Robert Hanig is a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning, a founding member of the Academy for Systemic Change, and maintains a private consulting practice. He was formerly a Vice President at Arthur D. Little (ADL), where he led the Leadership Practice, a Vice President at Innovation Associates, Inc. and a Partner at Dialogos, LLC. At ADL, Robert directed both the companies’ public training offerings and in-house programs for clients focused on Leadership Development and Large System Change. Robert’s client list includes: The World
Bank, The International Monterey Fund, Prudential PLC, BP, Shell, Genzyme, DuPont, SABIC, Kimberly-Clark, Leadership Development Centre of New Zealand, and the International Finance Corporation. He also works extensively with Peter Senge and served as a member of the governing council of the Society for Organizational Learning.
Prior to joining Innovation Associates, Mr. Hanig was President of D.M.A., Inc., an international training company working at the leading edge of individual and collective innovation. He has also held senior management positions at companies including Apollo Computer/ Hewlett Packard, High Voltage Engineering and Erewhon Foods.
Mr. Hanig is currently directing a project in the design and delivery of integrated leadership development programs and associated senior team interventions for the World Bank Group and the International Monterey Fund. His approach encompasses three levels of leadership including: Executive, Manager and Supervisor. Now in its fifth year, his programs have had unprecedented success in these institutions in terms of popularity with the target populations and applicability to real work challenges and aspirations.
For a global energy company, Mr. Hanig designed and led a multi-year intervention using the tools and methodologies of organizational learning to transform a mix of refineries into a world class manufacturing system. This was accomplished through the design and delivery of educational sessions, team coaching, and side-by-side consulting with the refineries’ managing directors and section managers. This produced improved business results as well as the capacity to accelerate learning into the future. After only a short period of time, the successful transfer of learning organization tools and know-how became evident at both the corporate and business unit level.
Mr. Hanig has written various articles as well as contributed to books such as The Dance of Change co-authored by Peter Senge published by Doubleday. His article in the June, 2005 issue of Harvard Business Review describes his key contribution to First Level Leaders, a worldwide leadership development program at BP. He has consulted with companies throughout North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East in areas including leadership, organizational learning and change, applied creativity, and dialogue. He resides with his wife in Lincoln, Massachusetts.