Robert Fritz

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For the American ceramics and glass artist, see Robert C. Fritz.
Robert Fritz
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Robert J. Fritz, January 2010
Born 1943 (age 71–72)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Residence Newfane, Vermont
Alma mater Boston Conservatory
Occupation Management consultant, author, composer, filmmaker
Spouse(s) Ross Hannaman
Children 2

Robert Jordan Fritz (born 1943 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an author, management consultant, composer, and filmmaker. He is known for his development of "Structural Dynamics," the study of how structural relationships impact behavior from individuals to organizations. His books, starting with The Path of Least Resistance, develop the theory and application of Structural Dynamics and the creative process.[1]


  • Fritz, Robert (2007). Elements: The Writings of Robert Fritz. Newfane Press. ISBN 978-0-9725536-4-3. 
  • Bodaken, Bruce; Fritz, Robert (2006). The Managerial Moment of Truth: The Essential Step in Helping People Improve Performance. Free Press. ISBN 978-0-7432-8852-1. 
  • Fritz, Robert (2003). Your Life As Art. Newfane Press. ISBN 978-0-9725536-0-5. 
  • —— (2011). The Path of Least Resistance for Managers Revised and Expanded Second Edition. Berrett-Koehler. ISBN 978-0-9725-5366-7. 
  • —— (1996). Corporate Tides:The Inescapable Laws of Organizational Structure. Berrett-Koehler. ISBN 978-1-881052-88-3. 
  • —— (1993). Creating: A Practical Guide to the Creative Process and How To Use It To Create Anything. Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0-449-90801-3. 
  • —— (1989). Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life. Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0-449-90337-7. 

Media & music[edit]

  • Overload - 2009 feature film (written and directed by Fritz)
  • Boston International Film Festival - Indie Spirit Special Recognition Award
  • Los Angeles Reel Film Festival - Honorable Mention
  • Honolulu Film Festival - Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in Filmmaking
  • Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood - Award of Merit for Narrative Feature
  • Accolade Competition - Award of Merit
  • Los Angeles Movie Awards - Award of Excellence (television), Best Original Score, Best Screenplay, Best Actress


  1. ^ Goldsmith, Marshall; Kaye, Beverly; Shelton, Ken (2010). Learn Like a Leader: Today's Top Leaders Share Their Learning Journeys. Nicholas Brealey Publishing. pp. 173–176. ISBN 978-1-85788-557-6. 

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