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David Russo is Principal and CEO of Eno River Associates, Inc., a consulting practice that helps executives build high performing organizations by developing win-win relationships with the workforce. Mr. Russo has consulted with many global companies, including American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Minitab Inc., American Eagle Outfitters, and the CIA. Before his retirement in 1999, he was the senior HR executive for SAS Institute, the world’s largest privately held software company, known as a perennial Fortune “Best Place to Work” for its quality work environment and focus on its people.


Gregory Shea, Ph.D., consults, researches, writes, and teaches in the areas of organizational and individual change, leadership, group effectiveness, and conflict resolution. He is President of the consulting firm Shea & Associates; a principal in The Coxe Group international consultancy; Senior Consultant at the Center for Applied Research; Adjunct Professor of Management at The Wharton School, where he has taught for more than 25 years; an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; and a Faculty Associate of The Wharton School’s Center for Leadership and Change.


Robert Gunther is coauthor or collaborator on more than 20 books, including The Wealthy 100 and The Truth About Making Smart Decisions. He has appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch, NPR’s Morning Edition, and many other radio and television programs, and his projects have been featured in The New York Times, Time, USA Today, and Fortune. His work has appeared in publications ranging from Harvard Business Review to American Heritage. As founder of Gunther Communications, he consults with Fortune 500 companies, universities, and major nonprofits.


Martha I. Finney, President and CEO of Engagement Journeys, LLC, is a writer and consultant specializing in employee engagement and leadership communications. Her many books include Rebound, Surviving Job Loss, HR From the Heart (coauthored with Yahoo’s Chief People Officer, Libby Sartain), and Unlock the Hidden Job Market. Finney’s research on the workplace has been featured on CNN and on NPR’s Morning Edition.


Wes Moss is the host of The Wes Moss Show, an actively practicing Certified Financial Planner in Atlanta, and a keynote speaker whose talks include The Entrepreneur Within and Make More of Anything, Worry Less about Everything. He and his partners manage nearly a quarter billion dollars in investments. He is author of Starting From Scratch: Secrets from 21 Ordinary People Who Made the Entrepreneurial Leap


Dean A. Shepherd is Randall L. Tobias Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. Shepherd investigates the decision making involved in leveraging cognitive and other resources to act on entrepreneurial opportunities. He also researches the processes of learning from experimentation and failure to achieve higher individual and organizational performance. He has authored or edited eight research books on entrepreneurship and strategy. His coauthored entrepreneurship textbook (with Hisrich and Peters) is in its seventh edition. The associate editor for The Journal of Business Venturing, he serves on the review board for numerous journals and is a panelist for the National Science Foundation (Innovation and Organization Science). His most recent book is From Lemons to Lemonade