Bob Rosen

TAGS: Change Management, Employee Engagement, Leadership

Bob Rosen

"Grounded reminds us how important it is to balance every piece of our lives – personal, spiritual, family, work, exercise and more – into one life, which becomes our life’s work. Living authentically better enables us to serve and lead with a compelling vision, comprehensive strategy and relentless implementation. Thank you, Bob, for helping leaders to be their best!"
-Alan Mulally, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company

Psychologist, business entrepreneur, and CEO adviser Robert Rosen has a unique perspective on what sets great leaders and winning companies apart. He has interviewed more than 300 top executives from companies around the globe, including Toyota, Procter & Gamble, Novartis, PepsiCo, Chevron, Cadbury Schweppes, Medtronic, Lucent, UBS, Ogilvy & Mather, and Eli Lilly. His firm, Healthy Companies International, has worked with industry giants such as Johnson & Johnson, Northrop Grumman, Intel, Boeing, ING, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Bob has an uncanny ability to tap into both the personal and professional sides of great leaders to uncover what lies beneath their success. He has a knack for synthesizing, organizing, and translating his discoveries into meaningful and practical insights and advice. And, as a consummate story teller, he skillfully integrates his own life experiences to reinforce his message.

His latest book is the NY Times Best Seller, Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World .



  • Cracking the Growth Code

    Growth is the leading priority among companies these days. But companies struggle to unleash growth from the inside out. Now there’s a solution. Dr. Bob Rosen, in collaboration with the Darden School of Business, has defined how to successfully unleash organic growth. After studying growth leaders in mature companies, they have identified the six lessons of growth. In this talk, Bob will share these lessons that are the secrets to catalyze growth inside your business.

  • Leading Change in a World of Uncertainty

    Leadership used to be about creating certainty. Now its about leading uncertainty. This puts leaders and their companies in a permanent state of transformation. To succeed companies must master two essential elements of change – cognitive and emotional. Leading the cognitive side of change is all about clarifying the vision, strategy, and plans that focus and align people. Leading the emotional side of change involves living in the unknown, inspiring and challenging people to be uncomfortable, building commitment in a world of turbulence. Many companies have mastered the cognitive side of change, but have undervalued, misunderstood, or underinvested in the emotional side of change. The emotional side is the key to leading in a world of uncertainty.

  • Just Enough Anxiety - The New New Leadership Capability

    After 250 CEO interviews in 40 countries, psychologist and businessman Dr. Bob Rosen has discovered the one leadership capability that stands out among the best – their ability to use anxiety as a positive and powerful force in their life. In this talk, Rosen shares how successful leaders develop four insights that drive their leadership and life success. By mastering the three paradoxes of realistic optimism, constructive impatience, and confident humility, successful leaders unleash the hidden driver of business success. Are you a just enough anxiety leader?

  • Leading a Healthy Company

    What makes a company healthy? What does a healthy company look like? How do you build a healthy company? These are the questions executives are grappling with these days. The concept of health is now being viewed as the metaphor for rethinking how we build successful businesses. After twenty years of research studying healthy leaders and their companies Dr. Bob Rosen shows us how to build a culture of health and productivity. You will learn about healthy and unhealthy executive mind, the leading indicators that drive long term performance, the beliefs and practices that define health, and the steps to building a winning company.

  • Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World
    Confronted by disruptive change and economic turbulence, many of today's leaders find themselves ill-equipped to manage the hazards they now face. They must contend with chronic uncertainty, cynical employees, and personal burnout. Most are poorly served by the prevailing paradigm that obsessively focuses on what we do to produce short-term results while sabotaging who we are as healthy human beings. Few have seen alternatives, until now ... MORE →

    The Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader
    "A radical, totally original book on how to create and sustain organic organizational growth. A must-read for all managers.” -Warren Bennis, distinguished professor of business, University of Southern California, and coauthor of Transparency and Judgment ... MORE →

    Just Enough Anxiety: The Hidden Driver of Business Success
    Most of us see anxiety as a bad thing, so at the first sign of it we try to fight back or run away. But according to Robert Rosen, this outdated view ignores one of the most powerful forces in business: Anxiety helps us concentrate, learn, relate to people, think more creatively, and deliver better results. Of course, too much anxiety causes fear, chaos, and loss of morale. But too little leads to stagnation and a false sense of security. It’s like a rubber band: If you pull it too hard, it breaks. If you don’t pull it hard enough, you fail to maximize its potential. Finding the happy medium between panic and passivity is the secret to success.

    Drawing on twenty years of research with CEOs, Rosen explains how great leaders succeed by living and leading with just enough anxiety. He shows how the ability to manage anxiety brings out their own best performance, enables them to build great teams, and inspires and challenges their organizations... MORE →


  • Healthy Companies International
  • PDF: Healthy Leader & Value Proposition Models
  • Interview: Lead with Just Enough Anxiety
  • Associations Now: Becoming a JEA Leader
  • The Healthy Leader Blog