Format: Streaming Video
Time: 61:46
Handouts: Included

About This Presentation

Over the past several years, behavioral style assessments have become a popular and useful tool in the American workplace.   Leaders and followers alike seem to enjoy finding out more about their own behavioral style and how that style influences communication and other important aspects of work such as responding to tasks, people and change.  This session identifies the four behavioral types of Dominant, Inspiring, Supportive and Cautious and examines rules of thumb for quickly reading and relating to each style.  The session will provide details on how to better lead and manage each type. Participants will have the option of taking an online assessment and receiving a short report about their style.  Relating to various behavioral styles is a key component of modern leadership communication.

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.