About the Author
Neil Snyder earned a Ph.D. degree in strategic management from the University of Georgia in 1979 and taught leadership and strategy at the University of Virginia for 25 years. He retired from UVA in 2004. Snyder is the author of numerous books including Vision, Values & Courage (The Free Press, 1994) and The Will to Lead (Irwin Professional Publishing, 1997), and he has published more than 100 articles and business case studies. Currently, he is the Ralph A. Beeton Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia. During his tenure at UVA, he served as Policy Advisor for Regulatory Reform to Governor Charles S. Robb of Virginia (1982-1985), and he was co-chairman in 1985 and chairman in 1986 of the Governor’s Conference on Small Business in Virginia. In 1985, he received the Small Business Advocacy Award of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.