About Paul

Dr. Paul Marciano is a leading authority on employee engagement and retention. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University where he specialized in behavior modification and motivation. Paul has served on the faculties of Davidson College and Princeton University where he has taught courses in Leadership, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Survey Development, Research Methods and Statistics.

Paul has worked in the field of Organizational Development for 25 years and is president of the human relations consulting firm Whiteboard, LLC, a company committed to helping organizations cultivate, manage, and grow their human capital. Paul is also a strategic adviser to Kudos Inc. an innovative SaaS employee engagement platform.

Paul’s internationally acclaimed book “Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT” (McGraw-Hill, 2010) provides dozens of real world case studies and turnkey strategies to increase employee discretionary effort and reduce turnover. The book details his acclaimed RESPECT™ Model that has been embraced by schools, medical practices, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing facilities, sales organizations, consulting firms, and government agencies.

Paul is also the proud grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans, author and illustrator of the classic children’s book Madeline.

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