What I Like to talk About

Though often not thought of as an industry topic, leadership is an important subject for a large portion of conference attendees as they are dealing with leadership issues back home. Learning about

  • How to create a motivational and engaging environment,
  • How to be a more effective leader for their teams,
  • How to better manage the different generations in the 21st Century workplace,

will help them address many of the problems that are affecting their ability to be more successful; no matter what industry they are in.

My Background

Bob Mason helps companies solve problems by providing leadership development and team building. During a military career spanning 30 years, Bob was fortunate to learn leadership from some great leaders. Starting with a small team at the age of 19, he honed his skills leading ever larger and more complex teams, eventually commanding four different squadrons, including the Air Force's largest munitions squadron. Bob has studied leadership extensively, but more importantly he has been there, working with real people, making hard decisions, and experiencing the results.

On retirement from the Air Force, Bob started a company to bring the effective leadership techniques he learned to the corporate world where he has worked with first-time supervisors, managers, and executives in both profit and non-profit organizations.

Bob is a professional speaker and author and is a Past President of the New Mexico chapter of the National Speakers Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management, a Master of Science in Aeronautics, and a Master of Business Administration. He is the author of four books on leadership. Bob lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he and his wife enjoy hiking and exploring the history of the Southwest.


Mr. Mason did an excellent job presenting two difficult subjects and he did this in a manner that was both interesting and informative.  He has a great visual presentation and encourages the audience to ask questions or otherwise engage in the learning experience.  I sat in on both classes and I thought so much of the content and presentation that I recommended the classes to my fellow SBDC directors as possible offerings that they might consider for their respective centers. I have personally attended professional management training at Stanford University, Thunderbird International School of Management, Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, and INSEAD in Fontainebleu, France among others and I can say that the quality and level of information of Bob's presentation is on a par with instructors at these institutions.  I would recommend Mr. Mason to anyone seeking to gain insight into the two workshops that he presented for the SC SBDC. Ted Trujillo – Director, Sandoval County SBDC

Great speech. It was one of the few that I actually remember. Karen Hemsing – Career Service Specialist

“Outstanding speaker. Bob really connects with the audience from beginning to end! The audience is riveted throughout the presentation.” Professor Ralph Liebhaber – Associate Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology

Bob does a great job of bringing leadership to the forefront for supervisors and managers.

Dick Bruso – Heard Above The Noise

Bob completely changed the way I look at motivation. I'm excited to hear his presentation again.

Kelly Stanhope – Stanhope and Clark


Albuquerque, New Mexico




I specialize in leadership development, creating a motivational and engaging work environment, and generational issues in the workplace.

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