Steve Wood

Steve Wood

Steve Wood is President and CEO of Work Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. He joined the company as Vice President of Planning and Chief Financial Officer in 1996, and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2000. Steve also provides consultation to many executives of Spectrum Consulting organizational customers. An avid student of business for over 45 years, Steve has written over 150 articles, which can be found on his blog at www.steveonleadership.com.

Expertise: Strategic planning, implementation, and tracking; managing organizational change; human resource development; financial and risk management, which includes designing cash flow tools, debt and bank negotiations, and managing insurance relationships.

Past Experience: In his earlier career, Steve spent seventeen years in the banking industry rising to Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer. He also taught courses for the American Institute of Banking.

For the five years prior to joining Work Opportunities Unlimited, Steve launched and grew a human resource and strategic planning consulting practice.

For over 19 years Steve served as an adjunct faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University teaching courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in such business subjects as leadership, strategic management, entrepreneurship, and small business management.

Education: Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine in 1975, where he was a member of the Senior Skull Society, and his Master’s in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1987. He also graduated from the Williams School of Banking.

Professional Organization/Community Involvement: Steve has been involved in dozens of community and charitable organizations and is currently the Treasurer and Board member of the Portsmouth Rotary Club. Steve also serves on the Economic Development and Fiscal Policy Committee at the Business and Industry Association in New Hampshire.

 

Posts by Steve:

Why Did You Buy That Toilet Paper?

August 27, 2019

It wasn’t until last week when I started writing this article that I really understood why I bought extra toilet paper two years ago. More on that in a minute. Do you think you are an “effective” leader? If you do, then you know how to influence people. After all that’s what Stephen Covey teaches

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An Entrepeneur’s Dream Turns 40

August 27, 2019

Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur and never succeed. Why? Because successful entrepreneurs are very rare, and they are just “wired” differently. This week on April Fool’s Day in 1982, Joe Leddy, a New Hampshire native, left a comfortable, salaried position in government and created Work Opportunities Unlimited. Forty years later his creation has helped over

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Getting to Yes with Lower Friction

August 27, 2019

I’m slow to notice things sometimes. Like how frequently almost all media companies now move right to the next show in a series without a break. I noticed it when I was watching a rerun of the Big Bang Theory on cable and then again when we were watching Longmire on Netflix. When I stopped and thought about why they

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Watch the Stories in your Head

August 27, 2019

Has this ever happened to you? I was at the gym yesterday on the Stairmaster when I saw a woman I thought I recognized named Linda. Within a nanosecond, though, I realized it could not be her because she passed away this past Fall. But then my brain shifted instantly into remembering Linda’s wonderful life

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Try This One Thing in a Conflictive Conversation

August 27, 2019

It was two weeks with no hot water in our house and I was frustrated. Almost as frustrated as when I play golf.

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