Summary of Mary Boone
What differentiates Mary is her combination of original, compelling content with a well-designed and expertly facilitated interactive experience. You get a bonus with Mary – she can not only excite the audience with her content, but she can also engage them in a large scale conversation. She also believes passionately in extending the collaborative experience beyond the boundaries of the speaking engagement. It’s not simply about customizing the speech topic, sending pre-reading documents or leaving behind solution tip sheets – these are “givens.” Her engagements also include ideas for sharing content long after the event is over. She speaks on leadership, complexity, high performance collaboration and engagement. Mary’s work as an author and consultant has been quoted and published in a wide range of media including Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, NPR, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal, among many others. Successful Meetings magazine has also recognized her as a “Top Speaker” and featured her on its cover as a “Strategic Thinker.”Download Full Bio
Mary E. Boone is president of Boone Associates located in Essex, CT. She is a leading authority onorganizational communication, leadership development and large-scale interactive meetings. Her firm's client list spans a wide array of public and private organizations "“ such as IBM, NASA,JPMorgan Chase, ConocoPhillips, AARP, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the United States Army.
Boone's ideas have received widespread attention. In the November 2007 issue of HarvardBusiness Review, she co-authored the lead article with David Snowden entitled "A Leader's Framework for Decision Making." Among those quoting from and praising Boone's work are Tom Peters, The New York Times, CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio, The Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, Information Week, CIO Magazine, Chief Executive Magazine,andIndustry Week.
Boone's books include Managing Inter@ctively: Executing Strategy, Improving Communication and Creating a Knowledge-Sharing Culture. (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and The Information Edge (co-authored with N.Dean Meyer, Dow Jones, 1987). Another of her books, Leadership and the Computer(Prima Publishing, 1993), was selected as "required reading" for Congress by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Successful Meetings Magazine recommended her as one of 25 "hot" speakers in a feature issue.
Throughout her career, Boone has been an integrator of ideas across disciplines including communication, meeting design and planning, information technology, organizational development, sales and marketing, human resources, and knowledge management. A frequent contributor to Successful Meetings Magazine, she has also served as a regular columnist for Sales and Marketing Management Magazine and as host of a regular segment on FMN, a video series for financial executives. She has authored over 100 articles for a wide variety of general business and information systems publications.
Prior to founding Boone Associates, Boone was vice president of NDMA Inc., one of the foremost consultancies in the management of information technology departments.
Early in her career, Boone was a contributing editor to two leading teleconferencing industry publications: Business TV Magazine and TeleSpan. She also was a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a spin-off of the Rand Corporation. She is on the faculty of Northeastern University's MBA program and she has been a Guest Lecturer at Emory University School of Business, The University of Texas School of Communication, and the National Defense University's
ICAF Program.Boone's degrees, a master's from the University of Texas at Austin, and an undergraduate from Wake Forest University, are in communication theory. She is a Senior Fellow and on the Steering Committee of the International Executive Forum Program at the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute in La Jolla, California.
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