Simple is the New Smart

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Rob Basic

Are you are being asked to do more with less at work? Are you spending time on things that may not matter, even a month from now? Dr. Rob Fazio, Managing Partner at OnPoint Advising, author of Simple Is the New Smart, and contributor to Forbes, NBC News, and the CEO Magazine, believes there is a better way to get things done. In this CareerCast, Rob shares how you can block out the static so you can turn up the volume on the right information and accelerate your path to success.

Aired April 20, 2018

Dr. Fazio is the Managing Partner at OnPoint Advising specializing in global leadership and organizational success. Rob partners with leaders, top teams, and organizations to empower them to grow while achieving results. Based on his experiences in sport psychology and executive development, he teaches clients how to remove barriers to organizational effectiveness and to function at optimal levels. He has worked with executive teams and coached executives throughout organizations including the C-Suite, surgeons, and emerging leaders.

Dr. Fazio has contributed to Forbes, NBC News, The New York Daily News, HER Magazine, the CEO Magazine, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and American Management Association. His advice on navigating turbulent times and politics have been featured in the NY Times and on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and local networks.

Rob has developed significant expertise in helping Fortune 500 organizations globally select and develop employees based on a future-oriented strategy, organizational values, culture, and person/position fit. He has worked in a variety of industries including finance/banking, private equity, accounting, media, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, telecommunications, chemicals, retail, sports, public utilities, and nonprofits. Rob is often asked to be a keynote speaker or facilitator at executive offsites.

Rob has served as a performance excellence consultant to a variety of organizations and athletic teams. He participated in the development and facilitation of the life-skills portion of the NFL’s Coaching Academy and the PGA’s 1st Tee programs.

Recently, Dr. Fazio developed the Motivational Currency Calculator ® . This self-assessment reveals what drives people, how well someone can read another person’s motivators, and how effective someone is at using the best approach to tap into someone’s motivators.

Prior to starting OnPoint Advising, Rob worked at Leadership Research Institute, and Hay Group. Rob completed his B.A. in Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. He earned a M.Ed in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College and a MS in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rob earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology with a subspecialty in consulting and completed his clinical rotation at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fazio is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Rob is the founder and President of a September 11th inspired nonprofit organization, Hold The Door For Others. The organization’s mission is to empower people to grow through loss and adversity and achieve their dreams, www.HOLDTHEDOOR.com.

Rob’s book, Simple is the New Smart (foreword by Neil Cavuto), features success strategies he has gleaned from over a decade and a half of working with athletes, executives, and people driven toward excellence.

Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters by Lisa Bodell (2016)

Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt (2016)

Simple Is the New Smart: 26 Success Strategies to Build Confidence, Inspire Yourself, and Reach Your Ultimate Potential by Rob Fazio (2016)

Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want by Peter Bregman (2015)

Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently by Caroline L. Arnold (2014) 

Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead by Example by Steve McClatchy (2014)

Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity by Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn (2013)

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveriesby Peter Sims (21013)

Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day by Cali Williams Yost (2013)

Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life by Trevor G Blake (2012)

The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer (2011)

Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures by Dan Roam (2009)

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey (2009)

Simple Is The New Smart

Read an excerpt of Simple Is the New Smart: 26 Success Strategies to Build Confidence, Inspire Yourself, and Reach Your Ultimate Potential by Rob Fazio

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