About Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy is an expert in leadership and management development. For over 20 years Dan has helped thousands of leaders and aspiring leaders improve their leadership capabilities.

As the owner of Great Leadership, Dan works with organizations and individuals to optimize their leadership capabilities. His expertise includes leadership coaching, succession planning and leadership development consulting, training, speaking, and writing.
Dan was responsible for all aspects of supervisory, management and executive development, including succession planning at Paychex, Inc. Paychex was consistently named as a Fortune Magazine “Great Place to Work” a “Training Magazine top 125” training organization, and a Bersin “High Impact Learning Organization”.

Prior to Paychex, Dan was Director of Leadership Excellence and Culture
Development for Digital and Film Imaging Systems at Eastman Kodak Company.

He was responsible for talent management for approximately 150 executives
worldwide, including succession planning, an executive talent exchange, and
executive development programs.

He’s the author of the award winning leadership development blog “Great Leadership”,
the Great Leadership Development and Succession Planning eBook, and an influential voice in social media.

He’s a past member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board, the CMED
Advisory Board, and was named one of the Top 10 Digital Influencers in
Leadership. He is a regular contributor to Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, RadioINK, a national publication for radio management, HRExecutive Online, National Public Radio, Monster’s HR People, Human Resources IQ, SmartBrief on Leadership and Workforce, HR Republic, a leading HR publication in Asia, and other leading digital publications.

He’s been quoted in HR Magazine, Men’s Health, Talent Management, SHRM’s HR Magazine, NPR and other national publications.

He has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource and Organizational Development and
an undergraduate degree in Business Administration.

Dan resides in the Seacoast region of New England.