Robert Pozen

  • New York Times Best-Selling Author of Extreme Productivity
  • Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Former President of Fidelity Investments and Executive Chairman of MFS Investment Management
  • Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Bob gets a lot done and does it well.  Bob’s best-selling book Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours provided readers with practical solutions to help them save time while adding value to their jobs and lives overall. Now, let Bob help you and your team or organization do the same by having him come to you to provide his productivity classes or talks. Bob focuses on productivity, corporate governance, retirement challenges and financial services. Bob uses his real-world expertise to make his lectures engaging, informative and rewarding.

While not working with companies to help them improve productivity and make sure employees achieve and surpass their goals, Bob is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  Bob uses his real-world expertise to make his lectures engaging, informative and rewarding.  He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Financial Times and more.  He works with executives and leaders of all types to not only learn about productivity but how to take instant steps to improving their work and family lives.  

 

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I pride myself on my personal organization and ability to execute tasks efficiently, but have benefited immensely from Professor Pozen’s in-depth analysis. His ability to dissect individual daily requirements and apply sustainable habits that optimize both quality and quantity of output is critical for executives of all types, regardless of their current level of efficiency.

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  • A leading national bank and wealth management company
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Productivity Secrets

In this dynamic presentation, Bob unlocks his secrets to extreme productivity. To be able to do more, hear about how you can: Integrate high-priority goals into your schedule Make meetings more productive Deal with procrastination, multitasking and more Apply tools and techniques from Extreme Produ ...

In this dynamic presentation, Bob unlocks his secrets to extreme productivity.
 
To be able to do more, hear about how you can:

  • Integrate high-priority goals into your schedule
  • Make meetings more productive
  • Deal with procrastination, multitasking and more
  • Apply tools and techniques from Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

Half Day Workshop

In this fast-paced event led by Bob, Bob works with your organization to make productivity real through his Pozen Productivity Exercises and discussions.  Others talk, but Bob makes a lasting, real and meaningful impact.  Learn to: Set your priorities and manage your daily schedule Practice with to ...

In this fast-paced event led by Bob, Bob works with your organization to make productivity real through his Pozen Productivity Exercises and discussions.  Others talk, but Bob makes a lasting, real and meaningful impact. 
 
Learn to:

  • Set your priorities and manage your daily schedule
  • Practice with tools to make meetings more productive
  • Outline internal and external constraints and learn to control those
  • Apply tools and techniques from Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

Full Day Workshop

Bob is joined by his trained Productivity team, so your staff can delve into not just being productive but boosting results at the same time as his book says.  This program is designed specifically for your attendees. Set your priorities and manage your daily schedule Practice with tools to make me ...

Bob is joined by his trained Productivity team, so your staff can delve into not just being productive but boosting results at the same time as his book says.  This program is designed specifically for your attendees.

  • Set your priorities and manage your daily schedule
  • Practice with tools to make meetings more productive
  • Outline internal and external constraints and learn to manage those
  • Tackle reading and writing in all forms to write smarter and be heard better
  • Managing and leading teams and work-life balance discussions and exercises
  • Apply tools and techniques from Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

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Biography

Bob gets a lot done and does it well.  Bob’s best-selling book Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours provided readers with practical solutions to help them save time while adding value to their jobs and lives overall. Now, let Bob help you and your team or organization do the same by having him come to you to provide his productivity classes or talks.  While not working with companies to help them improve productivity and make sure employees achieve and surpass their goals, Bob is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  He works with executives and leaders of all types to not only learn about productivity but how to take instant steps to improving their work and family lives.  
Bob’s extensive experience in business, government and journalism includes just some of the following:

  • Executive chairman of MFS Investment Management from 2004 to 2011; during this period, the assets of MFS more than doubled from a starting point of $130 billion.
  • Chairman of the SEC's Advisory Committee on Financial Reporting in 2007-2008
  • Secretary of Economic Affairs under Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
  • Leading Fidelity Investments from 1987 through 2001.  Bob served in various positions at Fidelity Investments. During his tenure as President of Fidelity Management and Research, from 1997 thru 2001, the assets of the Fidelity Funds rose from $500 billion to $900 billion.  Bob has taught at Georgetown and NYU as well as Harvard and MIT.  Bob is an outside director of Nielsen, and AMC (a second-tier subsidiary of the World Bank). He is also on the governing board of several non-profit organizations. He received the 2011 Fund Action Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the mutual fund industry.  

Bob graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, and obtained a law degree from Yale Law School where he was a member of the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal. He also received a doctorate from Yale Law School for a book he wrote on state  enterprises in Africa.