EXECUTIVE COACH AND CONSULTANT BOB DICKMAN
Bob Dickman is known to his clients as “a mirror-for-hire.” He holds up a mirror to leaders who have the courage to look at themselves closely, as a means of sharpening their cutting edge. Collaborating with senior management teams, he has developed trainings for clients at Aramark, California Academy of Science, Ford Motor Company, Nike and The United States Naval Post Graduate School, among others.
As a thought leader in the field of narrative communication, he writes often on story and its use as a management tool. Bob’s book, The Elements of Persuasion (HarperCollins, co-authored with Richard Maxwell), was nominated as one of the top business books of 2007 and has been translated into 14 languages. He has also written articles for The Systems Thinking Journal and MIT’s Reflections Journal. Bob currently writes for The Huffington Post.
Bob is a graduate of Goddard College and the Hudson Institute’s program in organizational coaching. He is certified by The International Coaching Federation.
In their book The Elements of Persuasion (HarperCollins) master story makers Robert Dickman and Richard Maxwell say that one key to being a successful leader is telling the right stories at the right time. Their book gives the tools to build stories which increase morale, strengthen teamwork, and clarify tough situations, then coaches leaders to step back for a moment and reflect as they select the most effective stories to gain support and solve problems.
Bob has developed workshops for clients at The New York Times, Banana Republic, Nike, The United States Naval Post Graduate School, Ford Motor Company and The California Academy of Science, among many others.