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David Sturt

David Sturt
David Sturt is an executive vice president of the O.C. Tanner Institute and author of The New York Times best-selling book Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love. His career began in market research, where he studied and analyzed the effects of people being recognized for great work. In the two decades since, he has researched and developed several multimillion-dollar services that engage employees, inspire above and beyond contribution, and reward outstanding results in organizations around the world.

5 Leadership Lessons From Ex-Cons

By David Sturt | May 5, 2016

How Mimi Silbert turns around the lives of the most hardened criminals

Know the 5-Year Job Itch? You Can Fight It

By David Sturt | June 12, 2015

The five-year itch at the workplace—it’s real. Hitting the half-decade mark at the same job seems to be an inflection point, a milestone that causes so many of us to reflect about what we’ve accomplished, whether we’re truly appreciated, how we can get ahead… or if there’s a reason to stay. A report from the…

4 Mistakes That Sometimes Help Your Career

By David Sturt | May 29, 2015

Sheldon Harris, the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, once reprimanded an employee for repeatedly coming in late, only to discover he had been voluntarily cleaning up trash in the parking lot every morning before coming inside. A classic tale of “foot in mouth.” On a much larger scale, imagine how NASA felt when their…