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Bob Kaplan is president of Kaplan DeVries Inc, specialists in assessing leaders for selection and for development since 1992. 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 such as Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review.
Rob Kaiser is an advisor, author, and authority 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, and The Perils of Accentuating the Positive. 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. They are coauthors of Fear Your Strengths: What You Are Best at Could Be Your Biggest Problem.