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About Bob

robert-conleyPulls Organizations Forward

“Wouldn’t it be great if . . . ” is one of Bob’s favorite phrases. He is the kind of person who is always gazing over the horizon. While the future is fascinating, he understands the benefit to others lies in the details of what the future might hold. His ability to extract the detailed picture from organizations’ stakeholders moves them forward into tomorrow. The process focuses efforts and thereby elevates performance for the sake of an enduring organization.

Simplifies the Complex

Bob is someone who sorts through the clutter and finds the best route. His distinct way of thinking allows him to see patterns where others simply see complexity and chaos. It is in these patterns that Bob develops alternative strategies. He is highly gifted at seeing the paths that lead to nowhere and discarding them. He culls alternatives until viable new solutions emerge that move the organization forward.

Illuminates New Perspectives

Bob revels in turning around the world we all know so we can view it from a unique but strangely enlightening angle. He delivers value for his clients by working across industries and seeing connections between seemingly dissimilar enterprises. These insights are clarifying and helpful to others in gaining new perspectives on recurring challenges.

Stretches for Excellence

Bob takes special pleasure in transforming something strong into something superb. It is far more demanding than taking something from below average to above average. He experiences an indescribable thrill in glimpsing untutored excellence that is backed by resolve to master the game. Bob feels compelled to nurture it, refine it, and stretch it toward excellence.

Draws the Best Out of Each Person

Bob is intrigued by the unique qualities in each person. He believes great teamwork is possible only when what is special and distinct about each person is clear. He instinctively observes each person’s style, each person’s motivations, how each thinks, and how each builds relationships. His intense observations of other people’s strengths help draw the best out in each person. Bob focuses on the real secret of great teams, casting by individual strengths so that everyone can do much of what they do well.

Bob in Real Life

  • Mowed lawns
  • Delivered Newspapers
  • Washed Dishes
  • Poured concrete and laid brick
  • Drafted plans for water systems and subdivisions
  • Water Distribution Operator – Grade I
  • Earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Accounting Practice and Theory
  • Audited Fortune 500 Companies
  • Prepared Tax Returns for 1 Percenters
  • Brokered multi-million dollar office, retail, and industrial real estate leases
  • Brokered the sale of multi-million dollar institutional real estate
  • Owned and operated commercial real estate brokerage firm
  • Scoutmaster
  • Little League coach
  • Optimist
  • Performed stand-up comedy and improvisational theater
  • AYSO coach
  • Member Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
  • Rotarian
  • Father of four