Leo Bottary

Leo Bottary

Leo Bottary is the founder and managing partner of Peernovation. He is a sought-after thought leader on Peer Advantage and Peernovation, emerging disciplines dedicated to strategically engaging peers to achieve personal and organizational excellence. A popular author of three books, including Peernovation: What Peer Advisory Groups Can Teach Us About Building High-performing Teams (Archway; October 16, 2020), he is also an author, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and thought leader on the topic of peer advantage.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) (ABD) in Organizational Leadership Studies at Northeastern University.
M.A. in Strategic Communication & Leadership at Seton Hall University.
B.A. in Political Science and German at Jacksonville University.

Books by Leo Bottary:
Peernovation: What Peer Advisory Groups Can Teach Us About Building High-performing Teams (Archway; October 16, 2020).
What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself With the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity and Personal Growth (Routledge; September 3, 2018).
The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success (Bibliomotion; March 22, 2016).

Leo Bottary is a member of the External Advisory Board (EAB) for the CEOWORLD magazine. You can follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Critical thinking

Three Words for 2023

Last year, I reconnected with an annual practice I learned from Chris Brogan many years ago called My Three Words. Chris describes the practice as a simple idea: Choose three words (not 1, not 4) to help guide your daily choices and actions.  Your three words should come from a...
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The Power of We in 2023

'Tis the season for reflection – a time to learn, grow and appreciate all that's good in this one precious life of ours. As I look back on the past year, it's easy to point out where I could have done more, how I could have done better, or whether...
C-Suite Advisory

Three Words That Work

In January, I wrote an article called A Time for Three Words about employing a practice Chris Brogan has been using consistently since 2006. For more information on what it is and how it works, see My Three Words. As a reminder, my three words for 2022 are Purpose, Clarity, and...
C-Suite Agenda

CEOs: Listen to This!

There's no shortage of content when it comes to how CEOs can lead stronger organizations. Whether it's a blog post, magazine article, podcast, or TED Talk, insights that will help you grow your business abound. Determining what information is worth your time is another matter.  During the pandemic, I got...
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Generation Why

There's been a great deal of conversation lately about the existence of five generations in today’s workplace. This reality is an opportunity that leaders everywhere should embrace. Being a Boomer, I marvel at Gen Y and Gen Z and their healthy perspective on relationships, taking the long view, and valuing...
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Setting The Standard

In the best-selling book Good to Great, Jim Collins stated, “Good is the enemy of great.” He explained, for example, that we don’t have great schools because we have good schools - suggesting good enough is often good enough. Contrast Collins’ explanation of good being the enemy of great with the...
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Why Group Work Begets Better Teamwork

In my last article, Ode to the Misquoted and Misattributed, I started by using an often-misquoted axiom from Aristotle, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts," to bridge how the best leaders and teammates create synergy in their teams. The longer I reflected on how great teams...
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Teamwork Wins by a Mile

In April, I wrote a piece titled Go Team!, which covered Eliud Kipchoge’s quest to break the two-hour barrier for running a marathon and the team that helped him as part of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. Finishing at a blistering 1:59:40, Kipchoge achieved the goal and challenged us all to...
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