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Phillip G. Clampitt

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Phillip G. Clampitt (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is the John Blair Chair of Communication and the former Hendrickson Professor of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The Wall Street Journal and MIT Sloan Management Review highlighted his work on “Decision Downloading” which details how companies can effectively communicate decisions to those not involved in the decision-making process. He is the author of a Sage Publications best seller, Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness 6e (see, Transforming Leaders into Progress Makers, and co-author of Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership.

Along with being on the editorial board of numerous professional journals, his work has been published in a variety of journals including the MIT Sloan Management Review,Academy of Management Executive, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication Management, and Journal of Change Management. His most recent book, Leading with Care in a Tough World (co-authored with Bob DeKoch; see, along with the recently published MIT Sloan Management Review article on dealing with pushback, have been widely acclaimed by leadership experts around the world.  In fact, MIT Sloan Management Review featured his article about pushback as one of the “8 Essential Leadership Tips for 2024” And the article was the 2nd most popular article in 2023. See


 In addition to many guest speaking opportunities in the U.S., he has also been invited to speak internationally at The University of Pisa, The University of Aberdeen, The University of Ulster, as well as to numerous multi-national businesses and professional organizations.  As a principal in his firm, Metacomm, he has consulted on communication issues with a variety of organizations, such as PepsiCo, Manpower, Schneider National, American Medical Security, Dean Foods, The Boldt Company, Stora Enso, The U.S. Army War College, Appleton Papers, Foremost Farms, Thilmany Paper, Dental City, and Nokia (see

Ms. Laurey Clampitt


(MBA, University of Wisconsin)
Laurey was on the faculty at UW-Green Bay for many years teaching personal and corporate finance. Most recently, she developed and instructed Business and Professional Communications, a skills-based course aimed at enhancing written and oral communications in the workplace. She also used her experience as a stockbroker and financial planner to design and conduct personal financial planning seminars for the Green Bay Packers. In her consulting work, she conducts management training in areas such as public speaking, written communication skills, and meeting management; conducts organizational communications assessments through surveys and interviews; and assists companies with planning communication strategy for organizational changes.

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