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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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How Visionary Leaders Pursue Breakthrough Results

By | on 12, Sep 2017 |   achieving breakthrough Visionary Leaders

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 r[...]

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Achieving Breakthrough: Expanding the Focus of Our Blogging

By | on 11, Sep 2017 |   What's New achieving breakthrough Visionary Leaders

Who are the most extraordinary leaders you know, either by personal relationship or reputation? What makes them different and more capable than other leaders? Going forward, we’d like to engage you in[...]

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Creating a Change Leadership Team: What Roles Are Critical?

By | on 22, Aug 2016 |   leadership change leadership employee engagement

You're an executive, and you’ve come up with brilliant ideas to transform your organization into a better, more successful company. Now, all you have to do is enact these major changes and your organi[...]

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How Do You Recognize Good Organizational Design?

By | on 14, Jul 2016 |   organizational change organizational design

“A well-designed organization ensures that the form of the organization matches its purpose or strategy, meets the challenges posed by business realities and significantly increases the likelihood tha[...]

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3 Behaviors That Are Stunting Your Leadership Performance, and What to Do About Them

By | on 13, May 2016 |   leadership change leadership leadership behavior leadership performance

Most of us strive to be leaders, but we’re all just normal human beings, first and foremost. We all have an ego that is conditioned to respond to situations as we do. These are our habits, tendencies,[...]

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What's New with Being First?

By | on 04, May 2016 |   What's New Change Project Success Factors

Greetings to you, It’s great to re-connect after a long “radio silence.” These past couple years have been jam packed. We’ve been running at full capacity with client work, and have had little opportu[...]

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Transformational Change: It's Not Just About People

By | on 04, Mar 2016 |   transformational change culture Change Project Success Factors

I hear change management specialists saying all the time things like, “It all comes down to people. If our leaders would just focus on people, then our transformational change efforts would all succee[...]

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Effective Transformational Change Must Embrace The Entire Elephant — Not Just Its Part

By | on 06, Nov 2015 |   transformational change

You have likely heard the question, “How do you eat an elephant?” With the answer being, “One bite at a time.” Transformational change is often approached the same way…mistakenly.

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A Case for Global Change

By | on 23, Sep 2015 |   global change organizational change Change Project Success Factors

Global Change: Your inner world, your inner culture As you evolve and your seeing becomes both broader and deeper, you begin to realize that change is very similar at all levels of reality. Personal c[...]


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