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Dr. Bob Nelson

Bob Nelson

Categories: Best-selling Authors | Communication | HR & Organizational Culture | Leadership | Motivation | Teamwork

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Dr. Bob Nelson is a leading authority on employee motivation. He is the author of multiple bestsellers that have been collectively translated to over 25 languages and have sold more than 4 million copies around the world.

Dr. Bob Nelson is a leading authority on employee recognition, motivation, and engagement. Over the past 20 years he has worked with 80% of the Fortune 500 companies to reinvent and revitalize their management programs and practices.

Bob Nelson is the founder and president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting firm that has helped over 1,000 companies make work more meaningful for employees at every level. He is also the personal coach to leadership guru Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.

Dr. Nelson is always on top of the latest challenges surfacing in the areas of management and human resources and his experience stretches back decades. He co-founded Recognition Professionals International in 2000 and helped oversee it for 13 years. Prior to that, he was Vice-President of The Kevin Blanchard Companies, where he created over 300 management-training products and seven product lines.

Only a few professional speakers can claim to have sold as many books as Dr. Bob Nelson: some 3 million books on management and motivation, translated into over 25 languages, including 1001 Ways to Reward Employees, The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook, 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, 1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work, Managing For Dummies and The Management Bible.

Dr. Bob Nelson appears frequently in the national media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money magazine, NPR and a dedicated box feature in BusinessWeek. He has also appeared numerous times on CNN, MSNBC, and PBS and has been featured in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Fortune and INC. magazines and numerous other publications to discuss how to best motivate today′s employees.

Bob Nelson  has been speaking for more than 20 years and has spoken thousands of times to over 800 companies and has also performed hundreds of public seminars. Dr. Nelson holds an MBA in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley and a PhD in management from The Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management School at Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles.

Speaking Topics
Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work 

An Overview of the Leading Labor Trends that Will Affect All Organizations in the Upcoming Years.


Strategies for a More Engaged Workforce

How to Increase Employee Engagement in Challenging Recessionary Times.


Engaging and Retaining High Potential Employees

Learn how best to identify, develop and retain your High Potential talent—before you lose them as the economy improves. 


Inspiring Exceptional Performance: Taking Initiative

Tap into the Initiative of Every Employee, Spark Employee Ideas and Innovation, Make Jobs More Fulfilling. 


Motivating the Millennials and Gen Z

Understanding, Attracting, Motivating and Keeping the Youngest Generation that is Entering the Workplace.


Creating a Culture of Recognition

Build Recognition into the Strategies and Behaviors of the Organization, Transform Your Workplace into an Employer of Choice.


Ubuntu – Inspiring Teamwork and Collaboration at Work

Inspire a Greater Sense of Purpose, Connectedness and Unity Among Your Team Members.


Managing Virtual Workers

Increase Your Ability to Attract & Retain Talent, Enhance Productivity & Engagement through the use of Remote Workers.

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Reward and Engage Employees with Dr Bob Nelson
"Ubuntu" - Dr. Bob Nelson at PCC

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