“There is an incredible power that comes from surrounding yourself with communities in which you feel small among them, and they look at you like a giant.” – Sekou Andrews
Welcome to Peernovation at leobottary.com! The central theme of the company and this community is simple: “Who you surround yourself with matters.” We use our work in the fields of group dynamics and strategic communication to: 1) assist companies with building higher-performing teams in the workplace; and, 2) help CEOs and business leaders maximize their peer group experience. In a world where we’re asked to accomplish more, even faster, with fewer people now working from home, it’s hard to imagine two more important subjects for today’s leaders and their organizations.
Since no one does it alone and we’re all in this together, I invite you to check out the site. Learn more about my two books (with a third coming this summer), watch/listen to the What Anyone Can Do podcast I co-host with Randy Cantrell, and consider having me join you for your next peer group/team meeting, employee development day, or industry conference, where I’d be happy to deliver one of my workshops or keynotes. Of course, if you’re really pressed for time, you can simply check out an episode of the WACD Minute – a series of one-minute videos with helpful takeaways and food for thought. If you have any questions, feel free to click Contact Me or email me directly at email@example.com. Thanks for visiting!
Leo Bottary is the founder and managing partner of Peernovation, LLC. He is a sought-after thought leader on Peer Advantage and Peernovation, emerging disciplines dedicated to strategically engaging peers to realize business and life goals. A popular author, keynote speaker, and workshop facilitator, he also serves as an instructor for Rutgers University and an Opinion Columnist for CEOWORLD Magazine.
Leo’s first book, which he coauthored with former Vistage CEO Leon Shapiro, The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership Growth & Success (2016), explores how and why formal peer groups for CEOs and business leaders are so effective. His second book, What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth (2018), examined the power of enlisting and engaging the complete circle of the people who surround us in both formal and informal settings. His new book, Peernovation: What Peer Groups Can Teach Us About Building High-Performing Teams will be released by Summer 2020.
Prior to teaching for Rutgers, Leo was an adjunct professor for Seton Hall University, where he led graduate-level online learning teams and on-campus residencies in the areas of leadership and strategic communication. In April 2015, he was named adjunct teacher of the year for its College of Communication and the Arts.
Earlier in his career, Leo served in senior leadership positions at Mullen and Hill & Knowlton, where he was also Director of Client Service for the US. In the mid-1990s, he founded a public relations agency that a leading industry trade publication hailed as a regional powerhouse, new media pioneer, and great place to work. Leo earned a BA from Jacksonville University, an MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University, and completed his doctoral coursework at Northeastern University.