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Leigh Branham is dedicated to assisting organizations in the management of people, and helping individuals in the management of their own careers, to balance the achievement of organizational and individual goals. He is a strong proponent of the idea that investing in people is the surest path to business success and profitability.
Mr. Branham brings 30 years experience in business, education, and management consulting to his mission of helping employers implement best practices in employee engagement and retention.
Leigh Branham is the author of three widely respected books on employee engagement and retention best practices--Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business: 24 Ways to Hang On to Your Most Valuable Talent (AMACOM, 2001), The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It's Too Late (AMACOM, 2005), and with co-author Mark Hirschfeld, Re-Engage! How America's Best Places to Work Inspire Extra Effort in Extraordinary Times (McGraw-Hill, February 2010).
Mr. Branham was Vice President, Organizational Consulting with Right Management Consultants in Kansas City and leader of the firm's Talent Management practice in the Heartland region. Prior to that, he was a Senior Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison in Irvine, California. In these roles, he has consulted in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, banking/finance, telecommunications, hospitality, insurance, government, health care, energy, and construction.
Leigh Branham has been widely quoted in the media, including Fortune, Business Week, and The Associated Press, as an expert on employee retention. He has been published in many business and general interest publications, including the Harvard Business Review and has written a chapter for a new book to be published by Unity Press in 2010--The Essence of Good Business.
Mr. Branham holds Master's degrees in Counseling/ Personnel Services and Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SPHR certification) and The Organizational Development Network. He has volunteered for Junior Achievement and The Center for Faith and Work in Kansas City.
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