About Art Stewart
Art Stewart is a futurist, business strategist, management consultant, writer, speaker and educator.
His thought leadership focuses on how contemporary political, cultural, economic, and sociological dynamics are transforming the role of both business and institutions in solving society's most significant global challenges. He is particularly interested in how change may be realized through new expectations for accountability, transparency, authenticity, competency and leadership integrity.
Art's blog column for the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA) included a post on change strategy that was cited as #3 in the "Top Ten Most Read Blog Posts" with the CRA for 2014.
He is Founder and Managing Director of Strategic Impact Partners – a growth, market development, and business transformation firm.
As an educator, he researched and developed a multi-level curriculum and content platform on the “New Responsibility Paradigm” – launching the undergraduate edition at Emerson College. He continues to hold an honorary role as a Research Fellow at the Bentley University Center for Business Ethics.
Art earned a mid-career Master’s in Policy Management from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy as well as a postgraduate certificate in Senior Executive Leadership, also from Georgetown. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Emerson College and has completed “Dealing with an Angry Public,” with the MIT-Harvard Law School Public Disputes and Negotiation Program.
Business, Advertising and Promotion Management, Business and Corporate Communications, Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics, Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Organizational Behavior and Theory, Strategic Management Policy, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Communication, Communication Technology and New Media, Critical and Cultural Studies, Organizational Communication, and Social Influence and Political Communication
Senior executive leadership strategies for the new competitive paradigm, Corporate and social responsibility/business ethics, The convergence of business and profitability, stakeholder empowerment, and public interest values, 'Conscious Leadership' and the Transformation of Business Value, and Political/public policy leadership and communications strategy
Honors and Awards
- Research Fellow (Honorary) - Center for Business Ethics, Bentley University
- Who's Who in America
- "Excellence in Broadcasting" awards; PA Association of Broadcasters
|2008||M.P.M., Georgetown University ‐ McCourt School of Public Policy|
|2004||Post-Graduate Certificate, Senior Executive Leadership, Georgetown University|
|1982||B.S., Emerson College|
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Byline Articles (22)
"Market Testing the Hypothesis: The CEO as Commander-in-Chief" What Matters Most! Blog (2017)
Let’s set politics and policy aside in this forum to address the larger question on many minds right now: Can leading in business translate into making the business of government work? In understanding how traditional ...
"From Grandstand to the Bottom-Line: Corporate Responsibility as Strategic Value Creation" What Matters Most! Blog (2016)
Responsibility-oriented business practices are becoming embedded within standard operating procedure for key areas across an increasing array of organizations. Nevertheless, with this new level of strategic influence comes the recognition that CR practices are morphing ...
"Big Data and the Coming Age of Radical Transparency" What Matters Most! Blog (2015)
Corporate Social Responsibility and Technology Pioneer Bahar Gidwani, Co-Founder and CEO of CSRHub, offers his compelling perspective in another edition of our Conscious Leader Conversations. It's a discussion on the growing impact of Big Data ...
"The Widening Divide in Transforming Business Value" Corporate Responsibility Association Blog (2014)
As the reporting sector achieves new milestones in transparency, materiality and integration, other segments of the global responsibility movement struggle amidst the natural tensions created by the missionary zeal of the change agents – and ...
"The Contradictory Nature of Progress" Corporate Responsibility Association Blog (2014)
Are things becoming a bit too paradoxical lately, or is it just me? Many of us in the corporate responsibility movement are encouraged by developments of late that support a maturing of the practice. However, ...
"Strategic Thinking and Change Strategy: Still Relevant?" Corporate Responsibility Association Blog (2014)
If we’re going to rethink the process of bringing about change, then it stands to reason that our approach and our attitudes should also be subject to reappraisal. I suggest that includes strategic thinking. Is ...
"Complex Dynamics Moving Supply Chain Concerns Front and Center" Corporate Responsibility Association Blog (2014)
A variety of factors are changing how organizations view – and calculate – risk, especially regarding competitiveness and business continuity. The concerns range from high capital requirements and lagging utilization rates, volatile energy costs, and ...
"Family Brand Competitiveness in the Post-Meltdown World" Massachusetts Family Business magazine (2012)
As the global economy shifts, family enterprises need to focus on their competitive durability and resiliency in response to the prolonged ‘new normal’ of a transforming landscape. In today’s business context, whether you are a ...
"Family Business Evolution in a Transforming Competitive Landscape" Family Business Wiki (2012)
At the onset of the economic crisis in 2008 and through much of its cascade of destruction into 2010, it was widely assumed by family business principals and trusted advisors alike that the unique model ...
"Scandalous Leadership and Organization Culture: A Theme Runs Through It" Business Ethics magazine (2011)
It’s been quite a field day for those of us engaged in the responsibility “business” or who are passionate about the paradigm shift in consciousness now underway. As some consistency in a better direction takes ...
"Corporate and Social Responsibility: The Changing Context for Marketing Communications Practice" Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications (2011)
As corporate organizations across the spectrum of industry, markets and cultures grapple with the unrelenting fallout of economic upheaval, a surprising upside is being revealed amidst the clearing toward recovery and the resurgence of growth: ...
Unpublished Papers (3)
Nonprofits at the Crossroad: Embrace Change, Learn to Compete Graduate Program; Georgetown University Public Policy Institute (2005)
The tide of continuous change brought on by the impact of a global marketplace is impacting the fundamental way we conduct our relationships, commerce, and civic engagement as well as the formation and implementation of ...
Re-Claiming Authentic Leadership for Nonprofit Sustainability Graduate Program; Georgetown University Public Policy Institute (2005)
In the past few years, we have witnessed stunning examples of great - and greatly flawed - leadership that has contributed to a new norm of regulation and accountability, breached stakeholder trust, and dubious public ...