Rob Cross is a speaker, educator and consultant helping leaders and organizations succeed in a hyper-connected world.

Why you should listen

Working with more than 300 organizations and reaching thousands of leaders from the front line to the C-suite, Rob Cross has identified specific ways to cultivate vibrant, effective networks at all levels of an organization and any career stage. Through research and writing, speaking and consulting, and courses and tools, Cross’s network strategies are transforming the way people lead, work and live in a hyper-connected world.

Cross is the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is also the co-founder and director of the Connected Commons, a consortium of over 150 leading organizations accelerating network research and practice. Cross has written over 50 articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Academy of Management Executive and Organizational Dynamics. His work has also been repeatedly featured in venues such as Business Week, Fortune, The Financial Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CIO, Inc. and Fast Company. Cross is co-author of The Microstress Effect: How Little Things Pile Up and Create Big Problems -- and What to Do about It and author of Beyond Collaboration Overload: How to Work Smarter, Get Ahead, and Restore Your Well-Being.

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