Column 1: People First

Why Put People First?

Being a great, effective leader isn’t about understanding GenXers vs GenYers vs Millenials. It’s not generational. Great leadership is about understanding, truly understanding basic human behavior.

Leadership is Influence. You can increase your organizational leadership lid by increasing your employee base’s ability to improve influence. How? By being a student of people and teaching your internal leaders to be students of people as well.

The areas where we help you  and your team develop the key skills to become effective at putting people include the following:

Interpersonal Skills: Know Yourself to Lead Others
Exceptional leaders need to know how they view the world before they can effectively work with others. Participants will take a DISC personality profile to provide a base understanding of various personality styles, starting with their own. Also, includes one on one coaching session.

Leading Yourself: The Answer is in the Mirror
In need of increasing personal and organizational leadership capabilities? Leadership is the ability to influence. Learn about ourselves through greater self-awareness and human behavior concepts that will increase your ability to influence others within your family, community, and company. It’s less about generational differences and more about understanding basic human behavior traits that are timeless.  

Value the Uniqueness of Others
Do you value personality styles different than your own? It has been said, 1 is too small of a number to achieve greatness. We create greater self-awareness and appreciation for those around you who can be viewed as a complementary partner or member of a team. Participants will view a Team DISC Report for better awareness of the team personality style. We will provide a greater understanding of how to adapt your style to various Working, Behavioral, and Communication styles found within your organization to improve collaboration and chemistry.

Growing Your Business by Improving Knowledge Transfer within Your Organization
Are your employees placed in a position to succeed and contribute to the overall bottom line profitability? Training and Mentoring are some common methods found within the organization. We will also review how coaching can be a more effective approach to accelerated learning and improved critical thinking.

Project Supervision Principles
Core competencies required of a Project Superintendent. We cover roles / responsibilities of a construction supervisor. Participants will understand the transitional skills required when moving for Managing to Leading people.

Achieving a Lifestyle of Satisfaction 
Has “I’m busy” become a badge of honor for most of us? We will answer the question: Are you Productive? Let’s start with managing ourselves, as “time” is impossible to manage. This session: 168 Hours – Maximizing the Return on your Time will provide a fresh perspective on the quest for a Lifestyle of Satisfaction vs Work Life Balance.

People First DISC Profile

Learn how the DISC Personality Profile can help you and your organization


Thank you Ken! I always walk away with a new understanding, technique or approach. It is so refreshing to be challenged in a way I am not sure I can explain. It helps me grow as a person. I don’t feel enough people get that experience. That’s what I always appreciate about you. You are an incredible Coach! – Carrie Enders HR Manager

Carrie Enders
Human Resources Manager

All of my interactions with Ken have been positive and enlightening. One particular issue that comes to mind is when Ken helped me through a difficult situation with an employee using DISC. It guided me on how to approach a tough conversation and the outcome could not have been better. Ultimately, Ken helped me realize that my struggles with this employee were things out of my control and I have subsequently hired a much more qualified individual (and used the DISC analysis to confirm he was a great fit both for the position and the culture of our organization!). Now I am able to focus on more important strategic tasks and rely on my team to handle the day-to-day issues.

Maggie Kamla
Chief Financial Officer

We discussed all of the development programs that you have been helping us with. I can tell you that the feedback is extremely positive! I have heard only great things about your 1:1’s with my direct reports and I am very excited about the DISC work that you’re doing with our management team. I truly think that it gives all of us a better perspective about our strengths as a team and also how to work through difficult conversations and situations.

Greg Jones