Who You Gonna Call?

When U of M running star, Vince Smith, started his nonprofit, Team Gardens (www.teamgardens.org), he not only put “team” in the name, but also partnered with marketing pro, Sonya Sutherland, and several NFL friends from his home town, Pahokee, Florida. We shouldn’t be surprised at this. Even Jim Harbaugh cannot beat “Ohio” alone. One of […]

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Multiple Challenges Facing Young Couples Today

From my perspective as a psychologist working with families for over 40 years, I believe today’s young couples face more complex challenges than in any previous generation.  Here are some of the factors which make it so difficult for young couples today. Raising children is even more costly, especially at the preschool level. More often than […]

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Journaling to Develop A Better Sense of Self

  I’m in the process of writing a 13-week journal/diary for my class in the fall for seniors at The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  Its focus is on self development and interpersonal relationships.  Forty-five students will use the journal during the 13-week course in conjunction with my book, Self-Aware:  A […]

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A Family Systems Approach to Career Planning

  Most career planning books and workshops are focused on career planning for one individual. However, most people do not live individually, but instead in a relationship with a life partner.  Planning just for an individual leaves a huge gap which can lead to many problems in the future.  As a psychologist who has focused […]

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Dr. Rob: How Resistance Can Overwhelm a Dream

  My friend, Mike Anleitner, and I are working on a new book tentatively titled, Balanced Leadership in Technical Organizations.  Today, I present to you an excerpt from the “Coaches Clipboard” section of the book.  We would greatly appreciate your feedback on the material. Coaches Clipboard:  No Matter What the Obstacles, Commit to Your Dream […]

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