It can take many frustrating hours to find a leadership speaker that's just right for your next conference or executive retreat. Who can match your requirements around content, diversity, and fees?

I'm in a fairly unique position to curate this list of leadership speakers. I've interviewed over 180 authors and consultants for my LEADx Leadership podcast in the last year alone, read their books or articles, and watched dozens of them present in person as I've traveled the country doing my own keynotes on wholehearted leadership and employee engagement.

Any curated list reflects the bias of the curator and this one is no different. My selection criteria include the uniqueness of their ideas, and their ability to present their ideas in a compelling manner. I also tried for approximate gender parity, without actually having a fifty-fifty quota. I've intentionally left off big name speakers like John Maxwell and Tony Robbins because I'm pretty sure you already know about them.

I hope this list, presented in alphabetical order by last name, saves you time as you look for a top speaker with fresh leadership ideas:

Jon Acuff 


Twitter: @jonacuff

Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of the books, Start and Finish, offering inspiration and instructions to anyone who wants to accomplish work that matters.

DeLisa Alexander

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Red Hat

Twitter: @delisaatredhat

Alexander is responsible for talent and culture at Red Hat, a $2.4 billion open-source software company.

Paul Axtell

Founder, Designing Conversations That Work 

Twitter: @askpaulaxtell

Axtell is the author of Meetings Matter, and teaches specific strategies to facilitate effective, engaging meetings.

Erika Andersen

Founder, Proteus

Twitter: @erikaandersen

Andersen is the author of Be Bad First and teaches managers and leaders how to acquire new knowledge and skills quickly and continuously.

Jurgen Appelo

CEO at Agility Scales

Twitter: @jurgenappelo

Appelo is the author of several books including Managing for Happiness, offering creative but practical tools to make work fun.

Vernice Armour

Founder, VAI Consulting and Training

Twitter: @vernicearmour

Armour is a former United States Marine Corps officer and was the first African-American female combat pilot in U.S. History. She is the author of Zero to Breakthrough.

Richard Axelrod

Founder, The Axelrod Group

Twitter: @dickaxe

Axelrod pioneered the use of mass employee involvement for successful large scale organizational change. His newest book is, Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done.

Patty Azzarello

Founder, Azzarello Group

Twitter: @pattyazzarello

Azzarello has more than 25 years of experience working in and with high technology companies. She is a best-selling author and her new book is Move: How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy Despite Obstacles, Setbacks, & Stalls.

John Baldoni

Executive Coach & Leadership Educator

Twitter: @JohnBaldoni

Baldoni has decades of experience as a coach and authored 13 books, including, Moxie: The Secret of Bold and Gusty Leadership.

Dov Baron

President, Authentic Paragon Alliance

Twitter: @DovBaron

Baron is an expert on authentic leadership and a self-described "corporate cultural momentum strategist". He is the author of Fiercely Loyal: How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent.

Susan Baroncini-Moe

Founder, Business in Blue Jeans

Twitter: @suebmoe

Alicia Bassuk 

Founder, Ubica

Twitter: @aliciabassuk

Bassuk is an executive coach and consultant focused on individual effectiveness and team cohesion.

Kris Boesch

CEO, Choose People

Twitter: @aliciabassuk

Boesch teaches leaders how to craft cultures that maximize happiness and engagement. She is the author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace.

Travis Bradberry

President, TalentSmart

Twitter: @talentsmarteq ?

Dr. Bradberry is a globally recognized expert on emotional intelligence. He's an columnist and the author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Peter Bregman

Founder, Bregman Partners

Twitter: @peterbregman

Bregman is leadership coach to high profile CEOs and their leadership teams. He is the author of several bestselling books and his latest is Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work.

Michael Bungay Stanier

Founder, Box of Crayons 

Twitter: @boxofcrayons

Bungay Stanier is the leading expert on how managers can coach team members easily and effectively. He is the author of several of books including, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way You Lead Forever.

Bob Burg

Founder, Burg Communications

Twitter: @BobBurg

Burg is a globally recognized expert in sales and marketing and best known for his idea of leading with a service and giving mindset. He is the author of several books including The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea.

Dorie Clark

CEO, Clark Strategic Communications
Twitter: @dorieclark

Clark is a former presidential campaign spokeswoman turned marketing consultant and personal branding guru. She is an adjunct professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the author of several books, including Entrepreneurial You.

Gary Cohen

Managing Partner, CO2 Partners

Twitter: @garybcohen

Cohen founded a company when he was just out of college and he quickly grew it to over 2,200 employees and went public on the NASDAQ. His new book is Just Ask Leadership: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions.

