Kaiser named editor of Consulting Psychology Journal

Rob Kaiser began his career at the Center for Creative Leadership. He joined the executive development firm, Kaplan DeVries Inc., in 1997 and was named partner in the summer of 2005. In 2012, he formed Kaiser Leadership Solutions to create and distribute tools for assessment and development that set a new standard for innovation and impact, such as the patented "Leadership Versatility Index."

Rob is an advisor, author, and authority on the subject of leadership. His work on assessment is truly original. He holds three U.S. Patents, his article on measuring versatile leadership was the 2004 runner-up for article of the year in MITs Sloan Management Review, and his article on measuring executive integrity was the 2010 article of the year in Consulting Psychology Journal. Rob has 150 plus publications and professional presentations, including articles in Harvard Business Review and American Psychologist® as well as the books, "Executive Selection" (CCL Press), "Filling the Leadership Pipeline" (CCL Press), "The Versatile Leader" (Pfifer/Wiley), "The Perils of Accentuating the Positive" (Hogan Press) and "Fear Your Strengths" (Berret-Koehler). He is a highly regarded public speaker and is regularly invited to deliver his engaging presentations to corporate and professional audiences around the world.

Rob provides a range of services for improving performance through leadership. He coaches executives, helps leadership teams gel and runs development programs and workshops for a variety of firms and industries in North American and Europe. Rob also helps companies to systematically build leadership capacity. He has worked with the CEOs of Unilever, Motorola, ConAgra Foods and Tyco Electronics to articulate their expectations for executives and then translated those expectations into custom-built metrics and systems for shaping the leadership culture.

Rob also helps companies promote and hire senior leaders, from HI-POs to CEOs. His approach aims to raise the level of discipline and objectivity in big-bet people decisions by designing a robust and data-driven process that clearly connects the chosen candidate with the strategic direction of the company and fit with the job, key players and culture.

Rob brings a unique blend of rigor, candor and collegiality to his work. He provides data-based methods to identify both the good and the bad to stimulate action while also building strong collaborative relationships. Intent on making a difference, his focus is always on improving results.

It is impossible to overlook Rob's passion and energy. He is "nuts about this stuff" and loves to talk leadership, organizations and human nature. Ever an extravert, Rob can often be found organizing conference events and collaborative writing projects or finding other excuses to bring leading thinkers together to share their big ideas.

Rob received a BS in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and an MS in Organizational Psychology from Illinois State University; the College of Arts and Sciences named him alumnus of the year in 2007. He lives in Greensboro, N.C. with his wife, Molly, and their children, Claire and Ben.

Publications

  1. Hogan, R., Kaiser, R. B., & Chamorro-Premuzic, T. (in press). An evolutionary view of organizational culture. Chapter to appear in B. Schneider and K. Barbera (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of organizational climate and culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. Kaiser, R.B. & Craig, S.B. (in press). Destructive leadership in and of organizations. Chapter to appear in D. V. Day (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of leadership and organizations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  3. Kaiser, R. B., LeBreton, J. M., & Hogan, J. (in press). The dark side of personality and ineffective leadership. Applied Psychology: An International Review.
  4. Craig, S.B., & Kaiser, R.B. (2113). Destructive leadership. Chapter in M. G. Rumsey (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of leadership (pp. 439-454). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  5. Hogan, R., Chamorro-Premuzic, T., & Kaiser, R. B. (2013). Employability and career success: Bridging the gap between theory and reality. Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 6, 3-16.
  6. Kaplan, B. & Kaiser, R. (2013). Fear your strengths: What you are best at may be your biggest problem. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Press.
  7. Kaiser, R. B., McGinnis, J. L., & Overfield, D. V. (2012). The how and the what of leadership. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research , 64, 119-135. Runner-up for the Elliott Jaques Memorial Publication Award for article of the year.
  8. Kaiser, R. B. (Ed.) (2011). The leadership pipeline: Fad, fashion, or empirical fact? The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 14 (2) . [Special Issue]
  9. Kaiser, R. B., Craig, S. B., Overfield, D. V., & Yarborough, P. (2011). Differences in managerial jobs at the bottom, middle, and top: A review of empirical research. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 14 , 76-91 .
  10. Kaiser, R. B., & Craig, S. B. (2011). Do the behaviors related to managerial effectiveness really change with organizational level? An empirical test. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 14 , 92-119 .
