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.

"One of my partners, who cares deeply about being the best manager he can be, has been a fan of Bruce's work for years. He practices Bruce's techniques because, in his words, they are the most effective. With The 27 Challenges Managers Face, Bruce has done it again, but better. This book covers it all -- with valuable insight for managers everywhere. Its greatest value, however, is that it reminds us that to manage well is to manage often. Managing is a commitment, but one that delivers dividends daily. Bruce enthusiastically encourages us to invest the time and re-commit ourselves to our colleagues and ourselves. The tools are simple, the work hard, and the rewards great. "
Jeffrey R. Katz, Esq., Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

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

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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