Exec Insights: Dwight Smith Shares Experiences and 'Special Word'

November 21, 2017
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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Dwight has achieved a great level of success as a leader running a company and sitting on several high-profile boards. He shares how his vision and values helped him achieve his success across a broad range of organizations. He discussed how he moved through his career and who helped him accomplish this success. His humility is a trait that stands out as a key factor enabling him to build the trust necessary for successful leaders. He shares what he looks for in emerging leaders and leaders when he is making hiring and succession decisions as well as when he mentors the next generation of leaders. In the final segment He talks about a program very important to him, My Special Word, designed for the children who will be our future leaders and workforce. His values extend beyond his current roles, they pervade all of his actions in his corporate life, his board work and in his high impact volunteer work that will extend to children around the world!

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Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Ms. Metcalf, Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Metcalf and Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. For years, she has been willing to share her hard-won insights - through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com

Metcalf and Associates has a 25 plus year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces. Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial and medical services. Metcalf and Associates also has an international presence having been on-the-ground helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Metcalf and Associates was recognized by Insights Success magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing and most reliable consulting companies in 2016.

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