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Ryszard (Ryk) Bliszczyk Leadership Psychologist
Ryszard (Ryk) Bliszczyk M.Sc. (psychology), MBA (Melb), MBA (Chicago), MAPS, MAICD Leadership Psychologist With over 18 years experience as a strategy consultant, (including positions with three of the world’s premier consulting ﬁrms and building his own successful consulting business) Ryk has spent most of his professional career advising companies around the globe. He has brought his many years of strategy and business experience together, with his unique insights into human behaviour gained as a clinical psychologist, to continue supporting corporate leaders with services in leadership development. Ryk combines economic insight and psychological therapy to provide uniquely individual analysis of leadership skills and behaviour within the corporate setting. His advice is particularly valuable for those leaders and leadership aspirants in transition (promotion, changing jobs, moving on, personal crises) crafting strategies based on his unique “whole-person” approach to addressing the challenges of leadership. Typical executive coaches use simple behaviour modiﬁcation techniques to address workplace behaviour, never considering any of the other multitude of factors that impinge on a leaders life. This is a standard approach that inevitably results in only limited success. Standard approaches ignore the very real potential for personality or mental health issues to be a factor in leadership behaviour. Recent studies 1 have found that between 25% and 50% of individuals presenting for coaching meet clinical mental health criteria. It is essential that, for genuine leadership development to occur, we must be able to distinguish lack of leadership skill and/or experience from behaviour resulting from an individual’s psychology - which may include personality disorders, mental health problems, lack of self awareness or poor empathy. Ryk’s approach is to seek out the fundamental drivers of behaviour in managers and leaders aiming to address all aspects of an individual’s capabilities that are limiting success. As a registered psychologist he is qualiﬁed to administer a variety of tests and therapies to this end. The aim is to teach leaders to take active responsibility for their own actions and relationships, further developing their leadership skills as they grow into their roles. Ryk maintains membership of the Australian Psychological Society and Australian Institute of Company Directors; and is registered to practise as a Psychologist in Victoria 1 Grant, A.M. & O’Hara, B. The self presentation of commercial Australian life coaching schools: Cause for concern? International Coaching Psychology Review, 1(2), 21-33 Contact M PO Box 132 Armadale North VIC 3143 T 0417-711-711 F 03-9824-6603 E email@example.com www.ryk.bz
"Ryszard (Ryk) Bliszczyk Leadership Psychologist"