It has been proven in many ways throughout history that if an organization does not have a leader, someone from within or outside will assume leadership. In military situations and in companies where leaders are not working appropriately to lead the way or are absent, someone will emerge to direct and influence the people. Too many people who are promoted to positions of leadership responsibility …
Most managers struggle to figure out the best way to reward their team members when they have been given and accomplished a very difficult task or project. Should I give time off, a monetary bonus, a plaque, a promotion or something else? Maybe I don’t have the capability to promote or give monetary awards. I know that each person in my team is unique and …
Is Your Company Under-Performing? Are you frustrated because your employee turnover is increasing? Do your employees hate to come to work? Is your company becoming less profitable because your workforce is becoming less productive? The Answer. Changing the situation in your slumping company may be simpler than you think. It has been proven that most people don’t quit their job; they quit their manager. Think …
Are you a new leader, supervisor or manager in your organization? Are you anxious and reluctant to move forward because there are obstacles in the way? Do you fear that the road to success may be full of challenges for you and your team? Does it seem like the harder you work towards a goal, the more difficult the challenges become? FACT!! If you are …
PREPARATION FOR LEADERSHIP The Task The task of being a good leader may seem impossible. Effective leadership requires leaders to set the example, be absolutely self aware, accept the responsibilities inherent in the job, be self disciplined, balanced in all aspects of life and communicate effectively the values and the vision of the organization. To do this, a leader must be willing to actively …
Just this week on the day after Veterans’ Day, I called to speak to an old friend of mine, Jim Hamilton, who was the First Sergeant of the Special Forces Company I commanded in VietNam. Jim and I had formed a life-long bond of friendship and respect. Our work together was never forgotten by either of us. Over the years we connected by phone and …
During the 2014 Thoroughbred Horse Racing season at Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA Paul Roggenkamp, LEAD with COURAGE, met Jeff Metz, the leading Trainer at Emerald Downs for the past two seasons. At their first meeting, it became evident that they both shared not only a love of horses and the athletic competition of training and preparing the equine athletes for racing competition, but also …
Lt. General Bob Brown, Commanding General of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was a cadet member of the US Military Academy basketball team coached by Mike Krzyzewski (Legendary coach of the Duke Blue Devils to 4 NCAA Championships amd more victories than any college coach in history), while he coached at West Point prior to his hire by Duke University. Lt. General Brown invited …
Can anyone be a leader? The answer is, “No.” Not everyone can be a leader, either because not everyone has the capabilities required to lead, or everyone does not have the opportunity to be in a leadership position…..even simpler, every team, organization or business needs followers for the leaders to lead. In fact, our world is comprised of more followers than leaders. That answer may …
Is leadership still necessary in today’s high tech, cyber-world of instant multimedia global communication, social networks, texts, email, Skype, etc. and in exceptionally flat corporate management structures where unstructured collaborative groups seem more important than organized departments? YES!!! is the very emphatic answer. Our working world is starving for true leadership. Many managers and persons in upper and higher level positions of responsibility do not …
reviews from our clients
This is what our clients have to say about us when asked about their experience
“LEAD with COURAGE assisted the Pacific NW Zone of 7-Eleven, Inc. by working closely with key members of our field operating team. By effectively combining group learning processes with one-on-one coaching sessions, Paul enhanced our team’s capacity to deal with difficult issues, manage change effectively, and build better influence skills. As a result of his work, the zone has enjoyed substantial growth in sales and profitability. LEAD with COURAGE helped our field leaders better understand how building better relationships could accelerate meeting our business objectives. Paul’s work helped catapult our Zone to the top of the performance charts in the 7-Eleven system.”
Former Pacific Northwest Zone Leader, Now Vice President, Franchise Systems, 7-Eleven, Inc.
“Paul Roggenkamp is a rare leader who leads by his professional behavior, commanding respect of others with his powerful, yet quiet demeanor. He is one of the most respected professionals with whom I have had the pleasure of working.”
International Speaker, Teacher & Author Former Sr Managing Director Kennedy Wilson NW
“Paul Roggenkamp teaches the missing element for success in today’s culture… Leadership. His superb leadership training changed my life and prepared me to be successful in every environment: government, industry, military, and in my personal life.”
MARK “SANDY” MORRISON
Lt Colonel, US Army Retired Project Director, Worldwide Support US Army Executive Simulation Training
“Your insight and coaching have enriched my life.”
H. LAINY BEITLER
Certified Business Consultant 7-Eleven, Inc.
“If you are looking to bring yourself to a whole new level in the area of leadership, I personally recommend Paul R….The practical application of his teaching will be put to work immediately by your team to create a synergistic team approach to tackling even the toughest challenges. I cannot begin to express the respect and admiration our team has for this man and his program. Our company has created a Paul Roggenkamp Leadership Award presented annually to an employee whose leadership most exemplifies Paul’s standards. ”
Owner, Chief Executive Officer AC Moate Industries,Inc.
“I am continually impressed with Paul’s determination… and his willingness to give of his time and effort to make opportunities possible for others. The emotional enthusiasm evident in his voice and his attitude that “no challenge is too big” combine to inspire those around him to believe that they can accomplish their goals.”
Head Coach, WA Husky Gymnastics team Executive Director, Washington Mens Gymnastics Foundation
“Thank you again, I really appreciate the insights and learnings that have come from each of our sessions…I’ll work daily to apply the lessons learned.”
Chief of Staff to CEO of 7-Eleven, Inc.
“Paul’s incorporation of personal experience brings his training to life for those attending. He has a passion for developing leaders and a sensitivity to people rarely found in the corporate world. I strongly recommend his leadership training.”
General Manager AC Moate Industries, Inc.
“Currently as a Controls Project Engineer, I excel by applying the principles of caring for the people I lead, setting the expectations, communicating effectively and being courageous in adverse situations as the example for others to follow. I have used these principles in my career and in my personal life. LEAD with COURAGE is the best for anyone seeking to be a leader.”
Controls Project Engineer, Dematic, Inc.
“Paul Roggenkamp, of LEAD with COURAGE is without peer in coaching and teaching leadership. His experience, diligence, care and patience in teaching the principles of leadership enable people to confidently approach life and career from the perspective of an effective leader.”
Controls Project Engineer, Dematic, Inc.
“As a Controls Project Engineer of Hispanic descent, I had expertise in my field, but no knowledge of what leadership was. Through the individual teaching and coaching of LEAD with COURAGE, I was able to move forward in my career and life with a leader’s mindset. I was personally taught and guided by Paul through 2 years of a Master’s degree program in the Management of Technology at the University of Minnesota, while also working part-time as an independent software designer and raising a family.”