Working for some great leaders, and some horrible managers, has helped Mr. Suddleson realize some of the subtle nuances in attitude that can make the difference in turning a manager into a leader. Having had the opportunity to be a manager and a leader himself, Mr. Suddleson had the opportunity to not only become a student of leadership, but a practitioner as well
Mr. Heath Suddleson has more than 25 years managing projects in the design and construction industry where he has led teams in managing billions of project dollars. In these roles, Mr. Suddleson has served as the Contractor, the Architect/Engineer, and even represented the Owner.
He learned some of his most profound lessons by serving in volunteer leadership roles in organizations such as the American Legion, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and Toastmasters International. In his work with Toastmasters International, Mr. Suddleson served roles from local clubs through many levels in the organization, even having served from 2009-2011 on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors.
Most recently, Mr. Suddleson worked in a corporate role for one of the world’s largest Engineering and Construction Companies developing and conducting training programs to help the next generation of Project Managers become more successful in their roles.
His bestselling book, The Attitude Check: Lessons In Leadership has become a practical field guide for leaders to harness their attitudes to increase productivity and reduce turnover in the work place. Some organizations have incorporated his book into their standard training programs. He has been featured in many publications on the topic of how to engage teams, including CFO Magazine. Mr. Suddleson has presented to audiences all over the world who have included Bechtel Corporation, AECOM, Skanska, The Project Management Institute, The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and the Construction Specifications Institute.