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078: Bob Anderson: It meant bigger changes than I was up for

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078: Bob Anderson: It meant bigger changes than I was up for

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Bob Anderson Show Notes

Bob Anderson started his career in the family business making hog food and dog food. One evening, while cleaning out a rail car full of feed ingredients, Bob said something out loud that sent him on a life long journey. Listen to Bob tell his story of how he got over the hump.

Bob was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio where he was born into a leadership context.  His grandfather, uncles, one aunt, and father started a business—The Andersons (now a Fortune 500 company) with interests in grain, plant nutrients, ethanol, rail, and retail.

On Bob’s other side of the family, his maternal grandfather was President of the American Medical Association and his uncle was a renowned Jesuit Moral Theologian.  Bob often reflects and marvels at the perfection of the family into which he was born.

Throughout his life, Bob has been passionate about one thing—the deep ground of being from which human greatness springs and from which great leadership emerges.  This passion led him to study leadership, and his book Mastering Leadership is an integration and summary of his life’s work.

For Bob, authenticity is the most influential human quality.  He believes that the hardest thing to do is to tell the truth blamelessly and compassionately. This same challenge is one that he also knows can be very rewarding.

Bob is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Development Officer of The Leadership Circle. He is also the Co-founder and Chairman of Full Circle Group. Additionally, he is the creator of The Leadership Circle Profile, an integrated and innovative leadership assessment tool.

Bob also serves as adjunct faculty for the Executive Education Center at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. There he assists diverse groups of leaders in navigating their own leadership transformations. In 2005, Bob received the Partner in Innovation faculty award.

Bob still resides in Toledo with his wife of 33 years, with whom he loves to travel the globe. He has three grown children.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“The inner game runs the outer game.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet

“We tend to ignore the inner work that’s required to mature into great leadership.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“Go into yourself and search for the reason that bids you right.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“What must I be about with my life in order for it to be the life I came to live.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“If you’re on purpose, all of the doors will open.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“There’s no safe way to be great.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“Our natural tendency is we want to find a safe path and there isn’t one.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“Do you love more than you fear?” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“The basic hidden deal we make when we go to work is patriarchal.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“Fear and caution in organizations is very high.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“Greatness isn’t great unless you’re rowing against the stream.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“If we’re waiting for circumstances to line up to be great, it’s a long wait.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“What matters enough to risk for, you have to be clear about that.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“You have to get under the illusion underneath your fear.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“I’m making up most of the fear I feel.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“It’s a house of cards when you’re in a play not to lose game.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“What’s underneath how I get in my own way?” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“How do I engage with both challenge and support?” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“Leadership and development is at every level.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“This question of purpose and vision never let’s go of you.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“The leadership challenges in the world are going to take highly conscious leaders.” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

“How do we evolve conscious leadership to steward the planet?” -Bob Anderson Click to Tweet 

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Hump to Get Over

Bob Anderson started his career in the family business making hog food and dog food. One evening, while cleaning out a rail car full of feed ingredients, Bob said something out loud that sent him on a life long journey. Listen to Bob tell his story of how he got over the hump.

Advice for others

See through the illusion of trying to be liked and thought highly of.

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Contacting Bob

Website: https://leadershipcircle.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-anderson-a6b1673

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeadershipCir

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Your Fast Leader Show host is Jim Rembach. Jim is a panel expert with the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) and spent many years in contact center operations and leverages this to help others. He is a certified Emotional Intelligence (EQ) practitioner, Certified Employee Retention Specialist, Certified Better Place to Work Expert, and frequently quoted industry expert.