I have devoted my career to assessing, selecting, and developing leaders who build better cultures and get better results. Starting at the Center for Creative Leadership, I participated in ground-breaking research that led to the understanding of versatility as a key – and overlooked – ingredient in effective leadership. As a partner in the executive development firm, Kaplan DeVries Inc., we pioneered innovative leadership assessment and deep-dive, inside-out coaching and development for C-suite executives. As founder of Kaiser Leadership Solutions, I created a suite of cool tools – the patented Leadership Versatility Index, Progress Report, and Integrated Personality Summary – to help managers become the versatile leaders their organizations need.
Today, I train coaches, executive educators, and talent professions in the use of those tools, and I use them in my own coaching practice, as well as in leadership development programs that I design and deliver. I continue to conduct research, and I publish articles, write books, and speak about the important issues in leadership with the business press and at events around the world.