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How High-profile CEOs Think: Rosalene Glickman, PhD., International Best-selling Author of “Optimal Thinking” Announces Her New Article Series

 — Every quarter, the CEOs of publicly-traded companies go through a high-stakes, high-stress, legally-mandated ritual of sharing their companies’ quarterly results with hard-nosed Wall Street analysts. A single slip-up or an inarticulate phrase, an evasive answer or sloppy reasoning can potentially cause share prices to plummet, torpedo deals, or even invite regulatory investigations. Careers and fortunes are made and lost on these analyst calls.

“It’s the perfect opportunity,” said Dr. Rosalene Glickman, founder of, “to find out how these captains of industries really think in difficult, somewhat unscripted situations.”

Glickman, the international best-selling author of “Optimal Thinking”, developed the Optimal Thinking 360 Assessment to aid her executive coaching clients maximize their performance. Over 600,000 executives at more than 5000 companies have taken the assessment to uncover their primary thinking styles, thinking profiles, core motivation, decision-making and communication styles, and how to best interact with others to maximize performance.

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By applying the Optimal Thinking hierarchy to high-profile CEOs ranging from Tesla’s Elon Musk to  PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi to Apple’s Tim Cook to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and LinkedIn’s Jeffrey Weiner, Dr. Glickman creates individual profiles that are as unique as fingerprints, accurately reflecting each leader’s strengths and weaknesses, giving insight into the factors that make them successful and potentially hold them back.

Dr. Glickman specifically chose quarterly analyst calls because they are mostly unscripted and completely unedited, giving a rare, unscreened insight into the actual thinking of Fortune 500 CEOs. “Anyone can present optimal thinking in a scripted presentation or an edited document,” noted Dr. Glickman, “but only those who apply optimal thinking consistently will apply it in a high-stakes Q&A session with analysts.”

The entire collection of “How CEOs Think” articles as well as the Optimal Thinking 360 Assessment can be found at

About Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D.

Dr. Rosalene Glickman is the international best-selling author of Optimal Thinking (Wiley seven printings, and in 17 languages). She has been featured on Bloomberg TV, Fox News Channel, CBS Weekend Magazine, USA Today, Forbes, Woman’s World, and other major media. Her clients include the U.S. Army, Johnson & Johnson, BP, Smithsonian Associates, Delta Airlines, UCLA, IRS, and Warner Bros.

Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D. is the creator and author of Optimal Thinking, hailed by academia and the media as “the successor to positive thinking” and “the basis of best practices for personal and professional optimization.”

Dr. Glickman is President of The World Academy of Personal Development Inc., a Los Angeles, California optimization coaching and training firm. Since 1980, she has provided optimization consultation and training for individuals and organizations including the U.S. Army, U.S. Treasury, Young Presidents’ Organization, Warner Bros., UCLA, Smithsonian Associates, Johnson & Johnson, Mensa, California State University, Fullerton (Department of Management), BP, and Air New Zealand.

Dr. Glickman was the recipient of the “Woman of the Year” award for National Business Women’s Week in Hollywood. This Optimal Thinking woman is a seasoned print and electronic media interviewee. Born in Australia, Dr. Glickman lives in Marina del Rey, California. She has earned a Ph.D. in Psychology, a Teaching diploma and a degree in Business Administration.

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Dr. Glickman is a seasoned electronic and print media interviewee.

Contact Information

Name: Alan Walker
Organization: World Academy of Personal Development, Inc.
Phone: 424-204-6133