Nate has more than 25 years of experience designing and delivering highly customized and impactful executive education programs for companies in a wide range of industries. He has worked with audiences gathered in locations across North America, Europe, and South America. He is known as an engaging presenter with a very interactive style and practical approach and he works carefully to make sure executives leave programs with new skills that can immediately be put to use.
In addition to his work in programs with Georgia State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Louisiana State University, he has been invited to serve as a faculty member in programs offered by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He has been invited to lecture in programs for executives hosted at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in Russia, Institut Commercial de Nancy in France, and Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Clients include: Schneider Electric, The Coca Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, McGladrey, GEICO, UnitedHealth Group, CHS, Lockheed-Martin, GE, St. Jude Medical, Schlumberger, McKesson, and NCR.
- Leading Organizational Change
- Building a Climate for Innovation
- Creating High Performance Teams
- Making and Executing Effective Business Strategy
- Finding, Building and Retaining Engaged Employees
Your style is unlike any others’ and it was a pleasure for me to be part of your class!
He did a great job of keeping everyone engaged – great sense of humor.
Dr. Bennett was a fantastic speaker and facilitator – he made the subject matter interesting.
He was very good at making everyone’s input fit and matter.
Very engaging presentation – kept it real and relevant. Nate is very insightful and knowledgeable.
Nate was very well prepared and able to show how the concepts he was teaching would help us at (our company).
Popular Press Articles & Mentions
Nate Bennett’s ongoing list of published articles
Bennett, N. (2016). “Leaders Are Made, Not Born — Here’s How To Make Them (Like Fine Wine!)“. Forbes, November 3.
Bennett, N., & Lemoine, G.J. (2016). “The Essential Leadership Challenge for 2016 is Overcoming VUCA“. Atlanta Business Chronicle, January 5.
Bennett, N. (2015). “Our Leader Left. Who is Left to Lead? The Chronicle of Higher Education, Opinion/Editorial Section“, July 22 (web) August 7 (print).
Bennett, N. (2015). “Why Should Anyone Lead You?“. Saporta Report, April 27.
Bennett, N., & Parks, J.M. (2015). “Resolutions for Leading a More Innovative Company in 2015“. Atlanta Business Chronicle, January 16.
Bennett, N. (2015). Resolved for 2015: “Invest in your Portable Capabilities“. Saporta Report, January 5.
Bennett, N., & Parks, J. M. (2015). “Struggling to Innovate? Examine your Structure, Systems, and Culture“. Business Horizons, 58, 563-569. (PDF version)
Russell, C., & Bennett, N. (2015). “Big Data and Talent Management: Using Hard Data to Make the Soft Stuff Easy“, Business Horizons, 58, 237-242. (PDF version)
Bennett, N., & Lemoine, G.J. (2014). “What a Difference a Word Makes: Understanding Threats to Performance in a VUCA World“, Business Horizons, 57, 311-315. (PDF version)
Bennett, N., & Lemoine, G.J. (2014). “What VUCA Really Means for You“, Harvard Business Review, January/February, 27. (Video)
Bennett, N. (2014). “Why No One Gets Away with Trash Talk Anymore“, Harvard Business Review, blogs.hbr.org, July 1Bennett, N. (2014). “Reputation is Still King. Saporta Report“, August 27.Miles, S.A., & Bennett, N. (2014). “Getting the Board on its Toes: Anticipate the Threats to CEO Succession“. PREA Quarterly, Summer.Bennett, N., & Shill, W. (2014). “The Dangers in Letting COOs Become an Endangered Species“. Directors and Boards, Summer.Bennett, N., & Forquer, D.R. (2014). “What America’s Cup Taught about Turnarounds“. Harvard Business Review, blogs.hbr.org, April 9.Bennett, N. (2014). “Is a Winning Culture the Chicken or the Egg?“ Atlanta Business Chronicle, March 21.
Bennett, N., & Griffin, T. (2014). “Don’t Skimp on Talent Management in a Downturn“. SaportaReport.com. Robinson College of Business, March 7.Bennett, N., & Miles, S. (2014). “Who Is Looking Out for No. 1?“. SaportaReport.com. Robinson College of Business, February 17.Bennett, N., & Lemoine, G. (2014). “What VUCA Really Means for You”. HBR.org Reprint F1401C Idea Watch, January-February.Bennett, N. (2013). “Are Your Change Leaders Managing Traffic?” Bloomberg BusinessWeek, October 10.
Dill, K. (2013). “Lululemon Wants You To Know It Still Has A Sense Of Humor. But Should It Be Laughing?“. Forbes.com, June 13.Bennett, N., & McMahon, B. (2013). “What Baseball Teaches About Leading When Expectations Are High or Failure Is Certain“. Business Week, March 28.Miles, S.A., & Bennett, N. (2013). “March Madness Leadership Lessons“. Business Week, March 13.Miles, S.A., & Bennett, N. (2012). “Leadership Advice for the New York Times and its New CEO“. Business Week, November 21.Miles, S.A., & Bennett, N. (2012). “The Hidden Cost of the Citi Succession“. Business Week, October 31.
Bennett, N., & Miles, S.A. (2012). “Is Your Board About to Pick the Wrong CEO?“. Boardmember/NYSE Euronext, October 11.Miles, S.A., & Bennett, N. (2012). “NFL Fans Get the ‘Stakeholder’ Treatment in Ref Dispute“. Business Week, September 26.Bennett, N., Miles, S.A., & Shill, W. (2012). “The Disappearing COO and the Evaporating Talent Pool“. Business Week, September 10.Miles, S.A., & Bennett, N. (2012). “Systematic Shocks: Does Your Leader Absorb Them or Make Them Worse?“ Business Week, September 4.Bennett, N, & Miles, S.A. (2012). “Your 2012 Leadership Secret: Be a Better Self-Diagnostician“. Forbes.com, January 11Bennett, N., Miles, S.A., & McMahon, B. (2011). “Managing the Millennials“. Talent Management, June.Bennett, N., & Miles, S.A. (2010). “Business Decisions are Like Golf Decisions“. Forbes.com, March 24.Miles, S.A. & Bennett, N. (2009). “How the SEC Just Changed Succession Planning, I“. Forbes.com, November 17.Miles, S.A. & Bennett, N. (2009). “How the SEC Just Changed Succession Planning, II“. Forbes.com, November 18.Miles, S.A. & Bennett, N. (2009). “The Changing Employer-Employee Relationship“. Business Week online, March 31.Miles, S.A. & Bennett, N. (2009). “Is your CEO Recession-Capable?“ Business Week online, January 9.