The People Behind RCSN

RCSN has tremendous expertise using our research-based and customer-centric approach to recruit and develop strong leaders.

The Executive Search team, led by Paul Wehner, is comprised of Vice Presidents of Business Development, Search Consultants, and Research Associates who aren’t just experienced, but passionate about finding top talent and linking them with the organizations who thrive from their leadership.

RCSN’s Boundary Spanning Leadership Consulting services are led by Senior Partner Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD, whose efforts have helped organizations understand the boundaries hindering business performance to deliver better business results for their organizations.

Donna Chrobot-Mason Ph.D

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Biography

Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD, is Senior Partner for RCSN’s Boundary Spanning Leadership Consulting. Having pioneered new methods for developing strong leadership strategies to help organizations close gaps within their teams and build collaboration, she has helped launch RCSN’s new set of Leadership Consulting services to help our clients reap more from the leaders on their teams.

In addition to her role with RCSN, Donna serves as an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Her focus is on leadership across differences and strategies for creating organizational practices, policies, and a climate that support diversity and foster intergroup collaboration.

She holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Georgia and is an Adjunct Research Scholar and Trainer at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Donna also teaches graduate courses for the Masters of Human Resources program at UC as well as undergraduate courses in Organizational Leadership.

Donna has published articles in such industry-renowned journals as the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Group and Organization Management, and International Journal of Conflict Management. She serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Management and the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Her book (co-authored with Chris Ernst), “Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations,” was published by McGraw-Hill Professional in 2010. Since publishing this authoritative research, Donna has been invited to address numerous audiences including the Brookings Institute, FBI, EPA, IRS, Catholic Health Partners, and the International Leadership Association. Donna has also consulted with numerous organizations including Briggs and Stratton, Dayton Public Schools, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Emory University, and Forest City Enterprises. Additionally, she has lifetime certification to administer and interpret instruments in the 360 suite of measures developed and validated at the Center for Creative Leadership and has previous experience in executive coaching.