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Dr. Dean Anderson

Dr. Dean Anderson

Dr. Dean Anderson is an international speaker, bestselling author, and strategic advisor to the C-Suite. For forty years, Dr. Anderson has been guiding visionary leaders of America’s Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and global non-profit organizations to transform themselves and their organizations to Achieve Breakthrough in business results, culture, leadership, and executive team performance. Dean is the co-founder of Being First, one of America’s most innovative transformational consulting firms, and a co-creator of Conscious Change Leadership, an advanced Body of Work that integrates personal and organizational transformation. Dean received an honorary doctoral degree from Brandman University for this pioneering work. Dean co-authored two cutting edge books that have become classics in the field of organizational transformation: Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results through Conscious Change Leadership, and The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation. He and his co-author, Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson, have published over 50 articles on human performance and organizational change, and are the co-developers of The Change Leader’s Roadmap Methodology.

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  • Are You a Visionary Leader?


    Are You a Visionary Leader?

    Few people aspire to win the Olympics, invent a breakthrough product, or truly make a legacy difference in the world. But as a leader, it is your job to identify what the real possibility is in your market, and then mobilize your people and organization to achieve that possibility. Visionary leaders inspire the passion and capability of their people to achieve breakthrough results. This starts with clarifying your vision.

  • Achieving Breakthrough Requires Transformation in Four Key Areas


    Achieving Breakthrough Requires Transformation in Four Key Areas

    The four key areas that visionary leaders must address to identify the breakthroughs required to achieve their big visions.

  • The Post-Visioning, Get Real Conversation


    The Post-Visioning, Get Real Conversation

    If you ask any CEO or senior executive of an organization if they have a company vision, they will say yes. If you ask most employees if their company has a vision, they will also say yes. In this day and age, everyone has a vision, but most are little more than posters on a wall.

  • Self-Mastery: The Foundation of Co-Creating and Great Transformational Leadership


    Self-Mastery: The Foundation of Co-Creating and Great Transformational Leadership

    Great transformational leaders see the big picture and the relationships between market, organizational, human, and cultural dynamics. They can see the roadmap for solving complex challenges that create new possibilities.


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The Coronavirus and Human Evolution

By | on 26, Mar 2020 |   global change leadership self mastery covid-19

How the Coronavirus can accelerate our human evolution to help us see solutions for this pandemic and all our social and environmental challenges.   Human evolution is a fascinating study that is part[...]

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Leadership and the Coronavirus: Learning from Trump’s Failures

By | on 25, Mar 2020 |   leadership change leadership covid-19

Strong leadership is required in this Coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how the incompetency of President Trump and his administration is showing itself, and the 5 key actions leaders need to do now that's[...]

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Building a Transformation Strategy that Achieves Your Vision

By | on 22, Jan 2019 |   transformational change achieving breakthrough employee engagement CEO Insights company vision organizational transformation transformational leadership

Usually when leaders think about transformational change, they separate the hard, tangible aspects of the changes required, from the human or cultural aspects. The initial activity in a business trans[...]

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3 Prerequisites to Be a Leader of Culture Change

By | on 19, Jan 2019 |   culture change leadership organizational culture

Company culture. Despite what trendy start-ups may boast, it’s not just about cool offices, the ping pong table in the break room, or the kombucha on tap. And it’s not simply installing “casual Friday[...]

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How to Practice Mindfulness to Unlock Human Potential

By | on 21, Dec 2018 |   Visionary Leaders conscious change leadership mindfulness being Conscious

People often share with me their “aha moment” of pleasant surprise when they first realize what the name of our company, Being First, means. Being First is a double entendre: If you want to be first –[...]

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Self-Mastery: The Foundation of Co-Creating and Great Transformational Leadership

By | on 27, Nov 2017 |   co-creating transformational leadership self mastery leadership styles

Great transformational leaders have many traits and characteristics in common: 

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Human Dynamics of Organizational Change

By | on 13, Nov 2017 |   organizational change culture human dynamics of change transformational leadership

What is Transformational Change?  Transformation is a unique type of organizational change that often triggers significant human dynamics that, if not addressed, can become the cause of failure. Often[...]

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Possibility Thinking: A Required Catalyst for Achieving Breakthrough

By | on 09, Oct 2017 |   achieving breakthrough Visionary Leaders company vision transformational leadership

Achieving breakthrough requires possibility thinking. Possibility thinking is when we open our perspective to entertain new possibilities that have previously been beyond our worldview, expectation, e[...]

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Developing Breath Control Can Make You a Better Leader

By | on 05, Oct 2017 |   achieving breakthrough Visionary Leaders conscious change leadership

For forty years we have seen a consistent correlation between our clients' change leadership success and their level of self-mastery. The greater their self-mastery, the greater their success. One of [...]


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