  11. Kaiser, R. B., & Hogan, J. (2011). Personality, leader behavior, and overdoing it. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 63, 219-242.
  12. Kaiser, R. B., & Overfield, D. V. (2011). Strengths, strengths overused, and lopsided leadership. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 63, 89-109.
  13. Pavlica, K., Kaiser, R. B., & Jarošová, E. (2011). Versatile leadership, LVI, and their application at Škoda Auto a.s. Chinese Business Review, 10, 1181-1190.
  14. Pavlica, K., Jarošová, E., & Kaiser, R. B. (2011). Versatilní vedení: podstata a zkušenosti s jeho aplikací (Versatile leadership: Its nature and experience with its application). Scientia et Societas, 11, 134-148.
  15. Hogan, J., Hogan, R., & Kaiser, R. B. (2010). Management derailment. In S. Zedeck (Ed.) American Psychological Association Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 3 (pp. 555-575). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  16. Hogan, R. & Kaiser, R. B. (2010). Personality. In J.C. Scott & D. H. Reynolds (Eds.), Handbook of Workplace Assessment (pp. 81-108). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  17. Kaiser, R. B. (Ed.) (2010). Developing flexible and adaptive leaders for an age of uncertainty [Special Issue]. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 62(2).
  18. Kaiser, R. B. (2010, May-June). Positivamente equivocado: Los peligros ocultos en el metodo de desarrollo de lideres basado en fortalezas. (Positively wrong: The hidden dangers in strengths-based development for leaders). ERIAC Capital Humano, 49(3), 26-31.
  19. Kaiser, R. B. & Hogan, R. (2010). How to (and how not to) assess the integrity of managers. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 62, 216-234. Received the Elliott Jaques Memorial Publication Award for article of the year.
  20. Kaiser, R. B., & Overfield, D. V. (2010). Assessing flexible leadership as a mastery of opposites. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 62, 105-118.
  21. Kaiser, R. B., & Overfield, D. V. (2010). The leadership value chain. The Psychologist-Manager Journal , 13, 164-183.
  22. Kaiser, R. B., Overfield, D. V., & Kaplan, R. E. (2010). Leadership Versatility Index version 3.0 Facilitator's Guide . Greensboro, NC: Kaplan DeVries Inc.
  23. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2010). Towards a positive psychology for leaders. In A. P. Linley, S. Harrington, & N. Garcia (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work (pp. 107-117). New York: Oxford University Press.
  24. Pavlica, K., Jarošová, E., & Kaiser, R. B. (2010). Versatiln í veden í: Dynamick á rovnov áha manazersk ých dovednost í. ( Versatile leadership: A dynamic balance of managerial skills ). Prague, Czech Republic: Management Press.
  25. Creelman, D., & Kaiser, R. B. (2009). The value of hiring for team fit. Leadership in Action, 29(4), 23-24.
  26. Kaiser, R. B. (2009). Too good to be true: Are strengths really all leaders need? Chief Learning Officer, 8(3), 58.
  27. Kaiser, R.B. (2009). The Perils of Accentuating the Positive. Tulsa, OK: Hogan Press.
  28. Kaiser, R.B. (2009). The rest of what you need to know about strengths-based development. In R.B. Kaiser (ed.), The Perils of Accentuating the Positives (pp. 1-9). Tulsa, OK: Hogan Press.
  29. Kaiser, R.B., & Kaplan, R.E. (2009). When strengths run amok. In R. B. Kaiser (ed.), The Perils of Accentuating the Positives (pp. 57-76). Tulsa, OK: Hogan Press.
  30. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2009). Stop overdoing your strengths. Harvard Business Review, 87(2), 100-103.
  31. Winsborough, D., Kaiser, R. B., & Hogan, R. (2009). An evolutionary view: What followers want from their leaders. Leadership in Action, 27(3), 8-11.
  32. Hogan, R., & Kaiser, R.B. (2008). Learning a lesson in executive selection. Leadership in Action, 27(6), 22-24.
  33. Hogan, R. & Kaiser, R.B. (2008). Quality control: Why leaders need to understand personality. Leadership in Action, 28(5), 3-7.
  34. Kaiser, R.B., Hogan, R., & Craig, S.B. (2008). Leadership and the fate of organizations. American Psychologist, 63, 96-110.
  35. Kaiser, R.B. & White, R.P. (2008). Strength test: Debunking an unbalanced approach to development. Leadership in Action, 28(5), 8-12.
