Psychological Associates' Co-Founder Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Company CEO Dr. Robert Lefton continues to lead 60-year-old business.

St. Louis, MO, March 27, 2019 --( Psychological Associates’ Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Robert Lefton recently received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award in Human Resources at the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2019 HR Awards ceremony. Dr. Lefton founded Psychological Associates (PA), a consulting company that applies behavioral science to business performance, with Dr. Vic Buzzotta in 1958. Ann Buzzotta, daughter of the late Dr. Buzzotta, is the current co-owner of the company.

Dr. Lefton has remained an industry pioneer for six decades, transforming human resources from what was originally an administrative field focused on benefits and payroll to an area that can determine a company’s failure or success. He and Dr. Buzzotta created Dimensional Sales Training, the first training course ever developed by psychologists. They later launched PA’s flagship leadership development workshop titled Leadership Through People Skills (LTPS), which takes an experiential approach when helping participants develop real-world leadership skills for immediate impact.

The 87-year-old Dr. Lefton continues to serve as an executive coach and trusted advisor to business leaders nationwide. He also sits on the board of many publicly and privately-held companies.

“My dad, who studied industrial psychology at Washington University, has always had a passion for improving communication skills among an organization’s team members,” said Psychological Associates’ Chief Operation Officer Jeff Lefton. “He has truly been an industry game changer and deserves the recent lifetime recognition for his years of service both locally and nationally.”

Psychological Associates helps clients select, develop and retain their best employees in order to maximize continuous success. Its exclusive Q4 Dimensional Model of Behavior – an easy-to-follow structure that categorizes behavior into logical groupings – is known in the industry for inspiring high-performance behavior and attaining comprehensive results. Consulting capabilities range from selection and assessment services to succession planning and family business solutions. Founded in 1958, Psychological Associates is headquartered at 8000 Maryland Ave. in Clayton, Mo. For more information, call (314) 725-7771.
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