R Michael Anderson

Our guest today is an import – he is an American living here in England.

Before coming here, he founded and scaled three software companies where he lived in California.

He has authored a number of best-selling leadership books, writes for entrepreneur.com, and advises companies like Microsoft, Salesforce, Stanford University, and PwC on leadership.

I’m really happy to welcome one of the tallest people I’ve ever met, Mr. R. Michael Anderson.


R. Michael Anderson has a striking combination that makes his presentations so powerful for leaders – he has the real-life business success of founding, scaling and exiting three software companies, plus the educational background of a Masters Degree in Psychology.

This combination gives him the unique ability to connect to other leaders as a peer, then teaches evidence-based leadership skills that genuinely drives behaviour and performance.

It’s the reason that Stanford University brings him into work with their start-up ecosystem, PwC has him work with their high growth CEO’s, and companies like Microsoft, Salesforce, and Uber bring him to level up their managers and executives.

Michael shares how his Californian companies landed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing US companies, created a culture so strong that they won the #1 Best Place to work, and Michael himself was honoured as the Social Entrepreneur of the year. In 2005 he held the office of President of the Board of Directors for a chapter of Conscious Capitalism, an international organisation dedicated to elevating humanity through business.

A gifted storyteller who shares his failures as much as his successes, the terms “vulnerable”, “authentic”, and “powerful” are often used to describe his presentations.

With his background in psychology and neuroscience, he transforms managers into true leaders with high-performing teams in high-growth companies. He’s written two best-selling business leadership books, contributes to Entrepreneur.com, and is a former radio-show host.

A former professional basketball player, the 6’8” Michael is hard to miss.

Recorded on: 17th September 2020


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