Keith Wyche knows what it takes to be one of the highest ranking African American executives in the U.S. Organizations such as Microsoft, NY Life, Northrop Grumman, GE, Black Recruiters Network and Kraft Foods have benefited by having Keith share his personal insight from inside the executive suite.
Inspiring Author whose Motto is "Good is Not Enough"
Keith has more than 30 years’ experience in some of corporate America’s most notable companies, including Ameritech, Convergys Corporation, AT& T, Pitney-Bowes, IBM and SUPERVALU. Wyche empowers today’s minority professionals to see themselves through the same lens from which they are viewed by executive decision makers. His audiences receive practical advice that eliminates the maze that confines them to middle management.
Known for his signature “straight-shooter” approach, Wyche leverages real examples from his and his colleagues’ journeys up the corporate ladder to provide practical strategies for advancing to corporate leadership. The bottom-line according to Wyche is: good is not enough. His message is not about what corporate America isn’t doing, it’s about what today’s minority professionals aren’t doing.
In 2009, Keith’s book “Good is Not Enough: And Other Unwritten Rules for Minority Professionals,” was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as an “Outstanding Literary Work.”
Keith has been recognized for his leadership:
• Board Member of WMS Industries
• Named one of the top 100 African American executives by both Savoy and Black Enterprise Magazines.
• 2010 “CEO of the Year” by the Executive 50 Organization
• National Black MBA Association Board Member and named “MBA of the Year”
• Honored as a “Man of Distinction” by the National Urban League
• Profiled by Black Enterprise Magazine, Ebony Magazine & Diversity MBA
• 2007 Diversity MBA Magazine, Top 50 Under 50 African-American MBA’s
• 2008 Inductee Martin Luther King Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders at Morehouse College in Atlanta
GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH and Other Unwritten Rules For Minority Professionals (Keynote or Workshop)
Moving up the ranks of corporate America requires much more than having the right degrees and working hard. It takes a plan. In this workshop, Keith Wyche empowers today’s minority professionals to see themselves through the same lens from which they are viewed by executive decision makers. Known for his “straight-shooter” approach, Wyche leverages real insights from his and his colleagues’ journeys up the corporate ladder to provide real-world strategies for advancing to corporate leadership. The practical advice, tools and tips provided eliminates the maze that confines one to middle management; and insures they walk away with an executable plan to help them take their career to the next level.
Corner Office Rules: The 10 Realities of Executive Life Keynote
Given the pressures of the economy, stakeholder interests, and increased transparency those selected for top leadership jobs are asked to hit the ground running. The skills and characteristics that are critical to being a successful executive are new, challenging, and often counterintuitive. For that reason, Keith will share some of the essential truths about the executive experience that are seldom discussed, but have the potential to derail success. This session is not only about recognizing the realities, although anticipation is half the battle. He’ll also share advice about how to manage the circumstances effectively, using practical and tested strategies, so that you can be the executive you dreamt of becoming.
The 10 Realities of Corporate Life Keynote
Do you know and have what it takes to be successful in your job? Did your last review reflect what you believe to be true about your performance and promote ability? In this session, corporate executive Keith Wyche shares the realities of getting ahead in today’s tough corporate environment. You’ll gain “insider information” about what he and his c-suite colleagues expect from their employees. It is time to realize that life is not fair; you must embrace change and take personal responsibility of your career path.