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Richard Wellins Ph.D.
Talent Management Advisor, Researcher and Author at ATD and HR.COM


Richard Wellins has focused his entire career on the relationship between leadership effectiveness and organizational performance. He currently works as a research advisor for EY, ATD and HR.COM. His prior roles included a 35-year career at Development Dimensions International (DDI), Research Psychologist for US Department of Defense, and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Connecticut State University. He earned his Ph.D. in industrial/social psychology from the American University.

Rich is the author of five books on leadership including the most recently published Your First Leadership Job. He was a lead author on three recent large-scale research reports including the Global Leadership Forecast (with DDI, EY and The Conference Board), Common Ground and Divergent Views (with DDI and The Conference Board) and The DNA of Human Capital: 2019 Trends Report (with HR.COM).

He speaks around the world and his research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, BBC, CNBC, and The New York Times as well as numerous global news outlets and professional publications.

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