“Your ability to influence stakeholders and manage conflict will ultimately make or break your opportunity to succeed”

Says Howard

Howard Guttman

Principal | Guttman Development Strategies

Howard M. Guttman is principal of Guttman Development Strategies, Inc. (GDS), a Mount Arlington, NJ-based management consulting firm founded in 1989 and specializing in building horizontal, high-performance teams; leadership-team alignment; leadership coaching; and leadership development (www.guttmandev.com).

Leadership Excellence magazine named Mr. Guttman to its list of “Excellence 100 Top Thought Leaders.”

Among GDS’s U.S. and international corporate clients are Coca-Cola; Johnson & Johnson; L’Oréal; Mars, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer; Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC; Sears; and Walmart.

Mr. Guttman is the author of Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance (John Wiley;

www.greatbusinessteams.com), named one of the Top Business Books of 2008 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries. He is also the author of When Goliaths Clash: Managing Executive Conflict to Build a More Dynamic Organization. His third book, Coach Yourself to Win: 7 Steps to Breakthrough Performance on the Job and in Your Life, was named to the Washington Post’s list of Top 5 Business Books for April 2011.

Mr. Guttman is quoted frequently in the business press and in broad-interest magazines and newspapers such as TIME magazine, The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, and U.S.A. Today magazine. He is also a sought-after speaker and facilitator in many areas, including high-performance, horizontal leadership and teams; executive coaching; conflict management; influencing others; and assertion.

For Legends & Leaders, some of the things Howard will talk about are:

  • Resolving conflict (one on one or in a team)
  • Improving working relationships with colleagues
  • Significantly improving results through understanding influencing behaviour and capabilities
Howard is available as a coach in the Relationship module


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