Alisa Cohn 

Executive Coach 

Twitter: @AlisaCohn

Cohn is an executive coach focusing on executive presence, influence, and decision making. She was selected as one of the top 100 coaches in the Marshall Goldsmith 100 project.

Douglas Conant

CEO, ConantLeadership

Twitter: @DougConant

Conant has 40 years of leadership experience at the highest levels including serving as President, Nabisco Foods and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. He is the co-author of Touchpoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments.

Rachel Cooke

Founder, Lead Above Noise 

Twitter: @leadabovenoise

Cooke teaches leaders that beyond just psychological safety their organizations will thrive in a culture of uncensored truth, known as "super candor."  

David M.R. Covey

CEO & Co-Founder, SMCOV

Twitter: @davidmrcovey

Covey is an expert in leadership, complex sales, and the concept of interdependence. His new book is Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success.

Lolly Daskal

President and Founder, Lead From Within

Twitter: @LollyDaskal

Daskal is an executive coach who utilizes the concept of seven archetypes to help leaders harness their leadership strengths. She's an columnist, and her new book is The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness.

Susan David

CEO, Evidence-based Psychology

Twitter: @SusanDavid_PhD

David is a psychologist who challenges the prevailing attitude that we should "fix" our difficult emotions through positive thinking and chasing happiness. Her new book is Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life.

Robin Dreeke

Founder, People Formula  

Twitter: @rdreeke

A 20-year veteran of the FBI, Dreeke has been called America's Top Spy Catcher. His new book is The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed.

Anne Dunwoody

General, US Army (retired)

Twitter: @AnnDunwoody

As a U.S. Army four-star general, Dunwoody oversaw a staff of 69,000 and a budget of $60 billion. She teaches leaders core principles that guided her historic career. She is the author of A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star General.

Dina Dwyer-Owens

Co-Chair, Dwyer Group

Twitter: @DinaDwyerOwens

Dwyer-Owens is the co-chair of the billion-dollar company, The Dwyer Group. She has appeared in the TV show "Undercover Boss" and her new book is Values, Inc.

S. Chris Edmonds

Founder, The Purposeful Culture Group 

Twitter: @scedmonds

Edmonds teaches senior leaders how to codify their desired organizational values and turn it into an organizational constitution. His newest book is of The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace.

Kevin Eikenberry

Chief Potential Officer, The Kevin Eikenberry Group

Twitter: @KevinEikenberry

Eikenberry is a noted executive coach and leadership trainer. He is the author of several books including Remarkable Leadership and The Long Distance Leader.

Tim Elmore

Founder, Growing Leaders

Twitter: @TimElmore

Dr. Elmore is an acknowledged expert in Generations Y and Z. He is a prolific author of several books including Marching Off the Map.

Ellen Ensher 

Professor, Loyola Marymount University

Twitter: @profellen

Dr. Ensher is Professor of Management at Loyola Marymount University and a leading expert in mentoring. She is the co-author of Power Mentoring: How Mentors and Protégés Get the Most out of Their Relationships.

Susan Fowler

Senior Consulting Partner, Ken Blanchard Companies

Twitter: @fowlersusan

Dr. Fowler is a professor at University of San Diego. Her newest book is Why Motivating People Doesn't Work ... and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging.

Erica Ariel Fox

President, Mobius Executive Leadership

Twitter: @ericaarielfox

Erica Ariel Fox is the former director of the Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, and a New York Times bestselling author. Her latest book is Winning From Within: A Breakthrough Method For Leading, Living and Lasting Change.

Marshall Goldsmith

Founder, Marshall Goldsmith Group

Twitter: @coachgoldsmith

Goldsmith is widely acknowledged as the top leadership coach in the world. He is the author of over 30 books including What Got You Here Won't Get You There.

Jon Gordon

President, The Jon Gordon Companies

Twitter: @JonGordon11

Gordon teaches leaders the power of positivity. He is a best-selliing author of numerous books including The Energy Bus and The Power of Positive Leadership.

Bryce Hoffman 

President, Red Team Thinking 

Twitter: @brycehoffman

Hoffman is an award-winning financial journalist who spent 22 years covering the global automotive, high-tech and biotech industries. He is the first civilian to have ever graduated from the US Army's Red Team Leader Program at Fort Leavenworth and his newest book is Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer The Competition by Challenging Everything.

