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A New Breed of Leader for a New Era

This presentation is ideal for growth-oriented leaders, human resource professionals, and in-house trainers.


For 45 years we have been training and developing leaders using the same core leadership model – Servant Leadership – A model that was designed in 1970. Virtually every leadership model still used today is a variation of that model. At the same time, the world has changed so dramatically that we moved into a completely different era around the year 2000. While there are elements of Servant Leadership that are relevant in any era, it is a completely different world today. Today’s technology would seem like science fiction to someone in the early 1970’s. Plus, in the previous era the pace was slower, the competition was different, and the world was far less global than it is today. And most importantly - The competitive advantage of that era was very different than the competitive advantage today. We are in a new era and the time has come for a new leadership model.

It’s time for a new breed of leaders to embrace the challenges of this extraordinary and complex era. The future is now and the model is UMO – UMO Leadership.

UMO Leadership – Understand, Master, Own – Today’s Competitive Advantage

This presentation is ideal for growth-oriented leaders, human resource professionals, and in-house trainers.


A paradox exists in most organizations. We say we want high performers – people that master and own their craft – but most organizations and leaders are content for people to be competent and compliant. This disconnect is felt throughout the organization. It stifles growth, limits initiative, and increases turnover. It is like a cancer in today’s ever-changing world. The competitive advantage today is something different – and it is already there – waiting to be unleashed. This high energy and engaging presentation will change your perspective on leadership and creating high performance organizations.

Understanding Where You Are – The Big Deal in Leadership

This presentation is ideal for growth-oriented leaders, human resource professionals, and in-house trainers.


Leadership is primarily about performance and culture. We know that because if you examine why leaders are hired and fired, it is almost always related to these two things. What we often forget, though, is that leadership is also about content. If you understand where you are, it will tell you almost everything you need to know about building and leading a thriving organization. Periodically as we move through time, things converge to significantly alter how we think about leadership and organizations. When this happens, we move from one era to the next. Every era has 6 inter-related elements that work together to create a new path to excel. You don’t want to miss this presentation. It will shift how you think about where we are and how to lead in this extraordinary and complex world.

John’s ability to hold up a mirror to my inner self is amazing. It’s as if he is able to form the questions I’ve been struggling with, but have been unable to put into words myself.

-C. Creel