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Ronald is a performance consultant and the founder and president of Poiema Leadership Institute. He has combined more than 35 years in organizational performance improvement with the fields of business innovation and human performance technology, where he now consults from the intersection of these three distinct but interrelated disciplines. Ronald is a certified safety professional, a certified performance technologist, and a certified coach, speaker, and trainer with the John Maxwell Team. He is the author of the “Nuggets of Leadership” audio program and the author of the weekly blog series based on the bestselling book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.” Ronald is the former host of the Internet radio program, Coaching for Real on the Voiceamerica business network. He is in the process of publishing his first book “The Best of Coaching for Real (Volume One)” and is rolling out his new podcast “Coaching for Real…the Journey.”
Areas of Expertise
Individual & Team Excellence
• The power of the coaching process
• The difference between coaching and other consulting disciplines
• The power of mastermind groups
• Using coaching and masterminds in leadership development
• Assimilating new leaders into the workplace
• The difference between innovation and creativity
• The myths of innovation and creativity
• Improving performance in the workplace
• The anatomy of organizational performance
• Applying the performance improvement model to change management
• You recently took your radio show, Coaching for Real, and converted it to a podcast called “Coaching for Real…the Journey.” Why the change?
• Can you take us on your personal journey?
• You’ve had a long and successful career in the corporate world. What keeps you going…when most people who are where you are in life are either transitioning into retirement or already enjoying it?
• The word “coach” has become a universal term used by people in many disciplines. How do you define coaching?
• How does coaching differ from other consulting disciplines?
• How does someone go about finding a good coach?
• What should someone expect from their coach?
• You also work with what you refer to as mastermind groups. Can you explain the term mastermind?
• How do these mastermind groups function?
• You use coaching and masterminds in your leadership training. Can you explain how that works?
• You also use the term think tank to describe a group activity. What is a think tank and how does it differ from other group interactions?
• You have a 99 day Assimilation program for new leaders. Can you explain how that works?
• The terms innovation and creativity are used interchangeably. Can you explain how they are different and how they’re used together?
• Can you discuss some of the misconceptions surrounding innovation and creativity?
• How can you use these strategies in your group coaching and mastermind groups?
• You’ve talked about how you improve performance in individuals and teams or groups. Can you introduce us to the concept of organizational performance improvement?
• You refer to an organization as a system. Can you explain the various elements that make up this system?
• Can you describe for us some of the causes of performance gaps in organizations?
• How do you identify a performance gap within an organization and how do you arrive at the root causes of that gap?
• What strategies do you use to help your clients identify the interventions needed to close their performance gaps?
• How can you ensure that the interventions you’ve identified are actually implemented and maintained?
• Your client will want to measure the results of the intervention. What role do you play in that analysis?
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