John Mattone

John Mattone Talent Leadership

John Mattone is widely regarded as the world’s leading authority on the Future Trends of Leadership Development & Talent Management. John has been recognized by the prestigious Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading management thinkers and by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the world’s top independent leadership consultants, executive coaches and speakers.

Professor Mattone’s work has been featured by The Huffington Post, CEO Magazine, CLO Magazine, CIO Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Harvard Business Review, and many other respected global news outlets. Professor Mattone and his work have also been the subject of a 30-minute documentary produced by PBS. He is recognized globally as a powerful keynote speaker, prolific author and highly sought-after executive coach. He is known throughout the Fortune 500 as a cutting edge thinker in the area of trends in executive development and identifying and developing high-potential and emerging leaders.

John Mattone has consulted for more than 250 organizations and addressed over 500,000 people in more than 2,000 speeches and seminars throughout the USA, Canada and worldwide. John is a prolific author whose newest books (published by AMACOM) include Talent Leadership: A Proven Method for Identifying & Developing High-Potential Employees (October, 2012) and Leadership Intelligence: What You Need to Know to Unlock Your Full Potential with a Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith (March, 2013). John is the co-author of the 2011/2012 Trends in Executive Development Research Report (Pearson 2011), which is widely regarded as one of the most authoritative and respected global research studies in the field of leadership development.

Prior to relaunching John Mattone Partners, John was Vice President of Global Assessment Services for Linkage, Inc. Prior to Linkage, John was Senior Vice President of Sales for Drake Beam Morin the global career & outplacement firm. Before joining DBM, John spent 10 years building his first successful consulting firm, Human Resources International.

John holds a B.S. degree in Management & Organizational Behavior from Babson College, and an M.S. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. John serves as an Executive MBA faculty member at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches his popular course Global Leadership Assessment & Development. He is also adjunct faculty member at the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University. John also serves as Sr. Talent Management Consultant & Master Executive Coach for Executive Development Associates (where he previously served as President).

Speaking Topics: Future Trends of Executive Development & Talent Management; Talent Leadership: A Proven Method for Identifying & Developing High-Potential Employees; Succession Planning & Management; Leadership Intelligence.

Clients include: Allied Van Lines, Kohl’s, IBM, Arco, AT&T, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, Bristol Myers Squibb, Citicorp, IRS, New York State of HR Directors, US Air Force, Regions Bank, Smithsonian Institute, Private Healthcare Systems, Liberty Mutual, YPO.

Leadership IntelligencePrograms

The following are available in a variety of formats (keynote, half-day, full-day, two days).

In the face of challenging economic times, CEO’s and senior leaders must gain competitive advantage. An organization’s Human Capital Value Proposition (HCVP) is critical in achieving competitive advantage.

This engaging presentation will enable attendees to:
(1) understand the power of a HCVP in helping their organizations achieve incredible operating success through the optimization of human capital;
(2) understand the factors that both enhance and detract from the realization and execution of a winning HCVP; and,
(3) understand the predictive elements of the HCVP in driving breakthrough operating results.

This program is designed to enable attendees to understand and develop a succession management process, including: building a succession management value proposition; benchmarking your succession program utilizing John’s Succession Management Index (SMI), applying state-of-the-art bench strength analyses, conducting formal succession reviews, planning and executing development activities, integrating with other HR programs, and measuring the ROI of your succession management system.   Attendees will receive the SMI diagnostic that will isolate both strengths and gaps in their organization’s succession program.

STEALTH LEADERSHIP: Using Assessment And Coaching To Propel Your Leaders And Organization To Greatness

This program is based on John’s new book, STEALTH LEADERSHIP.   The program is geared for HR professionals who are charged with designing for their own  organizations–a compelling, strategic and predictive talent management system that drives operating success. JMP’s proprietary Stealth Leadership Model provides the foundation for learning about the critical talent management processes that need to be optimized and integrated in order for an organization to achieve and sustain success.

These elements include:
(1) Isolating target competencies;
(2) Deployment–selection and promotion systems and tools;
(3) Diagnosis–calibrating competencies, skills and behavioral tendencies;
(4) Development–coaching and training programs; and,
(5) Demarcation–performance management.

SUCCESS YOURSELF: How To Unlock And Unleash Your Leadership Potential

This powerful program is based on John’s best-selling book, SUCCESS YOURSELF. It is intended for leaders at all levels who desire to become the best they can be. John utilizes his proprietary Executive Maturity Model as the foundation for teaching executives the predictive leadership components that unlock and unleash leadership potential.

These components include:
(1) The core of achieving emotional maturity–possessing a strong self-awareness, self-concept, values, and optimistic belief system;
(2) Positive thinking;
(3) Positive emotions that empower both the leader and others; and,
(4) Possessing the skills to execute mature executive behaviors and competencies that drive leadership success.

In today’s tough economy, managers at all levels are facing numerous challenges when it comes to effective talent management.  Are you asking your managers to do more with less?  Are you worried that top talent in your organization will be lured away by your competition?  Are you asking your managers to attract, engage, retain and motivate their employees?  This insightful program addresses the core talent management issues all organizations face—so, what’s the message?  Accountability for executing talent management resides with managers–not HR!  Attendees will receive JMP’s Human Capital Index (HCI), a researched-based and accurate talent management diagnostic that will identify strengths and gaps in their organization’s talent management system.

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John. You were simply an overwhelming hit. We found your presentation revealing, motivating and entertaining. Your unique style provided a refreshing perspective on effective Talent Management and its practical application for business today. When I summarized our conference and mentioned your name , the audience erupted into thunderous applause. If planning a conference or event where you want to share extraordinary information with excitement, I give John Mattone my highest recommendation.
Ali Al-Banna, 
Executive Manager, Pitman Training, Kingdom of Bahrain

“John Mattone’s Stealth Leadership Model is a great way to integrate leadership development, succession planning and strategic workforce planning efforts within an organization. John does a fantastic job describing it in easy terms yet conveys its powerful ability to drive desired results for any organization. John’s energy, humor and content are engaging.”
Vice President, Talent Management, Kohl’s

“I found John Mattone’s program on “Succession Management” to be very valuable. His program boiled down best practices to a manageable and understandable process…the program materials were user friendly and John demonstrated great expertise and passion…I am looking forward to using what I learned to improve our succession management program.”
Ann Hatcher, Vice President, Talent Management, HCA Healthcare

“John Mattone’s dynamic personality, true interest in his clients, terrific sense of humor, and human capital expertise make him one of the most in-demand and electric speakers in the talent management field. Having him present four times for a previous company I was affiliated with, I can say his evaluations were exceptional and he was a delight to work with.”
Roseanne Brennan, Prime Hospitality Corporation

“We hired John Mattone to address our association of CEOs from the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Our group has seen every speaker on every topic imaginable through the years and our group is demanding. John Mattone’s presentation was the highest rated ever. He has a unique ability to deliver a powerful message in a fun and effective manner.”
Marvin Berkeley, Former Director, CEO Roundtable

“John is able to deliver a powerful message, but in a funny and logical manner. He motivates people with his dynamic yet sincere, style…a year later both our executives and employee groups reference John Mattone’s presentation as being the most important step we have taken to unleash our individual and collective talents.”
Ekkehard Grampp, CEO, Rohm Tech, Inc.

“We found John Mattone to be a powerful speaker. His message and content was thought provoking, inspirational and he gave our team useful tools and ideas that could be implemented immediately.”
Convention Committee, Allied Van Lines

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