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

Chartered Management Institute
The Trouble with Managing Generation X
February 18, 2015


Small Business Trends
The 27 Challenges Managers Face Covers 90 Percent of Management Problems
March 1, 2015

Huffington Post
Employees in Creative Roles Deserve Strong Managers Too!
February 24, 2015

Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand
8 Things to Do BEFORE You Manage Your Boss
February 11, 2015

Training Magazine
Management Challenge #4: Welcoming a New Member to Your Existing Team
February 9, 2015

Henry Rose Lee
Help! Our Gen Y-ers are leaving.
February 9, 2015

Management Challenge #4: Adding a New Member to Your Existing Team
February 2, 2015

Rita Keller: Solutions For CPA Firm Leaders
It’s Okay….. It’s Bruce Tulgan
January 30, 2015

Portland General Electric to Host Workplace Diversity Summit
January 27, 2015


Millennials in the Workplace

They’re here!  By 2020 Millennials will make up 50% of the workforce, outnumbering the remaining Baby Boomers by more than 2 to 1.  Bruce Tulgan and RainmakerThinking, Inc. have been the leading experts on young people in the workplace since 1993.  We provide keynotes, training, consulting and research on all aspects of managing and developing young talent including:

Staffing strategy
Attraction and selection
On-boarding and up-to-speed training
The soft skills gap
0-5 year employee retention


and coming soon….