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David Gruder, PhD, DCEP, is perhaps the world’s only clinical-organizational psychologist specializing in integrity development. Known as "The Integritizer," he is the leader in transpartisan nondenominational strategies for solving the massive integrity deficits that have caused today's vast social, economic, and political challenges. Dr. Gruder founded the "Integritize America Campaign," an integrity stimulus plan for renewing personal, relationship, and societal integrity so we can finally co-create sustainable solutions to today's most challenging issues. His latest book, The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World, is the world's first step-by-step guide to attaining personal, relationship, and career fulfillment during difficult times without sacrificing ethics and integrity.
We interviewed Dr. Gruder to find out more about his exciting new book and his life as a published author.
Thank you for this interview, David. Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been writing?
I am someone who has always struggled with having far more interests than time to pursue them. My first love was music and my life pretty much revolved around music and drama from elementary school through graduating from college. I started writing as a teenager for my high school paper and for my English and Social Studies classes. I honed my writing skills as my university newspaper’s executive editor and as a columnist, in addition to writing many long papers for various classes. I ultimately became administrative assistant to the president of my university, which was the natural outgrowth of many other leadership roles I had previously held. Among my responsibilities was being his principal speech writer. I later learned a lot about curriculum design and teaching while working in schools for a number of years. All of this proved to be great preparation for writing my doctoral dissertation as I was completing my training as a clinical and organizational psychologist. I truly had no idea how much my wealth of experiences in performing, writing, teaching, and leadership roles as a child, teenager, and young adult would influence my career as a psychologist. But, the blessing of 20/20 hindsight easily reveals why my career as a psychologist has included writing, speaking, training, consulting, and leadership in addition to providing psychotherapy and mentoring.