Sally Hogshead

Founder, How To Fascinate 

Twitter: @SallyHogshead

Hogshead is the world's authority on the science of fascination, based on her research of over 300,000 people. She's an columnist and author of How The World Sees You and Fascinate: How To Make Your Brand Impossible To Resist.

Karin Hurt

CEO, Let's Grow Leaders

Twitter: @LetsGrowLeaders

Hurt is known from her practical leadership advice resulting from her experience as a top Verizon Wireless executive. She is the author of Winning Well: A Manager's Guide to Getting Results Without Losing Your Soul.

Tiffany Jana 

Co-founder & CEO, TMI Consulting 

Twitter: @twiffanyjana

Jana is an expert in diversity and inclusion and was named to Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching list. She is the author of Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences.

Jathan Janove

Principal, Janove Organization Solutions 

Twitter: @jathanjanove

Janove teaches lessons from his 25 years of litigating toxic workplace relationships. His latest book is Hard-Won Wisdom: True Stories From The Management Trenches.

Shawn Kanungo

Senior Manager, Strategy, Deloitte Digital

Twitter: @shawnkanungo

Over the past decade with Deloitte, Kanungo he has been recognized globally for his work in the area of innovation. He co-hosts a podcast, The Dip, focused on strategy, marketing and innovation.

Amy Kates 

Managing Partner, KatesKesler Organizational Consulting

Twitter: @kates_orgdesign 

Kates is an expert in organizational design and sound decision making. She is the co-author of Bridging Organization Design and Performance.

Carrie Kerpen 

CEO, Likeable Media

Twitter: @carriekerpen

Carrie Kerpen is an acknowledge social media expert and author of Work It: Secrets For Success From The Boldest Women In Business.

Dave Kerpen

CEO, Likeable Local

Twitter: @DaveKerpen

Dave Kerpen is a successful entrepreneur and investor. He's an columnist and the New York Times bestselling author of several books including The Art of People.

Matt Kincaid

Managing Partner, Blue Rudder

Twitter: @MattKincaid_

Kincaid is a business professor with an expertise in candid communication. His book is Permission To Speak Freely: How the Best Leaders Cultivate a Culture of Candor.

Lisa Lai

Founder, Lai Ventures

Twitter: @Soul4Breakfast

Based on her experience as a successful entrepreneur, Lai offers practical advice and coaching to business owners and startup executives. 

Christina Lattimer 

Founder, e.Mile People Development Magazine

Twitter: @pdiscoveryuk

Lattimer is a leadership coach and consultant and leads the People Development Network with over 200,000 members.

Elizabeth Lindsey

Executive Director, Byte Back

Twitter: @ByteBackDC

Lindsey is a successful non-profit executive in Washington, DC, with expertise in mission-driven leadership, open-book management, and technology enablement.

Paul Marciano

President, Whiteboard LLC

Twitter: @TheRespectGuy

Dr. Marciano specializes in culture and retention and is the author of several books including, Carrots and Sticks Don't Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of Respect.

David Marquet

President, Turn The Ship Around

Twitter: @ldavidmarquet

Marquet served in the US Navy for 28 years and turned the USS Santa Fe from worst to best in the fleet by rejecting the classic leader-follower model. He is the author of Turn the Ship Around.

Terence Mauri

Managing Director, Terence Mauri Ltd

Twitter: @terencemauri

Mauri teaches leaders how to thrive during constant change and innovation. He's an columnist and his book is The Leader's Mindset: How to Win in the Age of Disruption.

Daniel McGinn

Senior Editor, Harvard Business Review

Twitter: @danmcginn

McGinn is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review and manages the HBR Best Performing CEOs in the World rankings. He's the author of Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed.

Annie McKee 

Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Twitter: @anniemckee

Dr. McKee is a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Her new book is How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope and Friendships.

Jennifer V. Miller

Founder, People Equation Press

Twitter: @JenniferVMiller

Miller focuses on workplace dynamics and career success. She is the author of The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Leadership Revolution...One Person at a Time.

G. Riley Mills

Co-founder, Pinnacle Performance Company

Twitter: @grileymills 

Mills uses his experience as a professional actor to teach leaders how to captivate and influence those around them. He is the co-author of The Pin Drop Principle.

Andy Molinsky 

Professor, Brandeis University

Twitter: @andymolinsky 

Dr. Molinsky is a professor of psychology and organizational behavior at Brandeis University. He's an columnist and the author of Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Build Confidence, and Rise to the Challenge.

Angie Morgan 

Founding Partner, Lead Star 

Twitter: @LeadStar

Morgan is a retired US Marine and the author of SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success.

