In the Press - articles and interviews

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Carl Robinson,  Ph.D. discusses  the traits of leaders  who lead effectively during  difficult economic times –   Interview on Danish TV (in  English).

Interviews with or articles written by Carl Robinson, Ph.D., in magazines, newspapers, etc.

  • Enhancing Executive Effectiveness, in the April 2013 issue of President & CEO magazine, by Carl Robinson, Ph.D.

  • Becoming a Top Level Leader in Realizing Leadership, article by Carl Robinson, Ph.D.

  • Helping Successful Executive Be Even More Successful - bi-monthly column in President & CEO Magazine - December 2011

  • Building Top Teams - Why It's Important - published in President & CEO magazine, October 2011

  • Optimism: Leaders MUST Have It and It Can Be Learned: Article by Carl Robinson, Ph.D., in President & CEO magazine, August 2011
    Click here to read it online, or to Download a PDF of the article Click here.

  • Vision Is Critical - Especially During Tough Times:  Article by Carl Robinson, Ph.D. in monthly magazine of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

  • How to Handle Difficult Executives is an article in CEO – The magazine for the Chief Executive Officer, written by Carl Robinson, Ph.D.

  • How to Handle a Financial Setback is an article in Inc., magazine written by Josh Spiro where I am interviewed about the leadership and psychological aspects of handling a financial setback  in your business.  “Whether it's the result of poor budgeting, an unforeseeable shift in the market, or the loss of a major customer, a financial setback is a rude awakening for an entrepreneur. Here's how to cope.”

  • When Conflict Happens:  Navigating Difficult Interactions in Senior Teams – Fostering a Culture of Constructive Engagement is an article I wrote for the Journal, Business & Strategy.  You can download a PDF version of the article by CLICKING HERE.

  • The Ethical CEO is an article written by Carl Robinson, PhD. for CEO - Chief Executive Officer online magazine

  • In the Lead Directors Network Viewpoints report by the international law firm, King & Spalding, titled The Lead Directors Role in Succession Planning, I am referenced regarding the failure rates of executives. It's an interesting report on succession planning at the CEO level.  The link will open a PDF version of the report.

  • Business Management Strategies - Perfect Mix & Match by Jennifer Duell in Commercial Property News.  Article where I am quoted about the importance of picking the right people for a management team.

  • A New Career for the New Year? by Marji McClure in the ExecuNet CareerSmart Advisor newsletter.  Article quoting Carl Robinson.  Click the link to read the PDF of the article and newsletter.

  • Management Advice - Pain Reliever: Six common and costly management mistakes -- and advice to help you avoid each one
    By Bill Lynott, Black Enterprise magazine

  • Use forethought, respect when letting employees go, by Andrea James, Seattle Post Intelligencer. Read the article in the Seattle PI where I am quoted about how not to lay off employees.

  • Are You Wired Like Bill Gates? Answer these eight questions before building that empire, by Maureen Farrell in Forbes.com. Read the article in Forbes.com where I and a former coaching client are quoted about what it takes to successfully transition from entrepreneur to being the head of a mature organization.

  • When Your CEO Leaves (download PDF of article), by Marji McClure in the ExecuNet CareerSmart Advisor newsletter, February 19, 2007 issue where I am quoted about what the remaining executives need to do when their CEO leaves.

  • The Human Side of Venture Capital, by Michael Perlson, in Business Strategies Magazine, where I am quoted about the personality characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.

  • American Venture Magazine article, Handing Over The Reins: The Founder-Board Dilemma. Why it’s hard to do and what to do about it
    Read the article I wrote in the Q1 2007 edition.  You can download a PDF version of the article by CLICKING HERE.

  • Dynamic Duos - Business Week Small Business cover article
    "Dynamic Duos:
    Why you need a great second-in-command -- and how to find one" by Dale Buss

  • Managing Up: Coaching the CEO
    Article by Robyn Greenspan, Executive Editor of ExecuNet Career Advisor where I am interviewed on the nuances of managing your boss.
    Download Managing Up article

  • Predicting Executives' Success
    Each year thousands of companies search for new CEOs and other senior-level executives, needing to find the right candidate to mesh with their boards, increase profits and develop a more effective workplace culture. Read the article in the Monitor On Psychology, the magazine of the American Psychological Association where I am interviewed on this topic

  • Chief Executive Magazine
    How To Choose Your No. 2
    It's no small task to find someone who is content to complement you now with the skills to take your job later.
    By Dale Buss

  • Entrepreneur magazine
    "By Degrees," You can show highly educated employees the corporate ropes - but you'd better do it step by step.
    Article by Chris Penttila about working with Ph.D.s and MBAs.