  36. Pavlica, K. & Kaiser, R.B. (2008). Versatilita — nový pohled na problematiku vedení. ( Versatility — A new view of leadership ). Zpravodaj, pro MZDOVÉ ÚČETNÍ a personalisty, ­25, 7-10.
  37. Pavlica, K. & Kaiser, R.B. (2008). Versatilita — koncept mnohostranného a vyváženého přístupu k vedení. (Versatility — concept of a multisided and well-balanced approach to leadership.).Výuka na vysokých školách ekonomického zaměření. Sborník z konference konané, 23, 133-142.
  38. Van Vugt, M., Hogan, R., & Kaiser, R.B. (2008). L eadership, followership, and evolution: Some lessons from the past. American Psychologist, 63, 182-196.
  39. Van Vugt, M., Johnson, D.D.P., Kaiser, R.B., & O'Gorman, R. (2008). Evolution and the social psychology of leadership: The mismatch hypothesis. In D. R. Forsyth, G. R. Goethals, C. L. Hoyt, M. A. Genovese, & Cox, L. H. (Eds.), Leadership at the Crossroads (pp 267-282). Westport, CT: Greenwood.
  40. Kaiser, R. B., & Hogan, R. (2007). The dark side of discretion: Leader personality and organizational decline. In R. Hooijberg, J. Hunt, J. Antonakis, & K. Boal (Eds.), Being there even when you are not: Leading through strategy, systems and structures. Monographs in leadership and management (Vol. 4, pp. 177-197). London: Elsevier Science.
  41. Kaiser, R. B., & Kaplan, R. E. (2007). Leadership Versatility Index Facilitator's Guide . Greensboro, NC: Kaplan DeVries Inc.
  42. Kaiser, R.B., Lindberg, J.T., & Craig, S.B. (2007). Assessing the flexibility of managers: A comparison of methods. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 16, 40-55.
  43. Kaplan, B., & Kaiser, R. (2007). Adjusting your leadership volume. Leader to Leader, 43, 13-18.
  44. Padilla, A., Hogan, R., & Kaiser, R. B. (2007). The toxic triangle: Destructive leaders, vulnerable followers, and conducive environments. Leadership Quarterly, 18, 176-194.
  45. Kaiser, R.B., & Kaplan, R.E. (2006). The deeper work of executive development. Academyof ManagementLearning and Education, 5, 463-483.
  46. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2006). Lopsidedness in leaders: Strategies for assessing it and correcting it. In R.J. Burke and C.L. Cooper (Eds.) Inspiring Leaders (pp. 293-304). London: Routledge.
  47. Kaiser, R. (2006). Review of The Three Financial Styles of Very Successful Leaders by E. Ted Prince. Personnel Psychology, 59, 233-237.
  48. Kaiser, R.B., & Craig, S.B. (2006). Bad items, bad data: Item characteristics and rating discrepancies in multi-source assessments. In S. Reddy (Ed.), Perspectives on Multirater Performance Assessment. (Ch. 5, pp. 76-91). Nagarjuna Hills, Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press.
  49. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2006). The Versatile Leader: Make the Most of Your Strengths — Without Overdoing It. San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
  50. Hogan, R., & Kaiser, R.B. (2005). What we know about leadership. Review of General Psychology,9, 169-180.
  51. Kaiser, R.B. (2005). Fillingthe Leadership Pipeline. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership.
  52. Kaiser, R.B., & Craig, S.B. (2005). Building a better mousetrap: Item characteristics associated with discrepancies in 360 o ratings. Consulting Psychology Journal: Research and Practice, 57, 235-245 .
  53. Kaiser, R.B., & Kaplan, R.E. (2005). On the folly of linear rating scales for a non-linear world. In S. Reddy (Ed.), Performance Appraisals: A Critical View (Ch. 12, pp. 170-197). Nagarjuna Hills, Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press.
  54. Kaiser, R.B., & Kaplan, R.E. (2005). Overlooking overkill? Beyond the 1-to-5 rating scale. Human Resources Planning, 28(3), 7-11.
  55. Kaplan, R. E., & Kaiser, R. B. (2005). Detecting excess: Versatility is a prize virtue. Leadership Excellence, 22(1), 6-7.
  56. Craig, S.B., & Kaiser, R.B. (2003). Applying item response theory to multisource performance ratings: What are the consequences of violating the independent observations assumption? Organizational Research Methods, 6, 41-58.
