Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson
Bob Anderson
Founder and CEO of The Leadership Circle

Legacy Leadership: The Jim McGrane Story


Bob Anderson's story as an innovator and visionary in leadership began in high school and college where he staffed intensive personal and leadership development retreats. In business school, his love for statistics and economics helped to culture a unique talent. He became skillful at taking complex ideas and integrating them into models and methods for leadership development that are powerful, tangible, and accessible.

To better serve his clients, Bob searched for an assessment tool that matched the frameworks he had been developing for nearly 30 years. He found himself using multiple surveys because no single tool did enough to reveal both behavioral competencies and the underlying motivational system that establishes the pattern of strengths and weaknesses. He decided to create a tool that did it all. With the Leadership Circle Profile, he succeeded.

According to Bob, "Much of leadership development has been too superficial. Most organizational change efforts fail, not because they are ill conceived, but because at the center of those efforts is an implicit and unrecognized requirement that people behave in ways associated with higher levels of consciousness. This is a much bigger demand than we ever understood."

Bob Explains, "We now recognize that leadership is a process of transformation whereby a leader is encouraged to make a profound shift—to gain a deeper under-standing of themselves, the world, and their relationship to others. This deeper, longer term work is what our Leadership Circle Profile brings to the table, what The Leadership Circle stands for, and this is the kind of work we invite organizations to experience."