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.

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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Entrepreneurs – What Happens When You Plan Poorly

I have a small parcel of undeveloped land, about 90 acres, in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. It is within easy driving distance of the Eckert James River Bat cave which is one of the largest bat nurseries … Continue reading

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Forget Scheduling Success

I just finished reading the book What Alice Forgot by Laine Moriarty. It is a very good read and I recommend it to you all. This is the second book I have read by Ms. Moriarty (The Husband’s Secret), and … Continue reading

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Awareness of Limitations – A Key Leadership Skill

Effective leaders are aware of their limitations and seek input from people with perspectives different from their own. I have been coaching personal and leadership development for over 30 years and have found that most people like to hear about themselves … Continue reading

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