  57. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2003). Developing versatile leadership.MIT Sloan Management Review, 44(4), 19-26. Voted runner-up for Article of the Year by MIT/PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  58. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2003). Rethinking a classic distinction in leadership: Implications for the assessment and development of executives. Consulting Psychology Journal: Research and Practice, 55 , 15-25.
  59. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2003). The turbulence within: How sensitivities throw off performance in executives. In R.J. Burke and C.L. Cooper (Eds.) Leading in Turbulent Times, (Ch. 2, pp. 31-53). Oxford: Blackwell.
  60. LeBreton, J.M., Burgess, J.R.D., Kaiser, R.B., Atchley, E.K., & James, L.R. (2003). The restriction of variance hypothesis and interrater reliability and agreement: Are ratings from multiple sources really dissimilar? Organizational Research Methods, 6, 78-126.
  61. Kaiser, R.B., & Kaplan, R.E. (2001, March/April). Leadership effectiveness hangs in the balance. Leadership in Action,21(1), 12-13.
  62. Kaiser, R.B., & DeVries, D.L. (2000). Leadership training. In W.E. Craighead and C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Psychology and Neuroscience (3 rd ed.). New York: Wiley & Sons.
  63. Kaiser, R.B., & DeVries, D.L. (2000). Leadership styles. In W.E. Craighead and C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Psychology and Neuroscience (3 rd ed.). New York: Wiley & Sons.
  64. Sessa, V.I., Kaiser, R., Taylor, J.K., & Campbell, R.J. (1998). Executive Selection: A Research Report on What Works and What Doesn't. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership.
  65. Clause, C.S., Kaiser, R.B., & Roach, S.G. (1995). Using socialization literature to shed light on the first year transition. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist,33, 91-95.

Presentations

  1. Kaiser, R.B. (2013, April). Why is the Leadership Industry Failing? Symposium presented at the 28 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.
  2. Kaiser, R.B. (2013, April). Dark Side Personality and Extreme Leader Behavior: Implications for Practice. In R. Warrenfeltz (Chair), Linking Personality and 360 Assessments to Coach and Develop Leaders. Symposium presented at the 28 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.
  3. Kaiser, R.B. & Craig, S. B. (2013, April). Bad Apples, Bad Barrels: Environmental Factors associated with Destructive Leadership. In J. Lovelace (Chair), Destructive Leadership: A Holisitc View for Minimizing its Toxic Influence. presented at the 28 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.
  4. Kaiser, R.B. (2013, March). Mastering the Opposing Forces of Leadership: A Practical Guide to Versatility. Keynote presentation at the EUROPEAN HOUSE-AMBROSETTI conference, Workshop L'Impresa Flessibile. Milan, Italy
  5. Kaiser, R.B., & Ortiz, A. (2013, February). Improving Executive Selection from the Inside-Out and the Outside-In. Presented at the APA Division 13 (Society for Consulting Psychology) midwinter conference, Atlanta, GA.
  6. Kaiser, R.B. (2012, April). Theory-driven, Personality-based Leadership Development. Presented at the 27 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  7. Duff, S., & Kaiser, R.B. (2012, February). Does the Strengths-based Approach to Leadership Development Work? Two Points of View. Invited Session presented at the Annual Conference of the St. Louis Organization Development Network, St. Louis, MO.
  8. Kaiser, R.B. (2012, February). The Good, the Bad, and the Reality about Leadership. Presented at the 35 th Biannual meeting of the North Carolina Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Elon College, Elon, NC.
  9. Kaiser, R.B. (2011, December). From Chimpanzees to Communists to Capitalists: Advice to Polish Leaders. Guest lecture delivered to the Warsaw University of Technology Business School Leadership Academy. Warsaw, Poland.
  10. Kaiser, R.B. (2011, September). Leadership: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality. Keynote speech delivered at the Assessio Jubilieum on Work Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  11. Kaiser, R.B. (2011, September). Beyond Competencies and the Five-point Scale. Lecture delivered at the Assessio Jubilieum on Work Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  12. Kaiser, R.B. (2011, July). Next-generation 360. In S. D. Waters (Chair) Innovative Approaches to Leadership Assessment. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the International Personnel Assessment Council, Washington, DC.
  13. Kaiser, R.B. (2011, May). Going Sour in the Suite: The Root Causes of Executive Failure. Invited address delivered to the Association of Business Psychologists, University of Westminster, London.
