Robert Thomas

Executive Director
Accenture Institute for High Performance Business


Robert J. Thomas is a Boston-based senior executive with Accenture and the executive director of the Accenture Institute for High Performance, where he specializes in leadership and transformational change. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Leadership at the Brandeis University International Business School and chairs the advisory panel of the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership.

Thomas is the author, co-author, or co-editor of seven books, including Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders (with Warren G. Bennis; Harvard Business School Press, 2003) and Crucibles of Leadership: How to Learn from Experience to Become a Great Leader (Harvard Business School Press, 2008). Most recently, he co-authored Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizations Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth (with Rob Cross; Jossey-Bass, 2008) and co-edited The Organizational Network Fieldbook (with Rob Cross, Jean Singer, Sally Colella, and Yaarit Silverstone; Jossey-Bass, 2010.

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