Hi. I’m Drew Clancy.

I am dad to three wonderful daughters. Since 1999, I’ve been the CEO at Publishing Concepts (PCI). I’m a big Chicago Cubs fan (the 2016 World Series championship was a mountain-top moment, for sure). I’m a runner, a reader, and a music lover. I lost my wife to cancer in 2018. My first job after college was working for Lehman Brothers in the mergers and acquisitions group during the time the book Barbarians at the Gate was written. I also worked in the movie business for Castle Rock Entertainment for several years as the assistant to the assistant to the assistant. Oops, I left out an assistant.

I am also a workplace culture enthusiast.

That’s what I love most about my job. That’s why I’m starting this #RiseWithDrew project.

My goal is to write about the “hows” and “whys” of building a great workplace culture as well as reflect on other topics that impact being a great place to work, including:

  • Unlocking human potential (getting better at getting better)
  • Servant leadership
  • Positive psychology and the impact of gratitude
  • Faith and spirituality in the workplace
  • The power of storytelling

So, what exactly is a workplace culture enthusiast and why is that important?

Well, I am passionate about the power of organizations to become great places to work.

And, why is that important?

35.

35 is the percentage of Americans who were engaged at work in 2019, according to Gallup. An all-time high, by the way (see graph below).

So, 65% of Americans are either not engaged (52%) or are actively disengaged and spreading discontent (13%).

There are about 164 million Americans in the workforce. 65% (100 million Americans!) woke up this morning hoping to survive the day by doing the minimum required or are miserable at work.

That represents a LOT of unrealized potential and untapped innovation.

That represents a LOT of lives that could be significantly better. Happier. Both at work and and outside of work – i.e. happier marriages and families.

That’s why I’m a workplace culture enthusiast.

Let’s get started.