Dr. Bob Nelson

Dr. Bob Nelson NSB Dr. Bob Nelson NSB

Dr. Bob Nelson Bio

Dr. Bob Nelson is considered one of the leading authorities on employee recognition, motivation and engagement. He is president of Nelson Motivation Inc., a management training and consulting company that specializes in helping organizations improve their management practices, programs and systems.

He serves as an Executive Strategist for HR Issues and has worked with 80 percent of the Fortune 500. He previously worked closely with Dr. Ken Blanchard, "The One Minute Manager" for ten years and currently serves as a personal coach for Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the world's #1-ranked executive coach.

Dr. Bob has sold 4 million books on management and employee motivation, including 1501 Ways to Reward Employees, The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook, 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, The Management Bible, Ubuntu! Inspiring Teamwork & Collaboration at Work, among others. His books have been translated into 37 languages.

He has presented on six continents and appears extensively in the national & international media including CBS' 60 Minutes, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune, BusinessWeek and Inc. magazines to discuss how to best motivate today's employees.

He received an MBA in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley and earned his PhD in management with Dr. Peter Drucker, "The Father of Modern Management," at the Drucker Graduate Management School of the Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles. He teaches for the Rady School of Management at the University of California in San Diego.