Ron is a seasoned consultant with more than 25 years of experience working with CEOs and senior executives of organizations ranging from Fortune 50s to start-ups in pursuit of transformational change. His consulting has taken him to more than 20 different countries on four continents. He has consulted to some of the world’s most influential CEOs and executives on issues ranging from strategy to organization to leadership. He has worked extensively in the health sciences, biotech, and healthcare provider sectors and in the technology, consumer products, and retail food and beverage industries. He has led work on several large-scale merger integrations and subsequent culture change initiatives and enterprise-level global organizational redesigns.
Ron specializes in the areas of:
- Strategy formulation – helping companies establish strategic direction in a collaborative fashion that builds ownership
- Global organization design and enterprise governance – helping organizations configure capabilities and decision-making processes to execute strategy
- Organizational change – designing comprehensive approaches to enrolling organizations into the transformation journey
- Executive leadership development – building deeply impacting solutions to build individual and enterprise leadership capability across generations
- Enterprise talent strategy – building integrated HR mechanisms to help create competitively differentiated talent solutions for selection, development, and succession
He has helped CEOs, their executive teams, and their enterprises redesign themselves and build appropriate talent strategies to ensure the current and next generation of leaders have the capabilities required by the organization. He has been chief architect of several major leadership development simulations and curriculums for global organizations focused on developing high-potential executive talent and connecting strategy execution to leadership capability.
Ron has spent the last several years exploring his new passion of ushering in the next generation of leaders, helping organizations connect multigenerational workplaces, and helping emerging leaders discover their unique voice and leadership strengths. He has spoken around the world on numerous topics pertaining to developing leaders of tomorrow.
Ron is a former faculty member at Fordham University Graduate School as an associate professor of organizational behavior. He has also served as an adjunct at the Center for Creative Leadership. He is author/co-author of eight books, including the most recent best-selling Rising to Power: The Journey of Exceptional Executives (Greenleaf 2014) with colleague Eric Hansen, The Value-Creating Consultant (AMACOM, 2000) Relationships That Enable Enterprise Change (Jossey-Bass, 2002), the acclaimed Leadership Divided, What Emerging Leaders Need and What You Might Be Missing (Jossey-Bass, 2006) and its companion Facilitator's and Field Guides, Bridging the Leadership Divide (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Future in-Formation: Choosing a Generative Organizational Life (Outskirts, 2008) with colleague Josh Epperson, and Leadership Stories from Tomorrow (Xulon, 2009). He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on the issues of executive leadership and organizational change. His clients have included CitiBank, Corning, Inc., The Hershey Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, Deutsche Bank, Gates Corporation, ConAgra Foods, TriHealth, OhioHealth, Del Monte Foods, Midnight Oil Creative, Weyerhaeuser, McDonald’s Corporation, Starbucks, Microsoft, Sojourners, The Atlantic Philanthropies, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Cadbury, Miller Brewing, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Johnson & Johnson, ADP, and the CIA.