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Glen Andersen is a practicing geotechnical engineer. He has held many management positions over the course of his career where he has experienced firsthand the myriad of frustrations that come from working with unmotivated, misaligned and unproductive employees. These experiences have created in him a strong desire to optimize our modern business environment so that managers and employees can focus on the exciting and rewarding aspects of doing business. To this end he has created a strategy for managing employees that gives them both the responsibility of and the reward for their own motivation, alignment and productivity. He calls this strategy “Managing by Tasks-Completed-Correctly”.
Andersen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University with a degree in Civil Engineering and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science and a Doctorate of Science in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. He has been a researcher for the Chevron Oil Field Research Company, a professor of Civil Engineering at Tulane University, Texas A&M University and Michigan State University, and a consulting engineer for small, midsized, national, and international engineering firms. Over the last several years he has been managing his own engineering consulting firm in San Antonio, Texas. During his research and teaching career, he was granted several research awards from various national organizations including the National Science Foundation, the Naval Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1998 he received the prestigious C.A. Hogentogler Award from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for a journal article on one of his research projects describing the performance of a sophisticated pore pressure monitoring system for the U.S. Navy. In 2000 he received the Author’s Award from the Hydro-Review Magazine for a published article on condition indexing for large dams. He is married and the father of five children.