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Leading in Color with Sarah Morgan

Dec 17, 2019

The episode guest is Michael C Bush

Conscious capitalism warrior, Michael Bush is the CEO of Great Place to Work®, Inc., the agency that compiles Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Bush leads 58 global offices responsible for gathering data from 10 million employees as part of the company’s mission to build a better society by improving work conditions for all.

An innovation heavyweight with 30 years of executive experience, Mr. Bush has an impressive track record of strengthening efficiency and growing organizations. As CEO of Tetra Tech Communications, he grew the company’s revenue from 40 million to 300 million. During the financial uncertainty of 2008, he secured financing for the young company Clark Sustainable Resource Developments which was later successfully acquired by Triton Logging of Canada.

Bush is the founder and current president of 8 Factors, an online learning platform focused on business management and hosted in partnership with Udemy. Additionally, Bush is the founder and president of the Mattmar Group, which has been providing turnaround leadership to companies that need to get back on a sustainable path since 2002.

Bush served as a member of President Obama’s White House Business Council. He is a founding member of the private equity fund, Fund Good Jobs and teaches entrepreneurship classes at Stanford University and Mills College.

Under Bush’s leadership and tapping insights from their data, Great Place to Work has built a new approach for their assessments, including a new leadership framework and retooling of its technology, surveys and company rankings to better evaluate and rank companies as a way to inspire and equip them towards being better – better for business, better for people and better for the world. Companies that are Certified with GPTW and go on to achieve the sought after rankings on their lists have up to 65% turnover lower than rivals and stock returns of three times the market average. This has resulted in many companies seeking Bush’s advice on how to get these kinds of results within their organization. Today’s business climate is defined by speed, social technologies and people expecting “values” besides value. As a result, Bush helps leaders create an outstanding culture for everyone, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. They must build a Great Place to Work For All.  This is not just for social justice reasons, but for defining business success. Michael Bush and his team from GPTW (who are also committed to creating their own FOR ALL workplace reflective of its teachings!), published a new book with Berrett-Koehler Publishers: A Great Place to Work for All

Thank you for listening to Episode 1 9of the Leading in Color podcast. I hope you will connect with Michael Bush on Twitter @MBushGPTW and on LinkedIn at “Michael C Bush"

Check out Michael's TED Talk. 

Register for the Great Place To Work 2020 Summit. 

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