  14. Kaiser, R.B., & Overfield, D. V. (2011, May). Filling Your Leadership Pipeline, One Manager at a Time. Invited webinar delivered for Human Resource Executive magazine.
  15. Kaiser, R.B. (2011, April). Follow Through, the Key to ROI in Executive Coaching. Symposium presented at the 26 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  16. Kaiser, R.B. (2011, April). What executive selection committees want, for better or worse. Presented in R. Hogan (Chair), Who Can Get and Keep a Job? Understanding Employability. Symposium presented at the 26 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  17. Kaiser, R.B., Kilburg, R.R., Peterson, D.B., Vandaveer, V.V., & Charboneau, M. (2011, January). A Long Hard Look in the Mirror: Assessing our Role in the Leadership Crisis. Presented at the APA Division 13 (Society for Consulting Psychology) midwinter conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  18. Kaiser, R.B. (2011, January). The Leadership Pipeline: Fad, Fashion, or Empirical Fact? Presented at the APA Division 13 (Society for Consulting Psychology) midwinter conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  19. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, December). Jak wszechstronni liderzy zarządzają energią w sytuacjach trudnych wyborów. (How Versatile Leaders Manage Opposites to Stay Energized.) Invited lecture and workshop delivered to ITI Groupa, Warsaw, Poland.
  20. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, December). Mastering przeciwstawnych sił w Leadership: Praktyczny przewodnik po Wszechstronność (Mastering the Opposing Forces in Leadership: A Practical Guide to Versatility). Guest lecture delivered to the Warsaw University of Technology Business School, Warsaw, Poland.
  21. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, September). The Hidden Danger in Playing to Strength. Keynote address delivered at the Asociación Mexicana en Dirección de Recursos Humanos (AMEDIRH), 45 th International Congress of Human Resources, Mexico City, Mexico.
  22. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, April). Evolution and the Problem with Modern Leadership. Symposium presented at the 25 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  23. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, April). The Trouble with the Strengths Fad. Symposium presented at the 25 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  24. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, March). Play to Your Strengths — But Don't Get Seduced! Keynote address delivered at the ERIAC Foro Mundial de Recursos Humanos (World Forum on Human Resources), Monterrey, Mexico.
  25. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, February). Assessing and Developing Adaptable Leaders for an Age of Uncertainty. Session presented at the APA Division 13 (Society for Consulting Psychology) midwinter conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
  26. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, February). Executive Assessment and the Bottom Line: Thinking Clearly about Leadership Effectiveness. Workshop delivered at the Society for Psychologists in Management annual conference, Tampa, FL.
  27. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, February). Next Generation 360: Aligning What We Know and How We Assess. Presented at the Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology, New York City.
  28. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, January). Leadership lessons from the past. In N. Nicholson (chair), Evolutionary Approaches to Leadership, Management, and Organizational Performance, Darwin Seminar Guest Lecture Series presented at the London Business School, London, UK.
  29. Kaiser, R.B. (2010, January). Next-Generation 360: Beyond Competencies and the Five-point Scale. Interactive workshop delivered to the British Psychometric Society's Psychometrics Forum, London, UK.
  30. Kaiser, R.B. (2009, February). Improving Follow-through, the Achilles' Heel of Executive Coaching. Session presented at the APA Division 13 (Society for Consulting Psychology) midwinter conference, San Diego, CA.
  31. Pavlica, K., Kaiser, R. B., & Jarošová, E. (2009). Versatile leadership, LVI, and their application in Škoda Auto a.s. In I. A. Kocourek (ed.), Proceedings of the 9 th International Conference of the Liberec Economic Forum. (pp. 284-293). Technical University of Liberec: Liberec, Czech Republic.
  32. Kaiser, R.B. (2008, April). The Importance, Assessment, and Development of Flexible Leadership. Symposium presented at the 23 rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.
  33. Kaiser, R.B. (2008, April). Unconventional Thinking about Leadership. Symposium presented at the 23 rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.
  34. Pavlica, K. & Kaiser, R. B. (2008, January). Versatilita — koncept mnohostranného a vyváženého přístupu k vedení (Versatility — Concept of a multisided and well-balanced approach to leadership). Presented to the Škoda Auto Vysoká škola University. Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic.
  35. Kaiser, R.B. (2007, April). The Perils of Accentuating the Positives. Symposium presented at the 22 nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York, NY.
