20 Years of Research

Since 1993 RainmakerThinking, Inc. has been a leader in research on management and the workplace. Based on thousands of in-depth interviews, as well as focus groups, polls, and surveys including hundreds of thousands of respondents, our research is the foundation of 19 books, dozens of white papers and thousands of presentations and articles.  Our work has also been featured and cited in thousands of news stories around the world.

"A must-read for every manager on your team.  These Tulgan fundamentals are the basis for running an outstanding organization. Great teams have a great playbook … and this is a great playbook!  Bruce Tulgan gives you the steps you need to develop a high performing organization. Every manager should read this book …whether you’ve been leading an organization for days or decades!"
Deb Dulsky Chief Commercial Officer HomeServe USA

Recent Media

Training Magazine
Sticky Notes: Management’s Vicious Cycle
November 18, 2014

HealthLeaders Media
3 Tips for Managing Millennial Expectations
December 1, 2014

Accounting Today
Stop Fighting Fires All the Time:
It’s time to extinguish office disasters before they get out of control
December 1, 2014

Fire Engineering
Getting It Just Right: Don’t Micromanage
November 30, 2014

Human Resource Executive
Joining the Social Conversation
November 25, 2014

Convenience Store News
Helping Your Employees Get Organized
November 18, 2014

Progressive Grocer
Expert Column: Mediating Conflict Among Individuals on Your Team
November 18,  2014


Quick Facts

  • Founded by Bruce Tulgan in 1993.
  • Trained hundreds of thousands of leaders and managers in over 300 organizations from Amex to Walmart and AARP to YMCA.
  • Published 19 books  in dozens of countries.
  • Bruce received the 2009 Golden Gavel awarded by Toastmasters International  to just one recipient each year. Past winners include Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Marcus Buckingham, Ken Blanchard, Tom Peters, Dinah Shore and Walter Cronkite.
  • Located in New Haven, CT