“Key thought leadership contributions of our time.” – Stephen R. Covey

David Maxfield is the author of three immediate New York Times bestselling books on leadership, business, and human behavior with more than 4 million copies in print. See what everyone is talking about:

Crucial Conversations Book
Crucial Conversations has revolutionized the way people communicate. With more than three million copies in print, people around the world have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong.

Bestseller lists:

  • #5 New York Times Business Bestseller
  • #6 BusinessWeek
  • #8 Wall Street Journal
  • Business List
Crucial Accountability Book
Crucial Accountability offers a step-by-step process for enhancing accountability, improving performance, and ensuring execution. These skills will help anyone hold anyone else accountable with candor and respect regardless of position, power, or formal authority.

Bestseller lists:

  • #8 New York Times Business Bestseller
  • #6 Wall Street Journal
  • #1 Business List
  • #1 on 800-CEO-READ
  • “Book of the Year” by Soundview Executive Book Summaries
Influencer Book
Influencer delivers a portable model for influencing the behaviors of entire teams, organizations, and communities. The change model taught in Influencer was named the Change Management Approach of the Year by MIT Sloan Management Review.

Bestseller lists:

  • #9 New York Times Business Bestseller
  • #2 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller
  • #5 Wall Street Journal Non-Fiction Bestseller
  • #25 USA Today Bestseller
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Change Anything helps readers recognize the individual, social, and environmental forces of influence currently working against them—and turn them in their favor.

Bestseller lists:

  • #3 New York Times Hardcover Business Bestseller
  • #3 New York Times Advice, How-to Bestseller
  • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • #1 USA Today Money
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  • #7 Publisher’s Weekly
  • David is an incredibly talented speaker. He certainly knows how to engage an audience - his meeting room was overflowing for the whole session! Our attendees raved about his presentation long afterward.

    Anne Blouin, CLO, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership,
  • David Maxfield is one of the top-rated speakers for the American College of Physician Executives. The insight and knowledge that he shares with the audience have led many to describe his course as one of the best classroom experiences they ever had.

    ACPE Conference Organizer,
  • David Maxfield is an engaging speaker who captures an audience with just the right mix of research, humor and practical relevance. Having developed and taught courses with David, I can tell you with certainty that he is among one of the most gifted teachers I have encountered in my thirty years of teaching.

    Stephen R. Barley, Stanford University,
  • David Maxfield is a gifted speaker who captures the attention of his audience with solid information presented in an easy manner and a slight hint of humor. He keeps his audience engaged with a balance of research, short vignettes, small group exercises and discussion with the audience.

    Bill Fernsebner, Education Specialist at OR Magazine,