Charles Smith

Smith, Charles

Smith, Charles

Senior Executive Coach; Leadership Consultant

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Senior Executive Coach; Leadership Consultant

Charles Smith is a highly-experienced Futurist, Author, and Executive Coach, current interests are in the future of democracy at all levels of society, deep dives into the nature of collaborative innovation, conscious conversations, and podcasts to engage large numbers of kindred spirits and businesses. For fifty years, he has been a personal and leadership coach and organizational behavior consultant stimulating breakthrough thinking, culture change and seemingly impossible results. A graduate of the Boston Public Latin School, Charlie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Relations from Harvard College, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, and a Certificate in Gestalt Methods from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He was Visiting Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, former President of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Mexico, and Editor of Transformation Magazine published by the Library of Professional Coaching. Dr. Smith has written three books, "The Merlin Factor, Leadership and Strategic Intent”; "Navigating from the Future"; “Don’t be a Noddle in Someone Else’s Soup” and many articles located in the Library of Professional Coaching and Eruditio, a Journal of the World Academy of Art and Science.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Mastering What Transforms: Dream the Impossible Dream and Go for It
Get Full Text in PDF “Most civilization is based on cowardice. It’s so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards that could lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. You make a law for every movement. You deny the existence of chaos. You teach even the children to breathe slowly. You tame.” – Frank Herbert Abstract For a long time, we have been operating in ways that are used up and do not adequately address...
In Search of Islands of Sanity:* “To the Barricades”
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The need for paradigm shifts in business, politics, and economics is discussed in many places in the world with little apparent impact on what actually happens. The article posits that the changes called for are fully a matter of the mental and moral qualities that distinguish a leader of character. The author observes that good ideas and new methods alone are not enough. Albert Einstein’s formulation of E equals MC2 is taken as a metaphor for revealing new...
Conversations that matter
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The article is about building a bridge between abstract discussions and conversations that matter. It is about transcending silos through everyday dialogue. It is about helping companies, governments and communities operate in harmony with the way people really are, rather than the way authorities want them to be. It proposes that conversations that matter are a framework for turning cognitive dissonance into action. The object is to bring physical and relational...
Breaking Free: Bringing the Overview Effect to Life and Work
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Upon breaking free of Earth’s gravity and going to space, some astronauts experienced a surprising change in their perspective of life on Earth. Author Frank White† named this phenomenon, “The Overview Effect.” Astronauts who experienced this were witness to a message about how to be, with the planet and with each other. Their message about being “in the same boat” together points to an opportunity for many of us to break free...