In 2007, Winsor wrote, The Collaborator, where he married his passion for leadership and leadership development with his passion for the sport of soccer. Written in the form of an allegory, readers are introduced to a new, innovative platform and process for developing leaders who effectively collaborate and produce win-win outcomes. The book won the 2009 AXIOM Business Book Award, Bronze Medal Winner - International Business!
In 2014, he left the corporate world and started his consulting, training, and coaching business with a focus on collaborative leadership development. This led to co-developing a new team development training program in 2016, called The Collaboration Game, designed to help people develop a collaborative mind-set and skill set to enact genuine team collaboration in the workplace.
In 2018, he was asked by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) to serve as one of five contributing authors to write Chapter Three - Collaboration, for their book, Focus on Them. Through ATD's management research, the ACCEL Model was developed identifying Collaboration as one of five key skills for front-line managers to learn for today's changing workplace.
In 2021, he published his book, Game of Teams, to help people understand the power of working with a leader/team coach for developing their "Self-Awareness" leading to more effective collaborative leadership and team success. Written in the form of an allegory, readers follow the exploits of a newly promoted manager who learns, with the help of a coach, how to kick-start their journey to become a collaborative leader.
Prior to that, he wrote articles for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's magazine, Soccer Journal, in 1997 -1998 and The Journal of the Human Resources Planning Society (2005).
Winsor is former senior-level business leader who played a key in-house role in the development of leaders at all levels. Currently, he serves as a leadership coach and consultant.
His interest in collaboration began when, too frequently, he found himself trying to persuade people to set aside their focus on win-lose outcomes and instead work to generate win-win outcomes.
He is a graduate of Cornell University (BS Industrial & Labor Relations) and the University of Idaho (MBA). Winsor received his Coaching training from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He is also certified in a variety of leadership development programs and assessments tools, including Situational Leadership II, MBTI, and Polaris Competency Model and 360.
Winsor played, coached, and refereed soccer.
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