After reviewing many definitions of employee engagement, The Conference Board concluded that it should be defined as “a heightened emotional and intellectual connection that an employee has for his/her job, organization, manager, or coworkers that, in turn, influences him/her to apply additional discretionary effort to his/her work.”
Michael Lee Stallard and Jason Pankau of E Pluribus Partners are the world’s leading experts on what rational and emotional connections increase employee engagement and strategic alignment to boost productivity, innovation and organizational performance.
Michael is the co-founder, president and CEO of E Pluribus Partners. He is the primary author of the book Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity and Productivity and a contributor to the book What Managers Say, What Employees Hear: Connecting With Your Front Line (So They’ll Connect with Customers). The latter book, edited by Regina Maruca, former senior editor of Harvard Business Review, includes contributions from several Harvard Business School professors and well-known author-consultants. Fired Up or Burned Out has been widely praised by well-respected leaders and thought leaders. Russell Reynolds, Jr., founder and former CEO of Russell Reynolds Associates wrote, “An enthralling and impressive work. It shows how to empower people and create great societies, corporations and cultures. I’m giving it to everyone at my own firm.” Frances Hesselbein, Chairman of the Leader to Leader Institute, described the book as “the indispensable leadership guide for leaders everywhere.” Michael Fitzgerald (The New York Times, Inc, The Economist, BNet) wrote, “It’s impossible not to find some example that will make you rethink your own approach to other people in your working life.” Michael’s work has also been praised by Marshall Goldsmith and Guy Kawasaki.
Michael’s ideas have been in the media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, Human Resource Executive, Talent Management and Fox Business Now. Outside the U.S. his work has appeared in Rotman, (Canada), Shukan Diayamondo (Japan), Developing HR Strategy (UK), LiveMint (India) and Capital (Dubai). He is a regular contributor to The Economic Times, India’s largest circulation business daily. MIchael has spoken at many organizations and conferences including the Center for Creative Leadership, General Dynamics, General Electric, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northwestern University, The Conference Board, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Treasury. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.
Michael’s blog has been recognized as one of the top blogs on leadership and Michael has been recognized at a top online influencer on leadership. In addition to his award-winning blog at www.michaelleestallard.com, Michael blogs for Successtelevision.com, HR.Toolbox.com and several Ning social networks.
Prior to founding E Pluribus Partners, Michael was Chief Marketing Officer for the private wealth management businesses of Morgan Stanley and Charles Schwab. The programs identified and implemented by the team he assembled and led at Morgan Stanley contributed to doubling the business unit’s revenues over a two-and-a-half year period. The practices he and his team developed became the genesis for his approach to elevating the productivity and innovation of individuals and organizations. Earlier in his career, Michael worked in investment banking at Barclays de Zoete Wedd and marketing and finance at Texas Instruments. Michael’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Illinois State University, an M.B.A. from University of Texas Permian Basin, and a J.D. from DePaul University School of Law. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1991. Michael is married and has two daughters.
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