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Holly Green Biography
As CEO and Managing Director of THE HUMAN FACTOR, Inc., Holly helps business leaders and their companies achieve excellence by creating clarity on what winning looks like and determining how to get there. She will help you achieve alignment and focus your organization so everyone is in the same race. Her unique approach to strategic agility, alignment and engagement – based on the approach Pause, Think, Focus, Run – provides the tools, techniques, and skills companies need to reach their destinations and achieve their goals.
An experienced business leader and behavioral scientist, Holly has a rare combination of extensive academic training and in-the-trenches experience working in and leading organizations. As president of The Ken Blanchard Company, she led the established company in a new and more focused strategic direction. As president of LumMed, she helped launch the startup biotech firm.
As a consultant, Holly is frequently hired by companies such as Microsoft, Expedia, Nokia, Edwards LifeSciences, Hilton Worldwide and Google to help them compete more effectively in today`s uncertain markets. She helps these companies get clear on what winning looks like, get obsessive about achieving it, and get aligned and engaged to get there. Market leaders of all sizes have used Holly`s proprietary process, Inform, Inspire and Engage™, to learn how to move fast with focus and flexibility.
In addition to her consulting work, Holly delivers highly acclaimed keynote presentations and workshops to tradeshow conventions, industry gatherings, and business meetings. A polished and engaging speaker, Holly has headlined hundreds of gatherings around the world. She is one of the highest rated speakers for Vistage, the world`s largest CEO membership group, and has received three Speaker-of-the-Year awards.
Featured on numerous TV and radio shows including NBC, ABC, Fox News, and NPR, Holly is a frequently quoted expert and has been in USA Today, Investor`s Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek and the Wall Street Journal among others. She is a regular contributor to and a highlighted expert on numerous leadership, strategic planning, and innovation blogs.
Holly holds a Bachelor`s degree in behavioral sciences and a Master of Science degree in organization development from American University in Washington, D.C. Her postgraduate studies are in neurophysiology. She is an adjunct professor at Webster University, teaching courses in the graduate program. She also teaches in the executive education program at San Diego State University, and is the founder of the Management Development Institute offered there.
Holly`s top selling book, More Than a Minute: How to be an Effective Leader & Manager in Today`s Changing World (printed in nine languages and distributed globally) goes beyond the theory of leading and managing by providing practical, action-oriented information. Holly has contributed to several other best-selling books including Shift Happens.
Holly is a board member of Total Training, Inc., the San Diego Employer Association, and KBM Facility Solutions as well as the Chairmen`s Roundtable, a nonprofit organization of senior executives providing pro bono strategic advice to mid-sized businesses. She serves as a mentor in California State University`s Center for Leadership and Mentoring. She also provides strategic advice and guidance to several 501(c)3 organizations.
More Than a Minute provides a refreshing look at the original "secrets" of effective managers explored in The One Minute Manager more than 25 years ago. It offers up-to-date methods and practices to prompt the thinking required to address today`s challenges. Unlike many other management books, it is based on time-proven practices and actual business applications used by companies around the globe. More Than a Minute is written by a practitioner. As president of The Ken Blanchard Companies, Holly Green worked closely with Ken, co-author of The One Minute Manager. But much has changed since that book was published ... and More Than a Minute is the title today`s managers desperately need.
Overwhelmed by Complexity? Get Rid of Strategic Planning & Get Agile
You can`t afford the high cost of "do-overs" or the higher costs of doing nothing. Complexity is escalating, change is nonstop, and just running (not necessarily in the right direction) has become commonplace. You have to embrace ambiguity, make disruptive choices, challenge assumptions, reinvent customer relationships, and build operating dexterity all while informing, inspiring and engaging your organization. Holly will share with you how to master complexity and get agile.
Are You Swift?
Can you move fast with focus and flexibility in today`s rapidly changing environment? Or do you constantly struggle just to keep up? Using ideas, tools, and techniques from her best-selling book, More Than A Minute: How to Be An Effective Leader and Manager in Today`s Changing World, Holly reveals counterintuitive insights that market leaders use. Holly will show you how to get crystal clear on winning, define what you need to do to get there, and how to pause and focus on the right things.
Reboot & Reload: Think Differently, Innovate & Win
Your biggest threat today may not be new technologies, changing markets or unseen competitors. It`s what you are absolutely, positively sure is so. In today`s world, unlearning has become just as important as learning. Uncover the "thought bubbles" floating around in your head that keep you stuck in the past and learn how to trigger your brain to increase innovation so you keep winning. Holly will teach you how to think differently day to day to innovate AND stay focused to get the results you want.