Robert Bruce Shaw

Consultant, Speaker, Author

Robert Bruce Shaw, Ph.D.

Robert Bruce Shaw assists business leaders in building organizations and teams capable of superior performance. He provides advice on the development and implementation of new strategies aimed at increasing long-term profitability and growth. Such work often requires an integrated and disciplined approach to transforming a firm’s structure, culture, management systems and talent. His specialty is working closely with senior executives, as individuals and as teams, on the management of organizational and leadership change. Robert often works with leaders in new positions to help them transition into their roles and with longer-tenured leaders who seek to enhance their effectiveness.

Robert’s clients span a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, financial services, telecommunications, industrial products, defense, power utilities and consumer goods. Robert holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University. 

He has authored or co-authored books and articles on organizational and leadership performance including Trust in the Balance: Building Successful Organizations on Results, Integrity and Concern; Discontinuous Change: Leading Organizational Transformation and Organizational Architecture: Designs for Changing Organizations. Recent publications include Developing Peripheral Vision (in Leader to Leader) and Organizational Bystanders (in People & Strategy).

Robert published Leadership Blindspots: Identifying and Overcoming the Weaknesses that Matter in 2014. His most recent book is Extreme Teams: Why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb and other Cutting-Edge Companies Succeed Where Most Fail.