Rob Cross is the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College. For almost twenty years, his research, teaching, and consulting have focused on applying social network analysis ideas to critical business issues for actionable insights and bottom-line results. He has worked with over 300 leading organizations (companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations) across industries on a variety of solutions including innovation, revenue growth, leadership effectiveness, and talent management. He is the director of Connected Commons, a consortium dedicated to developing research, relationships, and resources exploring the link between personal networks and professional success.Ideas emerging from Rob's research have resulted in three books, including “Driving Results through Social Networks.” His work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, and Organizational Dynamics, and has been featured in media outlets such as Business Week, Fortune, The Financial Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company. Rob has a DBA from Boston University's School of Management and an MBA from the University of Virginia.