Henry L. (Dick) Thompson

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Henry L. (Dick) Thompson
President & CEO
High Performing Systems, Inc
Henry L. (Dick) Thompson, Ph.D., is president and CEO of High Performing Systems, Inc., and is an internationally recognized consultant, educator, speaker and author. Over the past 30 years, he has gained valuable experience developing and leading teams-from the battlefield to the boardroom. He uses his vast experiences and knowledge to help leaders and organizations improve performance.

Numerous command and staff positions during his 21-year military service have resulted in exceptional management insight and expertise. During that time, he trained and led some of the most elite teams in the world.

He served as an officer with the U.S. Army Special Forces Group (Green Berets) in Vietnam and was decorated on several occasions for heroism. His work for the military on high performing battle staffs and continuous operations was instrumental in the success of U.S. forces in the Gulf War.

Dr. Thompson was a Department Chair and professor at The University of Georgia and currently serves on the board of directors for Center for Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Thompson works with organizations, executives and managers in all areas of leadership, including coaching, consulting, transition, succession planning, mentoring and organizational development. Through his research and experience, he has developed the "Leadership Potential Equation" to help organizations hire and promote leaders best suited for each Organizational Level.

Dr. Thompson was a student of legendary FIROTM creator Will Schutz, Ph.D., and worked with him to expand the use of FIRO Element BTM in organizations. His many contributions include developing the first Human Element® Software System and the Element B Organizational Interpretive Report and has authored several books on FIRO theory, including Introduction to FIRO Element B in Organizations.

Psychological type theory is an integral part of Dr. Thompson's work and ongoing research. He is on the Board of the Association for Psychological Type International and was awarded the prestigious Mary McCaulley Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Dr. Thompson is well known for his innovative use of emotional intelligence (EI) and conducts leading edge research in EI and is a certifying instructor for the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i®).
Degrees and cert
  • BS - Sociology - Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
  • MA - Military Operations - Command & General Staff College - Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
  • MS - Psychology - University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia, United States
  • Ph.D. - Psychology - University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia, United States

Companies that provide financial support

Anne Stephen, VP HR Torex Gold Resources Inc.

Consulting firms that provide financial support

A management consulting firm in Toronto
Terra Firma Consulting
Forrest and Company
AMG Consulting
Enhancer Consulting
The Working Journey
Quintave Consulting