I’ve been an organizational consultant and educator since 1985. Whether delivering a keynote or engaged with a small group during an extended developmental experience, I strive to blend science and art, data and philosophy, with theory and pragmatism. My goal is to help promote immediate changes and prompt reconsideration of long term positions and practices.
These are my previous executive positions:
Co-founder, International Leadership Associates
Vice-Chair, Tom Peters Company
Chairman, Bluepoint Leadership Development
President, Ron Crossland Leadership Development
Oklahoma State University
BS Electronic Engineering Technology, 1975
In 2011, OSU’s Spears School of Business recognized me as one the top fifty MBA graduates of its fifty-year history.
Voice Lessons Workshop
Poor communication ability degrades the following competencies:
- Conveying vision or purpose
- Maintaining/enhancing executive presence
- Detailing strategy
- Maintaining personal or corporate credibility
- Coaching others
- Recognizing achievements
- Motivating others
- Developing cross-boundary relationships
- Representing your organization externally
This workshop helps participants overcome these deficits. I provide a modern synthesis of behavioral, neurological, and psychological research to communication ability. Participants learn via case-study and practice. This is not a presentation skills seminar, but an advanced communication model that applies to all communication settings, internally and externally.
Typical duration is two days for between 15 to 25 participants. Variations to this schedule are easily arranged by request.
Lessons in Leadership Experience
This experience is aimed at helping project- to mid-level managers upgrade their organizational leadership abilities. It demonstrates the differences between the competencies required for short-term results in a team setting versus long-term results that advance organizational viability. This is usually a custom-designed program that can work as an addition to your current developmental cycle or as a stand-alone workshop.
Based upon a research project of the past century of leadership research (see video below), this experience helps individuals identify individual and organizational responsibilities against these four major, lasting leadership domains:
Those who do not use a 360 degree feedback system are welcomed to use the one I developed - The Leadership Perspectives Inventory.
Duration is typically three days, with variations based upon request.
The following video is a compilation from various speeches and workshops.
The following video is an overview of my 100 years of leadership research project.
This is the basis for my Lessons in Leadership Experience.