Curt Coffman

Curt Coffman is Global Practice Leader for Q12 workplace consulting with The Gallup Organization. Curt Coffman has been a consultant with Gallup for 19 years. He has consulted with many Fortune 100 and 500 companies, and his work spans the Western Hemisphere, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Curt Coffman consults on developing ways to measure and manage workplace conditions that show linkage to business outcomes. His mission is to help organizations clearly understand the key characteristics of a positive, productive, customer oriented work environment.

In the past 10 years, Curt Coffman has presented to thousands of groups on the topic of creating great places to work and their impact on individuals, families, and organizational growth. His publications include “Creating a positive, productive, customer oriented work environment” and “A hard look at soft numbers,” which focus on clarifying the issues crucial to managing in today’s knowledge workplace. His research and thoughts have been published in The Economist, Fortune, the International Journal of Management Reviews, USA Today, Business Today (India), Business Week, Inc. Magazine, CIO Magazine, the Harvard Management Update, Fast Company, and the New York Times. Coffman is a regular contributor of employee engagement columns to the Gallup Management Journal.

Curt Coffman is the coauthor of the best selling book, First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, published by Simon and Schuster in 1999. First, Break All the Rules has appeared on many bestseller lists, including Business Week, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and New York Times. It has appeared in the top 10 on the Business Week bestseller list for more than 35 months. The New York Times and Business Week ranked it in the top 10 on their lists of bestselling business books in 1999 (sixth), 2000 (fifth), and 2001 (fourth). In its 28th printing, First, Break All the Rules has been translated into 14 languages. Coffman‘s latest book is entitled Follow This Path: How the World’s Greatest Organizations Drive Growth by Unleashing Human Potential.