by Harvey Coleman
About The Author
Coleman Management Consultants
Harvey Coleman, President
Harvey Coleman started his career by being very active in the Civil Rights movement, having
been arrested twice in “sit-ins”, was a Mississippi Freedom Rider and has had crosses burned on
the lawns of three house in which he has lived. He served three years with the U. S. Army
Security Agency where he was named Europe’s Soldier of the Year while serving in Germany
during the Berlin crisis. He then spent a total of fifteen years with Xerox and IBM in a variety of
sales and Human Resource management positions.
He left IBM in 1977 to become a partner in a New York based consulting firm (Boyle/Kirkman
& Associates), the first Women’s consulting firm formed in our country. Thirty-eight years ago
Harvey Coleman founded his own consulting firm (Coleman Management Consultants). During
this period he has taught managers in over twenty-five countries from Europe, Asia and South
America which included consulting work with England’s House of Lords; many government
agencies, the U. S. Military and many of the top fortune 100 companies. In 1986, he was voted
by the Greater Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, “Small Business Man of the year.”
Recognized both nationally and internationally as a public speaker, Mr. Coleman has been a
regular guest speaker at Emory University’s executive MBA program, IBM’s International
School in Belgium, IBM’s and GE’s Senior Management Schools. He and has been a quest
speaker at Wharton’s MBA School of Business, and the MBAs programs of Carnegie Mellon
and Georgia Tech.
Mr. Coleman has produced a ten-module video tape and workbook program entitled, “A World
of Diversity,” which seeks to capitalize on the opportunities inherent in a diverse workforce. His
first book “Empowering Yourself…The Organizational Game Revealed,” is targeted toward the
American worker and is receiving widespread critical acclaim across the country. Recently he
has published “Rules of the Game for High School/College/Life” aimed at helping young people
to understand how our system works. He has also written a Discussion Guide for parents,
teachers and youth leaders to lead young adults through topics outlined in the book.
His civic involvement extends from local to national civic boards including Chairing the Boys
and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta; Board member of the greater Atlanta’s Boy Scouts of
America: St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation; The Neighborhood Justice Center; The North Area
Council, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; The United Way Evaluation Committee; The Training
and Development Advisory Committee of United Way; A member of Leadership Atlanta and
was a member of the National Board of the Girls Club. Presently he sits on the Board of
Advisors of the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia.
Mr. Coleman holds an undergraduate degree from Youngstown University and conducted his
graduate studies at Emory University’s School of Business.
About The Book
“Work hard and you’ll get ahead!” We’ve heard that all our lives, but has it worked? If you have been passed over for people who are not as hard-working or effective at their job as you, this book is a must-read. “Empowering Yourself: The Organizational Game revealed, The Best Kept Secret in Organizational America, tells why your career might be slowing or has hit a “glass ceiling.” For the first time, the “unwritten rules” that define our system have been defined and written. Whether your definition of success is increased credibility in your current assignment or moving up the organizational ladder, this book will give you the knowledge to make the proper decisions to accomplish your goals. When you’re told, “You gotta play the game” Reading this book will teach you how to play the organizational game This book will, as never before take you into the critical area of the “unwritten rules” that are so important in a successful career or life. You will, after reading this book, truly know how “the system” works and how “the game” should be played. If gaining empowerment or owning/controlling your career is an objective in your life, you must learn how the system works. This will allow your choices to be meaningful and productive. Without the information contained in this book, personal decisions will be hollow and careers will be left to the dictates of the system. After reading this book, events in your organizations will make sense, the advice from your mentor will be better understood, and even the evaluation of the evening news will take on new excitement simply because you It is impossible to win any game if you do not know the rules of the game you are playing. This book can level the playing field for any and all individuals.