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Robert Rosen, PhD
Robert Rosen, PhD

    Dr. Robert Rosen is an internationally recognized psychologist, best-selling author, researcher, and CEO adviser to world-class companies. Each year he speaks to thousands of executives worldwide and appears regularly in the international media.

    Bob is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Healthy Companies International, a Washington, DC-based research, education and consulting firm whose mission is to partner with CEOs and executive teams to understand, develop and lead people in building healthy, high performing organizations. HCI also delivers leadership programs via the Internet to companies, governments, colleges and associations around the world.

    In 1991, Bob was awarded a six-year multi-million dollar grant from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to study leadership and healthy organizations. He has interviewed more than 250 CEOs and worked with organizations in more than thirty countries, including AT&T, Motorola, Federated Department Stores, Johnson & Johnson, Northrop Grumman, Allstate, Citibank, Herman Miller, Discovery Communications, BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ING Group, and others.

    Experienced in understanding both people and business, Bob teaches corporate leaders how to recognize the obstacles and leverage the opportunities of the new global economy. This most recent book, Just Enough Anxiety: The Hidden Driver of Business Success (Portfolio/Penguin) is provocative and challenges readers to redefine their relationship with change and uncertainty and follow the example of the world's best leaders who are using anxiety as a positive force for change. Filled with inspiring stories of real leaders and a proven road map for turning anxiety into productive energy, Just Enough Anxiety is the right book for leaders in today's turbulent times.

    Bob has written three other books: Global Literacies: Lessons on Business Leadership and National Cultures (Simon & Schuster, 2000), which was chosen as one of Fortune Magazine's "Best Business Books;" Leading People: Transforming Business from the Inside Out (Viking, 1996), which The Wall Street Journal cited as one of the most recommended books in its field; and The Healthy Company: Eight Strategies to Develop People, Productivity, and Profits (Putnam, 1991), declared by Warren Bennis to be "one of the most important management books of the decade."

    Bob Rosen received his B.A. in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Virginia, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1984, he has held the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He is also senior faculty at Duke Corporate Education, a Batten Fellow at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, and vice-chairman of the Signature Theater board in Arlington, Virginia.

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