The Glass Closet 

 I was 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).  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. 


Featured Author

It's an honor to be a featured author in the latest edition of this bestselling book on Educational Leadership from Jossey-Bass (Wiley & Sons).  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




Kirk Snyder is a featured author in the newest edition (2013) of the bestselling book on educational leadership. This expanded and thoroughly updated edition of the popular anthology contains the articles, book excerpts, and seminal reports that define and drive the field of educational leadership today. Filled with critical insights from bestselling authors, education research, and expert practitioners, this comprehensive volume features six primary areas of concern: The Principles of Leadership; Moral and Trustworthy Leadership; Culture and Change; Leadership for Learning; Diversity and Leadership; The Future of Leadership. This important resource includes relevant and up-to-date articles for leaders today on gender, diversity, global perspectives, standards/testing, e-learning/technology, and community organizing.



Kirk Snyder’s book  The G Quotient (Jossey Bass/Wiley & Son's) is based on a five-year study about the beliefs and behaviors of more than three thousand working professionals across a wide spectrum of business sectors. Addressing the plummeting low levels of employee engagement, job satisfaction and workplace morale  in the United States, Snyder undertook a long-range research project that uncovered a unique exception to this downward trend in employee dissatisfaction.

From Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial enterprises, Snyder explains in The G Quotient why employees of white-collar gay executives are responding to a new ethos and pathos of business leadership resulting in record high levels of employee engagement, satisfaction, and morale.  A mainstream business book, recommended by Harvard Business Review and named one of the Best Management Books of the Year by strategy+business, whether you are managing teams of a few or a few thousand, The G Quotient provides all managers with vital information and insight about fully engaging the strengths and talents of today’s ever-changing workforce.


Kirk Snyder’s first book, Lavender Road to Success (Ten Speed Press/Crown) has been hailed by critics as the definitive career guide for the GLBT community.  Named by as one of the Best Books of the Year, the prestigous Library Journal summed up Lavender Road to Success by saying, “This book belongs beside the career classic, What Color is Your Parachute? on bookshelves everywhere.”  This debut book was featured in some of America's most celebrated publications as groundbreaking research including The Chicago Tribune,  The New York Times and The Wall Street JournalLavender Road to Success was also honored as the Best Self-Help Book of the Year by InsightOut Books, the largest GLBT book club in North America.