Edward E. Lawler III is Distinguished Professor of Business and Director of the Center for Effective Organizations in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He has been honored as a top contributor to the fields of organizational development, human resources management, and organizational behavior and compensation. He is the author of over 350 articles and 43 books. His most recent books include Achieving Strategic Excellence: An Assessment of Human Resource Organizations (2006), Built to Change (2006), The New American Workplace (2006), America at Work (2006), Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage (2008), and Achieving Excellence in Human Resource Management (2009). For more information, visit http://www.edwardlawler.com and http://ceo.usc.edu.