ROB CROSS is the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College and the cofounder and research director of the Connected Commons business consortium. For more than twenty years, he has studied the underlying networks of effective organizations and the collaborative practices of high performers. Working with more than three hundred organizations and reaching thousands of leaders from the front line to the C-suite, he has identified specific ways to cultivate vibrant, effective networks at all levels of an organization and any career stage.
He is a renowned thinker, writer, and speaker whose category-defying ideas, courses, and tools have influenced fields as diverse as organizational design, change, collaboration, teams, agility, innovation, and talent optimization. His network strategies for effective collaboration are transforming the way people lead, work, and live in a hyper-connected world.
He has authored six Harvard Business Review articles on practical approaches to enhancing collaboration. He is the coauthor of five books, including The Hidden Power of Social Networks. He can be reached at www.robcross.org.