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Curt Coffman      

Workplace Consultant and Co-Author of First Break All the Rules

Now an independent researcher, author, speaker and consultant, Curt Coffman spent 22 years at The Gallup Organization and served as its Global Practice Leader for employee and customer engagement consulting. Coffman has consulted with many Fortune 100 and 500 companies, and his work has spanned the Western Hemisphere, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His mission is to help organizations understand the key characteristics of a positive, productive, customer-oriented work environment. His research and consulting insights help organizations measure and manage workplace and customer conditions that show linkage to business outcomes.

In the past 10 years, Cut Coffman has presented to thousands of groups on the topic of creating great places to work and their impact on individuals, families, organizational growth and creating engaged customers. His research and thoughts have been published in BusinessWeek, Chief Executive magazine, CIO Magazine, The Economist, Fast Company, Fortune, the Harvard Business Review, the Harvard Management Update, Inc. magazine, the International Journal of Management Reviews, Microsoft Executive Circle, The New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Business Today (India). With John Fleming and Jim Harter, Coffman recently published an article on Gallup's HumanSigma model - a management approach that assesses, manages, and improves the quality of the employee-customer encounter - in the Harvard Business Review (July/August, 2005).

Coffman is the coauthor of one of the best-selling management books of all time, First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently (Simon & Schuster, 1999). Now in its 40th printing, First, Break All the Rules has been translated into 22 languages and has appeared on the best-seller lists of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and USA Today. Curt Coffman is also the coauthor of Follow this Path: How the World's Greatest Organization's Drive Growth by Unleashing Human Potential (Warner Books, 2002). Follow this Path has been translated into 15 languages and has appeared on several international best-seller lists.

Curt Coffman lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, Tammy, and three children, Katie, Claire and Clayton.


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First, Break All the Rules

What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently

Follow This Path

How the world’s greatest organizations drive growth through people

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

don’t let it take a bite out of yours


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