Dr. Gregory P.M. Neidert

Dr. Gregory P.M. Neidert is the Director of Training, Consulting and Certification, INFLUENCE AT WORK®; President, World of Work, Inc.; and Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University. Dr. Neidert is an expert at translating persuasion into practical results in organizations.

In his more than 35 years as a professor at Arizona State University, he has received numerous honors and awards, among which are Outstanding Professor, Outstanding Faculty, Promoter of Excellence Award, Research Fellow at the Lincoln Center for Private & Public Sector Ethics, Who’s Who in Executives & Professionals, etc. As President of World Work, he is the creator of the World of Work Inventory, a comprehensive psychometric assessment used throughout North America, Britain, Australia & New Zealand. Dr. Neidert also holds a Directorship with INFLUENCE AT WORK, an international consulting, strategic planning and training organization based on the Six Principles of Influence (per the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini).


Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney

Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney is the president of Human Capital Growth and visiting scholar, University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Sarkar-Barney’s work experience spans the United States, Europe and Asia.

She has deep expertise in designing and deploying enterprise-wide solutions for complex business problems and has led projects in areas such as leadership assessment, feedback and coaching, cross-border collaboration improvement, team development and competency modeling. Dr. Sarkar-Barney is the author of the book, “The Role of National Culture in Transfer of Training”, which is based on a 49 country study of training effectiveness. Dr. Sarkar-Barney holds a B.A. in Industrial Psychology from Fergusson College, India and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


Matthew J. Kimball

Matthew J. Kimball is the Vice President of Human Resources at Shell Chemicals. Prior to joining Shell Chemicals, Mr. Kimball had a successful career with Merck & Co., Inc. in a variety of Senior HR Executive positions across U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia.

He started his career with Accenture as a Change Management Consultant working with top-tier companies in both the U.S. and Australia. Mr. Kimball holds a BA of Applied Economics from the University of Canberra and an MBA from the Australian National University where he was class president and received an academic scholarship. Recently, he completed INSEAD’s International Directors Programme leading to a Certificate in Corporate Governance.


Dr. William P. Fisher, Jr.

Dr. William P. Fisher, Jr. is a research associate at the University of California - Berkeley. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago, where he was mentored by Benjamin D. Wright and supported by a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Dr. Fisher is recognized for contributions to measurement theory and practice that span a range from the philosophical to the applied in fields as diverse as educational psychology, pastoral care, clinical chemistry, and metrology. In his previous role as Professor of Research at the LSU School of Medicine, Dr. Fisher consulted, taught, and gave keynote addresses at meetings across North America and Europe, as well as in Australia and China. Dr. Fisher's recent work focuses on the role uniform units of measurement play in harmonizing individual decisions and behaviors, which is vital to creating the wisdom of crowds and efficient market effects in education and health care. Dr. Fisher's entry on this theme in the 2011 World Standards Day paper competition won third prize, which is notable given the field of entrants.


Dr. David V. Day

Dr. David V. Day is the Winthrop Professor and Woodside Chair in Leadership and Management at The University of Western Australia Business School. Dr. Day has core research interests in the areas of leadership and leadership development.

He is the lead author of the book, “An Integrative Approach to Leader Development”, and the editor of “The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations”. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology and as a Consulting Editor for several other scholarly journals. Dr. Day is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He works with various organizations around the world on projects related to leadership and leadership development. Dr. Day was awarded the 2010 Walter F. Ulmer Research Award from the Center for Creative Leadership for outstanding, career-long contributions to applied leadership research.