by Creating a Culture of Accountability.  As a pioneer on the subject of workplace accountability and industry thought leader, Tom has published and interviewed extensively including Life Science Leader Magazine, Leadership Excellence Magazine, Talent Management Magazine, Personal Excellence Magazine, Chief Information Officer (CIO.com), Journal of Business Strategy, Executive Excellence, Inside Supply Management Magazine and many others.  His radio and television appearances include KWHY-TV "Market Talk," OCN-TV's "Prime Story," Business Radio Network, UPI, Voice of America and numerous other broadcasts. 


Tom is a member of the American Society for Training & Development. He holds an MBA from The Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and a Bachelor of Art in Humanities from the University of California, Irvine. Tom is fluent in the Spanish language.  Tom and his wife, Becky, have eight children and six grandchildren. To book Leadership speaker Tom Smith, call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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    Change, Diversity, Leadership, Peak Performance, Teambuilding

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    California

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Tom Smith Keynote Speaker

Tom Smith Leadership Speaker

Tom Smith is Co-CEO/Co-President of Partners In Leadership and is a three-time New York Times Bestselling Author.  He and his business partner, Roger Connors, have authored the most extensive body of knowledge on workplace accountability ever written.  His books are featured on numerous bestselling lists, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Amazon.com. His company, Partners In Leadership, has thousands of clients, and has trained hundreds of thousands of people, in more than 50 countries.  His books and materials have been translated into numerous languages. Tom has conducted workshops and consulting engagements throughout the globe with some of the most admired companies in the world.  He and Roger are recognized as the worldwide experts on the topic of workplace accountability.  Tom brings extensive expertise in helping management teams facilitate large-scale cultural transition through Partners In Leadership's Accountability Training® methodologies and models that he and Roger have developed and authored.


Tom is a highly respected facilitator of senior executive groups and management teams. He has partnered with his clients to help them produce billions of dollars in improved profitability and shareholder value using the Partners In Leadership Training. His clients include 25% of the "Most admired companies in the world," almost half of the Dow Jones Industrial Average Companies, all 13 of the top 13 most admired Pharmaceutical Companies and nearly half of the Fortune 50 largest companies in the United States, along with many other well-known and highly regarded organizations. 


Tom co-authored the classic New York Times bestselling book, The Oz Principle: Getting Results through Individual and Organizational Accountability, ranked year after year as one of the top five bestselling business books in the leadership and performance categories.  He also co-authored the New York Times bestsellers How Did That Happen? Holding People Accountable for Results the Positive, Principled Way and Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results. Tom is the co-author of the bestselling book, Journey to the Emerald City: Achieve a Competitive Edge by Creating a Culture of Accountability.  As a pioneer on the subject of workplace accountability and industry thought leader, Tom has published and interviewed extensively including Life Science Leader Magazine, Leadership Excellence Magazine, Talent Management Magazine, Personal Excellence Magazine, Chief Information Officer (CIO.com), Journal of Business Strategy, Executive Excellence, Inside Supply Management Magazine and many others.  His radio and television appearances include KWHY-TV "Market Talk," OCN-TV's "Prime Story," Business Radio Network, UPI, Voice of America and numerous other broadcasts. 


Tom is a member of the American Society for Training & Development. He holds an MBA from The Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and a Bachelor of Art in Humanities from the University of California, Irvine. Tom is fluent in the Spanish language.  Tom and his wife, Becky, have eight children and six grandchildren. To book Leadership speaker Tom Smith, call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

The Oz Principle: Experiencing the Power of Personal Accountability

Accelerating the Shift to a Culture Of Accountability®

No More Victims! Eliminating The Blame Game

Taking the Steps To Accountability: See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It®

Finding the Heart to Own It

Holding People Accountable for Results the Positive, Principled Way

The Alignment Dialogue: Getting Everyone on the “Same page”

Taking The Three Tracks to Creating Greater Accountability®

The Expectations Chain:® Fulfilling Key Expectations

The Results Pyramid:® Aligning a Culture for Rapid Progress

The Accountability Sequence:® Delivering on Expectations using The Outer Ring® and Inner Ring®

Above The Line® Leadership: Leading the Shift to Greater Accountability

Results Through Collective Accountability: Helping Your Organization Perform Above The Line

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Guidant Corporation

I am writing to thank you for your important contribution to our organization, and to endorse your excellent program and facilitation to other potential clients. Your program gave us simple, yet profoundly powerful set of principles around which to reconstruct our culture. While we still have a long way to go, thanks to Partners In Leadership, we now have an effective framework to guide our journey.

Group Vice President, U.S. Pharmaceuticals

I want to express my appreciation to Roger and Tom for the outstanding results which the PIL Cultural Transition Process has helped us to achieve, as we expanded and restructured the largest sales division within the U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group. I can highly recommend the PIL process to any organization focused on accelerating the creation of a culture of Accountability to achieve their desired results.

President & CEO, Amylin

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has had the pleasure of working with Tom Smith and his colleagues at PIL since 2002. PIL have played a critical role in assessing and defining the desired culture at Amylin. On behalf of the Senior Management Team at Amylin, I highly and without reservation recommend the consultant services and expertise that Thomas Smith and PIL offer.
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