Tony leads human resources for Ryan, a leading global tax services firm. He focuses on enhancing, communicating, and driving Ryan’s award-winning culture, and gaining competitive advantage by attracting, developing, and retaining talented employees. With more than 30 years of experience he is a recognized thought leader in corporate culture, learning and development, and human resources. He is an author, speaker, and consultant in the work of purpose and culture and brings hands-on experience as a practitioner of maximizing high-functioning cultures.
His experience includes serving as senior partner and practice leader for the leadership and accountability training and consulting firm Partners in Leadership, and chief people officer for Brinker International, a prominent casual dining restaurant company. Tony is the author of three books: The Difference Maker: A Simple Fable about Making a Difference in the Life of Others;The Kingmaker: A Leadership Story of Integrity and Purpose; and The Newsmaker: A Leadership Story of Honor and Love.
Connecting with People through Purpose and Character
Today there appears to be a subtle drift as to how people, in general, understand leadership. The confusion stems from two opposing points of view regarding what it means to be a leader. On one side is the idea of “Forced-Authority”; on the other, “Authentic-Influence.” In the multi-generational workforce of today, leaders should be equipped to not only engage the hands and feet of their people but, more importantly, engage the hearts and minds through Authentic-Influence. Tony gives insight into how to connect with your employees in a meaningful way and offers specific actions to help you elevate your leadership influence.