Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

Testimonials

"The program highlights many ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency in the workplace. I thought it was very enlightening and gave me tools I can use."
"The program was great! Doug provided an abundance of takeaways that can be used not only in the workplace but in my personal life as well."
“I truly enjoyed the program and found it to be valuable and informative. Excellent presentation and good tools to put in place.”
"Excellent, to the point, focused, structured, new material and educational. Really enjoyed the day planning. Lots of great information."
"Doug has the uncanny ability to present a topic in straight forward, easy to understand language. Many people find themselves moving from a worker role to a leadership role with little formal training. This book lays the groundwork for a new leader to rise to the top. Fundamentals presented in a straightforward manner makes this one of the best books on the subject available today. I highly recommend it."
"Your techniques and skills helped to consolidate our priorities, while providing a detailed roadmap to implement."
"Very positive attitude, energetic, clear in content and presentation, good at redirecting when getting off task."
"After going through the Working Agreement process with Doug I have become more aware of my habitual body language, tone and words, and how they affect my working relationships."
"Much more detailed action items, 'deeper' items to handle and prioritize. Glad folks were honest."
"This program has been very helpful in learning to deal with testy customers."
“Hi Doug, Thank you again for all your time and knowledge shared during our sessions. The tools discussed are invaluable and ones I will use for many years. The sessions have challenged me to raise the bar as a leader and in my own personal development. Thank you!”
"Needed, thorough, effective"
"Energetic, great approach, easy to understand and a good variety of information. Activities were fun, but also meaningful."
"Wonderful- better than I expected. Timely excellent tool."
"Wow did I learn a lot!"
"This was a great start toward getting to know who we really are..."
"I appreciate that Doug gave me organic tools and solutions to effect change, i.e. 16-45 days to create a habit. I needed to hear the input from my co-workers and the CEO and this forum brought out information I wouldn't have thought to ask about."
 "I went to Doug's seminar when he was in Kansas City. I was so impressed that I spoke with him about customizing a program for my sales employees focusing on leadership and sales. We worked on a program together and he came into Kansas City. The seminar he put on was invaluable. The tools he showed everyone and the way he interacted with my employees was top notch.  I have challenged him many times since about how to handle certain business situations. Each time he has given me great ideas. I have seen and met many consultants over my career. He is far and above the best and the most helpful. I would highly recommend him and I wouldn’t say that if I did not mean it." 
"It was interesting and did make one think about topics discussed."
Doug, your presentation to the ABWA on How to Deliver Tough Messages was terrific. Very valuable content. I'm so glad I purchased one of your books because I would like to learn more."
"I love the program's emphasis on productivity and effective communication."
"Great business advisor with high integrity and a great personality."
"I just wanted to send you a short note and express how much I enjoyed your guided Effective Communication seminar last week. I am new to Nielsen and to the state of Florida. As I’m sure you are well aware of, “with change, come many feelings and thoughts”. Towards the top of my list was apprehension, fear & doubt. Coming from The military side of The Boeing Company, I have become very accustomed to the firm structure & visibility within the corporation. The time I spent with you helped me to realize why I got into my profession in the first place; “to listen, observe, and recommend designs that help people be the best they can be!” Thanks for reminding me to be flexible and helping me to see the similarities & opportunities that lie on this new adventure. “Life is a process, and to live life is to love the process”"
“The information was relatable, which is huge. The content was directly applicable to my job’s biggest struggles.”
"This was an excellent delivery of useful tactics that will greatly enhance our company's efficiency."
“Overall I have improved in all areas of leadership and management while being coached by Doug. Some concepts are more challenging to apply and reinforce because of the growing state of the lab, but I am confident that I will be able to practice and implement all applicable tools and guide the company growth in a more efficient manner.”
"Doug, I just wanted to thank you on behalf of Nielsen for the wonderful Lunch & Learn session you provided for nearly 170 associates today. Judging from the evaluations, you really struck a chord by providing ideas and information that helped each of them have a valuable take away. Again, thank you very much for your very professional and engaging session. We've started the year off on the right foot with our Lunch & Learn series and your've set the bar a little higher for all who follow."
"I attended your Leadership Simplified Boot Camp last Friday. I enjoyed the training very much and have already implemented some of your suggestions. Thank you so much."
"Doug's presentation to our ABWA group was fantastic. I enjoyed it very much. I am now head of a group of women from 39 churches, so this was timely and meaningful."
"Purposeful and driven towards success. Deliverables and desired outcomes clearly defined prior to meeting and achieved."
"I enjoyed learning about the various tools that can be implemented to have a more effective and accountable organizational structure."
