Written by lorea
November 21, 2015

Anthony is Co-founder and Managing Director of LEADERSHIP RESEARCH INSTITUTE, a global management and leadership consulting firm. He has been an active consultant for over twenty-five years in the areas of organizational change, post-merger integration, organizational assessment, executive coaching and development, and leadership training and design. He has served clients in a variety of fields, including McKinsey and Company, Goldman Sachs, TPG, National Geographic, ESPN, the NFL, American Express, Lazard Asset Management LLC, and Spencer Stuart. He has also served in the not for profit space, serving clients such as Women’s World Banking, American Red Cross, The Nature Conservancy, and the Carnegie Institute.
Anthony has served on the teaching and research faculties of several universities, including Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, the University of California, and the European School of Management at Oxford University. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in the Behavioral Sciences where he received a scholarship to study humanistic psychology under the supervision of Dr. Carl Rogers, world renowned psychologist at the University of Bristol, UK. He earned his Doctorate from the School of Leadership and Educational Sciences at the University of San Diego. Following his Doctorate, Anthony was appointed as a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Social Anthropology at the University of California, where he studied Leadership and Organizational Culture under F. G. Bailey, world class scholar and author of Humbuggery and Manipulation, The Art of Leadership.
Anthony’s research and writings on leadership have appeared in several publications, including the European Journal of Management, the Journal of Leadership Studies, Businessweek, Investors Business Daily, The Economist, and the best-selling books, The Leader of the Future and The Organization of the Future, both published by the Drucker Foundation. Wired Magazine cited Dr. Smith as an “acclaimed visionary” for his insights and provocative views on leadership along with Charles Handy and Jay Galbraith. He is also author of the critically acclaimed book entitled Leadership Taboos: The Ten Secrets No One Will Tell You About Leaders and What They Really Think, (Jossey Bass, March 2007), and ESPN; The Story and Lessons Behind the Most Fanatical Brand in Sports, (Wiley and Sons, August 2009). His latest book, The Luck of Leadership, how randomness, serendipity, chance and probability effects leadership, is due out early 2016. Anthony serves on several boards, including the V Foundation for Cancer Research.


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