Brad Anderson was co-founder and vice-president of The Covey Leadership Center (now Franklin-Covey), the company that created the all-time best-selling Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. His work in developing the early thinking of Dr. Stephen R. Covey into a globally implemented training course has resulted in millions benefiting from Covey’s life-changing principles. As he developed updated versions of the program, he produced over a dozen award-winning films on leadership.
He is the author of forthcoming book, The View From Under My Desk—Battling Depression in the Workplace and developer and presenter of the keynote based on the book. Advance praise for the book includes: "Brad Anderson gives us a beautifully written, achingly honest first-person account of depression. I recommend this to anyone who is on the inside of depression or on the outside looking in--as a leader, a friend, or a loved one." -Angela Duckworth
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The New York Times bestselling book, Grit-The Power of Passion and Perseverance
He is also coauthor of The Resilience Breakthrough—27 Tools for Turning Adversity into Action.
Brad’s life experience living with treatment-resistant depression, combined with his background and education in leadership and organizational development has provided him with the experiences and insights to enable leaders and employees of organizations to gain greater awareness of the realities of mental illness in the workplace. One of his goals for the book is to demonstrate that those dealing with mental illnesses can be productive members of organizations, as both they and their leaders overcome the stigma mental illness unfortunately often carries. In addition to recounting the battles he’s faced dealing with depression at work, he provides several evidence-based strategies to enable leaders and employees alike to more productively navigate and achieve organizational goals.