For a list of David's publications, go here

And click on citation in 
"What We Believe" for direct access to articles/blogs.

Dr. Bracken participated in 3 sessions at the 2017 SIOP Conference in Orlando, FL

  • Evolution or Devolution of 360° Feedback: Let's Debate It!  (Debater)
  • Factors to Consider in 360-Degree Feedback Ratings  (Discussant)
  • Emotional Intelligence: Does It Work at Work?  (Panel Member)

In April....

 What We Believe
360-degree feedback is an extremely complex process that requires dozens of nuanced decisions in its design and implementation. (Bracken and Rose, 2011)

Validity for 360 feedback processes: Sustained, observed improvement in behaviors valued by the organization. (Bracken, Timmreck, Fleenor & Summers, 2001)

…we believe that 360 feedback is the key to improving the quality and effectiveness of performance management in organizations today. (Bracken and Church, 2013)

…we propose that 360 feedback has come of age and it is time for organizations to fully utilize its potential for driving individual performance and broader culture change. (Bracken and Church, 2013)

Feedback without alignment may not only be irrelevant but it may also take away our dignity. ( 12/30/15)

We can’t create effective manager-coaches if we aren’t clear as to what they look like, and then select, train and reward accordingly. ( 11/2/15)

Performance Management is not going away, and we need to continue to find ways to make it more effective. ( 9/16/15)



Dr. Bracken was honored to be named a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

"It's not useful to just measure anything." (Twitter 3/7/16)


David W. Bracken, Ph.D. delivers  services that  focus on implementing  custom 360 Feedback and Coaching systems as well as strategic employee surveys, performance management systems, and leadership development.  David is a well-known as a thought leader for advancing the science of 360 degree assessments, particularly in its use to create large scale change and to improve talent management decisions.  

Dr. Bracken is also currently a Professor of Graduate Studies at Keiser University.

​David has been both an internal staff member and external consultant to varied organizations.  As an internal staff member his experience includes Xerox and BellSouth. As a consultant he has worked for National Computer Systems, Personnel Decisions Intl, Towers Perrin, Mercer Delta Consulting, Kenexa and OrgVitality.

David received his BA degree from Dartmouth College, and MS and PhD degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Georgia Tech. He is a Certified Professional Coach from the College of Executive Coaching and is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and member of the American Psychological Association , the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society of Psychologists in Management.

Click here  for David's CV/Resume.