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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.
Leo Bottary
CEO Spotlight

Greatness: What Is It? What Does it Take to Achieve It?

When it comes to business and life lessons, our window into sports, the arts, and all public performances is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the results are available for all of us to see. On the other hand, we marvel at watching the top players, best teams, and...
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CEO Insider

Communicating About Communication

Last year, Grammarly/Harris Poll released its inaugural study on The State of Business of Communication, highlighting that US companies alone lose $1.2 trillion annually to ineffective communication. Reviewing this year’s findings, I was relieved that the authors didn't lead with how the losses are now up to $1.4 trillion (or...
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CEO Insider

Change and Being Changed

I have encountered countless CEOs who tell me that employees resist change. While I believe that can be true, Peter Senge shared a quote from an organizational culture strategist in his book, The Fifth Discipline, noting, "People don't resist change. They resist being changed.” The quote offers an important distinction,...
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CEO Insights

CEOs: Give the Gift of a Peer Group

In May 2020, I wrote a piece for CEOWORLD magazine directed to the CEOs of companies who were enjoying a boost in productivity from their remote workforce. At the time, many CEOs advocated looking at the whole chessboard before getting too excited. While productivity may have been up, savvy leaders...
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How Culture Wins

Last week, I spoke at an event sponsored by REX Roundtables for Executives on the roof of Petco Park – home to the San Diego Padres. Since the audience members are leaders in the health and fitness industry, the sports venue was a fitting place to talk about the difference...
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CEO Insider

Use AI to Re-Examine Your Value Proposition

A few days ago, I decided to get a different perspective on Peernovation – a value proposition I introduced to the marketplace upon publishing my third book, Peernovation: What Peer Advisory Groups Can Teach Us About Building High-Performing Teams. After developing my own narrative to describe what it means, it...
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Ode to Joy

During the mid-2000s, I worked with an architectural engineering firm client struggling to find its footing in the face of a quickly changing, uncertain future. Quite frankly, the executive leadership team was having a crisis of confidence. They were convinced that embracing what was coming would be different from anything...
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C-Suite Challengers

Learning to Make a Difference

After delivering a CEO group presentation this morning in Seattle, I was seeking inspiration from a storied location, only to discover Place Pigale Restaurant and Bar overlooking Elliott Bay. The old wooden bar and sky-blue ceilings beg the speculation, “If these walls could talk...” It’s been a perfect haven for...
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