Robert W. Mixon, Jr. is a retired U.S. Army Major General, former President of a manufacturing company, EVP of a diverse, innovative not for profit company, and Leadership Consultant. He serves as a faculty member at the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point and various premier business schools including The Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester, The Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Cox Business School at Southern Methodist University.
Robert served his country for over three decades in various military leadership roles before deciding to bring his high-caliber leadership style and values to the corporate world in 2007. Robert is an expert in the field of Change Management, and has made it his mission to develop cultures defined by trust and empowerment.
He co-authored the best-selling book, “Cows in the Living Room: Developing an Effective Strategic Plan and Sustaining It”, and founded Level Five Associates, a change management consulting company which helps organizations develop strong leaders and unique cultures through the use of their trademarked The Big Six Leadership Principles®. He’s a recent recipient of a Business Leadership Teaching Excellence Award from SMU Cox School of Business.
While in the military, Robert served his country in peace and war, including assignments to front line units around the world. Robert’s final assignment was commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Colorado from 2005-2007. There he led the training and deployment operations for over 20,000 soldiers to both Iraq and Afghanistan, including training National Guard brigades for combat deployments from across the western United States.
As the President of Magnatag Visible Systems and Executive Vice President of CDS Monarch, Robert put an emphasis on growing a strong culture with empowered teammates, enabling both organizations to grow despite the Recession of 2008-2009. He continues to provide his leadership expertise as a member of the Rochester Business Alliance and Rochester Professional Consultants Network.
Robert knows what it takes to turn a company around. He knows what it takes to build companies from the ground up. He knows how to win battles and how to win wars. He’s worked with literally hundreds of senior executives and high-level managers since beginning Level Five Associates and the response to his work has been overwhelmingly positive.
Robert is inspiring audiences, motivating teams, building better leaders, and creating cultures of excellence.