With 25 years of cutting-edge experience as a business leader, change agent, and organization strategist, Michael G. Winston has been in the "eye of the storm" in businesses going through massive transformation.

As  Global Head, Worldwide Leadership and Organization Development for Merrill Lynch, he served during one of the most challenging periods in the history of the financial markets…before and after 9/11/01. He held the highest functional role in the Corporation on the issues of organization structure, executive succession planning, leadership development and the management of change.

Previously, Michael spent over ten years at Motorola, heading up all organization design, large-scale change, leadership development and succession planning initiatives for the Communications businesses during the company’s meteoric rise from $6B to over $30B. He has also held top strategic human resources positions at McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed Corporations during seismic shifts in the industry.

An internationally-respected and highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Winston has a unique ability to inform, energize and empower his audience. His programs are high energy, high content, and high impact. With appearances in Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the South Pacific and throughout North and South America, he has presented to a list of organizations that looks like a Who’s Who of global businesses (over 150 leading companies) including American Express, Royal Dutch Shell, Kawasaki, Mattel, Royal Philips Electronics, Levi Strauss, Wells Fargo Bank, AKZO, Los Angeles Times, TRW, First Union Bank, Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM), Unilever and Union Carbide as well as dozens of industry and professional associations.

Concurrent with his corporate responsibilities, he has also addressed executives at Harvard, Stanford, University of California, Berkeley, INSEAD (France), Management Centre Europe (Belgium) and was Distinguished Adjunct Professor for 15 years at Stichting deBaak (The Netherlands). Michael was named Best Instructor at the University of Illinois and has served as adjunct professor in the graduate schools of business and management for the University of California, University of San Francisco, Golden Gate University and Pepperdine University.

Michael challenges managers to embrace change, to innovate, not imitate, and to lead from the heart. His presentations help leaders to translate learning into superior performance.  Michael will tailor his presentations to drive home your objectives and will design them to suit your needs, from a 60-minute keynote speech to a one-day workshop to a powerful three-day executive retreat.

Michael holds a Masters Degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of Executive Programs from Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Michael G. Winston—Speaking with Authority…Speaking from Experience!

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