  36. Kaiser, R.B. (2007, February). Take Hold of Your Strengths — Lest They Take Hold of You! Invited adult enrichment class sponsored by the Durham Academy, Durham, NC.
  37. Kaplan, R. E., & Kaiser, R. B. (2007, February). Potent Coaching: Fresh leverage for Developing Versatile Leaders. Pre-conference workshop at the APA Division 13 (Society for Consulting Psychologists) midwinter conference, Miami, FL.
  38. Kaiser, R.B. (2006, August). Capturing tensions and trade-offs in executive assessment. In M. Dickey (chair), Integrative Models and Methods for Assessing Executive Effectiveness, symposium presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  39. Craig, S.B., & Kaiser, R.B., (2006, April). It takes all kinds: Types of leaders at the bottom, middle, and top. Paper in H.S. Leonard (Chair), Investigating the Leadership Pipeline: Selection and Development Implications, practitioner forum presented at the 21 st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
  40. Kaiser, R.B. (2006, April). Leadership and Evolutionary Psychology: New Perspectives on an Old Topic. Symposium presented at the 21 st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
  41. Kaiser, R.B. (2006, April). Leadership and Practical Science:Advancing Knowledge, Improving Organizations. Academic-Practitioner Collaborative Forum presented at the 21 st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas , TX .
  42. Kaiser, R. B., & Mayer, P. (2006, April). Identifying and developing engaging leader behaviors at Granite. In R. B. Kaiser (Chair), Leadership and Practical Science:Advancing Knowledge, Improving Organizations. Academic-Practitioner Collaborative Forum presented at the 21 st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
  43. Kaiser, R.B., & Kaplan, R.E. (2006, April). Are all scales created equal? Response format and the validity of managerial ratings. Paper in B.C. Hayes (Chair), The Four "R's" of 360° Feedback: Second Generation Research on Determinants of Its Effectiveness, symposium presented at the 21 st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
  44. Lindberg, J.T., & Kaiser, R.B., (2006, April). Engaging leadership: A qualitative study of how leaders impact team engagement. Paper in J.T. Lindberg & S.B. Craig (Co-chairs), The Qualitative Study of Leadership: Research Methods and Substantive Findings, symposium presented at the 21 st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
  45. Sloan, S., Kaiser, R.B., Craig, S.B., & Baydoun, R. (2006, April). Does working for a better boss improve ratings of subordinate performance? A longitudinal, quasi-experimental study. Paper in B.C. Hayes (Chair), The Four "R's" of 360° Feedback: Second Generation Research on Determinants of Its Effectiveness, symposium presented at the 21 st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
  46. Kaiser, R.B. & Craig, S.B. (2005, Oct.). How is executive success different? Presented at Leadership at the Top, Fall Consortium sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, St. Louis, MO.
  47. Kaiser, R.B. (2005, Aug.). Quantifying your talent pool: A possible future. Invited presentation in D. Creelman (moderator), Metrics on Organizational Leadership, Thought Leader Series sponsored by the Human Capital Institute, Washington, DC.
  48. Kaiser, R.B. (2005, Aug.). The Leadership Value Chain: Linking Leaders to the Bottom Line. Paper delivered to the Human Capital Institute, Washington, DC.
  49. Kaiser, R.B., & Ferrell, S.G. (2005, Aug.). On the Measurement of Leadership Effectiveness . Invited presentation delivered to the Center for Creative Leadership, August 19, Greensboro, NC.
  50. Craig, S.B., Lindberg, J.T., Kaiser, R.B., & Baydoun, R. (2005, April). "Virtually" error-free 360? Effects of web-based multimedia rater training on rating errors. In R.B. Kaiser and J.T. Lindberg (Chairs) Clarifying the Message: How Can We Improve 360-degree Feedback? Symposium presented at the 20 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.
  51. Hogan, R.T., & Kaiser, R.B. (2005, April). Pinch-hitting for the future of I-O Psychology. Presented in F. Drasgow (chair), The Future of I-O Psychology. Symposium presented at the 20 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.
  52. Kaiser, R.B. (2005, April). Making Leadership Research More Relevant. Symposium presented at the 20 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.
  53. Kaiser, R.B. (2005, April). Developing Leaders via Action Learning: A Primer for I/O Psychologists. Practitioner Forum presented at the 20 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.
  54. Kaiser, R.B., & Ferrell, S. G. (2005, April). Leadership and the fate of organizations. Presented in R. B. Kaiser (chair), Making Leadership Research More Relevant, symposium at the 20 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.