Amy Morin 

Psychotherapist & Lecturer 

Twitter: @AmyMorinLCSW

Morin is a lecturer at Northeastern University, an columnist, and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do.

Shawn Murphy

Co-founder, WorqIQ

Twitter: @TheShawnMurphy

Murphy is an expert in workplace culture and engagement. He's an columnist and the author of The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone.

Mike Myatt

Chairman, N2Growth

Twitter: @mikemyatt

Myatt coaches CEOs and their Boards and is an expert in cultural transformation. He is the author of Hacking Leadership.

Tanveer Naseer

Founder, TanveerNaseer Leadership

Twitter: @TanveerNaseer

Naseer is a leadership and human resources expert. He is the author of Leadership Vertigo: Why Even the Best Leaders Go Off Course and How They Can Get Back On Track.

Dan Negroni 

Founder & CEO, Launchbox 

Twitter: @DanNegroni

Negroni uses his experience as an attorney and senior executive to help companies bridge the gap between managers and their millennial workers. He is the author of Chasing Relevance: 6-Steps To Understand, Engage, and Maximize Next Generation Leaders In The Workplace.

Marilyn Paul

Co-founder, Bridgeway Partners

Twitter: @marilynbpaul

Dr. Paul is an expert on time management and well-being and is the author of An Oasis In Time: How A Day Of Rest Can Save Your Life.

Dan Pink 


Twitter: @DanielPink

Pink has been named one of the Top 10 business thinkers in the world. He is the author of several books including Drive, and his newest is When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.

Dan Pontefract

Chief Envisioner, TELUS

Twitter: @dpontefract ?

Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company. He is the author of Flat Army and The Purpose Effect.

Christine Porath 

Professor, Georgetown University

Twitter: @PorathC

Dr. Porath is a professor of management at Georgetown University. Her work is in the area of incivility and its effects at work. She is the author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.

Michael Port

Founder, Book Yourself Solid Worldwide

Twitter: @michaelport

Port was once a professional actor and teaches leaders how to capture attention and communicate effectively. He is the author of numerous books and his newest is Steal the Show.

Skip Prichard

President and CEO, OCLC

Twitter: @SkipPrichard

Prichard has many decades of experience leading large companies as CEO, and is acknowledged as a turnaround expert. His new book is The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future.

Jonathan Raymond

CEO, Refound

Twitter: @JonathanRaymond 

Raymond is a former CEO and accomplished business executive who teaches leaders how to drive culture through mentoring and real-time feedback. He is the author of Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For.

James Robbins

Founder, Robbins Leadership International

Twitter: @jamesrobbins97

Robbins is a management consultant with expertise in leadership, productivity and accountability. He is the author of Nine Minutes On Monday

Christina Russell 

President, Camp Bow Wow

Twitter: @CampBowWow

Russell is President at Camp Bow Wow, North America's largest provider of doggy day care, boarding and training. She is an expert in franchise leadership.

Dan Rockwell

Founder, Leadership Freak

Twitter: @Leadershipfreak

Rockwell coaches senior leaders and is the author of the popular blog, Leadership Freak.

Shelley Row

Founder, Shelley Row Associates

Twitter: @ShelleyRow

Row teaches leaders how to make effective fast decisions with both information and intuition. She is the author of several books including, Think Less, Live More and Go With Your Gut.

Jan Rutherford

Founder, Self-Reliant Leadership

Twitter: @JanRutherford

Rutherford has over 25 years of business experience and is retired US Army Special Forces medic. He is the author of The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership.

Mark Sanborn 

President, Sanborn & Associates

Twitter: @Mark_Sanborn

Sanborn has both business and association leadership experience which he applies in his speeches and workshops. He is the author of several books including The Fred Factor.

Wendy Sachs

Media Strategist 

Twitter: @wsachs

Sachs is a former CNN and Dateline NBC contributor and teaches others how to pivot their careers. She is the author of Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers.

Tim Sanders

Partner, Deeper Media Inc.

Twitter: @sanderssays

Sanders was an early employee of Mark Cuban's and became Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo, after it acquired the company. He is the author of several books including Love Is the Killer App: How To Win Business & Influence Friends.

Dave Sanderson

Managing Partner, Dave Sanderson Enterprises

Twitter: @Davesanderson2

Sanderson was a passenger on "Miracle on the Hudson" Flight 1549 which landed in the Hudson River by Captain Sully Sullenberger. Because Sanderson chose to help others, he was the last passenger to leave the plane. He wrote about his story in his book Moments Matter.

