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Bruce Tulgan

Leading Expert on Young People in the Workplace
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Fight the Under-Management Epidemic: A Call to Action for CEOs, Business Owners and Senior Leaders
The Under-Management Epidemic In 2004 a groundbreaking research study from RainmakerThinking, Inc. revealed an epidemic of under-management throughout the workplace. 10 years later our on-going study shows under-management is still rampant. A full 90% of all leaders and managers are not providing their direct-reports with sufficient guidance, support and coaching.

It’s Okay to Be the Boss: How to Be the Manager Your Employees Need
In 2004, a groundbreaking research study from RainmakerThinking, Inc. revealed an epidemic of under-management throughout the workplace. Ten years later, this ongoing study shows under-management is still rampant: Nine out of ten leaders and managers provide their direct-reports with too little guidance, direction, support and coaching.

Bringing Out the Best in Young Talent: Managing Generations Y & Z
When Managing Generation X came out in 1995, it hit a nerve and changed the global conversation about young people in the workplace. As a result, the book became a classic and the author Bruce Tulgan was able to continue his pioneering research becoming a leading expert on young people in the workplace.

Generational Shift: Leveraging Generational Diversity in the Workplace
For nearly two decades RainmakerThinking, Inc. has been tracking the hopes, fears, and aspirations of people across all generations. Our ongoing study, Generational Shift in the Workplace, reveals strong generational trends in career paths, management practices, attitudes, expectations and behavior in the workplace.

The Rising Star’s Guide to High Performance: How to Manage Yourself, Your Boss, and Sideways
Bruce Tulgan has been studying the performance of young rising stars since 1993, when he was himself a young rising star at a Wall Street law firm. Ever since that first series of in-depth interviews that became his classic book Managing Generation X (1995), Bruce has focused on what separates high-performers from mediocre and low performers.

Building New Leaders: Critical Skills for First Time Managers
Every new leader at any level must go through a process of assuming authority, establishing communication with direct-reports, and managing workflow. This is a challenging process for any new leader of any age. It is especially challenging for new leaders who are younger and less experienced.

Human Capital Management: Winning the Talent Wars®
Since 1995, RainmakerThinking, Inc. has been tracking the issues, trends, and best practices in human capital management.

As an adviser to senior executives in many organizations during the early days of downsizing, restructuring and reengineering, Bruce Tulgan had a front row seat helping his clients make the gradual (or sometimes sudden) transition away from the old-fashioned long-term employment relationships to more lean and flexible staffing models.

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    Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer.

    Since 1995, Bruce has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart; from the Army to the YMCA. In recent years, Bruce was named by Management Today as one of the few contemporary figures to stand out as a “management guru” and he was named to the 2009 Thinkers50 rising star list. On August 13, 2009, Bruce was honored to accept Toastmasters International’s most prestigious honor, the Golden Gavel. This honor is annually presented to a single person who represents excellence in the fields of communication and leadership. Past winners have included Stephen Covey, Zig Ziglar, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Ken Blanchard, Tom Peters, Art Linkletter, Dr. Joyce Brothers, and Walter Cronkite.

    Bruce’s most recent books include the updated and expanded edition of Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials (Wiley/Jossey-Bass: Revised Updated 2016; originally published 2009), and Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today’s Young Talent (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2015). He is also the author of The 27 Challenges Managers Face (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2014), the best- selling It's Okay to Be the Boss (HarperCollins, Revised & Updated, 2014; originally published 2007), and Managing Generation X (W.W. Norton, 2000). Bruce’s other books include Winning the Talent Wars (W.W. Norton, 2001), which received widespread acclaim from Fortune 500 CEOs and business journalists; the best-seller Fast Feedback (HRD Press,1998); Managing the Generation Mix (HRD Press, 2006) and It's Okay to Manage Your Boss (Jossey-Bass,2010). Many of Bruce’s works have been published around the world in foreign editions.

    Bruce lectures at the Yale Graduate School of Management, as well as other academic institutions, and his writing appears regularly in human resources, staffing and management journals, including a regular column in Training Magazine, ‘Sticky Notes’, and a regular column in the Huffington Post. His writing has also appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers such as the Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, HR Magazine, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. As well, his work has been the subject of thousands of news stories around the world.

    Before founding RainmakerThinking in 1993, Bruce practiced law at the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College, received his law degree from the New York University School of Law, and is still a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and New York. Bruce continues his lifelong study of Okinawan Uechi Ryu Karate Do and holds a sixth degree black belt, making him a Renshi master of the style. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut with his wife Debby Applegate, Ph.D., who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for her book The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher (Doubleday, 2006).

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