  • Inc. Magazine - "Who Can You Trust"
    Why so many entrepreneurs have trouble delegating.

  • Success - Have the Rules Changed, or Have You?

  • NY Times - Career Couch
    Deflecting the knife of the backstabber.

  • Break Down the Fiefdom Factor - Investor's Business Daily
    Article in Investor's Business Daily that explores the problem of executives who build fiefdoms within companies.

  • Coaching Derailed Executives
    "Sometimes Runners Stumble: Coaching Derailing Executives," interview with Carl Robinson, Ph.D., Randal White, Ph.D., and Nancy Polk, Ph.D., in "The Consulting Psychologist," the e-newletter of the Society of Consulting Psychology

  • Accountability - Leading Edge Magazine interview
    Read the article/interview in the "Leading Edge" on family owned business. "Accountability: Adding up to Success."
    "Business is all about accountability—to your customers, to your employees, to your shareholders, to lenders and to yourself. That's what your company really is all about. From how you involve non-family employees and bring in outside advisers to governing the business as an owner and leader. In a family or closely held business, accountability all is about making sure the family's philosophies and values are upheld."

  • Six Traits of Effective Leaders
    “Generating and sustaining trust is the central ingredient of leadership.” Warren Bennis, from “On Becoming a Leader.”
    Carl Robinson, Ph.D., Advanced Leadership Consulting in the Venturer

  • Leading Effectively
    Just as navigating the rapids of a turbulent river current requires a quick and confident captain, the fast-changing business world of this new millennium demands similar top-notch leadership skills.
    Carl Robinson, Ph.D., Advanced Leadership Consulting in the Puget Sound Business Journal

  • Accountability for Talent Management - New research finds talent-management processes are in place, but underused. Plans don't translate to reality because too few organizations hold managers or executives accountable or to compensation packages to drive the strategy.  Read the article by Scott Westcott where I am interviewed on this topic.

  • Assessing Executive Effectiveness
    What's Your EQ? - Assessing Leadership Characteristics
    Carl Robinson, Ph.D., Advanced Leadership Consulting

  • Charisma Is No Panacea
    Most authorities on leadership effectiveness recommend the use of a variety of leadership styles rather than a one size fits all approach.
    Carl Robinson, Ph.D., Advanced Leadership Consulting

  • What they don't teach you at Harvard or in kindergarten
    It's a commonly held but mistaken belief that the best way to grow as an executive or business person is to develop your weaker attributes and build on strengths.
    Carl Robinson, Ph.D., Advanced Leadership Consulting in the Puget Sound Business Journal

  • Lesson From the Trenches
    Read the article I wrote that was published in the Venturer, the newsletter of the Northwest Entreprenuer Network.

  • Executive Blindspots and How to Avoid Them
    Featured article in the Venturer, the newsletter of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network.

  • Silence Not Solution to Ending Conflict
    Article by Andrea Kay of the Gannett News Service where I was interviewed about handling conflict effectively.

  • Going for the Gold - Advance News Magazines
    Achievement and awards aren't just for athletes.
    While hard work and achievements in your field may not be recognized by a large international audience, every profession has its shining stars. So how can you rise to such a high status in your profession?
    Article by Karen Appold

  • Creativity Killers - Northwest Entrepreneur Network Venturer
    There are things people do, often inadvertently, that can instantly suck the life out of a room of highly creative people. In this article, Carl describes some of these creativity killers and how to spot them in yourself and others.

  • Why Good Companies Fail
    So you've built a good company…perhaps even a "great" one and the future looks bright. Did you know, however, that the average life of a corporation is only 14 years and growing shorter.
    Article by Carl Robinson, Ph.D., in the Venturer newsletter, Northwest Entrepreneur Network

  • 11 Steps For Selecting Top Managment Talent
    Copy of the article in HR.com online magazine written by yours truly.

  • How are Entrepreneurs Different?
    Interview in the Venturer - the online newsletter for the Northwest Entrepreneur Network