Senior Fellow, Human Capital
The Conference Board
Dr. Bob Nelson is Senior Fellow in Human Capital at The Conference Board. In addition he is President of Nelson Motivation Inc. (www.drbobnelson.com), a management training and consulting company that specializes in helping organizations improve their management practices, programs and systems.
Nelson is considered the leading authority on employee recognition, motivation and engagement in the world has been named a Top Thought Leader by the Best Practice Institute, a leading Global Employee Engagement Influencer and a Top 20 Global Management Guru for 2019 by Thinkers50.
He previously worked closely with Dr. Ken Blanchard, “The One Minute Manager” for ten years and is currently a personal coach for Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the #1-ranked executive coach in the world. Dr. Bob has sold 5 million books on management, employee motivation and engagement, including 1501 Ways to Reward Employees, The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook, 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, The Management Bible, and his latest book, 1,001 Ways to Engage Employees. His books have been translated into over 30 languages. He has presented on six continents and appears extensively in the national & international media including CBS’ 60 Minutes, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune, BusinessWeek and Inc. magazines to discuss how to best motivate today’s employees. He writes a blog for The Conference Board and monthly columns for Inc. and Incentive magazines.
He received an MBA in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley and earned his PhD in management education with Dr. Peter Drucker, “The Father of Modern Management,” at the Drucker Graduate Management School of Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles. He teaches for the MBA program of the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego.