Author Archives: Gary M. Jordan Ph.D.

About Gary M. Jordan Ph.D.

Gary M. Jordan, Ph.D. is a premier authority on behavioral theories and assessment construction. He has over 32 years of experience in clinical psychology, behavioral assessment, individual development, and coaching. Gary earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology – Berkeley, and spent 18 years in private practice where he specialized in helping angry adolescents, couples in conflict, and individuals searching for more meaning and satisfaction in life.

Perceptual Style, Communication, and Ego

Like many of you, my wife and I enjoy watching series on one of the many available streaming services. Getting involved in a story with interesting characters that develops over time is an enjoyable distraction from life’s daily challenges. While … Continue reading

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New Beginnings – Real and Premature

For over 12 months now, we’ve lived with global change due to COVID-19, and we have all responded to it with the typical human response to change.

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Gary explores the concepts of change and transition with the overlay of COVID-19

COVID and the Change Crisis Heraclitus said, “There is nothing permanent except change.” Change is constant, but people don’t really like change. Even people who say they do are usually referring to things they have direct control of or events … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Be Successful at Marketing

Marketing was never my forte.  I was talking to some people about my struggles with marketing but before I even finished my sentence one of the people I was speaking to said, “I can tell you how to do that. … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Ordinary

In the documentary, The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, Garrison Keillor describes the experience of first seeing his newborn daughter by saying he was “stunned by the fact that what he had seen was so utterly ordinary.” … Continue reading

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Loyalty to the Ladder of Success

In the 50s, 60s, and at least the early 70s the concept of finding a good job with a good company and having a career in which you worked your way up the corporate ladder was a mainstay of the … Continue reading

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Leadership Development – Mission Possible

I remember as a child the excitement of waiting for Sunday night television. The sadness about the end of the weekend and another school week about to begin was softened by the start of a tape recorder and the words, … Continue reading

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Just Say No to New Year’s Resolutions!

We love New Year’s Resolutions, making them, breaking them, and making fun of them (it’s the number one subject of the first Sunday comic section of the New Year). Anything but keeping them! Research suggests that about 45% of people … Continue reading

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Gary Dreams of Meaning and Satisfaction

When I was quite young I had the usual answers to that oft asked question, “What are you going to be when you grow up.”  Since my father was a physician, I often as not answered “Doctor” rather than “Fireman” … Continue reading

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Leadership Development – Followers Are Not Clones

During my consulting career in corporate America, one of the services I frequently provided was the creation of a Position Portrait. This document contained a list of the behavioral skills that a person needed to be able to perform to … Continue reading

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