Dr. John Sullivan is renowned the world over as a provocateur and strategist in the field of human resources and talent management. For more than 30 years he has offered his critique and insight to professionals seeking to develop a true competitive advantage for their organization through strategic talent management planning and practices. As an author, corporate advisor, public speaker, and educator, Dr. Sullivan has established a body of work including numerous books and more than 700 articles that serve as a key resource for functional leaders and line managers when developing and implementing best practices. In addition, his thought leadership has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company Magazine, Business 2.0, The Economist, The New York Times, HR Magazine, and Workforce Management Magazine.
Dr. Sullivan’s work is driven by a relentless dedication to do away with the status quo and drive the development of world-class practices that demonstrate the impact of talent management on an organizations financial performance. His approach, while thought-provoking and somewhat controversial, has been engineered to force practitioners to think about why they do things the way they do, and how their work could be elevated to that of world-class.
John, who started his role as an educator more than 25 years ago, continues to advise future generations of leaders as a Professor of Management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. While not in front of the classroom, Dr. Sullivan travels throughout the world speaking to and working with the leadership of some of the worlds most respected and admired organizations.