Dr. Clinton Longenecker is the Stranahan Professor of Leadership and Organizational Excellence in the College of Business Administration at the University of Toledo and has been described by Career Publications as, "one of America's very best executive educators" and "one of the top motivational speakers in the U.S."

Dr.Longenecker's work focuses on leadership, organizational success, and all facets of performance improvement. He has been the recipient of eighteen outstanding teaching and research awards during his academic career and several industry awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2004, The UT Outstanding Researcher Award 2008 and The Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service 2008. He has published over 120 articles and papers in leading academic and professional journals. His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, MSNBC, NPR and a wide variety of media outlets.

Dr.Longenecker's best-selling book, Getting Results: Five Absolutes for High Performance describes the best practices of over 2,000 high performance managers and how they achieve outstanding performance. His latest book, Two-Minute Drill: Lessons for Rapid Organizational Improvement from America's Greatest Game,, chronicles the keys to rapid performance improvement from their research on over 1,000 organizational improvement initiatives.