Theresa M. Welbourne, PhD, is the founder, President, and CEO of eePulse, Inc., the FirsTier Banks Professor of Business at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), and a Research Professor at the Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, USC. She also is Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at UNL.
Prior to these positions, she was a full-time professor at both the University of Michigan and at Cornell University. Dr. Welbourne’s expertise is in the area of strategic HRM and leadership in high growth and high change organizations. With over 25 years in the HR field, her particular focus is on understanding how various people management, communication, and leadership strategies can harness employee and customer energy to improve firm performance.
She received her Phd. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1992. Her research has been featured in popular publications such as Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Business Week, The New York Times, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Her work has been published in several books and in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Human Resource Planning, Journal of Organization Behavior, Compensation and Benefits Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of High Technology Management Research.
She is a well known speaker and prolific writer in the areas of leadership, strategy, and HRM. Her latest work is on Fast HRM includes development of new tools such as extreme strategizing and the 3-minute 360. She is working with colleagues at eePulse and the Center for Effective Organizations to advance this work within numerous organizations. She also is teaching data coaching to help organizations get more out of their HR data.
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