Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. He has led several of the School’s major executive programmes, acted as Chair for the Organisational Behaviour Group, served as Deputy Dean and Governor, Director of the Innovation Exchange and Faculty Director of Executive Education.
Rob has directed significant executive development and corporate change initiatives in Europe, North America and Asia. His work has covered a range of industries with a focus on leadership, change, board dynamics and corporate performance. His consulting clients have included Anglo-American, Arup, Axa, Electronic Arts, GE, Heineken, IHG, Investec, KPMG, Legal and General, LVMH, MLIM, Nestle, New York Life, Rexam, Roche, Royal Mail, Singapore Airlines, Smiths Group, Sonae,TimeWarner and Unilever.
Rob has published ten books and over one hundred articles in the areas of entrepreneurship, managerial careers, organisation design, leadership and corporate culture. His books (with Richard Scase) include The Entrepreneurial Middle Class; Women in Charge; Entrepreneurship in Europe; Reluctant Managers; Corporate Realities; and (with Gareth Jones) TheCharacter of a Corporation; Why Should Anyone Be Led By You?; Clever – Leading your Smartest Most Creative People and Why Should Anyone Work Here?.
His articles feature in Harvard Business Review, Leader to Leader, European Business Forum, Business Strategy Review, Management Today, People Management and The Financial Times.
He is the recipient of several teaching excellence awards and has contributed as a keynote speaker to conferences all over the world. “Why should anyone be led by you?” won the McKinsey Award for best article in Harvard Business Review and ranks as one of the magazine’s all time best selling articles. Rob is a regular contributor to TV and radio business programmes.