The Authors

Peter has been one of the driving forces in transforming Rideau into one of the world’s fastest growing R&R providers. He was recognized as an Ernst & Young 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. Peter served on RPI’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2010 and was recently re-elected. He is the founder of the Recognition Council, a Strategic Industry Group within the IMA which helps provide recognition best practice guidance to the industry. In 2009, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Incentive Federation, the umbrella organization for the entire incentive and recognition industry. Peter is very active in social media with his blog, Twitter and Facebook pages. He is regarded as an industry expert, authoring several articles in various publications and speaking at several industry events. Peter has a handful of children and another handful of grandchildren who are constantly looking for more recognition rewards. Peter is also an avid painter! You can visit his gallery in Old Montreal and see his latest collections online at

David Zinger is a world expert on engagement. He is a sought after author, educator, coach, and consultant focused intently on employee engagement. David fuses a prairie presence with a global reach. David has worked on engagement in Canada, United States, Poland, Wales, Germany, England, India, Spain, and South Africa. He wrote Assorted Zingers and Zengage. David’s personal artistry included 3 summers engaged with honeybees to learn lessons about engagement, work, organization, and community. He concluded that project with the eBook, Waggle: 39 Ways to Improve Human Organizations, Work, and Engagement. David recently developed a 12 module course, based on the pyramid of engagement, to help people engage more fully with their work, their organization, and each other. Visit David at