businessThink Author Steve Smith to Speak at Human Capital Institute's National Summit Conference

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Steve Smith, an expert in workplace entrepreneurship and co-author of the internationally acclaimed book "businessThink," will speak at HCI's inaugural National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Chicago April 6-7.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Steve Smith, an expert in workplace entrepreneurship and co-author of the internationally acclaimed book "businessThink," will speak at HCI's inaugural National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Chicago April 6-7.

Day one of the Summit, in a session focused on leadership, Smith poses the question, "Are you a culture of job-holders or difference-makers?" The ensuing discussion led by Smith will explore the rules difference-makers live by, with the intent of helping organizations build teams that have an entrepreneurial view of business.

"The typical company is comprised largely of job-holders--average people who get average results. For a company to propel past average and achieve exceptional results, it must tap into those individuals who have a different outlook and approach to work," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "Steve Smith understands true organizational value comes from the difference-makers, that it is these individuals who move a company forward."

Many of the ideas discussed at this session were pioneered by Steve Smith and co-authors Dave Marcum and Mahan Khalsa in "businessThink", a book that has been translated into 18 languages and distributed in 40 countries. Hailed by critics and colleagues alike, "businessThink" has received praise from Stephen Covey, Ram Charan, and Warren Bennis, among others. The book has been called "a gem" by Tom Peters.

Steve Smith is a founding partner of Utah-based consulting firm Veracity LC, a licensee of FranklinCovey. The firm's mission is to be a catalyst for the fusion of entrepreneurial thinking and business discipline.

As a speaker and a consultant, Smith has worked with a wide range of global clients, including Nike, Hard Rock Café, American Power Conversion, ADP, CNN/Turner Networks, Microsoft, and Roche Diagnostics.

Steve Smith's work has been featured by CBS MarketWatch, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, The Arizona Republic, Canada AM, and others.

ABOUT HCI'S HUMAN CAPITAL SUMMIT

HCI's first annual Human Capital Summit Conference and Expo will take place Thursday April 6 through Friday April 7 in Chicago, with pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, April 5. A 2006 must-attend event, the Summit is for human capital professionals, line managers and executives who understand that talent will be the key driver for success in the knowledge economy. For the complete program listing, location and hotel information, registration details and more, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org/hci/conference_national.guid

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE

The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices with individuals and organizations. HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management, and measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, talent managers and executives. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

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Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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