Bob Kaplan is president of Kaplan DeVries Inc, specialists in assessing leaders for selection and for development. With Wilfred Drath and Joan Kofodimos, Bob originated executive coaching at the Center for Creative Leadership before that field came into existence. He built an early 360 survey (SKILLscope for Managers), and he came up with the idea for a different breed of 360, the patented Leadership Versatility Index, which he and Rob Kaiser developed and commercialized together. He has published three other books, as well as numerous articles in publications like Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review. An honorary senior fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership, he has a B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He lives in New York City with his wife Becky.

Connect With Bob. Email Him at bobkaplan@kaplandevries.com


Rob Kaiser is an advisor, author, and expert on the subject of leadership. He is the president of Kaiser Leadership Solutions, a provider of assessment tools that set a new standard for innovation and impact, such as the patented Leadership Versatility Index. Rob is a prolific writer whose work on leadership assessment, selection, and development has been widely published. His books include Executive Selection, Filling the Leadership Pipeline, The Perils of Accentuating the Positive, and, with Bob Kaplan, The Versatile Leader. Rob is also a highly regarded public speaker who is often invited to deliver his uniquely engaging and provocative presentations to professional audiences around the world. He has an M.S. in Organizational Psychology from Illinois State University.

Rob is nuts about this stuff. Email him at rob@kaiserleadership.com

More from Bob and Rob, co-authors of Fear Your Strengths:

  • 📋What strengths do you overdo? Find out.
  • 🔾Bob and Rob on the book.
  • 🛇Bob Kaplan answers the question, "Why fear your strengths?"
  • 🎯The patented 360 that uniquely gauges strengths overused, the Leadership Versatility Index.

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