Sam Culbert

A professor at the prestigious UCLA Anderson School of Business, Dr. Samuel Culbert is widely recognized as an expert on human interactions in the workplace – and especially the relationship between bosses and their subordinates. In his groundbreaking, and widely cited, article in The Wall Street Journal that appeared on October 20, 2008, Culbert spoke out loud what most of us have known in our guts for years: that the annual corporate performance appraisal is a destructive force that wreaks havoc in corporations. Befitting his nickname as “Dr. Straight Talk,” Culbert minced no words in calling for an end to the performance review. [+]