Leo Bottary, adjunct professor in the College of Communication and the Arts will be signing copies of his new book, The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success, which he co-authored with Leon Shapiro, on March 7 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the ITV Room of Walsh Library. Light refreshments will be served.
The authors introduce the concept of “peer advantage”, which promotes engaging in advisory groups for CEOs with peers from different industries. This environment creates opportunities where leaders can learn and grow from those outside of their own background to better address the challenges that impact an ever-changing, uncertain future.
Many CEOs experience a “lonely at the top” mentality, where decisions are often made in a vacuum, without input, or even much pushback, from others. CEO peer advisory groups provide an empathic, yet impartial sounding board where participants who have no personal stake in the outcome can advise in pressure testing important decisions.
The Power of Peers features stories of business leaders from a range of industries stepping outside of their comfort zones to have their assumptions examined through an outside lens. In the process, they discover best practices they never would have found within their own individual sectors.
Bottary currently leads online learning teams as an adjunct professor for the Master of Arts in Strategic Communication & Leadership program (MASCL). He received his Master of Arts in Strategic Communication & Leadership from Seton Hall University and currently serves as Vice President, Peer Advantage for Vistage International.