About

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 and president of E Pluribus Partners.   He is the author of Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity and Productivity and Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work,  a contributor to other books including What Managers Say, What Employees Hear: Connecting With Your Front Line (So They’ll Connect with Customers) and  The ASTD Management Development Handbook.

Michael’s ideas have been in the media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Leader to Leader, MWorldLeadership Excellence, HR Magazine, Human Resource Executive, Talent Management, PerdidoRotman (Canada), Shukan Diayamondo (Japan), Developing HR Strategy (UK), The Economic Times (India), LiveMint (India), Outlook Business for Decision Makers (India), Smart Manager (India), and Capital (Dubai). He is a regular contributor to the CEO Advisor column of FoxBusiness.com and to SmartBrief on Leadership. His blog has been recognized as one of the top blogs on leadership and Michael has been recognized at a top online influencer on leadership.

Michael has spoken at many organizations and conferences including the Center for Creative Leadership, General Dynamics, General Electric, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, NASA, Northwestern University, TCU, 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 and a faculty member at the Institute for Management Studies.  Based on Michael and his colleagues work, Texas Christian University created the TCU Center for Connection Culture to advance Connection Culture at TCU and in higher education generally.

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 to Katherine P. Stallard. They have two grown daughters.

Learn more about E Pluribus Partners here.

Michael can be reached at (203)422-6511 or mstallard@epluribuspartners.com

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