Art Petty

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Title: Principal and Founder, Art Petty Group
Education: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, DePaul University - Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois
Expertise: Leadership, Management
  • Popular leadership and management author and speaker
  • Adjunct instructor for DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
  • Writer of several books on management and leadership


Art Petty is a former writer for The Balance Careers covering the subject of management and leadership. He offers powerful and practical guidance for succeeding as a manager and leader in today's environment.

Petty’s corporate credits include building a market-leading systems business unit within Panasonic, Inc. and guiding a little-known software firm on life support to become an acknowledged marketplace leader in data quality tools. Serving as a senior vice-president for Satori Software, Petty helped build the team and strategy that vaulted this unit into a leading market position in postal automation and contact data quality software and services.

Whether serving as an educator, coach, executive, or speaker, Petty's passionate and no-nonsense guidance for navigating strategy, driving change, and promoting organizational health through values-centered leadership is widely respected. From presenting highly rated leadership programs at Fortune 50 firms, technology industry associations, and corporate and governmental clients, Petty’s passion for great leadership and management practices and practical advice earn high acclaim.


  • "Practical Lessons in Leadership" (with Rich Petro)
  • "Leadership Caffeine—Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development" 
  • "Leadership Caffeine for the Project Manager"


Petty attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a B.A. in finance and DePaul University in Chicago where he earned an MBA in Finance.


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