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Robert Tanner


Robert Tanner is the founder and principal consultant of Business Consulting Solutions based in Bellevue, Washington. He is a recognized thought leader in the areas of high performance management and effective leadership, and the founder of the popular business blog, "Management is a Journey." Robert’s professional work and his leadership voice reflect his own early struggles in management—as a young man, he was promoted into management for his technical skills with no regard for his then underdeveloped people skills. As a result of his early struggles to become a better leader and manager, Robert is passionate about helping leaders with the people side of business. Today, Robert is an accomplished consultant and a top-rated national leadership seminar facilitator and course developer for a global top 20 training firm. He is a certified change management consultant, a certified administrator of psychological type assessments, and a leadership professional with management experience in the private and public sectors. He’s been an adjunct professor of management at several universities including California State University and Keller Graduate School, where he taught human resources and management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Nationally, Robert has helped business professionals at all levels in the public and private sectors to enhance their leadership and management effectiveness. Robert holds an MBA in strategic management and a BS in organizational behavior. He was awarded lifetime membership to the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma based on his graduate academic course work. His professional associations include the American Society for Training & Development and the Society for Human Resource Management.

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