Bring due diligence to the people process.

Our comprehensive assessment

Bruce Tulgan specializes in identifying hidden talent, risks, issues, and opportunities using our comprehensive assessment process.

We create a comprehensive talent dossier, profiling:

  • High-potential talent for development
  • Bench strength
  • Performance gaps, from the C-level to the front lines

We help you…

  • add comprehensive due diligence
  • accelerate decisions, and
  • avoid critical mistakes

…when it comes to making the most of your available talent.

“Bruce quickly grasps employees’ motivations and their capacity to perform and develops solutions for creating positive change.”

Craig Anderson, CFO, Operation Smile;
CFO, HJF for the Advancement of Military Medicine (1993-2017)

Step 1. Situation analysis and recommended next steps

We start by understanding your objectives, so we can align our process with your needs. Next, our team will conduct a basic situation analysis, and recommend options and next steps. We conduct an initial intake process including one-on-one meetings with key decision makers, and a review of any relevant documentation.

We provide a written and verbal analysis of staffing structure and personnel issues, risks, and opportunities, as well as:

  • Assessment options
  • Projected ROI
  • Recommended next steps, timing, and cost

We will help you develop a custom solution for your particular personnel needs.

Step 2. Assess human-factor issues, risks, opportunities, and options

We work with your team to gather data using 5 primary tools of inquiry:

  1. Document requests
  2. Questionnaires and surveys
  3. Focus group discussions
  4. One-on-one interviews
  5. Ongoing dialogues with key individuals
Step 3. Comprehensive report and briefings

Our comprehensive written report is a summary of the work performed and results with recommendations followed by the talent dossier:

  • Assessment process
  • Overview and strategic recommendations
  • Comprehensive talent dossier
  • Assessment profiles
  • Raw data

Bruce provides briefings in the form of meetings with key individuals throughout the assessment process.

Step 4. Follow up and additional support

After supplying our report, there is the potential to follow up with further advisory sessions, training, and executive coaching.

“I was fortunate to work with Bruce Tulgan during the transformation of the U.S. Army after the Cold War. He is truly indispensable to the change process!”

Dennis J. Reimer, General, U.S. Army (Ret.),
Chief of Staff of the United States Army (1995-99)

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“Bruce and his team helped our company to analyze the organizational risks after a recent acquisition in May 2020. His very detailed analysis and strategic advice gave us a head start, which allowed us to adapt and make strategic decisions quickly.”

Anne Anderton Warren, EVP & CHRO, Mid-Kansas Cooperative

The Benefits


Add comprehensive due diligence:
  • Accelerate and improve decisions about staffing and structure
  • Identify and avoid critical staffing and structure errors
  • Identify and solve problems hiding below the radar
  • Identify key hidden talent and other staffing opportunities
Reduce the costs of high turnover:
  • Replacement costs
  • Lost ROI on talent development
  • Disruption in workflow and relationships
  • Diminished morale and copycat departures
  • Loss of bench strength
Reduce the costs of perpetual understaffing:
  • Lost sales realization opportunities
  • Overcommitment among current staff members as they seek to fill-in work in positions which remain unfilled
  • Mistakes, delays, relationship friction, diminished morale, and burnout resulting from overcommitment; ultimately leading to increased turnover
  • Perpetual understaffing workarounds become entrenched bad habits
  • New hires do not get enough attention in the on-boarding and up-to-speed training process

About Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan
Founder & CEO

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author of twenty-one books, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer.

Since 1993, Bruce has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart; from the Army to the YMCA.

Bruce is the author or co-author of 21 books, including his best-selling It’s Okay to Be the Boss, the classic Managing Generation X, his popular Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials, and The 27 Challenges Managers Face: Step-by-step Solutions to (Nearly) All of Your Management Problems. His newest book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, is available now from Harvard Business Review Press.

Bruce is a lifelong practitioner of Okinawan Uechi Ryu Karate Do and holds a sixth degree black belt, making him a Renshi master of the style. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut with his wife Debby Applegate, Ph.D., who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for her book The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher.

“I hired Bruce Tulgan to assist me and my leadership team when I commanded the US Air Force’s premier Special Operations Combat Wing. He provided invaluable analysis and advice to help us understand the risks and opportunities tied to our most pressing strategic human issues in our workforce.”

Greg Lengyel, Major General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.),
Deputy Commanding General U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2016-2018)