Ron McMillan is a New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and leading social scientist for organization change. For thirty years, Ron has delivered engaging keynotes at major conferences including the American Society of Training and Development and the Society for Human Resource. Ron’ work has been translated into 28 languages, is available in 36 countries, and has generated results for 300 of the Fortune 500. Ron is the coauthor of four immediate New York Times bestsellers with more than three million copies in print: Crucial Conversations, Influencer, Crucial Accountability, and Change Anything. Recognized as a subject-matter expert in influence, leadership, and workplace communication, Ron has been featured widely in the national media including on NPR, CNN International as well as in the New York Times, Inc. magazine, T&D Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune.
For the past thirty years, Ron has conducted social science research to help leaders and organizations achieve new levels of performance. Specifically, he has focused on human behavior—the underlying written and unwritten rules that shape what employees do every day. Ron’s internationally published research led to the development of his four books and award-winning training solutions of the same titles. These tools have helped more than one million people and 300 of the Fortune 500 companies change human behavior.
Mr. Jeff Dyer (Ph.D UCLA) is the Horace Beesley professor of strategy at BYU. Before becoming a professor, Dyer spent five years as a consultant and manager at Bain & Company. His book The Innovator’s DNA, co-authored with Clayton Christensen and Hal Gregersen, is a business bestseller, has been published in more than 13 languages, and won the 2011 Innovation Book of the Year Award from Chartered Management Institute. The December 2009 article of the same name was runner-up for the prestigious McKinsey Award for best Harvard Business Review article of the year.
Professor Dyer is the only strategy scholar in the world to have published at least five times in both the Harvard Business Review and Strategic Management Journal, the top academic journal in strategy. In 2012 he was ranked the world’s #1 “most influential” management scholar among scholars who completed their PhDs after 1990 by the peer-reviewed journal Academy of Management Perspectives. This ranking was based on more than 13,000 academic citations and almost 500,000 Google searches on his name. His Oxford published book, Collaborative Advantage, won the Shingo Prize Research Award and his Team Building book (with Gibb Dyer and William Dyer) is in its 5th edition. Professor Dyer’s research has been covered in articles at Forbes, Economist, Fortune, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and many other publications.