Leadership Development

Great Leadership is No Accident

Organizations that aspire to outstanding performance don’t leave leadership development to chance.  The ever-increasing demands of the marketplace require more and better leaders, sooner rather than later, to build bench strength and ensure robust management succession planning.

Dick’s approach to leadership development accelerates people’s emergence as key leaders and their readiness to assume roles of increased responsibility. He believes leadership development should be intellectually challenging, provocative, physically engaging, and enjoyable. He merges his own approach and methodology with that of world-class institutions, delivering programs in which participants learned about leadership:

  • On the Gettysburg battlefield, through the Army War College Gettysburg Staff Ride
  • North of the Arctic circle, on an Oxford Leadership Academy Journey
  • At the Wharton School, participating in Creating and Leading High Performing Teams

Great leadership happens by design, not by default.

Client Testimonials
  • “With Dick’s coaching, mentoring, advice and guidance, I successfully made the transition from manager to leader.  Dick is an experienced professional with a personable style and affable approach.  While retained by my employer and working with me, there was never a feeling of mixed loyalties.  There was never any question in my mind…Dick worked for me, with me, in a trusting, open, honest and direct relationship, focusing only on maximizing my personal and professional potential.”

    Keith Smith Vice President Investment Services, Fiserv
  • “Dick has been a major influence in my career. His advice has been invaluable.  He has an unusual combination of expertise. His business acumen has given me added perspective on key business drivers and helped me to better focus on them.  He also has great instincts about people and organizations. Through working with Dick, I am better able to understand how to be successful in a large, complex organization.  As a result, I have increased my leadership impact.”

    Ivan Tornos President, Europe, Middle-East, and Africa Regions, EMEA Division, C.R. Bard Inc.
  • “I really valued the time that we spent together and wanted to let you know that your impact on my career will not be forgotten. I especially appreciate the safe place to speak my mind and your honest feedback and thoughts. Your ability to take my sometimes incoherent and not politically correct thoughts and turn them into golden nuggets was invaluable.”

    Nicole Torgrimson Director of Operations, Audit, Deloitte Calgary
  • “You coaching was invaluable to me and I want you to know what an impact you made.”

    Mignona Cote Senior Director Information Security, Aetna