  55. Kaiser, R.B., & Lindberg, J. T. (2005, April). Clarifying the Message: How Can We Improve 360-degree Feedback? Symposium presented at the 20 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.
  56. Kaiser, R.B. (2004, Nov.). Rethinking Executive Assessment: Making Room for Overkill and Imbalance in Leaders. Invited presentation given at the 20 th biannual meeting of the North Carolina Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Greensboro, NC.
  57. Kaiser, R.B. (2004, Nov.). A Step Forward in Executive Assessment. Invited presentation to the Organizational Consulting track at the annual meeting of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Quebec, Canada.
  58. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2004, Sept.). Rethinking executive assessment. Presented in S. Steckler (coordinator) Building and Managing Executive Talent. Workshop presented by the Human Resources Planning Society, San Francisco, CA.
  59. Kaplan, R.E., Kaiser, R.B., & DeVries. D.L. (2004, Aug.). Enhancing Assessment: Accounting for Overkill and Balance in Feedback (as well as the Classroom). Continuing education workshop presented to the faculty of the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.
  60. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2004, May). Developing Versatile Leadership: A Two-sided Model and Cutting-edge Tool. Presented at the International Conference and Exposition hosted by the American Society for Training and Development, Washington, DC.
  61. Kaiser, R.B., & Kaplan, R.E. (2004, April). Overlooking overkill: On the folly of linear rating scales for a non-linear world. In S.B. Craig (Chair) 360 , The Next Generation: Innovations in Multisource Performance Assessment. Symposium presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  62. Kaiser, R.B., & Craig, S.B. (2004, April). Filling the Pipe I: Studying Management Development across the Hierarchy. Symposium presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  63. Kaiser, R.B., & Craig, S.B. (2004, April). What gets you there won't keep you there: Managerial behaviors related to effectiveness at the bottom, middle, and top. In R. B. Kaiser and S.B. Craig (Co-chairs) Filling the Pipe I: Studying Management Development across the Hierarchy. Symposium presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  64. Kaiser, R.B. (2004, April). Filling the Pipe II: Best Practices in Organization-wide Management Development. Practitioner Forum presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  65. Lindberg, J.T., & Kaiser, R.B. (2004, April). Assessing the behavioral flexibility of managers: A comparison of methods. Poster session presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  66. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2004, March). Developing Versatile Leadership. Invited address given to the Charlotte Human Resources Forum, Charlotte, NC.
  67. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2003, Nov.). Executive Assessment for Coaching and Development. Presented at the quarterly meeting of the Chicago Industrial-Organizational, Chicago, IL.
  68. DeVries, D.L., & Kaiser, R.B. (2003, Nov.). Going sour in the suite: What you can do about executive derailment. Presented in S. Steckler, D. Sethi, & R.K. Prescott (coordinators) Maximizing Executive Effectiveness: Developing Your Senior Leadership workshop presented by the Human Resources Planning Society, Miami, FL.
  69. Kaplan, R.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (2003, Sept.). Detecting Excess Too: A Quantum Leap in Leadership Assessment. Presented at the 9 th annual Leadership Development Conference hosted by Linkage Inc., San Diego, CA.
  70. Craig, S.B., & Kaiser, R.B. (2003, April). Using Item Response Theory to assess measurement equivalence of 360° performance ratings across organizational levels. In A. Meade (Chair) Applications of Item Response Theory to Measurement in Organizations. Symposium presented at the 18 th annual conference of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology in Orlando, FL.
  71. Kaiser, R.B., & Craig, S.B. (2002, Aug.). Beneath the Numbers: Factors Affecting the Measurement Properties of 360 Ratings. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  72. Kaiser, R.B., & Craig, S.B. (2002, Aug.). Item characteristics associated with rating discrepancies in multi-source assessment instruments. In R.B. Kaiser and S. B. Craig (Co-chairs) Beneath the Numbers: Factors Affecting the Measurement Properties of 360 Ratings. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  73. Kaiser, R.B. (2002, April). Outgrowing sensitivities: The deeper work of executive development. In Robert T. Hogan (Chair) Models of Executive Education. Symposium presented at the 17 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Ontario.
  74. Kaiser, R.B., & Craig, S.B. (2002, April). 360-degree Feedback and Personality at the Crossroads. Symposium presented at the 17 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Ontario.
