MIKE MYATT | Chairman, N2Growth
Mike Myatt is a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and their Boards of Directors. Widely regarded as America’s Top CEO Coach, he is the bestselling author of Hacking Leadership (Wiley) and Leadership Matters… (OP), a Forbes leadership columnist, is a member of the board of directors at the Gordian Institute, and is the Founder and Chairman at N2Growth.
Mr. Myatt is recognized as one of the world’s best known authorities on leadership. At the 2013 Thinkers50 Awards sponsored by Harvard Business Review, he was recognized as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers globally. Trust Across America selected him as one of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Business Thought Leaders, and Inc. Magazine recognized him as one of the top 50 leadership and management experts in the world.
Perhaps best know for his groundbreaking leadership insights and his ability to cut through static thinking, Myatt is recognized for coining the phrase “Next Practices” when people were just beginning to talk about best practices. His SMARTS (Simple, Meaningful, Actionable, Relational, Transformational & Scalable) paradigm has been used as the catalyst for many culture transformation projects around the globe, and his thinking around “pulling the future forward” has influenced the way leaders approach change and innovation.
He has worked directly with hundreds of public company CEOs and board members globally, and his representative corporate clients include: Accenture, AT&T, Bank of America, Deloitte, EMC, Humana, IBM, Lincoln Financial Group, McGraw-Hill, Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, and other leading global brands.
Some of Mr. Myatt’s accomplishments prior to serving as the CEO at N2Growth include serving as President and COO of an investment bank, Managing Director of a law firm, Director of Internet Strategy for the country’s largest web enablement firm, and he founded what was prior to its sale one of the country’s Top 50 interactive advertising agencies.
He is also a syndicated columnist and contributing editor on topics of leadership, culture and innovation. His theories and practices have been taught at many of the nation’s top business schools, and his work has been noted in several publications including: Forbes, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Chicago Sun Times, Success, Washington Times, Chief Executive Magazine and others.
Mr. Myatt also frequently lectures and keynotes on topics of leadership and innovation. Mr. Myatt has been happily married for more than 30 years with two married children and five amazing grandchildren.
“I enjoyed working with Mike Myatt during our succession process at Humana. It is always stressful for management and the board to go through a change in the CEO position, and Mike’s seasoned guidance was of great value. He was very effective in navigating between me as the sitting CEO, my successor and the board. I would recommend him to any board as they work through succession.”
Mike McCallister, Former Chairman & CEO | Humana
“Mike Myatt is one of the most extraordinary people with whom I have worked. Mike’s depth of knowledge and experience across all disciplines and industries is unique. Most importantly, Mike’s powerful foundation enables him to work with and challenge senior leaders to achieve and drive far greater outcomes, which is what it’s all about.”
Brian Kibby, CEO | MV TRANSPORTATION – Former President | McGraw-Hill Higher Education
“I worked with Mike Myatt during a major career transition and continue to work with him today. He is extremely insightful, strategic and motivational. Mike leads by example possessing discipline, focus and a high degree of integrity. He is a professional who cultivates, develops and motivates those he is working with. It is truly a transformational experience, which provides continuous professional and personal growth.”
Joseph J. Trotti, President and CEO | AIG Aerospace
“Values should underpin Vision, which dictates Mission, which determines Strategy, which surfaces Goals that frame Objectives, which in turn drives the Tactics that tell an organization what Resources, Infrastructure and Processes are needed to support a certainty of execution. How leaders implement this framework will impact the talent they attract, and will ultimately shape the health of their culture.”