You may have great instincts — a knack for spotting talent, a drive for self-improvement, and a talent for empowering people — but unless you … Read more
Joe Hirsch is the managing director of Semaca Partners and the bestselling author of The Feedback Fix: Dump the Past, Embrace the Future, and Lead the Way to Change.
He specializes in helping organizations break the silos that create friction in the workplace. Drawing from his award-winning experiences as an educational leader, Joe inspires diverse audiences to apply his strategies for success at work and in life. He has earned accolades from top-ranked business leaders to NFL consultants for his forward-thinking approach to improving the way teams communicate and form positive relationships.
A frequent presenter at national conventions and conferences, Joe is an honors graduate of Yeshiva University, where he holds a masters degree in education and is completing a doctorate concentrating on instructional leadership and innovation. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Educational Leadership, LeadX, and other leading publications.
Joe lives in Dallas with his wife and four sons, where they like doing anything outdoors. Connect with at him at www.joehirsch.me or @joemhirsch
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