Leadership Workshops & Corporate Keynote Speaker

Leadership Workshops

Leader Follower Relationships: The Workplace Dance

The one workshop every workplace leader and every follower should take, this powerful interactive half-day unpacks the 5 timeless conditions of healthy productive leader / follower relationships. During this employee version of the Workplace Dance, participants discover how to build stronger, more satisfying relationships with the men and women they report to, along the way becoming more valued team members and building more successful careers.

In a North American culture that dislikes authority and places high value on personal freedoms, a great many people do not know how to follow well, or even what this simple but provocative phrase really means. The result is corporate chaos, discord, resistance to change, and discontent.

This workshop material also makes a great keynote speech for retreats and corporate gatherings.

Workshop Highlights:

  • A new way of looking at the organization as a corporate body that will change the way employees see accountability and their place as a part of something bigger.
  • The way our culture negatively influences the workplace experience.
  • Five powerful conditions that define strong leader / follower relationships.
  • The characteristics of good direction.
  • The trap of buy-in and the far more powerful principle of acceptance.
  • The keys to resolving differences constructively.
  • Three powerful reasons everyone must know how to follow.

Working on leader / follower relationships is working on the organization at its most powerful, most elemental level - get these right and you'll gain a competitive advantage that is hard to match. You'll build a change friendly culture and high performance as you discover how to attract, motivate and retain talent.


December 2017

Lead Like Scrooge

At this time of year it seems fitting to turn to Dickens with A Christmas Carol for some seasonal leadership inspiration. Let's see what we can learn from one of literature's most well known bosses – Ebenezer Scrooge.  Read More »


The off-site leadership development you have been waiting for and the ideal addition to your leadership curriculum. These affordable and highly acclaimed 1/2 day workshops will equip the members of your leadership team with the practical skills they need to build team performance. Check out the course offerings for Winter 2016 here.   Learn More »


"We have the privilege of working with Dan as he is helping our Board of Directors gain a better insight into making organizational changes to the Calgary Real Estate Board. Our directors found his breadth of experience and knowledge to be very helpful. He has a direct, common sense approach that is easily understood and that gives our group a higher level of understanding as to what we need to do in moving our organization to a higher level of governance. Dan's practical approach in dealing with our issues has helped us assimilate the changes we need to incorporate. He is a very credible management consultant whose passion for his work gives his message more clarity and impact. Dan continues to work with the Calgary Real Estate Board directors and senior management team as we continue pursuing our goal of best practices in good governance."
– Ron Esch, CEO, Calgary Real Estate Board