Michael is an author, speaker, and consultant specializing in leadership, employee engagement, organizational health, productivity, and innovation. He is the co-founder and president of Connection Culture Group and E Pluribus Partners.
Michael has worked with a multitude of organizations to help them create cultures that boost productivity, innovation, and performance, including Costco, Dignity Health, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, NASA Johnson Space Center, Scotiabank, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Yale New Haven Health. Texas Christian University created the TCU Center for Connection Culture based on Michael and his colleague's work.
Michael is the primary author of the books Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work and Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team's Passion, Creativity and Productivity. Articles written by Michael have appeared in leadership periodicals around the world. He is currently a faculty member of the Institute for Management Development and a guest lecturer at several universities in North America.