Leadership training consultant and Illinois State University alumnus Michael Stallard will present “Fired Up Leadership: How Work Environment Fires Up the Human Brain to Improve Individual and Organizational Performance” on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. – 12:10 p.m., in Illinois State University’s College of Business Building Room 139.

Stallard’s presentation will examine elements in a work environment that fire up the human brain so that people perform to the best of their ability and align their behavior with organizational goals.   By sharing knowledge integrated from research in multiple fields including neuroscience, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, and history, stories of great leaders, as well as his own firm’s research, he unveils what he calls “The Connection Culture.”

Stallard is president of E Pluribus Partners, a leadership training and consulting firm.  He is the primary author of the bestselling book Fired Up or Burned Out.  His career has included jobs in marketing, business development, finance and investment banking at organizations including Morgan Stanley, Barclays PLC and Texas Instruments. He graduated from Illinois State with a bachelor’s degree in 1981 and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Texas Permian Basin and an law degree from DePaul University School of Law.

Stallard’s presentation is hosted by Illinois State’s Department of Management & Quantitative Methods.  The event is free and open to the public.  Contact Department Chair Jim Jawahar at jimoham@ilstu.edu by Oct. 19 to reserve a seat.