Rodd Wagner
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Rodd Wagner

Rodd Wagner is the New York Times bestselling author of the book "Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They're Real People." A contributor to Forbes, he is one of the foremost authorities on employee engagement and collaboration. Wagner's books, speeches, and thought leadership focus on how human nature affects business strategy. He is currently working on his fourth book, to be announced in late 2018.

Wagner is a confidential advisor to senior executives on the best ways to increase their personal effectiveness and their organizations' performance. His work has taken him to a fiberglass factory in Brazil, a vehicle engineering facility in India, a paper warehouse in Poland, a home improvement store in Wales, a medical device design site in Germany, a pharmaceutical firm in Switzerland, the Pentagon, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, the attack submarine USS California, and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Wagner is author (with Dr. Gale Muller) of "Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life" and author (with Dr. James K. Harter) of the book "12: The Elements of Great Managing." Wagner's books have been published in 10 languages and his work featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, USA Today, ABC News, BusinessWeek, CNBC.com, and the Globe and Mail and National Post in Canada, and parodied in Dilbert.

Wagner holds an M.B.A. with honors from the University of Utah Graduate School of Business. He was formerly a principal of Gallup, the research director of the Portland Press Herald and WGME-TV in Maine, a reporter and news editor for The Salt Lake Tribune, and a radio talk show host. When not writing or consulting, he enjoys running, fly-fishing, and snowboarding.

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Best Sellers

    • 12

    • The Elements of Great Managing
    • By: Rodd Wagner, James K. Harter Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    More than a decade ago, Gallup combed through its database of more than 1 million employee and manager interviews to identify the 12 elements most important for high performance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Content +, chipper narrator -

    • By Ben S. on 07-11-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Power of 2

    • How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life
    • By: Rodd Wagner, Gale Muller PH.D.
    • Narrated by: Gale Muller, Rod Wagner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Power of 2 details the eight elements that prepare partners to succeed in their most important endeavors....

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Widgets

    • The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They're Real People
    • By: Rodd Wagner
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Rodd Wagner tackles one of the most destructive problems facing organizations today - the breakdown of the relationship between employees and the organizations they work for....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Eilsow on 08-27-17
    • The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They're Real People
    • By: Rodd Wagner
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 07-09-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $19.60

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