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The Glass Closet 

 Very pleased to have been interviewed in London for Lord John Browne's new book, The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good for Business (Harper Business: June 2014).  It was a great interview and I am glad to see that I made it into the pages of the book!  In addition to offering a great lesson about why everyone should place themselves in professional environments where they are valued, Lord Browne makes a great case about why companies must have an inclusive workforce to succeed in today's marketplace.  Willie, thank you for arranging the interview and buying lunch, heh.  You did a great job!


Featured Author

I am so pleased to be a featured author in the latest edition of this bestselling book on Educational Leadership from Jossey-Bass (Wiley & Sons: 2013).  It was a big honor to be selected to contribute to this very respected anthology in my field.


Kirk Snyder Selected Press:  Interviews/Quotes

Chicago Business, Does being gay make Tim Cook a better boss?

Knowledge@Wharton, When to Come Out: The Challenges Facing Gay CEOs

Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Says He’s ‘Proud to Be Gay

Japan Times, Does being gay make Tim Cook a better boss?

Delhi Daily News, Why Tim Cook saying ‘proud to be gay’ matters

New Research
Gen Y at Work






The path to finding professional meaning is changing. How we define, measure and pursue meaning in our careers as well as our personal lives is being completely redefined.  In 2015, as we move at warp speed deeper into a world where connection, transparency and immediacy are considered business commodities, the road to professional meaning has taken a sharp turn in a brand new direction.

My latest research on the transformative cultural impact of connection, transparency and immediacy builds on my past work about the power of inclusion in business leadership while taking me in an entirely new and exciting direction.  As you discover a little bit more about my work as an educator, author, and speaker, I hope I can spark some new ideas for you about how you can create greater value for yourself in today's transforming workplace.

I believe you will find that my work comfortably resides at the intersection of communication, culture, and careers.  Stay in touch and stay connected!


2015 LGBT Career Survey!   For anyone who identifies as LGBT, please click here to participate in a brief survey as part of the new Lavender Road to Success update -- the first career book for the LGBT community. Or simply go to my blog on this site titled "2015 LGBT Career Survey" and take it here.  Many thanks!