Mission & Focus
Leigh Branham is dedicated to assisting organizations in the management of people, and helping individuals in the management of their own careers, so as to balance the achievement of organizational and individual goals. He is a strong proponent of the idea that investing in people is the surest path to business success and profitability.
Leigh brings 30 years experience in business, education, and management consulting to his mission of helping employers implement best practices in employee engagement and retention.
He is the author of Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business: 24 Ways to Hang On to Your Most Valuable Talent (AMACOM, 2001), which consistently ranks on Amazon.com as one of the best-selling books on employee retention. His newest book is The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It's Too Late.
Leigh was Vice President, Organizational Consulting with Right Management Consultants in Kansas City and leader of the firm's Talent Management practice in the Heartland region. Prior to that, he was a Senior Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison in Irvine, California.
In these roles, Leigh has consulted in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, banking/finance, telecommunications, hospitality, insurance, government, health care, energy, and construction.
He has been widely quoted in the media, including Fortune, Business Week and The Associated Press, as an expert on employee retention. He writes a regular commentary on managing talent for The Kansas City Star.
Areas of Expertise
Leigh consults and speaks throughout the U.S. on the following topics:
Leigh holds Master's degrees in Counseling/ Personnel Services and Journalism from the University of Missouri - Columbia, and a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Vanderbilt University.
Leigh is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and The Organizational Development Network. He also volunteers for Junior Achievement and The Center for Faith and Work in Kansas City.
To contact Leigh Branham, call (913) 620-4645 or E-mail Leigh at LB@keepingthepeople.com.