About the Author:
Robert W. Mixon, Jr. is a retired U.S. Army Major General, former President
of a manufacturing company, EVP of a diverse, innovative not for
profit company, and Leadership Consultant. He serves as a faculty
member at the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point and various
premier business schools including The Simon School of Business at
the University of Rochester, The Olin Business School at Washington University
in St. Louis, and the Cox Business School at Southern Methodist
Robert served his country for over three decades in various military
leadership roles before deciding to bring his high-caliber leadership
style and values to the corporate world in 2007. Robert is an expert
in the field of Change Management, and has made it his mission to develop
cultures defined by trust and empowerment.
He co-authored the best-selling book, “Cows in the Living Room: Developing
an Effective Strategic Plan and Sustaining It”, and founded Level Five Associates,
a change management consulting company which helps organizations develop
strong leaders and unique cultures through the use of their trademarked
“Big 6” Leadership Principles. He’s a recent recipient of a Business
Leadership Teaching Excellence Award from SMU Cox School of Business.
While in the military, Robert served his country in peace and war, including
assignments to front line units around the world. Robert’s final
assignment was commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division and
Fort Carson, Colorado from 2005-2007. There he led the training
and deployment operations for over 20,000 soldiers to both Iraq and
Afghanistan, including training National Guard brigades for combat
deployments from across the western United States.
As the President of Magnatag Visible Systems and Executive Vice President
of CDS Monarch, Robert put an emphasis on growing a strong culture
with empowered teammates, enabling both organizations to grow despite
the Recession of 2008-2009. He continues to provide his leadership
expertise as a member of the Rochester Business Alliance and Rochester
Professional Consultants Network.
Robert knows what it takes to turn a company around. He knows what
it takes to build companies from the ground up. He knows how to win
battles and how to win wars. He’s worked with literally hundreds
of senior executives and high-level managers since beginning Level
Five Associates and the response to his work has been overwhelmingly
Robert is inspiring audiences, motivating teams, building better leaders,
and creating cultures of excellence.