Robert Ginnett is a senior partner with Impact Leadership Development Group, where he specializes in the leadership of high performance teams and organizations. He is the developer of the Team Leadership Model©, which provides a theoretical framework for organizations where teamwork is critical. This model also provides the foundation for Robert’s work in real-time team diagnostics and the identification of leverage points for change.
Dr. Ginnett develops programs tailored specifically to client needs, including workshops designed to enhance individual and team effectiveness or focused on diagnosis for large-scale interventions in the organizational setting. His presentations are unique in their combination of important learnings presented in a direct and humorous manner, creating great demand for Robert as a keynote speaker. He has worked with hundreds of organizations including Novartis, FMC, Prudential, Masterfoods, Fonterra, Mars, GlaxoSmithKlein, Boston Scientific, Daimler Benz, NASA, the Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies, the National Security Agency, United and Delta Airlines, Textron, and the United States Army, Navy and Air Force.
Prior to working with Impact, Robert was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership, and a tenured professor at the United States Air Force Academy where he also served as the Director of Leadership and Counseling. Additionally, he served in numerous line and staff positions in the Air Force including leadership of an 875-man combat force in the Vietnam War, where he received the Gallantry Cross, the Air Medal and the Bronze Star. His research on leadership and teamwork has been directly applied in commercial and military aviation, surgical and research teams, and executive and project teams. He spent over ten years working as a researcher for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. His work was focused at the Kennedy Space Center in the post-Challenger period. He is an organizational psychologist with a Master of Business Administration degree, a Master of Arts, a Master of Philosophy, and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He has written numerous articles and chapters and is co-author of the best selling undergraduate textbook, Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience, now in its 6th edition.