Stephen Viscusi

Consultant, Author, & Columnist

Stephen Viscusi is the CEO and founder of the Viscusi Group, a global executive search practice, which was recently ranked as the 10th largest search practice in New York City by Crain’s New York Business.

He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, On The Job: How to Make it in The Real World of Work (Three Rivers Press) and his latest book Bulletproof Your Job: 4 Simple Strategies to Ride Out the Rough Times and Come Out On Top At Work (Harper Collins), which has now been published in 11 languages. 

Viscusi is a frequent guest on television, appearing regularly on NBC/Universal’s The Steve Harvey Show as the in-house workplace expert. His advice is sought after for its real-world application and wide reach. Everyone needs a job, and few people are more experienced with the nitty-gritty details of job hunting and hiring practices than Stephen. He can also be seen on CNBC’s Make Me a Millionaire Inventor, and his writing can be found all over the Internet where he blogs about a variety of workplace issues from diversity to millennials. 

With over 148k Twitter followers (@WorkplaceGuru), Viscusi’s audience and reach span across generations. His down to earth common sense advice is considered both provocative and insightful.

He is a sought after public speaker from the boardroom to the classroom, appealing to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.


Lecture Topics

Gay for a Day:

As the world changes, the workplace changes. Today, there are more openly queer members of the workforce than at any other point in the history of the world. From CEOs to Secretaries, it can sometimes feel like the LGBT community has taken over entire companies. Yet still, many companies have no sense of how to appropriately support their queer employees. This seminar details the unique challenges the LGBT people face in the modern workplace and the simple, important ways that companies and managers can keep their LGBT employees comfortable and safe.

Young, Vulnerable, Malleable; Old, Stubborn, Slick:

Society has become obsessed with delineating generations and pairing those generations with hard-line characteristics. It's garbage and your business would do well to understand this. Millennials are, of course, different from Baby Boomers, but it has far more to do with their experience with computers than with their general apathy. Similarly, a sixty-five year-old might not know how to type her own name, but she sure as hell has reams of useful information stored in her (literal and figurative) filing cabinet. In an era where everyone is obsessed with diversity, companies often overlook age as a way to effectively diversify their workforces. In this seminar, we discuss the unique skills that workers of different ages can offer and how to make these employees work in harmony

Queering the Workplace:

Members of the LGBT community have risen to prominent positions in fields as wide-ranging as entertainment, law, business, fashion and politics. Almost across the board, these incredible people succeeded against the longest odds. This seminar explores the unique lessons that we can learn from the queer community about how to run an office and advance your career. Through case studies of certain figures and engagement with the history of LGBT struggle, it will become clear that not only do businesses benefit from hiring queer people, but that they can benefit from studying the LGBT movement in its entirety.


Stephen's Books

 

Stephen's most recent book, Bulletproof Your Job, published by Harper Collins, teaches veteran workers, in their thirties and beyond, how to navigate the workforce and keep their job — even in harsh economic times, made worse by the onslaught of seemingly "fresher" talent.

 
“Buy this book before you need it.”

— Keith Ferrazzi, bestselling author of Never Eat Alone

A wise, comprehensive, and wonderful ‘mentor-in-a-box.’

— Dick Bolles, bestselling author of What Color Is Your Parachute?

Bulletproof Your Job has since been published in 18 languages, including Spanish (below, left) and Chinese (below, right).

 
 

His first book, On the Job: How to Make it in the Real World of Work, published by Random House Print, Three Rivers Press, is geared towards guiding young people through navigating the first eight years of their professional lives. 

"If you can think of your work in a positive light, as something that you've actively chosen and that you gain from in a multitude of ways, it becomes a lot easier to leave it behind at the end of the workday." 

— Excerpt from On the Job