Great Leadership is No Accident

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up.

Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Great leadership is achieved by design, not by default. It is possible for any individual, team or organization.

How to achieve it depends on the goals of the individual, team or organization. Each is unique, so leadership development strategies should be customized, not copied. Here, one size fits one. Dick is a leadership architect. His clients give him their “leadership specifications.” Dick takes those specs and designs unique, innovative programs that get his clients where they want to go.

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  • Individuals
    Dick coaches individuals to be as effective as they aspire to be.
  • Teams
    Dick works with teams so that they make better decisions together faster.
  • Organizations
    Dick works with organizations to ensure they have the leaders they need – now and into the future – to achieve their strategies.

Strength-Based Leadership Development

Dick builds on existing strengths and elevates self-awareness to increase individual, team and organizational effectiveness. His bespoke approach is pragmatic, real-time, intellectually challenging and enjoyable. He has helped individuals enhance their executive presence, brought teams to the Gettysburg battlefield and Normandy beaches to study effective leadership and delivered Board presentations on management succession. His clients learn to both see and do things differently. They build a future characterized by success, happiness and gratitude.

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“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. I highly recommend Dick.”

Ivan Tornos
Group President, Zimmer Biomet

“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

“Your coaching was invaluable to me and I want you to know what an impact you made.”

Mignona Cote
Global Security Head, Security Risk and Compliance, Amazon Web Services

“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