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Carl Robinson, PhD Carl Robinson, PhD is a business psychologist and executive coach in Seattle who focuses on the development of high performance leaders.

Helping Successful Executives Be Even More Successful

You get more bang for your bucks if you help successful executives get even better. I am privileged to work with extremely successful people who want to play at the top of their game. ... Full story

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The Science Side of Motivation: Evidence-Based Management

Contrary to popular belief incentive pay has limited positive effect on performance of employees or executives. According to Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton in their must read book, Hard Facts, Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management, “individual incentives and highly differentiated reward and recognition distributions make more sense when performance can be objectively assessed and when performance is mostly the result of individual effort rather than the product of interdependent activity.” For example, sales people and golf pros perform better when pay is contingent on performance. ... Full story

Building Top Teams – Why it’s Important

In today’s high paced always on and connected business world it’s obvious…or it should be, that each of us has only a part of the expertise or information we need to get our jobs done. As a result, we are more dependent on each other than our “American” independent spirit may want to acknowledge. We were raised on the myth of the “individual” who can rise to the top and do anything if he or she only tries hard enough. That generally only gets us so far anymore. ... Full story

Responding - Not Reacting is a Critical Leadership Skill

There was a time when leaders were encouraged to “say what you feel.” Good thing it was a passing fad. The truth is that leaders need to monitor and manage their feelings so that they can effectively respond rather than react to events. (From PRESIDENT&CEO Magazine) ... Full story

The Science Side of Motivation: Evidence-Based Management

Contrary to popular belief, incentive pay has limited positive effect on performance of employees or executives. (From the February 2012 issue of PRESIDENT&CEO Magazine) ... Full story

On Management: Helping Successful Executives Be Even More Successful

You get more bang for your bucks if you help successful executives get even better. (From the December 2011 issue of PRESIDENT&CEO Magazine) ... Full story

Building Top Teams – Why it’s Important

In today’s high paced always on and connected business world it’s obvious…or it should be, that each of us has only a part of the expertise or information we need to get our jobs done. (From the October 2011 issue of PRESIDENT&CEO Magazine) ... Full story

Optimism: Leaders MUST Have It and It Can Be Learned

Presidential campaigns provide interesting insights into the human condition and about leadership. Regardless of your political persuasion, I believe that the results of the last election hinged mostly on Obama’s attitude about the future. (From the August 2011 issue of PRESIDENT&CEO Magazine) ... Full story

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Carl Robinson, PhD
Carl Robinson, PhD
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Carl Robinson, Ph.D., is a business psychologist and executive coach in Seattle who focuses on the development of high performance leaders. Dr. Robinson has over 20 years experience using research-based, proven-in-the- trenches, motivational and performance enhancement technologies to help individuals and organizations improve their effectiveness.