CCL Psychologist David Campbell to Retire

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<p><strong>Colorado Springs, Colo. &mdash; June 19</strong><br />David Campbell, whose work on career development made him renowned in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, will retire from the Center for Creative Leadership on June 30.</p><p>Campbell created the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory and its successor, the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey, which became widely used assessment tools for career choices. </p><p>He also wrote several popular books on careers and leadership. </p><p>Campbell joined CCL in 1973 as a visiting fellow and later served as executive vice president, becoming CCL&rsquo;s first Smith Richardson Senior Fellow in 1981.</p><p>Campbell&rsquo;s books include, &quot;If You Don&rsquo;t Know Where You&rsquo;re Going, You&rsquo;ll Probably End Up Somewhere Else&quot; and &quot;If I&rsquo;m in Charge Here, Why is Everybody Laughing?&quot; </p><p>More recently, he published the Campbell Development surveys, which analyze working interests, skills, leadership potential and teamwork. </p><p>His speaking appearances have spanned North America and taken him to Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America and much of Europe.</p><p>&ldquo;David Campbell is a towering figure in his field, and his contributions to CCL over the past 34 years have been tremendous,&rdquo; CCL President John Ryan said. &ldquo;His impact will live on in the work that we do, and we feel very fortunate to have benefited from his talents for so many years.&rdquo;</p><p>Campbell played a key role in founding CCL&rsquo;s Colorado Springs campus in 1983. </p><p>There, he developed CCL&rsquo;s innovative Leadership at the Peak (LAP) program, which has trained thousands of senior leaders from around the world. </p><p>&ldquo;It has been an amazing career,&rdquo; Campbell said. &ldquo;Through the LAP program alone, I have had intense, personal interactions with hundreds of corporate presidents and CEOs, university deans and chancellors, major foundation executives, military admirals and generals and an increasingly wide range of executives from international organizations and institutions. Given the almost universal high quality of these individuals, even in these turbulent times I feel optimistic about the future.&rdquo;</p><p>The Society for Psychologists in Management named Campbell its 2006 Distinguished Psychologist in Management. </p><p>He also jas received the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Colorado. </p><p>Campbell earned his bachelor&#39;s and master&#39;s degrees from Iowa State University and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota, where he served as a professor of psychology before joining CCL.</p>

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