Howard M. Guttman Howard M. Guttman

Howard M. Guttman


400 Valley Road, Suite 103
Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856

“The results you achieve are proof of your Intention.”

Howard M. Guttman is founder and principal of Guttman Development Strategies, Inc., a management consulting firm that builds high-performance teams and coaches executives to realize their and their organization’s potential. Leadership Excellence magazine has named him one of its “Excellence 100 Top Thought Leaders.”

Howard’s clients include market leaders such as GSK; Keurig Green Mountain; Johnson & Johnson; Mars, Inc.; Novartis; Takeda Pharmaceutical; and Walmart. He also consults with universities and nonprofit organizations around the world. Howard’s style is direct, enabling clients to see clearly the distinction between symptoms and core organization issues.

Long-lasting client relationships confirm his skills as an enthusiastic and engaging communicator. Howard and his staff of consultants are known for creating programs and processes that are pragmatic and results oriented. His goal is to produce observable, enduring change by aligning senior management teams and coaching executives through personal roadblocks to reach their highest potential. Supporting much of this change strategy is Howard’s groundbreaking work on “horizontal teams” (brand teams, matrix structures, global teams), theories first published in Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance (John Wiley;, named one of the Top Business Books of 2008 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries. Howard's most recent book is Coach Yourself to Win: 7 Steps to Breakthrough Performance on the Job and in Your Life (McGraw-Hill;


  • M.S., Case Western Reserve University's School of Applied Social Sciences.

    B.A., social sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University 


  • Celebrated author
    Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance (
  • When Goliaths Clash: Managing Executive Conflict to Build a More Dynamic Organization.
  • Coach Yourself to Win: 7 Steps to Breakthrough Performance on the Job and in Your Life (
  • Distinguished publications and forums
    Thoughts from the Top: A Collection of Interviews with Business Gurus. Harvard Management Update's interview with Howard forms the basis of the chapter, "Bury Your Opinion, Shortchange Your Team," in Teams That Click, a part of the Harvard Business School Press Results-Driven Manager series.
  • Articles published
    TIME magazine, American Airlines' American Way, Amtrak's Arrive, Business News New Jersey, Investors Business Daily, The Washington Post, The Newark Star Ledger, U.S. News and World Report, and U.S.A. Today magazine.
  • Professional journals
    People & Strategy, Human Resource Executive, Chief Learning Officer, Leader to Leader, MWorld, Pharmaceutical Executive, and PharmaVOICE.
  • Contributing editor
    Leadership Excellence
  • Speeches
    "Great Business Teams: What Does It Take?"
  • "Conflict Management as a Core Leadership Competency,"
  • "Putting Performance into High-Performance Teams,"
  • "Executive Coaching: Lessons from the Firing Line,"
  • "Alignment: Creating High-Performance Teams from the Top Down,"
  • “Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Through Self-Coaching.
  • Adjunct professor
    Organization behavior and management consulting, Graduate School of Management of Rutgers University
  • Behavioral consulting, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Graduate School of Psychology.(1997 -1998)
  • Wiki

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