Brent Filson's BIO

By Brent Filson -

I first learned about leadership as a Marine Corps rifle platoon and company commander. As a civilian, I have, during the past 26 years, helped thousands of leaders of all ranks and functions worldwide boost their leadership effectiveness. Working with some of the top companies in the world, I have developed motivational leadership strategies, processes and skill sets, and created and instituted leadership educational and training programs.

I am the author 23 books (published by Doubleday, Houghton Mifflin, John Wiley, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, The Dial Press, and Williamstown Publishing) and hundreds of articles on leadership.  My leadership books and articles have been featured in more than 200 magazines, newspapers, and on-line sites.

As founder and president of The Filson Leadership Group, Inc., I have been interviewed on more than 150 radio/tv programs.

I have lectured at Columbia University, MIT’s Sloane School Of Business, Boston College, Wake Forest University, Williams College, Villanova, and more; and spoken before many dozens of private, non-profit and government organizations.

My latest leadership books are, The Leadership Talk: The Greatest Leadership Tool and 101 Ways To Give Great Leadership Talks. The book was a finalist in Foremost Magazine’s National Book Awards, and it won the Independent Publishers national award for "Best business/personal growth" book of 2005. I’ve recently completed If You Can't Feel It, They Won't Do It: 111 Leadership Maxims.

Some of the companies where key leaders have employed my leadership processes.

Abbott, Ameritech, Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, BancOne, BASF, Bell Atlantic, BellSouth, Betz Laboratories, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Campbell Sales, CNA, Canadian Treasury Department, DuPont, Eaton Corporation, Exelon, First Energy, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, GTE, Hershey Foods, Houghton Mifflin, IBM, Merck, Miller Brewing Company, NASA, PaineWebber, Polaroid, Price Waterhouse, Roadway Express, Sears Roebuck, Spalding International, Southern Company, U.S. Commerce Department, The Canadian Treasury Department, Unilever, UPS, Union Carbide, United Dominion Industries, U.S. Steel, Warner Lambert — and more. 

"Brent Filson is one of the most talented communicators in the world. If you want to learn to motivate two, two hundred, or two thousand people to get great results, his lectures and seminars are a must!"  —Joseph Mancuso, CEO, Center for Entrepreneurial Management


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The author of 23 books, Brent Filson's recent books are, THE LEADERSHIP TALK: THE GREATEST LEADERSHIP TOOL and 101 WAYS TO GIVE GREAT LEADERSHIP TALKS. He is founder and president of The Filson Leadership Group, Inc. – Celebrating 25 years of helping leaders of top companies worldwide achieve outstanding results every day. Sign up for his free leadership e-zine and get his FREE report "7 Steps To Leadership Mastery"