Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle's clients include such organizations as Microsoft, Visa International, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Sprint, American Counseling Association, Aviva Insurance, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Hospital Corporation of America, Schlumberger, Morgan Stanley, Boston Scientific, US HealthCare and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries.

He has published numerous articles in the fields of project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management. His McGraw-Hill book, "90 Days to a High-Performance Team", is replete with hands-on tools, templates and checklists which managers use effectively everyday to improve performance.

He has appeared hundreds of times on radio and television interview programs to discuss project management, sales, customer service, effective workplace communication, management, handling rapid personal and organizational change and other topical business issues. He has served or is currently serving as a board member of Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Management Association, American Society of Training and Development, Institute of Management Consultants, American Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International and National Speakers Association. Chris is an award-winning Toastmaster's International Competition speaker. He recently participated in the Fortune 500 Annual Management Forum as a speaker, panelist and seminar leader.

Chris has distinguished himself professionally by serving Corporate America as manager and trainer of project management, IT, sales, customer service and marketing professionals. Included among those business leaders are Prudential Insurance, Sprint, BayBank (now part of Bank of America), US Health Care and Marriott Corporation. He has assisted these organizations in developing project management, sales, customer service and marketing strategies, organizing inbound and outbound call center programs, training and development of management and new hires, and fostering corporate growth through creative change and innovation initiatives.

Chris holds degrees in management studies and organizational behavior from Boston University. He has traveled to 22 countries and 47 states in the course of his career.

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Successfully Managing Difficult People: The 6 Tools You Can Use To Make Things Right

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Time and Task Management:Working Smarter Every Day

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Moving from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader

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How to Build and Use 360 Degree Feedback?

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90 Days to a Higher-Performance Team!

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Conducting Meaningful and Effective Performance Reviews

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Decisive Communication Skills for Improved Productivity and Decision Making.

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Managing Through Chaos: Tools, Tips and Techniques to Set Priorities and Make Effective Decisions Under Pressure.

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