Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast
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Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham and Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm.
He is the author of 12 books, including two New York Times best sellers and one Wall Street Journal best seller.
As a businessman, educator and speaker, Graham lectures and conducts training programs for corporations and educational organizations worldwide on the topic of identity leadership, based on the philosophy that one cannot lead anyone else until you first lead yourself. He has delivered Identity Leadership programs in The Netherlands, Germany, China, Canada, the UK, Bermuda and South Africa.
Graham’s clients include Gulfstream, Aerospace, Microsoft, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Lenovo, General Dynamics and the US Department of Labor and Education.
Graham is honored as a distinguished visiting professor at colleges and universities throughout the country. He is a former adjunct professor at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Business where he taught the course, “The Dynamics of Leadership.”
As a proud native of Whitesboro, New Jersey, Graham has demonstrated an enduring dedication to youth and community. His New York Times best seller, Teens Can Make it Happen has become a program utilized in numerous middle and high schools in the US and abroad.
With dedication to community development, Graham is the founder of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro and the Concerned Citizens of Lake Wacamaw, North Carolina. He is also the Co-founder of the Community Lines for Youth Success
He has served in the United States Army and played professional basketball in the European League. Graham holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Ball State University and has been awarded 3 honorary Doctorates.
Stedman Graham on Success
Stedman Graham's Speech Topics
Identity Leadership is self-leadership. Identity Leadership principles help you define, plan and prepare with intention and direction by building a framework for professional growth based on results, performance and excellence. The program teaches that progress begins with you. Stedman Graham offers the Identity Leadership Nine-Step Success Process for emerging management leaders and employees globally. Although the intention of the program is to facilitate a company’s ability to grow market share, it begins with maximizing individual performance.
Branding: Build Your Own Life Brand
From traditional corporations to the Internet, from top executives to people trying to make a difference in their communities, branding has become one of the most important concepts in professional and personal marketing. In this groundbreaking work, author Stedman Graham shows readers how to use branding—the technique employed by major advertisers to distinguish their products—for their own benefit.
Personal/Professional Development: Developing Self-Awareness in the Corporate World
Effective leaders in the 21st century must operate with a strong sense of their own identity, because along with it comes purpose and integrity, willingness to take risks, the ability to understand the importance of change and to be ready for it. Leaders must be self-motivated to master the challenges of the leadership role and must possess an appreciation of learning and the wisdom to adopt new ways to learn.The self-awareness training of Identity Leadership is often lacking in corporate leadership development. But without truly knowing who you are, how can you have the integrity to lead others in your organization? Professionals who build their identity and have a complete plan for success are in the minority of elite business leaders. They are the ones who make it happen.
Education: Teens Can Make It Happen
Teens Can Make It Happen, a New York Times bestseller, is a comprehensive life-management program for students. The teachings, principles and application-based activities equip young people with the tools, mindset and social competencies required to achieve personal, social, and career success.