Robert Livingston

Social psychologist, leading expert on the science of bias.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2022. 


For two decades, he has served as a diversity consultant to scores of Fortune 500 companies, public-sector agencies, and non-profit organizations. 


His article “How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace” was the winner of the 2020 Warren Bennis Prize, awarded to the best article on leadership published in HBR each year.


Examines an effective approach for achieving racial equity in the workplace and society. Building on his PRESS model (Problem Awareness, Root Cause Analysis, Empathy, Strategy, Sacrifice), the goal is to build a better understanding of the underpinnings of systemic racism, as well as strategies for redressing it.


Social psychologist and leading expert on the science underlying bias and racism in organizations. Diversity consultant and lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School.



The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations (2021, shortlisted for FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year award); ‘How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace’ (HBR, winner of the 2020 Warren Bennis Prize); Denver Frederick Podcast.


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“A one-stop resource for anyone wanting to understand the causes and manifestations of racism.” 

Financial Times on The Conversation

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