Rick Martin Stiffney
PhD in organizational leadership
Rick Stiffney PhD
I have served in leadership capacities since my late adolescence. For nearly 40 years I served in various professional leadership capacities – leading organizations to produce results week in and week out. I have consulted with a broad range of organizations across the U.S. and beyond. Most of my consulting work has been with executives, senior leaders, and boards on issues of executive leadership, corporate mission and identity, strategy, and governance. I have also had the honor of developing leadership programs and teaching leadership to aspiring and mid-career leaders in various settings. I have served on a variety of nonprofit governing boards and served in various volunteer leadership positions with where we attended.
I use an approach to teaching that blends the best of research and literature, the stories of others, and my own experience - both the successes and the setbacks. I believe that as adults we learn more as take a principle and practice a new behavior. My teaching sessions always include a take-home assignment to focus learning through practical application.
I am currently in a season of life I characterize as tapering and tempering. 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.