Robert Sutton

Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, Co-Founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, & Author of ‘The Knowing-Doing Gap’

  • Host of the Popular Podcast, The Friction Project
  • Ranked 10th in The American Management Association’s Top 30 Leaders who Influenced Business
  • Received the Sumantra Ghoshal Award
  • Published Seven Books in Total

Discover Robert Sutton’s biography of published work below.

The Asshole Survival Guide
The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt
Scaling Up Excellence
Scaling up Excellence
Good Boss Bad Boss
Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst

When Robert Sutton is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Scaling Your Company
Workplace Conflicts
Change Management
Personal Development
Stress Management

Robert Sutton is a revered organisational psychologist, best known for his treasured role as a Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. As an expert in leadership, innovation, organisational change, and workplace dynamics, he has helped organisations grow their workforces and enhance their business performance. Sharing his specialist knowledge with audiences through his best-selling books, Robert is an admired professional and is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally.

Having devoted 40 years of his successful career to Stanford University, Robert has developed a remarkable amount of industry knowledge and experience throughout this role. Dedicated to his role at the university, he has become the Co-Founder and Former Co-Director of the Centre for Work, Technology and Organisation, Co-Founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and the Co-Founder of the Stanford, a program which allows people to reach their creative potential. With a remarkable business track record, Robert utilises his business experience to educate the younger generation on numerous topics.

The driving force behind organisational change, Robert has become a Founding Advisor for Teamraderie. Having appeared on television and radio shows such as Bloomberg and NBC Today over recent years, his specialist knowledge is valued by professionals in a wide range of industries across the globe. In celebration of his work, Robert has been awarded the 1989 Academy of Management’s Journal Award and the 2005 Academy Management’s Review Award. Understanding how leadership and innovation can transform a business, Robert has gained the opportunity to showcase his deep understanding through academic articles and essays which he has published during his time as a professor.

An extremely knowledgeable individual, Robert Sutton is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally. An inspirational leader, he has transformed the corporate industry by educating his students and other professionals on how to scale an organisation. Whether he is sharing his knowledge through writing or at speaking events, Robert is revolutionising the corporate industry from how we understand it. When looking to hire a passionate organisational behaviour speaker, look no further than Robert.

Official Testimonials

Robert Sutton is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Bob was great, he was so easy to work with and made a real effort to customize his content to our business’ needs. He was accessible, flexible, and spot-on in his delivery.”


“Bob was fantastic. He has an energy level that is off the charts and backs it up with real passion. He connected with the audience perfectly. The content was interesting to the partners and all the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. He had a real impact on the event.”

Better by Design

“Bob did an amazing job of reaching our audience by relating personal experiences and examples across various industries that held relevance for an industry that is centuries old and is driven by relationships, new products, news and fun.”

Anheuser Bush

To enquire about Robert Sutton for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 0070 320.