Rick Brandon

Rick Brandon

Rick Brandon, Ph.D. is the founder and president of the internationally respected training firm, Brandon Partners, which delivers interpersonal and political influence skills to scores of Fortune 500 companies globally. His new book, Straight Talk: Influence Skills for Collaboration and Commitment, available on May 10, 2022, is his “workshop-in-a-book.” Dr. Brandon has personally taught hundreds of thousands to improve their results and work relationships through communication candor, clarity, empathy, and impact. He co-authored the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Survival of the Savvy: High-Integrity Political Tactics for Career and Company Success (Free Press), which has been called “the pre-eminent book on organizational and political savvy.” Dr. Brandon earned a Ph.D. in Counseling at the University of Arizona, an MA in School Psychology from St. Lawrence University, and a BA in Psychology from Case Western Reserve.


Rick Brandon is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Connect with him through LinkedIn.
Rick Brandon
Future of Work

Mutual Benefit Conflict Resolution

Blending direct, yet fair Assertive Speaking skills with empathic, Active Listening helps us in many work and personal conversations, especially when facing an impasse while forging agreements with others.   The “G.A.I.N.” Agenda for Gaining Commitments Let’s pretend you’ve effectively tried to forge agreement from someone about a needed task. You’ve...