Michael Beer is an emeritus professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School and chairman of TruePoint, a research based consultancy he co-founded. Before joining the faculty of HBS, Beer founded and served as director of the organizational research and development department at Corning Inc. Beer has authored nine books and served as senior author of the groundbreaking Managing Human Assets, the first book to frame human resource management as a general management responsibility. His current research deals with how corporate leaders can transform their organization into high commitment and performance organizations through organization wide honest conversations about alignment and performance. Beer is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the National Academy of Human Resources, the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the Division of General Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He has consulted with myriad international manufacturing, financial service, retail and professional service firms.