About Crucial Skills
The Crucial Skills Blog is the official blog of the Crucial Skills Newsletter—an award-winning, weekly e-newsletter from the authors of the New York Times bestselling books Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer, and Change Anything.
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About the Authors
Joseph Grenny is an acclaimed keynote speaker, four-time New York Times bestselling author, and cofounder of VitalSmarts. A consultant to the Fortune 500, Joseph has designed and implemented major corporate change initiatives on every major continent.
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Cofounder of VitalSmarts, Kerry has coauthored four New York Times bestselling books as well as designed the company’s line of award-winning training programs. As author of our most popular column, Kerrying On, Kerry shares his vision, experience, and advice through fun and insightful stories from his past.
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Four-time New York Times bestselling author, Ron McMillan, is a sought-after speaker and leadership consultant. As the cofounder of VitalSmarts, Ron has consulted with leaders ranging from first-level managers to corporate executives.
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Al Switzler is a renowned consultant and world-class speaker who has directed training and management initiatives with dozens of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. He also cofounded VitalSmarts and authored four immediate New York Times bestselling books.
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David Maxfield is a leading researcher and speaker on topics such as dialogue skills and performance improvement. Coauthor of three New York Times bestsellers, David did his doctoral work at Stanford University, where he studied personality theory and interpersonal-skill development.
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An innovator in corporate training and leadership development, VitalSmarts combines three decades of original research with 50 years of the best social science to help leaders and organizations change human behavior and achieve new levels of performance. VitalSmarts has identified four high-leverage skill sets that, when used in combination, create healthy corporate cultures. These skills are taught in the Company’s award-winning training programs and New York Times bestselling books of the same titles: Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer, and Change Anything. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and trained more than one million people worldwide.
Learn more about VitalSmarts by visiting www.vitalsmarts.com