Who is Stewart Liff

Renowned author, keynote speaker, Visual Management Guru, successful executive Coach, sought after consultant and Classically trained Artist

Stewart Liff held many high level positions throughout his 32-year federal career and is a recognized expert in the field of Human Resources Management (HRM). In addition to being a senior executive for 12 years, he managed a national HRM program representing 13,000 employees and successfully represented the government in approximately 30 hearings before third parties.

Stewart Liff has taught many classes on HRM and his expertise includes employee relations, labor relations, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), performance management, staffing, training, rewards and recognition, metrics, systems design and succession planning.

As an acclaimed author, Stewart Liff has written several books on HRM including “ Improving the Performance of Government Employees: A Manager’s Guide, Managing Government Employees: How to Motivate Them, Deal with Difficult Issues and Achieve Tangible Results,” “Managing Your Government Career: How to Arrive, Survive and Thrive,” and “The Complete Guide to Hiring and Firing a Government Employee.” In 2011 he started his featured column on

Stew has combined his expertise in the fine arts with his managerial expertise to become a world-class expert on the practice of visual management in organizations. Visual management is a system of management that uses stimulating visuals (and the other senses) to improve performance by:

  • connecting people to the mission/customer;
  • sharing information in a strategic fashion;
  • promoting accountability;
  • celebrating the employees; and
  • shaping the outside world’s view of the organization

with the overall goal being to improve organizational performance.

Additional information on this concept may be found in the book, “Seeing is Believing: How the New Art of Visual Management Can Boost Performance Throughout Your Organization,” which he co-authored with Pamela A. Posey, D.B.A.

Contact Stew for your next meeting, leadership training session or to arrange a book signing.