Dr. Robert K. Smith is the creator of the ZERORISK Hiring System, the Clear Direction Management Development Program, the Individual Contributor Development Program, and the Clear Direction Team Directory, and is a consultant for and adviser to ZERORISK HR. Known as a leader in professional development, team-building, and executive advisory services, Dr. Smith is the author of four books, including the award winning management book Discover Your Blind Spots.
Dr. Smith has provided executive advisory services to companies such as EDS, the Department of Labor, NCR, Universal Studios, Comcast-Spectacor, and the Sara Lee Corporation. His work is based on the science of axiology, a science discovered by Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Robert S. Hartman.
Dr. Smith has three graduate degrees, including a doctorate in human development and conflict management from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. In 1980, Dr. Smith was named a case study fellow with Harvard's Graduate School of Business and had two cases published.
Dr. Smith is well known as a leader in formal axiology and in human resources issues such as behavioral interviewing, retention, pre-employment testing, hiring, motivating, management training, and team building.