© 2019 by Don Cruickshank 

I have a zest for life and passion for people that are rarely matched!

 

I do not believe that we should value people “so that” we achieve extraordinary results. If we do that, then we only value people in a self-seeking manner (that is transactional leadership and not servant leadership).

 

Instead, I value people believing that as a leader one of my goals is to bring out the best in those I lead. Yet I do not pretend that extraordinary results won’t follow…they will.

 

Motivation is one of the major differences between transactional leadership and servant leadership.

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This is the fundamental driving force behind DC Leadership Training & Consulting and what distinguishes us from many other consultants and consulting firms out there!

 

So how did I get into leadership training and consulting? Read my article here

 

 

With over 13 years of management experience, my optimism, aggressive problem solving, and a dynamic approach to managing change, have brought success
to every organization of which I have been a part.

 

I am fortunate enough to have been recognized by LinkedIn as an "expert" in my field, yet I am also an avid learner. I enjoy multidisciplinary learning and want to study the most recent trends and best practices of areas in which I am involved. I know that my learning is not just for me but provides me with new techniques that I can pass on to others to help them become more successful.

 

As an influencer, I enjoy the opportunity to teach others. In teaching others I realize that people can only learn from where they are beginning – whether that is knowledge base, skill set or competency levels. Therefore, when I am teaching individuals I ask them questions to determine their starting point.  

 

My formal education includes a Masters in Leadership & Management as well as being certified in Team Leadership, and a Certified Trainer, Coach, and Consultant with Leading From Your Strengths.

 

The following has recently been stated regarding my
character and abilities: "Donald has excelled in his study of Leadership and Management and has excellent experience in doing real-time leadership and management.


He has gained wisdom and understanding beyond his years. Donald is a person of character demonstrating high integrity and authenticity, a person of strong leadership competence, a widely enough experienced person that he quickly grasps the culture in a wide range of contexts, is courageous and brave enough to step into demanding contexts and he brings positive energy and chemistry to any environment he is in.

 

I have the highest regard and recommendation for him as a person and for what he has become and will deliver wherever he is provided an engaging opportunity."

 

 

- Paul E Magnus, PhD

President Emeritus, Distinguished Professor & Chair of Leadership/Management