Leading Good People to Do Good Work is critical in these days of immense global turbulence and uncertainty. Every community, neighborhood, and nation needs wise and effective leaders.
Do you want to learn more about how you can be a wise and effective leader – leading other good people to make a positive difference in this world?
This course is for you.
This online course will offer you insights into 9 principles of leadership and offer practical suggestions on how you can assess and improve your leadership.
The principles (the 9 Ps) include person, purpose, passion, people, planning, plumbing, process, progress reporting, and party.
Rick Stiffney’s teaching includes a blend of perspectives from literature and research on leadership, deep personal experience in leading others, and stories from the leadership of others.
Dr. Rick Stiffney is a seasoned professional. He has led organizations. He has consulted widely with hundreds of executives, senior leadership teams, and oversight boards on mission, identity, strategy, and governance.
He has created and co-facilitated several different leadership development programs, including a one-year program for health sector leadership in Ethiopia.
Your Instructor: Rick Stiffney PhD
Rick has served in leadership capacities since late adolescence.
For nearly 40 years he served in various professional leadership roles – leading organizations to produce results week in and week out. He has consulted with a broad range of organizations across the U.S. and beyond.
"I want to give my best energy to developing the leadership of others. I am married, a father of two and grandfather to three. Family and faith are central themes in my life. I hope both offer a moral compass for my life and leadership.
Most of Rick's consulting work has been with executives, senior leaders, and boards on issues of executive leadership, corporate mission and identity, strategy, and governance. He has also had the honor of developing leadership programs and teaching leadership to aspiring and mid-career leaders in various settings.
Rick served on a variety of nonprofit governing boards and served in various volunteer leadership positions in churches where he attended.
Rick uses an approach to teaching that blends the best of research and literature, the stories of others, and his own experience - both the successes and the setbacks.
He believes that as adults we learn more as take a principle and practice a new behavior. His teaching sessions always include a take-home assignment to focus learning through practical application.
Rick characterizes his current stage of life as 'tapering and tempering'.
"I'm delighted to have opportunities to encourage others in their leadership. Our world so desperately needs good people engaged in doing good work – bringing light and hope to others. This requires wise and effective leaders.
This course is not for the faint of heart. Each session ends with an assignment. You will have the opportunity to reflect on and practice something in a new way. This applied learning is how we as adults learn to do things differently and better!
For some, this course will be helpful for a group with whom you are already working. It can support you and group improving your team and your team’s efforts.
I invite you to join me in this course. I too continue on a journey of learning about leadership. I look forward to the questions and perspectives you will share with me.
Looking forward to seeing you inside the course!"
- Rick Stiffney (PhD)