BiographyRon Meyer is managing director of the Center for Strategy & Leadership, an international consulting and management development organization, dedicated to improving companies' competences in the areas of strategic thinking, leadership, organizational development, business innovation and change management.
Ron is also Professor of Strategic Leadership at Tias School for Business & Society, Tilburg University, where he conducts research in the areas of strategy, innovation and leadership, and teaches in a variety of post-experience educational programs.
Ron studied Political Science at the University of Alberta in his native Canada and got his MBA and PhD at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. From 1987 to 1998 he was assistant professor of strategic management at the Rotterdam School of Management. During this period he taught strategy in 15 countries, at universities and in companies, and acted as consultant to a wide variety of firms. For two years he was also Associate Director of RSM, in charge of managing the MBA Program.
Since 1998, at the Center for Strategy & Leadership and its predecessors, Ron has combined boardroom consultancy work with in-company trainings and applied management research. As consultant he works with many top international companies on such topics as corporate strategy, business innovation, strategic alliances and strategies for growth. As trainer he has given seminars and training courses to hundreds of companies around the world and lectured at more than 30 universities.
He has (co-)authored numerous articles and books, among which the internationally leading textbook on strategic management, Strategy - Process, Content, Context: An International Perspective. Over 250.000 copies have been sold so far and the book is used at more than 200 business schools around the world. The 5th edition was recently published, together with the 4th edition of his textbook Strategy Synthesis: Resolving Strategy Paradoxes to Create Competitive Advantage.
Ron is married, has five children and together their goal is to see and understand as much of the world as possible.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Strategy, Leadership, Organizational Development, Business Innovation, International Business
I'm an avid traveller, photographer, squash player and runner, preferably together with my wife and children.
Published: Aug 09, 2017
This video illustrates the qualities and pitfalls of the two opposite leadership styles for steering people in a particular direction - the Supervisory and the Facilitative Leadership Styles.