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Samuel B. Bacharach
BLG Co-Founder and CEO

Samuel Bacharach often speaks on the issue of leadership with a specific emphasis on political and managerial competence, stressing the skills of execution. He has spoken to and trained at numerous corporate events across the country and the world. Multiple Fortune 500 companies have subscribed to the online versions of Samuel’s courses and, more importantly, many of these companies have integrated Samuel’s groundbreaking proactive leadership approach into their organizations.


Here are just a few of the companies and organizations that Samuel has helped:

  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • PepsiAmericas
  • Borders
  • Starwood Hotels
  • Resorts
  • March of Dimes
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Citigroup
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Mellon Financial
  • Starbucks
  • Boeing
  • BASF
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Chubb
  • Nintendo
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Devon Energy
  • TeleTech
  • Gap, Inc.
  • BMC Software


There are quite a few “experts” out there that are all opinion and no substance. This is certainly not the case with Professor Samuel Bacharach.

Samuel Bacharach is the McKelvey-Grant Professor of Labor Management at Cornell University’s ILR School. He is the Director of ILR’s New York City-based Institute for Workplace Studies as well as the Director of the Smithers Institute and the director of the New York City-based Master of Professional Studies. He received his BS in economics from NYU and his MS and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

For the last 10 years, Professor Bacharach has focused on bridging theory and practice. Integrating his earlier work on politics, negotiation, and complex organizations into his studies of the workplace, Samuel has established his own unique perspective on proactive leadership and employee engagement. Samuel is the author and editor of over 100 articles and over 20 books, including his two most influential works, Get Them on Your Side: Win Support, Convert Skeptics, and Get Results (2005) and Keep Them on Your Side: Leading and Managing for Momentum (2006). His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Fast Company, HR Magazine, CIO Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, Leadership Excellence, and Harvard.

Samuel, a foremost authority on corporate leadership, is a down-to-earth communicator of effective leadership concepts and techniques. You come away from his talks with powerful ideas that are readily implemented in your leadership role.

Paul Salvatore

co-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Department

Proskauer Rose LLP, New York

Samuel Bacharach is a speaker whose dynamic, down-to-earth style is both captivating and inspiring …His rich experience in working with people in real situations combined with years of research in large and small organizational behaviors results in a set of practical tools one can use to realize one’s potential fully.

Yonn Rasmussen

VP, Xerographic Component Systems Group

Xerox Corporation

Many academics either spend too much energy on substantiating their methods or lack a way to connect their work to the real world. On the other end of the spectrum, you have flavor of the month writers with catchy phrases that seem to relate to the real world problems you are facing but have no substance behind them. In Samuel, you have someone who brings the best of both worlds.

Andy Doyle

Oppenheimer Funds

Leading Cornell
October 14, 2010
Indian Institute of Planning & Management
Ithaca, NY September 7 2010
National Women's Leadership Summit
September 25, 2009