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ELEVATE YOUR

ORGANIZATIONAL GAME

High performance is less of an art and more of a science.

Discover the blueprint that demystifies how to build a high-performing team, culture, and organization

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KIM WILLIAMS-BRADLEY

Former CFO, Warner Bros.

Build Smart is a masterful “how-to” guide for rallying an organization to coalesce, innovate and achieve. It is a practical resource that can be relied upon again and again to inspire its reader, effortlessly integrating data, real-world experiences, and the undeniable humanity that define great organizations.
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ANDY ORTIZ

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Cedars-Sinai 

In a complex, changing world, Simon Taylor has written what we need, right now - a blueprint for creating value through people. Build Smart pairs theory with relevant examples of organization development principles. This essential resource deserves a prominent spot on your bookshelf.
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BERNARD BEDON, Ph.D.

Vice President, Human Resources, Nike

An excellent ‘field manual’ for business leaders and HR professionals alike. Practical, accessible, and comprehensive. A must-read.

WHAT IS YOUR ORGANIZATION'S GLASS CEILING?

Wondering why your organization isn’t reaching its potential? You’re not alone. Many leaders sense something is amiss but struggle to identify the missing link. In Build Smart, organizational leadership expert Simon A. Taylor tackles this challenge head-on.

The book demystifies how the organizational system works by unpacking its four pillars—direction, leadership, teams, and systems—and showing you how to pinpoint and address the specific areas limiting growth and performance. Through insightful research, engaging stories, and actionable frameworks, Build Smart will equip you to tackle your biggest organizational problems like a pro.

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COMING UP

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China Digital Talent Summit

March 12-13

Book Launch!

April 17

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Unleash America

April 26-27

ABOUT

Simon A. Taylor

Simon Taylor is an expert in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness who has advised senior executives at some of the world’s most admired companies, including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Amgen, and Gap Inc. An innovator at heart, he led HR for the technology startup, Graphiq, during a high-growth phase, prior to its acquisition by Amazon. Simon is the author of "Build Smart: A Blueprint for Building a High-Performing Organization" and a decorated rower with 9 national championship titles between New Zealand and the United States. He lives in Orange County, California, with his wife and three children.

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