I’m looking forward to using this as an opportunity to share and learn and grow with you. My professional interest is in employee engagement and what some leaders are doing to build great workplaces. I also want to think through how our society can do a better job of integrating the disabled into where we work and live and recreate and, in doing so, become a richer, more productive, and dare I say more civilized, society.

I’ve spent the last twenty years thinking about employee engagement, great workplaces, and how more engaged employees help drive business results. It’s been my singular pleasure to conduct research into the elements of great workplaces.  I co-authored a book called Re-Engage: How America’s Best Places to Work Inspire Extra Effort in Extraordinary Times (published by McGraw-Hill) with Leigh Branham about our findings. Check out our web site:

My wife Nancy and I have two wonderful children, and live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For additional information please contact me at or 402.699.4964.

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Disclaimer– the views on this site on mine and do not necessarily represent the views of current or former employers and/or clients.

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