"Very informative and much needed information. It was a pleasure to listen to you. Thank you!"
"Interesting, effective, makes you think, makes you aware of the strengths you have already, but haven't utilized or realized."
"I have worked with Doug for several years now. What always amazes me, is the scope of knowledge that he brings to the table. Whether it is customer service, time management, management, leadership, vendor relations, hiring, etc. Doug is definitely a great asset and he has helped me and my company be more productive multiple times."
"Very important and useful leadership tool. Excellent presentation style."
"The program was effective and so much needed. Got some critical issues out on the table."
"I want to implement these concepts and I plan on beginning now. Thank you Doug, your professionalism and leadership are incredible! You make such a difference to our team and you teach me so much!"
"The program puts some very valuable issues and ideas into plain simple language."
"I thought it was great and I plan to utilize the concepts immediately."
"This seminar was very helpful to me. It was titled "How to Deliver Tough Messages". The topic couldn't have been more timely since I have a meeting tomorrow which I would have made a mess of without Doug's suggestions!"
"Doug brings a professional and realistic practice to not only improving one's business skills, but the team as well. He sincerely believes in these no-nonsense techniques and you will view them as invaluable as well. Highly motivational and tremendously professional, Doug is able to personalize his message for each individual; it's as if he speaks directly to you and it hits home. His book, 'Leadership Simplified' is the best business tool I've used in years."
“The initiative you conducted for our office one year ago was extremely beneficial and we continue to practice the methods you taught us. In particular, we have had a few “working agreement” meetings among various employees. This strategy has improved relationships and created a higher level of understanding in the office. By understanding each others expectations and coming to an agreement, the office has been very efficient. I thank you again for taking the time to meet with us and teach us the many valuable skills that we still use.”
"High value in short time"
"Thank you so much. I enjoyed the format of the Leadership Innovation Retreat – it made for a very positive experience and you were an excellent facilitator."
"This program really pushed me to question my own leadership style and challenged me to improve, develop, and grow - both myself and my team."
"The program made me think about and examine the way I handle certain situations. It has provided insight and has changed some of my perceptions and attitudes."
"Great presentation!"
"Excellent takeaways. I received some great ideas to help improve my organization."
"Doug is able to take the concepts and skills that are most critical to operating a successful organization and distill them down in a simple way to their critical steps or components. The outcome is material that can be delivered cost effectively in a short period of time, can be understood clearly as it is delivered, and most important, is easy and practical for the recipients to implement with enthusiasm."
"Engaging, informative and a good takeaway."
"Our office recently went through Doug's Working Agreement initiative. The program was great. Theory was great. Application will be challenging. But we need it."
"Very good - an abundance of useful materials and concepts that I can put to use immediately."
“Doug, as our coaching sessions have changed over the past couple of years, I find myself more engaged each time. I enjoy using you as a sounding board as well as receiving your feedback.”
"Hi Doug, Thank you for leading a great day yesterday! The tools you provided and your ground work with the team activities will be information the care managers may use immediately as well as continue to grow in their expertise. I appreciate your expertise and effectiveness. I'm looking forward to an incredible year!"
“I have worked with Doug Van Dyke over the past couple years. His techniques and coaching have made me a more confident and successful sales consultant. In 2009, I was awarded the top sales consultant in my company!”
"Really beneficial to me. I have learned a lot of things that will be very useful to me and to my team. I would like my staff to attend also. Great program....thank you!"
"Excellent use of our time. I am very optimistic about what this program can and will do for us as individuals and as a company."
"Well paced program. I appreciate that the content involved group participation and sharing of ideas."
“Certainly added tools that I need to be a better leader. Also, reinforced some concepts that I had forgotten from other leadership lessons. Reminds me of the influential leaders I’ve had, and the value they’ve had on my development.”
“My team has been working with DVD Consulting for several years and have had great results. They performed in-depth analysis and made recommendations that enabled us to become a marquee office for my company. They have done a great job in many areas. They sat down with each staff member to determine the needs of each individual, and assisted me in getting more productivity from each employee. We have engaged in several team building events to show each employee the importance of teamwork and how 1+1 = 3 if we all work towards the same goals. DVD has had a major effect on increasing the communication in the office and getting employees to talk effectively with each other. Doug Van Dyke has also been a mentor to me in many ways: from increasing my communication skills to introducing me to technology tools that have helped me become more efficient in my job. My coach has also given many lessons on different leadership styles that deliver results; nonverbal communication skills; Matrix Management; organization skills; recognition and motivating others; speaking effectively; time management and ways to foster open communication. Doug has assisted me in creating a positive work setting in my office that has greatly impacted results. His broad business background and positive upbeat personality can assistant in many ways to enhancement any business.”
