Bob Stone

Bob Stone served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installations, where he radically decentralized authority, cut regulations, fostered excellence, and got into occasional hot water. He then led the White House effort to reinvent government. His Confessions of a Civil Servant: Lessons in Changing America’s Government and Military, has been praised by senior aides to Presidents, by chiefs of the army, air force, and navy, and by the chairmen of Motorola, Harley Davidson, and TRW. Tom Peters calls the book “maybe the best text ever on large-scale organizational change. Anywhere.”

He is an internationally known author and speaker on ethical leadership, on leading change, and on reinventing government. He serves on the Governing Council of the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach, and teaches business ethics at the University of Redlands. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from MIT.