Ron has worked with talent from the boiler room to the boardroom, a range of experience that has taught him that regardless of position, individuals’ work matters. He has helped individuals, teams, and organizations develop better leaders, create more innovation, forge better internal and external relationships, and inspire greater performance.
He has been an organizational consultant and educator since 1985. Whether delivering a keynote or engaged with a small group over a two-day workshop experience, Ron blends science and art, data and philosophy, with theory and practicality to achieve an enviable goal for educators: help leaders find practical applications they can use right away as well as prompt them to reconsider their longer term leadership positions and practices.
Ron is a writer, an intuitionist, a factoid junkie, and a research synthesizer. He is a speaker for company meetings, industry association events, and other venues. Ron received his BS in Electronic Engineering Technology (1975) and his MBA (1977) from Oklahoma State University.
In 2011 OSU’s Spears School of Business recognized Ron as one of the top fifty MBA graduates of its fifty-year history.
His latest book, Voice Lessons: Applying Science to the Art of Leadership Communication, is available from Amazon in print and Kindle editions.
Co-author of The Leader’s Voice: How Your Communication Can Inspire Action and Get Results! (New York: SelectBooks, 2002), the book has received praise from The Harvard Communication Newsletter, Amazon’s “top ten reviewer’s” Robert Morris, and the Business Book Review. The second edition was released May, 2008.
He is also co-author of The Leadership Experience: From Individual Success to Organizational Significance (New York: SelectBooks, 2007).
Previous Management Positions
Vice-Chair ChairmanClients I Have Worked With
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Bank of America
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Institute of Management Studies
Lawrence Livermore Labs
New York Life
New York State Department of Transportation
Oak Ridge National Labs
Sandia National Laboratories
St. Jude Medical