James Harter

James Harter

Jim Harter, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist for Gallup's workplace management practice. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing, an exploration of the 12 crucial elements for creating and harnessing employee engagement. Dr. Harter's book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, is based on a global study of what differentiates people who are thriving from those who are not. His research is featured in First, Break All the Rules, and he contributed the foreword to Gallup's new edition of this groundbreaking bestseller.

Dr. Harter is the primary researcher and author of the first large-scale, multi-organization study to investigate the relationships between work-unit employee engagement and business results. Updated periodically, this study currently covers 82,000 business units and includes 1.8 million employees in 230 organizations, across 49 industries and in 73 countries. His work has appeared in many publications, including Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and TIME Magazine, and in academic articles and book chapters.

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Jim Harter joins Jim Blasingame to report on how research indicated that by improving management quality you increase employee engagement and therefore, your level of profitability.
Jim Harter joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there is a direct connection between the level of management quality and leadership ability to the engagement level of your employees.
Jim Harter joins Jim Blasingame to discuss recent research showing a sorry state of employee engagement in the workplace, how the role of manager contributes to these results, and why we should be hiring more coaches and fewer managers.