Whether you are a seasoned veteran of employee engagement or just starting out, there's always more to learn. Follow these thought leaders and read an article per week to improve your skills.
To inspire your journey, here is a list of influential employee engagement and talent management thought leaders you should follow in 2019.
You'll also find links to the influencers' social media accounts.
Meghan M. Biro - Modern Workplace, Reimagined
Meghan M. Biro is the founder and CEO of TalentCulture and host of the #WorkTrends live podcast and Twitter Chat and a regular contributor at Forbes, Huffington Post and several other media outlets.
Meghan describes herself as a talent management and HR tech brand strategist, analyst, digital catalyst, author and speaker.
She has worked with early-stage ventures and global brands like Microsoft, IBM and Google, helping them recruit and empower stellar talent.
Connect with Megan Twitter / LinkedIn / Podcast
Patrick Lencioni - all about organizational health
Patrick Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 11 books which have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him "one of the most in demand speakers in America."
He has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years.
Prior to founding The Table Group, Patrick worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase.
Connect with Patrick Twitter / LinkedIn / Blog
Jacob Morgan - Employee experience and the future of work
Jacob Morgan is one of the world’s leading authorities on the future of work, employee experience, and how the workplace is changing.
He is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who advises business leaders and organizations around the world.
Jacob’s work has been endorsed by the CEOs of: Cisco, T-Mobile, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Schneider Electric, Best Buy, KPMG, AARP, Pandora, and many others.
Connect with Jacob Twitter / LinkedIn / Podcast
Steve Boese - HR Technology
Steve Boese is currently the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference, the world's largest gathering of the global HR Technology community, and a writer/editor for Human Resource Executive magazine.
He also created and is the co-host the HR Happy Hour show on Blog Talk Radio.
Formerly he was on the Product Strategy team at Oracle, helping to build and deploy an amazing set of HCM solutions for organizations.
Also in the past he developed and served as the instructor for a Graduate course in HR Technology for Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
Connect with Steve Twitter / LinkedIn / Podcast
Josh Bersin - Talent, Learning, Leadership and HR technology
Josh Bersin was the founder of Bersin & Associates, which is now part of Deloitte known as Bersin by Deloitte.
He describes himself a global research analyst, public speaker, and writer on the topics of corporate human resources, talent management, recruiting, leadership, technology, and the intersection between work and life.
He lives in the San Francisco area, close enough to Silicon Valley to keep up with new technology and its impact on the business of talent.
Marcus Buckingham - Activating your talent, leading your team and loving your work
Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work.
Formerly he was a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization. Today he guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Co-Head and Talent Expert.
He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 with a clear mission: to instigate a "strengths revolution."
He is a best-selling author and a keynote speaker.
Connect with Marcus Twitter / LinkedIn / Podcast
Someone missing from the list?
I expect you all to have your favorites, so don't be shy to comment: Do you think the above is a representative list? Who is missing? Who are you glad was listed? Please leave a comment below.