About Robert W. Mixon, Jr.
Robert W. Mixon, Jr. is a retired U.S. Army Major General, former
President of a manufacturing company, EVP of a diverse, innovative
not for profit company, and Leadership Consultant. He serves as
a faculty member at the Thayer Leader Development Group at West
Point and various premier business schools including The Simon
School of Business at the University of Rochester, The Olin Business
School at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Cox Business
School at Southern Methodist University.
Robert served his country for over three decades in various military
leadership roles before deciding to bring his high-caliber leadership
style and values to the corporate world in 2007. Robert is an expert
in the field of Change Management, and has made it his mission to
develop cultures defined by trust and empowerment.
He co-authored the best-selling book, “Cows in the Living Room: Developing
an Effective Strategic Plan and Sustaining It”, and founded Level Five Associates,
a change management consulting company which helps organizations
develop strong leaders and unique cultures through the use of their
trademarked “Big 6” Leadership Principles. He’s a recent recipient
of a Business Leadership Teaching Excellence Award from SMU Cox School
While in the military, Robert served his country in peace and war,
including assignments to front line units around the world. Robert’s
final assignment was commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division
and Fort Carson, Colorado from 2005-2007. There he led the
training and deployment operations for over 20,000 soldiers to both
Iraq and Afghanistan, including training National Guard brigades
for combat deployments from across the western United States.
As the President of Magnatag Visible Systems and Executive Vice President
of CDS Monarch, Robert put an emphasis on growing a strong culture
with empowered teammates, enabling both organizations to grow despite
the Recession of 2008-2009. He continues to provide his leadership
expertise as a member of the Rochester Business Alliance and Rochester
Professional Consultants Network.
Robert knows what it takes to turn a company around. He knows what
it takes to build companies from the ground up. He knows how to
win battles and how to win wars. He’s worked with literally hundreds
of senior executives and high-level managers since beginning Level
Five Associates and the response to his work has been overwhelmingly
Robert is inspiring audiences, motivating teams, building better
leaders, and creating cultures of excellence.