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Take Five With Dr. Robert Lefton

Today’s Take Five is extra special: We sat down with Dr. Robert Lefton, one of PA’s original founders, and current Chairman and CEO. If you don’t know Dr. Lefton, he’s whip-smart, but he always has a joke. He rightfully takes great pride in Psychological Associates’ history, and after almost 60 years in business, he still plays an active role in our operations. Take it away, Dr. Lefton!

Take Five

  1. Movie you quote from all the time?
    • 12 Angry Men
  2. Favorite lunch spot?
    • Carl’s Deli
  3. Favorite book?
  4. Night owl or early riser?
    • Night owl
  5. What’s your spirit animal?
    • A cuddly dog
  6. What are you currently reading?
    • Ron Chernow’s biography of Ulysses S. Grant
  7. Baseball or hockey?
    • Hockey — I was on the Board of the St. Louis Blues for seven years
  8. Favorite snack?
    • Jelly beans and cinnamon bears — Janis keeps me stocked
  9. Three words to describe yourself?
    • Inquisitive, Reader, Likes People (okay, that’s four, but we can’t say no to any of them!)
  10. What’s your proudest moment at PA?
    • Writing our first book, Effective Selling Through Psychology in the 1970s. I was asked to speak about it at the ASTD conference in Miami. They put me in a room for an audience of 40, but 1,000 showed up! It was the first time Psychological Associates broke out of St. Louis and reached a global clientele.

Thanks, Dr. Lefton, for giving us time out of your busy schedule!


Dr. Robert Lefton

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