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Curt Coffman      

Workplace Consultant & New York Times Bestselling Author; Known for "First Break All the Rules"

A New York Times Bestselling author, researcher, business scientist, and consultant, Curt Coffman has been at the forefront of employee engagement for more than thirty years papers free as an expert in the science of high-performance cultures.

As the Global Practice Leader for employee and customer engagement at Gallup for twenty-two years, and now as Chief Science Officer at The Coffman Organization, Coffman has studied hundreds of organizations and millions of their employees and customers.

His work launched a new era in employee engagement and manager development. First, Break all the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers do Differently (coauthored with Marcus Buckingham), one of the bestselling management books of all time, dispelled conventional wisdom about management and shared the practices that define great managers in every industry. The books that followed, Follow This Path: How the World’s Greatest Organizations Drive Growth by Unleashing Human Potential, and Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch: The Secret of Extraordinary Results (coauthored with Dr. Kathie Sorensen), provide practical insight for individuals and organizations seeking to maximize their potential and build a productive culture.

An international leader in the world of management and engagement consulting, Mr. Coffman’s work has been translated into over 40 languages. His research and writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Business Week, Chief Executive Magazine, CIO Magazine, The Economist, Fast Company, Fortune, among other management journals. He has invested 30+ years in the science of high-performance cultures. His mission is to help organizations, their leaders, managers and associates to create more engaging and productive workplaces to secure the loyalty and growth of their customers and business.

An insightful and engaging speaker, Mr. Coffman has presented to thousands of groups on creating great cultures that impact individuals and their families, drive organizational growth, and create engaged customers.

Speech Topics

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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The philosophy is based on the book “First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently”by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, ...

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