Director, Chairman & Chief Development Officer, The Leadership Circle
“Leadership is a process of transformation where a leader makes a profound shift—to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, the world, and their relationship to others. This deeper, longer term work is what our Leadership Circle Profile brings to the table, what The Leadership Circle stands for, and this is the kind of work we invite organizations to experience.”
Bob Anderson’s story as an innovator and visionary in leadership began in high school and college where he staffed intensive personal and leadership development retreats. In business school, his love for statistics and economics helped to culture a unique talent. He became skillful at taking complex ideas and integrating them into models and methods for leadership development that are powerful, tangible, and accessible.
While working as a manager in manufacturing, Bob completed a Master’s degree in Organizational Development. Early in his career, he was fortunate to have had Peter Block as his mentor. He has also worked closely with some of the industry’s most respected names including Peter Senge, Robert Fritz, and Ken Wilber. Bob and David Whyte co-taught leadership workshops created by Bob.
For the last 20 years, Bob has created and conducted intensive leadership development workshops. His most current breakthrough programs include Authentic Leader workshop, “Pathways to Partnership,” and “Mastering Leadership”. Bob’s clients rank among the nation’s top companies.
According to Bob, “Much of leadership development has been too superficial. Most organizational change efforts fail, not because they are ill conceived, but because at the center of those efforts is an implicit and unrecognized requirement that people behave in ways associated with higher levels of consciousness. This is a much bigger demand than we ever understood.”
“The kind of cultural change we have been striving for requires far more than mere skill development from our leaders. It requires that they grow—that they significantly upgrade their inner ‘operating system’ to be able to embody the kind of leadership that can create the envisioned culture.”