Steve Wood

About Steve Wood

Steve Wood is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Work Opportunities Unlimited Inc. In addition, Steve provides strategic planning and organizational development consulting services to clients. Prior to joining the company, Steve spent 17 years in the banking industry where he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer. He consulted with entrepreneurs and managers in the areas of strategic planning and organizational development at a range of businesses throughout New England. Steve was a member of the adjunct faculty team at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) from 1994 to 2014. He taught Leadership and Managing Organizational Change regularly at both the graduate and undergraduate level and periodically taught Strategic Management, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and other management courses. He also served on the University’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee.

What Can Happen When You Take One Step Back

WMUR TV - Dean Kamen Advice to Graduates Last night I watched a wonderful program on WMUR Television called Celebrating New Hampshire’s Class of 2020. One of the inspirational speakers was Dean Kamen, a New Hampshire inventor who created the Segway. Kamen is known to many New Hampshire high school students because he is the creative force behind FIRST, a fun robotics and science program for high school students. Kamen opened his talk standing next to a clock he specially designed as a trophy to the winning FIRST Team. The clock is not an ordinary clock. He has [...]

By |2020-06-11T19:13:02-04:00June 11th, 2020|Entrepreneurship / Innovation|

What Harry Potter Can Teach Us About Us

J.K. Rowling Photo by Daniel Ogren Sometimes our search for who we are is just plain entertaining. Because of my vintage, I’m sure it won’t surprise you that until recently I knew nothing about Harry Potter. I knew the author J.K. Rowling was a billionaire and that her Harry Potter franchise was huge. But that was it. Then I listened to a Hidden Brain podcast with Shankar Vedantam about sorting hats and personality tests, and I got sucked into the Harry Potter vacuum. A few days after I heard this podcast I actually watched Harry Potter and the [...]

By |2020-05-14T15:38:51-04:00May 14th, 2020|Hiring & Team Composition, Learning Styles & Skills|

The Funny Success of Zoom

Photo by Gabriel Benois Every day in April 2020 over 300 million of us are using Zoom to communicate with others in our lives. And, when you think about it, almost every day something funny happens on Zoom. I’ll share a few of my favorites in a minute, but, first, let’s look at the history of Zoom. Zoom Founded by Eric Yuan. In 1987 Eric Yuan was a college student in China. He first toyed with the idea for internet video while on 10-hour train rides bet