Kim Scott 

Co-founder, Candor

Twitter: @kimballscott

Scott was a successful leader at Google and later joined Apple where she designed and taught a course for first-time managers called Managing at Apple. She is the author of Radical Candor: Be A Kick Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity.

Patricia Scott

President & CEO, Uhmms

Twitter: @uhmms

Dr. Scott is a leading communication expert who lectures at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Getting a Squirrel to Focus on Presentations: Don't Just Inform, Transform Your Audience.

Tina Seelig

Professor, Stanford University

Twitter: @tseelig

Dr. Seelig is a Stanford Professor with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. She is the author of Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World.

Jason Selk

Founder, Dr. Jason Selk

Twitter: @Jason_Selk

Selk is a sports psychologist who focuses on mental toughness and focus. He served as the Director of Mental Training for the St. Louis Cardinals. He's an columnist and the author of several books including Organize Tomorrow Today.

Andrew Sobel 

President, Andrew Sobel Advisors 

Twitter: @andrewsobel

Sobel has written eight books on how to develop enduring professional relationships, including Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others.

Gretchen Steidle

President, Global Grassroots

Twitter: @ConsciousChange

Steidle runs a mindful-leadership program for women and girls in East Africa and has been named a CNN Hero. She is the author of Leading from Within: Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation.

Paul Smith

Managing Partner, Story Makers

Twitter: @LeadWithAStory

Smith is a former Procter & Gamble executive, who now speaks and trains on how to use storytelling in leadership and sales. He is the author of three books, including, Lead With A Story: A Guide To Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire.

John Spence

Managing Partner, John Spence LLC

Twitter: @AwesomelySimple

Spence has been a lifelong student of leadership and has lectured at almost a hundred different colleges and universities. He is the author of several books including Excellence By Design: Leadership.

Maura Thomas


Twitter: @mnthomas

Thomas is an expert in productivity, attention management, and work-life balance. She is the author of Work Without Walls: An Executive's Guide to Attention Management, Productivity, and the Future of Work.

Linda Fisher Thornton

CEO, Leading in Context

Twitter: @leadingincontxt

In speeches and workshops, Thornton teaches executives about ethical leadership, which she describes is actually a continuum of different perspectives. 

Gordon Tredgold

CEO and Founder, Leadership Principles 

Twitter: @GordonTredgold

Tredgold is a visiting professor at Staffordshire University, a fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and an columnist. He teaches leaders his FAST system, which is an acronym for focus, accountability, simplicity, and transparency.

Dave Ulrich

Co-Founder, The RBL Group 

Twitter: @dave_ulrich

Dr. Ulrich is considered by many to be the "the father of modern human resources" and is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He is a Thinkers 50 top thought leaders and his newest book is Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It.

Bobby Umar

President, Raeallan

Twitter: @raehanbobby

Umar is one of the most followed leadership coaches on social media, and has an expertise is relationships and social capital. He is the author of How to Network Anytime, Anywhere, with Anyone.

Rory Vaden

Co-Founder, Southwestern Consulting 

Twitter: @rory_vaden

Vaden is a global expert on self-discipline and productivity. He is the author of Take the Stairs and Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions To Multiply Your Time.

Chris Voss

CEO & Founder, The Black Swan Group 

Twitter: @VossNegotiation 

Voss is a 24 year veteran of the FBI, and he retired as their lead international kidnapping negotiator. He is the author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It.

Cy Wakeman 

President & Founder, Reality-Based Leadership 

Twitter: @CyWakeman 

Wakeman is a drama researcher, who specializes in reality-based leadership. She is the author of several books including No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results.

Ekaterina Walter 

Global Evangelist, Sprinklr

Twitter: @Ekaterina

Walter is a leading expert in innovation and strategic communication. She is the author of Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Bob Whipple

CEO, Leadergrow 

Twitter: @Rwhipple

Whipple's expertise is in the area of trust. He is the author of several books including, Trust in Transition: Navigating Organizational Change.

Liz Wiseman

Founder, The Wiseman Group

Twitter: @LizWiseman

Wiseman, a former VP at Oracle, has been named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. Her bestselling book is Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.

Monica Worline

Founder & CEO, EnlivenWork 

Twitter: @monicaworline

Worline is a research scientist at Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She is the author of Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations.

Jill Young

Founder, Traction First  

Twitter: @tractionfirst

Young teaches entrepreneurial leaders systems to improve productivity and financial results. She is the author of Earn It!, which teaches employees how to link their individual efforts to the financial results of the company.