Helping you with the people side of the business™
A leadership professional with 20+ years of real-world management experience
Thanks for visiting my leadership blog. I'm Robert Tanner, Founder and Principal Consultant of Business Consulting Solutions LLC. I specialize in leadership and management development, interpersonal effectiveness, and change leadership.
I'm a leadership professional with 20+ years of real-world experience at all levels of management. I've been a guest contributor for HR.com and the American Management Association. My leadership insights have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Association for Talent Development and the Hartford Company.
I have a MBA degree in Strategic Management and a BS degree in Organizational Behavior. I am a certified change management consultant, a top rated national trainer, and a certified practitioner of behavioral type assessments (Myers-Briggs®, DISC Profiles, etc.). I am also a former Adjunct Professor of Management at the graduate and undergraduate levels and a lifetime member of the international honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma.
My Story: The Rough Beginning
This is where I've traveled on my management journey but it is not where I began. In fact, had you known me when I first started in management you would have had little confidence that I could ever become an effective manager and leader.
The truth is that I was promoted into management when I was a young man. Like many people still do, I got my management promotion because of my technical skills—not my people skills.
So, how did I get from there to here?
If you have a few moments, I'd love to tell you.
Just listen to my audio file below: