Bob Tiede grew up in South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1971. He has now been on the staff of Cru for 49 years serving with Cru Campus, Josh McDowell Ministry, Global Operations Leadership Development and U.S. Leadership Development. Developing the next generation of leaders for Cru is Bob’s focus. Bob says, “In 15–20 years almost all of our current Cru leaders will no longer be leading. In their places will be the leaders we are now developing. If we fail now, Cru does not fail today or tomorrow— but may fail 15–20 years from now! History is filled with the stories of companies and organizations which were once vital, but no longer exist. A closer study reveals that, in many cases, there was no intentional effort to develop their next generation of leaders.” Bob’s role on Cru’s Leadership Development team is to recruit outstanding leaders from business, education, government, and medicine to coach Cru leaders every other week via Zoom.
Bob started his blog, LeadingWithQuestions.com 8 years ago, along with Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, as a way to better connect with his target audience: Cru’s emerging leaders who are 20- and 30-something. Today, his blog provides a continued source of new tools (new questions) for all of Cru’s Coaches and Leaders and is followed by leaders in more than 190 countries. Bob has authored 3 very popular eBooks, “Great Leaders ASK Questions” – “339 Questions Jesus Asked” & “Now That’s a Great Question” all available for free download @ LeadingWithQuestions.com/resources
Bob and his wife, Sherry, are proud parents of four adult children, and super proud Grandparents of six incredible grandchildren—all of whom love to ask their Papa Bob questions!
Check out his session:
- Are You a Multiplier or a Diminisher? (Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 2:38 p.m. ET.)
- Two Powerful Sets of Questions (Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 3:05 p.m. ET.)
- Questions You Can Memorize Immediately (Thursday, Sept. 17th at 2:52 p.m. ET.)