Peter Bregman will speak to GFOA delegates on how to handle difficult situations, maintain your ground in the face of uncertainty, respond productively to opposition, act powerfully and courageously, and build your leadership pressence.
Peter is a Master Certified Coach, leadership expert, and the CEO of Bregman Partners. For over 30 years, he has coached CEOs and senior leaders to develop their leadership skills, build aligned, collaborative teams, and overcome obstacles to drive results for their organizations. Peter has a deep understanding of both organizations and people and has dedicated his entire career to finding solutions that bring the interests of both together. He has worked with CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organization and is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the areas of leadership development, organizational change, productivity and emotional courage. He is also a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and his articles and commentary appear frequently in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, The Financial Times, PBS, ABC, CNN, NPR, and FOX Business News.
Peter is also the best-selling author, most recently, of Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work. His book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller, winner of the Gold medal from the Axiom Business Book awards, named the best business book of the year by NPR, and selected by Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Post as a top-ten business book. Peter earned his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Columbia University.