Charles Smith

Smith, Charles

Smith, Charles

Senior Executive Coach; Leadership Consultant

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Senior Executive Coach; Leadership Consultant

Charles Smith is a Senior Executive Coach, Author and Leadership consultant. He has worked with many companies, associations, and industry groups, project teams, manufacturing plants, and union-management task forces. His clients have been entrepreneurs and heads of organizations facing big challenges and important transitions. Being a graduate of the Boston Public Latin School, he holds a Bachelor’s in Social Relations from Harvard College, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, and a Certificate in Gestalt Methods from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. In addition to his private practice, he has been a Visiting Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, and taught at the McGill University Centre for Management Education. He is a Former president of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Mexico.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

In Search of Islands of Sanity:* “To the Barricades”
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The need for paradigm shifts in business, politics, and economics is discussed in many places in the world with little apparent impact on what actually happens. The article posits that the changes called for are fully a matter of the mental and moral qualities that distinguish a leader of character. The author observes that good ideas and new methods alone are not enough. Albert Einstein’s formulation of E equals MC2 is taken as a metaphor for revealing new...
Conversations that matter
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The article is about building a bridge between abstract discussions and conversations that matter. It is about transcending silos through everyday dialogue. It is about helping companies, governments and communities operate in harmony with the way people really are, rather than the way authorities want them to be. It proposes that conversations that matter are a framework for turning cognitive dissonance into action. The object is to bring physical and relational...
Breaking Free: Bringing the Overview Effect to Life and Work
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Upon breaking free of Earth’s gravity and going to space, some astronauts experienced a surprising change in their perspective of life on Earth. Author Frank White† named this phenomenon, “The Overview Effect.” Astronauts who experienced this were witness to a message about how to be, with the planet and with each other. Their message about being “in the same boat” together points to an opportunity for many of us to break free...