As Leadership goes, so goes the group, the organization, the nation, et al. Yet in spite of this multi-millennial axiom and the simple fact that we are the best leadership educated society in the history of business, our encounters with genuine leaders remain extremely rare. Real Leadership! Are You Ready? examines this perplexing phenomenon and qualifies the problem as an unwillingness and/or inability to use new leadership information to improve our performance. It also provides the solution: a Leadership Enrichment LIFE-cycle (LEL-c) to help individuals and organizations build and sustain durable Leadership Platforms. If you are ready to enrich your personal leadership and raise the level of leadership in your organization, this book is for you.
But I caution you ahead of time-this book and its measures of merit are a little
different than the typical leadership development offering. It won't offer instant solutions or allow for a casual engagement by the passive reader. No! It offers much more than that.
The principal measure of merit for Real Leadership! Are You Ready? is the extent
to which it will steal you and your organization away from the impersonal and futile trappings of fake leadership and enable you to move toward the personal and productive outcomes of Real Leadership. With your commitment and this
book as a guide, the personal and organizational platforms that emerge will not
only provide better support for the weight of those who choose to follow your lead, they will actually be able to withstand the world's difficult tests of time and torrent.
Richard S. Dillard is an author and award-winning Performance Solutions Executive who really enjoys helping others improve personal and organizational effectiveness and efficiency. His domestic and international experience includes designing, developing and implementing business turnaround,
organizational/workforce development and operations excellence programs at the enterprise and business unit level. Consistently recognized by senior leaders, peers and clients for innovative, hightouch, best-shore program design, development and delivery, Richard's partnership with others routinely
produces outcomes that exceed service level agreements and key performance parameters.
A U.S. Marine (1984-1994) and Air Force Reservist (2009-Present), Richard currently works for SAIC as a management consultant and maintains professional collaborations with Human Synergistics International® (HSI), AchieveGlobal® and Corpus Optima. He's also certified as a project management professional (PMP), holds a Black Belt in Six-Sigma improvement methodology and was recognized in the Madison Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals - 2006-2007 "Honors Edition" of the Registry.
Richard's core competencies include leadership development, organizational culture and effectiveness, performance and learning solutions, strategic planning, quality management/operating systems, team building and problem solving, change optimization, business process reengineering and customer/vendor relationship management.