Robert W. Putnam is a founding partner of Action Design. He works with senior executives to develop effective leadership groups, facilitates conversations on difficult issues, and conducts professional development workshops for leaders and agents of organizational learning and change. He has worked with leading companies in a broad range of industries, including health care, financial services, pharmaceuticals, software, and consulting, as well as in the social sector. He has served as faculty in executive education and leadership development programs offered by leading business schools including Columbia, Harvard, HEC Paris, MIT, and Oxford.
Bob is a co-developer of action science, an approach to inquiry that emphasizes knowledge for action. He is co-author of the book Action Science with Chris Argyris and Diana McLain Smith. He has written several articles on reflective conversation, action science, and organizational learning.