"Doug has an innovative and interesting presentation style. I liked how the action items blended into discussion items. Fantastic program."
"I found this program to be both enlightening to me and my group, as well as personally."
"Great Value!"
"Great program! I got a lot out of it."
"Today there were new ideas shared and our team became closer as a result. Great team building concepts and techniques."
"Excellent. Extremely helpful. Great examples..."
"Please come back and continue this! Thank you so very much for being here - loved hearing you."
"Leadership Simplified has been a valuable resource for both our sales office and me. Through well-coordinated team exercises, our sales team was able to refocus our strengths and achieve greater results using the talents of each associate. I have been managing a large sales team for over 15 years, and have been through many seminars and coaching sessions, but none at the level provided by Doug. He provided enormous assistance in becoming a stronger leader and sales facilitator."
"The program was very educational for me and I have already seen some results. Thank you Doug!"
“Hi Doug,  Thanks for sharing tonight at the Centre Club’s Social Media panel presentation. I really appreciated your insight on LinkedIn strategies. I learned a ton!!”
"Very valuable; especially in the tech world with all the linear thinkers."
"Great job! Amazing presentation"
"Doug, I just want to comment that your 34-minute Communication CD is a wonderful "recap" of the several hours of training that you provided to Clearwater Gas System. I would say it's definitely a "must have" for everyone that would like to refresh and retain some of the most important highlights of your training."
"Great content and techniques. Very eye opening. The program helped me think of selling in a new way. Thank you."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone.  You are an inspiration in so many ways.  Your course is one of the best I have taken and the “stick ability” is amazing!  I really appreciate all the effort you put into ensuring there is value in each session. I am so impressed with what I learned and the new tools I have been provided that I wish it was a weekly staple!"
"The program offered a lot of valuable information. Doug was excellent!"
"Doug is a chamber member, trustee and valued resource. He leads our trustee monthly peer exchanges which many describe as the enduring value of our program. Doug's breadth of knowledge of the business enviroment allows him to expertly cover virtually any topic that comes up in these often spirited discussions. Doug is very incisive in his ability to assess issues and his manner allows me to work through the options and personally 'own' the solution. Unflappable, Doug is a trusted friend and advisor."
"Very informative with great interaction. Allowed co-workers who normally would not know each other to interact."
"Very interesting material. Doug made several points that I had not thought about before. I learned a lot."
"Valuable information, presented in a skilled, yet entertaining presentation"
"Informative, entertaining, engaging. I like your style."
"Very informative. Many helpful techniques and skills to become a better leader. Effective tools to streamline leadership skills and time management. I am noticing positive benefits within my organization regarding the tools I have employed."
"Clear, concise, communicative. Loved sense of humor!"
"Thanks so much for your help this week, Doug! I'm grateful for your participation in our Leadership Innovation Conference and I thought the outcome was fantastic."
"Doug facilitated our Strategic Planning Session and did a fantastic job at keeping our group on target. He not only met, but exceeded our overall expectations. We would welcome the opportunity to work with him again in the future!" 
"I thought the program was very creative and very problem solving!"
"Lots of great material/tools. Fantastic program."
"Very engaging. Doug kept us involved, listening, and interacting!"
“Very informative program that has helped me greatly. Doug is an inspiration and has taught me better ways to deal with situations, not only in the workplace, but in my home life as well. I wish there were more sessions I could attend. The program was a great use of my time!”
"Excellent, very engaging, kept the audience involved and entertained. Great information!"
"When I first learned about the program I was a bit overwhelmed and concerned that "leadership" was going to be so broad I wouldn't know where or how to apply it in my real life. But I quickly learned that was not a problem!" 
"I felt this was a robust program. I found you to be direct and engaging. You listened to our challenges and then introduced tools to help us succeed."
"Great program. Common sense that is summarized neatly in an easy to use tool."
"User friendly simple method that will create high value of return"
"Very inspiring. The visual aids and exercises were energizing. We jumped right in to the session and had a fast-paced, learning experience!"
"Very practical and good tools. Good examples throughout will help me be a stronger team leader and coach others."
"Very well done - perfect timing for me"
"Great day of focusing on skills often forgotten in the day to day business world. Learned a lot: goals, time management, numerous sales techniques, leadership and communication." 
"Loved it! I wanted to hear more!"
"Doug provided quality strategic planning facilitation for the non-profit organization I lead. He crafted a productive agenda that left us with a sense of accomplishment, and provided great insights as we progressed with our planning. I recommend Doug for your strategic planning needs. And, it's true, he's a downright nice guy!"

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