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Rich Berens

Rich Berens is President and Chief Client Fanatic of Root Inc. For more than a decade, Rich has helped leaders at Fortune 1000 organizations to align on key strategic imper-atives and engage their people in bringing their strategies to life. His clients span all industries and include Petco, Bank of America, Hilton Hotels, Procter & Gamble, Deutsche Bank,and Merillat/Masco, among many others.

Posts by Rich Berens

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Beware of Cultural Echo Chambers

We are currently all at risk of cultural tunnel vision. And so we must work harder to establish mutual empathy and stronger connections.
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Think You Tell a Compelling Story? Think Again. 5 Tips to Becoming an Expert Storyteller.

While I don’t believe I have to all the answers on all things business and leadership related, I am certain about one thing
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The Power of Visualization to Drive Alignment

We’ve all heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.” We have found that to be exceedingly true in business. As a matter of fact

Work is Broken

There is more than $350 billion of lost productivity every year. Let's recover the lost hours of productivity by engaging people at work.
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Breaking Down Organizational Silos

Silos are common place in just about every workplace I have ever engaged with. They are a natural result of organizations trying to structure themselves
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Work is Broken

“Employee engagement.” The phrase first hit the scene in 1990, when William A. Kahn used it in an article he wrote for the Academy of Management Journal
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Five Things Great Leaders Do Right

To state the obvious: Great leadership is of paramount importance to any organization. Great leaders set the direction for the organization
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Company Culture: Why Authenticity is Sexy (and the Key to Success)

Have you ever dated someone and come to the realization a few weeks into the relationship that the actual version of the person you’re dating is actually
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The Changing Workplace: That Gap is Technological

Have you felt the shift at your workplace? Things are changing. Some people blame the discomfort on mixing four generations with four worldviews.
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Strategy Selling: Think Like a Marketer

If you’ve ever worked in a large organization, you’ve probably experienced this scenario: The CEO presents a new strategy. It’s about world-class
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