  75. Kaiser, R.B., & Craig, S.B. (2002, April). Construct validity and invalidity of the MBTI in management development: A test of two interpretations. In R.B. Kaiser and S. B. Craig (Co-chairs) 360-degree Feedback and Personality at the Crossroads. Symposium presented at the 17th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Ontario.
  76. Kaiser, R.B., Craig, S.B., Kaplan, R.E., & McArthur (2002, April). Practical science and the development of Motorola's leadership standards. In K.B. Brookhouse (Chair) Transforming Leadership at Motorola. Practitioner Forum presented at the 17 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Ontario.
  77. Craig, S.B., & Kaiser, R.B. (2001, April). Violating the independent observations assumption in IRT-based analyses of 360 o instruments: Can we get away with it? In R. Kaiser and S.B. Craig (Co-chairs) Modern Analytic Techniques in the Study of 360 o Performance Ratings. Symposium presented at the 16 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  78. Kaiser, R.B. (2001, October). The Inner Work of Leadership Development. Invited address delivered to the Bryan School of Business, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
  79. Kaiser, R.B., & Craig, S.B. (2001, April). Modern Analytic Techniques in the Study of 360 o Performance Ratings. Symposium presented at the 16 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  80. Kaiser, R.B., & Kaplan, R.E. (2001, April). A new look at leadership versatility: Assessing the forceful and enabling polarity in executive development. In M. Kelly and M. Russell (Co-chairs) Use of Assessment Tools in Leadership Development. Symposium presented at the 16 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  81. LeBreton, J.M., Burgess, J.R.D., Atchley, E.K., Kaiser, R.B., & James, L.R. (2001, April). True or false: Different sources of performance ratings don't agree? In R. Kaiser and S.B. Craig (Co-chairs) Modern Analytic Techniques in the Study of 360 o Performance Ratings. Symposium presented at the 16 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  82. Kaiser, R.B., & Kaplan, R.E. (2000, April). Getting at Leadership Versatility: Theory and Measurement of the Forceful and Enabling Polarity. Paper presented at the 15 th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
  83. Kaiser, R.B., Gniatczyk, L., & Baumann, L. (2000, March). Executive education: Ask the experts roundtable discussion. Invited talk about careers and current trends in executive coaching at the 21 st annual Industrial/Organizational Psychology & Organizational Behavior Conference, Knoxville, TN.
  84. LeBreton, J.M., Bedwell, S.E., & Kaiser, R.B. (1999, April). Organizational demographic diversity, competitive pay scales, and organizational attractiveness. Paper presented at the 14 th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  85. Sessa, V.I., Kaiser, R.B., & Campbell, R.J. (1998, April). To look in or out? Contextual and procedural distinctions between internal and external executive selection decisions. In Valerie Sessa (Chair) Closing the Revolving Door: Current Theories from Research and Practice on Selection at the Top. Symposium presented at the 13 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
  86. Kaiser, R.B. (1998, April). Personality Correlates of Senior Executive Effectiveness: An Application of the Five-Factor Model. Paper presented at the 13 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
  87. Kaiser, R.B. (1997, Oct.). Practical Applications of the Big Five Personality Model. Invited special interest group presentation at the 6 th Biannual meeting of the North Carolina Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Greensboro, NC.
  88. Sessa, V.I., Kaiser, R.B., & Deal, J. (1997, Oct.). Selecting Corporate Executives: Research Findings and Current Directions. Presented at the 6 th Biannual meeting of the North Carolina Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Greensboro, NC.
  89. Kaiser, R.K., LeBreton, J. M., Bedwell, S., Reynolds, S., & Van Stechelman, H. (1997, April). Diversity-based HR policies and organizational attractiveness. Paper presented at the 12 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, St. Louis, MO.
  90. Binning, J.F., Kaiser, R.B., Williams, K.B., & LeBreton, J.M. (1996, April). A field study of pre-interview impression effects on interviewer questioning strategies. Paper presented at the 11 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  91. Kaiser, R.B., Adorno, A.J., Williams, K.B., & Binning, J.F. (1996, April). A field study of applicant gender and race effects in structured panel interview ratings. Paper presented at the 11 th annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  92. Kaiser, R.B. (1996, March). Evolving conceptions of validity: An historical review and the current state-of-the-art. Paper presented at the 17 th annual Industrial/Organizational Psychology & Organizational Behavior Conference, Toledo, OH.