Authentic Leadership It’s About PRESENCE, Not Position

Tuesday – Thursday, February 28-March 2, 2017 (3-day session) Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am daily Session Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily David Irvine, International Speaker, Author, and Mentor David Irvine is sought after internationally as a speaker, author, and mentor. His work has contributed to the building of accountable, vital and engaged […]

Take a Seat – Make a Friend?

The level of intimacy achieved in the brief conversations between strangers in this four minute and fifty-three second video from SoulPancake called “Take a Seat, Make a Friend” illuminates the importance of the quality of our social interactions over their quantity; the importance of smart talk over small talk.  

Digital Insanity

Digital Insanity:  Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?  Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me As human beings, we are made to connect with others. Yes, sometimes it feels like social media has taken over our lives and we are quickly losing touch with humanity. During his Authentic Leadership presentation, David Irvine shared a compelling video […]

Authentic Leadership

Unlike Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Wilma Rudolph or Daley Thompson, Derek Redmond is not a name that conjures up memories of Olympic gold medals. But it is Redmond who defines the essence of the human spirit.  Redmond arrived at the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona determined to win a medal in the 400 meters. […]

Authentic Leadership

Wednesday-Friday, February 23-25, 2016 (3-day session) Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am daily Session Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily David Irvine, International Speaker, Author, and Mentor David Irvine is sought after internationally as a speaker, author, and mentor. His work has contributed to the building of accountable, vital and engaged organizations across North […]

Being Authentic and Trustworthy

The insightful notes below were shared by Kevin Sharp after he read David Irvine’s book The Authentic Leader.  Authentic Leadership comes not from words.  Authentic leadership comes from people watching you and learning from exemplary choices that you make.  Trust, which is the foundation of leadership, is a result of first being trustworthy.  Secondly, self-trust results […]

Three Kinds of Empathy in Leadership

Empathy is central to leadership abilities. Watch the YouTube video below about the three different kinds of empathy, discussed by Daniel Goleman. Based on your observations, what are the critical behaviors that an empathetic leader demonstrates? How can we stay centered and empathetic when dealing with our negative emotions or those of our employees? Video link: Three Kinds of […]

Mr. Rogers and Authenticity

In Session One, we discussed authenticity and emotional intelligence. Authentic leaders can have great influence over others. We played a video in the classroom in which Mr. Rogers demonstrates the power of authenticity and emotional intelligence. It only took Mr. Rogers six minutes to convince the impatient Senator that it was well worth it to […]