Ron is an expert on a number of topics, including the journey from startup to scale up of a young business, leading massive transformation in more mature organizations, advice on rising through an organization from middle management to executive leadership, and more. Ron led a ten year longitudinal study on executive transition to find out why more than 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months of appointment, and uncovering the four differentiating capabilities that set successful leaders apart. Those findings are highlighted in his groundbreaking Amazon #1 book Rising To Power, co-authored with Eric Hansen. These findings are also summarized by Ron in the popular HBR article. HBR selected that research as one of 2016’s “Ideas that mattered most", and he recently presented it on their Live series.