Bob Anderson has dedicated his career to exploring the intersections between leadership and personal mastery, and between competence and consciousness. The creator and author of The Leadership Circle Profile, an integrated and innovative leadership assessment tool, Bob is a true pioneer in the field of leadership development and Bob Andersonresearch. As the founder of The Leadership Circle, and co-founder of Full Circle Group, Bob lends his expertise to developing practitioners around the globe to carry on the powerful work derived from the tools and offerings these two companies provide to leaders.

Bob’s practical wisdom, humility, creativity, humor and expertise provide a rare and transformative experience for his clients. He has developed and facilitated many intensive retreats and workshops, including: The Authentic Leader, Mastering Leadership, and Pathway to Partnership.

Bob has a master’s degree in organizational development and a bachelor’s in economics and business administration and he serves on the faculty at The University of Notre Dame. He and his wife of 30 years make their home in Toledo, Ohio, and are the proud parents of three successful adult children. (See

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Conscious Leadership: A Unified Model of Leadership Development
August 6-10, 2018

People who are highly effective, proficient, and skilled at what they do are often honored with the title of master.  Mastery in anything—from sports, to the arts, to leadership—requires a highly competent “outer game” and a highly conscious “inner game.”  Effective, masterful leadership is Conscious Competence.

What seldom gets acknowledged is that the inner game runs the outer game. It is the maturity of the inner game that mediates and manages the outer game. Most of our efforts to develop mastery in leadership focus on the outer game of competence and very little on the inner game of consciousness. Until our efforts take a more unified, balanced approach, one that simultaneously involves both the inner and outer game (consciousness and competence), we will fall short in our efforts to develop leaders for the future at the pace required.

Consciousness and performance—personal, organizational, and systemic—are fundamentally connected.  The organization will be structured and perform at the predominant level of consciousness of its leadership.  If we want higher-order performance, individually and organizationally, consciousness must be restructured.

The good news is that the structure of mind can evolve throughout the lifespan. Consciousness, like an operating system, can be restructured for higher performance in the face of higher complexity.  Research has mapped out the trajectory of adult development—how consciousness structures itself at one level of mind and then restructures itself into the next higher-order structure, and the next, and the next.  Each new higher-order structure ushers in enhanced capacity, in which more—much more—becomes possible.

This workshop will provide a powerful leadership development experience for both those seeking to improve their own organizations and those serving clients as organizational development consultants, coaches, and therapists. It will introduce you to a unified model of leadership that integrates most of the best theory and research to emerge over the past 50 years in the fields of leadership, psychology, human potential, and even spirituality. At the core of this model are the Stages of Adult Development frameworks that are just now finding their way into our approaches to leadership effectiveness. 

The workshop will include a self-assessment using the Leadership Circle Profile, which provides personal insight through the lens of the Unified Model.  It will introduce five leadership practices (listed in the outline below) that will reliably boot up higher-level leadership.

Introduction of the Conscious Leadership Framework
Stages of Adult and Leadership Development
Reactive and Creative Structures of Mind

The Leadership Circle Profile Assessment
The Unified Model of Leadership
Your Profile Results

Practice 1: Working with Underlying Self-Limiting Beliefs

Practice 2: Developing Intuition to Balance Reason
Practice 3: Discerning Personal Purpose
Practice 4: Distilling your Leadership Vision

Practice 5: Courageous Conversation

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