In this interview with RBT Founder, Jon Saphier, Jeff Howard, the originator of "Smart Is Something You Can Get", shares his insight into fighting the myth of the bell curve, how effective effort is the key to improvement, and how to deal with those who resist change.
Dr. Jeff Howard is the founder and President of The Efficacy Institute, Inc. He also founded J. Howard and Associates, a corporate training and consulting firm that is now part of the Novations Group. He was appointed by the Governor to the Massachusetts State Board of Elementary & Secondary Education and served from 2008-2012. Dr. Howard has more than 30 years of experience as a staff developer and consultant to school and community leaders on systemic education reform and as a consultant to corporate executives and senior managers of Fortune 500 companies. His work is based on the idea that intelligence can be developed, challenging the still prevalent notion that intelligence is fixed and immutable.