Bob is an international consultant and author, specialising in all aspects of leadership development. His particular focus is to help organisations and managers distinguish between “management” and “leadership” and how they can then apply development processes to develop both managers and leaders.
Bob started his career in banking and finance, having worked in three financial organisations during which time he experienced the full range of organisational challenges – line operator, technical expert, middle & senior manager, and functional specialist. Along the way, he developed a keen interest in “how people grow and develop” and so in addition to his “learning by doing” approach, he found the need to gain formal qualifications in management and psychology. All of this led to the development of his passion in life – helping other people grow.
His personal vision? “Learning is about seeing things from a different perspective. My role is to help people improve their vision”
An Australian, currently living in Switzerland, he has worked or consulted with organisations in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and the US. As an author, he has written many articles and amongst others, been published by the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources. He was recently interviewed by the US financial publication The Investor's Daily. He is also the author of The Leadership Benchmark, a leadership development instrument and The Negotiating Advantage, a blended learning process. His new book “What To Do When You Become The Boss” will be published in April 2008.
Bob Selden is a part time member of faculty specialising in management and leadership development at the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney Australia and the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne Switzerland.