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Paid to Think: A Leader's Toolkit for Redefining Your Future by [David Goldsmith]

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David Goldsmith is a consultant, advisor, NYU instructor, speaker, telecast host, and author. He is the president of MetaMatrix Consulting Group and holds an MBA from Syracuse University. Through his work with leaders from around the globe, Goldsmith is the developer of the Enterprise Thinking model, a holistic approach to leadership and management based on the activities and tools that all decision-makers need to solve challenges and create opportunities.

His expertise and advice is sought by leaders and managers worldwide, in businesses of all sizes, nonprofits and associations, and organizations including the military, government, and education.

Goldsmith was named by Successful Meetings magazine as one of the Top 26 Hottest Speakers in the speaking industry. He received NYU’s Outstanding Professor of the Year Award for developing and teaching two core courses, and his history of business success earned him The Citizens Foundation of Central New York’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Central New York 40 under 40 Leadership Award.

He serves on the national board of directors of the Institute of Management Consultants and hosts the organization’s telecast series, Consultapalooza. Goldsmith is also the founder and telecast host of the New York State Chapter of the National Speakers’ Association. In addition to authoring more than 500 published articles, he is a regular columnist for several organizations and publications.

He resides in Manlius, NY, with his wife and two sons.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B009SC1604
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ BenBella Books (October 23, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 23, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8927 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 674 pages
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Who could have predicted that my excitement to help leaders solve their daily challenges would have brought me in contact with so many fascinating and intelligent decision makers? Over the years, I’ve been on a “mission” of sorts to ensure that leaders have the thinking tools they need to independently get the results they want, avoid unnecessary complications, and get out of the work-to-survive trap so that they can actually have time to live life! And I’m happy to say that together, we’re making progress in that direction. I would have to call this—my first book, Paid to THINK —a labor of love, because it’s taken 13 years to ensure that leaders like you finally have the toolkit you need in book form to do your job confidently and get the results you want more often.

My roots are in business ownership, nonprofits, and education. As the previous owner of several businesses early on in my career, I have known the pain of being hit every day with challenges and crises and the uncertainty that has come from making decisions and hoping for the best. In those early years before, during, and after getting my MBA, I, too, experienced firsthand the frustrations of wanting certain outcomes but lacking the right types of tools to make the most of my potential and that of my colleagues. About the age of 30, I knew that the educational gaps and struggles that I and fellow leaders experienced were needless and that there had to be a better way, and that’s when my curiosity became the driving force behind my career transition and the germination of my leadership approach, Enterprise Thinking.

By the time I had transitioned to consultative work and taking a place on the NYU faculty, I had already formulated the four-category framework and twelve activities of Enterprise Thinking. Not only was ET working to advance my own career by enabling me to achieve predictable, reliable results, but over the course of a dozen years or so, my consulting and speaking clients and my NYU students were making huge advancements in their organizations and careers as well. “I guess I’m onto something here,” was pretty much my cautiously-optimistic mantra.

Now, a couple of decades and thousands of “guinea pigs” later, Paid to THINK is finally the honed leadership toolkit you can count on to get you, your organization, and your life to your desired destinations. Of course, I know that each reader will have a unique personal experience with the book, and while some people will be perfectly happy with the contents of the book alone, others will yearn for more access and different formats to evolve as an Enterprise Thinker.

That’s why you will find different points of contact as you evolve and improve as a strategizer, learner, performer, and forecaster. Click around this website, take away what you need at this time, be sure come back and visit from time to time to see what’s new, and go to the forum and community to borrow ideas from like-minded leaders as you read how they’ve made Enterprise Thinking work for them. As always, I am striving to improve my ability to help you grow and develop, so feel free to reach out and share your thoughts.

Best wishes!

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