Michael Winston Profile
Global strategist Michael Winston was hailed by Leadership Excellence as one of the "100 Most Influential Thinkers on Leadership in the World" for eight consecutive years.
As a keynote speaker he has addressed more than 400 companies and lectured at Harvard, Stanford, University of California, Berkeley, INSEAD (France), Management Centre Europe (Belgium), University of Warwick (Great Britain), and served as Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Stichting deBaak (The Netherlands) for 16 consecutive years.
Dr. Winston delivers high energy, high content, high impact presentations that inform, energize and empower his audience.
Michael had a corporate career of distinction in executive positions for over three decades in five Fortune 100 companies across three industries. Serving in executive positions for Motorola, Merrill Lynch, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed and Countrywide, Michael held the senior-most position in the organization in his discipline. As global head of leadership and organization strategy he worked closely with C-Suite Officers to develop business models, craft strategies and structure, create cultures and develop leaders. He provided strategic guidance to the CEO, Board of Directors and executive team on business planning, execution and human capital issues in all regions across the globe.
His leadership strategies have been embraced and utilized by such esteemed institutions as the University of Illinois Business School and its executive programs.
Winston is the author of the recently published book World-Class Performance. His articles have been featured in Business Week, Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, Business Forum, Executive Excellence and a host of other publications.
Michael G. Winston was named "Best Instructor" at the University of Illinois and Pepperdine University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, a Master's Degree from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of Executive Programs from Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gretchen Morgenson of the NY Times profiled Michael Winston's courage and integrity in an article entitled, "How A Whistleblower Conquered Countrywide" and Salon Magazine's David Dayen profiled Winston's story in a piece called "Wall-Street's Greatest Enemy: The Man Who Knows Too Much."