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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Journal Daily to Improve Self Awareness

Printable Journal Page Journal Daily to Increase Self-Awareness Use this journal page as a template, or create your own.  Be sure to include daily priorities as well as things that will make you feel good about yourself.  Finally, take good care of yourself and others.  For more information about Self Awareness and using a daily […]

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Dr. Rob’s Monday Morning Coaching tips: A Psychologist’s Ten Keys to Success 1.    Know yourself 2.   Learn to manage your emotions and your mind 3.   Build strong healthy relationships 4.   Through developing empathy, learn to understand others 5.   Develop a five-year personal vision for success in work and life 6.   Set goals and learn to […]

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Safety in School: Guns & Bullying

At the May 4th Leaders Connect Breakfast, we were honored to host a distinguished panel from the local education community to discuss the current issues impacting keeping our kids safe at school.  Participating in the panel were: Jeanice Swift, Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent; Christine Stead, Ann Arbor School Board President; Nikolai Vitti, Detroit Public Schools […]

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#Show Love

Today, I am going to try to emulate America’s newest superhero, “President Austin”, as he hands out sandwiches to the homeless and encourages them by saying, “don’t forget to show love today.” https://www.facebook.com/CBSEveningNews/videos/10156510007254073/

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Safety in Schools

In my work as a leadership coach, I find that leaders in the educational sector are facing the biggest challenges.  To help the community understand these challenges, this Friday at my Leaders Connect Breakfast, I will be hosting four of  the most prominent educational leaders in the state : Dr. Jeanice Swift, Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent; Dr. […]

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Advice From Cancer Survivors

In this week’s Dr. Rob I would like to share with you some of the take-aways from our last Leaders Connect breakfast on surviving cancer with Steve Sarns, Kathy Macdonald, Heather FeldKamp, Larry Eiler, and Jan Hansen. Steve Sarns: Have faith in a greater power Stay positive – it takes 10 positive thoughts to defeat […]

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Boost Your Resiliency Quotient

Boost Your Resiliency Quotient  Last week, at my Leaders Connect Breakfast, we were deeply moved and inspired by five peoples’ stories of persevering and battling through cancer. Heather Feldkamp, Steve Sarns, Larry Eiler, Kathy Macdonald, and Jan Hansen each described how they called upon their own inner strength, their own strategy for resiliency to survive. “Resiliency” is […]

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Life Lessons from Cancer Survivors

Life Lessons from Cancer Survivors All of our stories are fascinating. We relish sharing stories about joy and good fortune. Telling stories about troubling times: that’s a different matter. For most of us, we’d rather keep the difficult times to ourselves. Yet, it is often from hearing about these difficult struggles that we can learn […]

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