Jim Asplund is The Gallup Organization’s Chief Scientist for Strengths-Based Development. He leads Gallup’s global research on the science of human strengths, and how to apply them to improve organizational performance. His consulting expertise focuses on how strengths, employee engagement and customer engagement interact to drive financial performance. Jim is also one of Gallup’s leading methodologists, specializing in complex research and development efforts.
Prior to joining Gallup, Asplund spent eight years as a lobbyist and policy expert at the Minnesota Legislature, representing clients in the areas of taxation, education funding, utilities, land use, and economic development. Asplund earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Grinnell College in Iowa and his master’s degree in public policy with emphasis in mathematical demography from the University of Minnesota. He lives near St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, Susan, and their sons, Jakob and Jonas.
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