Format: Streaming Video
Time: 53:51
Handouts: Included

About This Presentation

This session serves as an introduction to the larger 10-part Drinon’s Leadership Express series.  The opening module addresses two series-wide underlying themes of character and communication and provides an overview of the four key competencies of building relationships, achieving results, navigating change and making decisions.  Participants will explore a three-step approach to building relationships comprised of connecting, communicating and collaborating with others; a modern day view of managing for results, both intelligently and intuitively; a strategy for keeping change in the forefront of one’s thinking through awareness, alertness and action, and three aspects of problem solving and decision making including subjective, objective and intuitive.

About the Instructor


Rich Drinon, M.A., is President of Drinon & Associates. He provides group training and individual coaching for leaders, mangers and other executives. He is also a professional keynote speaker. Over the past 27 years, he has conducted thousands of sessions for hundreds of organizations across North America.

Rich started his first training company, ExecutivEdge, in 1988. From that platform he launched The Crowd Pleasers, an agency which represented speakers and entertainers, and VideoEdge which produced training, instructional and promotional videos. In addition to owning businesses, Rich has worked in leadership positions for statewide, national and international for-profit and non-profit organizations. He has served as the Director of Education for the Kansas Hospital Association and as Director of Marketing for the International Association for Jazz Education.

Rich is a Journalism graduate of the University of New Mexico and has a master’s degree in Communication & Leadership studies from Gonzaga University. He is also a graduate of Grace & Glory Bible College and five Dale Carnegie Courses in Management, Sales, Human Relations & Public Speaking, Personnel Development and Customer Relations.

His magazine articles on sports, music and business have appeared in numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated, Kansas City Star Magazine, The New Rock Times, New Mexico Business Journal and Kansas Business News Magazine. He currently writes a leadership column for TK Magazine and his blog Rich Drinon Leadership Communication.