Hello, I’m Ricky Steele, Chief Development Officer at Atlanta’s premiere IT Staffing company, Hunter Technical Resources. I am an author, networker, and host of the Booth 61 show on Business Radio X. For over 30 years I have been active in the Atlanta technology community building relationships through business, community service, associations, and my personal faith journey. My philosophy in both business and my personal life is simple, I believe that by serving others and living by Golden Rule, you will bring value to your community, your profession, and your life.
My first book The Heart of Networking was published in 2005. The Heart of Networking Second Edition was published in 2011. Both books detail my life experiences and outline the principles that have brought me whatever success I have achieved. I speak regularly on the topic of servant leadership for groups all over the country. Whether my audience is a small community group or a large university, I love the opportunity to share my story with others, and learn from their experiences as well. Reviews about the book can be found here.
In my personal life, I have been married for 33 years and have 3 wonderful children, 2 extraordinary daughter in-laws with a fine son in-law to be added in May 2013. Perhaps best of all is I am a grandfather to a beautiful young lady who I love dearly, Sophia. I’m quite active in my community and serve in a number of leadership positions. I serve on the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center, Board of Advisers of Atlanta’s Table (a program of The Atlanta Community Food Bank), and the Executive Cabinet of United Way’s ITUnited. I am a proud alumnus of Leadership Atlanta 1986 and Leadership Georgia 1987.
To contact me for interviews, speaking engagements, or anything else, please click here.
Saturday night, May 11, 2013 the Atlanta Technology Community gathers in a night of celebration and commitment. TechBridge is a 10+ year old organization that was created by the Atlanta Technology Community to help the Not For Profit Community be more effective in their mission. Today, TechBridge maintains the infrastructureRead More
A number of people have asked me why I would spend so much time trying to win a competition that awards no prize. My reason is simple, I am not trying to win for a prize or win for my ego although some might question that last part. My reasonRead More
You may have noticed I now have a microsite, a new personal website and Facebook fan page which are all branded Booth 61. I bet you’re wondering why. And what the heck is Booth 61? For those of you who have not read The Heart of Networking Second Edition, youRead More
Since the publication of the Heart of Networking, Second Edition
, it has been gratifying to read what others are saying about the book on Amazon
. I wrote the books to share ideas I've had over the past 40 years. I tell people that I never intended to make money selling books (or through my speaking engagements) and so far, it has worked out great.
My book focuses on what I call the "Seven Habits of Highly Successful Networkers." Due to my great respect for Mr. Stephen Covey, and my fear of an immediate law suit, my book was named The Heart of Networking
instead. I focus on the concepts of servant leadership and Golden Rule living. Giving without expecting a pay back is crucial to being a true servant.
You can find my book at Amazon.com
. I hope you will read my book and post your thoughts.Read More
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I may be the world’s worst blogger. I have something to say on a regular basis but I never seem to find the time to say it. This past week is a very good example. The Heart of Networking Second Edition debuted on Thursday, January 20th at the Institute for EntrepreneurialRead More