Invitation: Create Your Own Personal Development Plan

Invitation: Create Your Own Personal Leadership Plan Over the past twenty years of my coaching and teaching, I have been developing and refining the “Pasick Personal Leadership Plan”(c). I use it as the basis for both my leadership coaching practice and my courses at the University of Michigan at the Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering. […]

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Keep Rewriting Your Story

Dr. Rob’s Monday Morning Coaching tips: Keep Rewriting Your Story Are you putting as much into your home life as your work life? If not, make adjustments. Get home before the kids are in bed. Spend more time with them on weekends. Dedicate one weekend day just to them.  Pick them up at school. Family […]

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New Thoughts about Treating Hypochondria

New Thoughts about Treating Hypochondria Last week, I wrote about what it meant to be a public psychologist. This week I would like to talk about a particular psychological disorder which affects many people, both in the family and in the workplace. The disorder is one that has traditionally been called “hypochondria”, but has now been reclassified […]

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I Am Public Psychologist: What Does That Mean?

I Am a Public Psychologist: So What Does That Mean? I have been trained to be a Public Psychologist, and for over 40 years, that’s what I’ve done.  Most people wonder, “What is a ‘Public Psychologist’?”  Here’s a little background: Fifty years ago, when I first began studying psychology, the field was mostly focused on psychotherapy […]

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Dr. Rob talks with “All Things Considered” WEMU host, Lisa Barry

Last week Lisa Barry, host of “All Things Considered” at WEMU, contacted me to discuss suicide in the context of the suicides of Kate Spade, and Anthony Bourdain.  Lisa: Sadly, people end their own lives everyday.  In fact, the US suicide rate increased more than 20% since 1999 according to the centers for disease control and prevention. […]

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Key Elements of the Michigan Model of Leadership

Balanced Leadership Last week at my Leaders Connect Breakfast at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, we were honored to be part of the presentation and workshop by the Ross School of Business Dean, Scott DeRue, and Chief Executive Education Officer, Melanie Barnett. An Important part of the presentation was the discussion of the Michigan Model of Leadership. ​ ​ Below […]

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