United States Leadership Training Expert

Dave Heisey
Grass Lake, United States

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Organizational performance has changed significantly over the past 20 years, and it isn’t getting easier, particularly for Owners, CEO's and Presidents (OCP's), who are the ultimate decision-makers for their organizations:
✔ Technology has impacted communications tremendously: phone, email, text, face-to-face, and social require unique skills.
✔ There are as many as five generations in the workplace at the same time, with different approaches to work.
✔ Customer service expectations have increased requiring higher quality and consistency delivered quickly.
✔ Employees have higher expectations of their employers, if you don’t engage them quickly and often they’ll leave.
✔ Your performance is impacted not only by the primary product or service but by the myriad of suppliers you utilize.
✔ Technical competence is necessary across many disciplines beyond just your core competencies.
This makes the job of OCP's far more challenging. The number of decisions to be made, their complexity, and the pace necessary to remain competitive are putting real strains on the leaders at the top of every organization. How would your life change if your leadership team and all of your employees were helping to guide your organization through the challenges identified above? How nice would it be if they understood the key business drivers for your company, were able to keep pace with the technical aspects of their role, and utilized their unique perspective to not only solve problems but create opportunities that would leapfrog the competition?
The school of hard knocks will always be the default, and many of us have developed our skills through learning by doing. But this is a slow, erratic and potentially faulty process. Your functional leaders need to be really good at their technical roles but also need to be strong in leading teams, in encouraging collaboration, in developing team members, and in having a solid understanding of your operations.
I am passionate about seeing Michigan organizations improve their leadership skills. It will not only improve our organization and economic performance, but will extend throughout our communities, our schools, and our local governments. If you connect with me on LinkedIn, I provide a daily perspective on leadership and organizational challenges that you might find useful. I will NOT contact you with a solicitation as soon as you connect. My interest is in finding OCP's that have a genuine desire to improve their performance and are interested in discussing the possibilities further.

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Overcome Workplace Burnout Through Effective Leadership

Workers around the world are experiencing higher levels of burnout than ever before. A Harvard Business Review survey of 1500 respondents in 46 countries found that 89% of respondents said their work life was getting worse, and 62% of people who were struggling to manage their workloads had experienced burnout “often" or "extremely often" in the previous three months. Burnout can be a costly problem for employers, as it leads to increased sick days, lowered productivity and higher employee turnover. To resolve burnout and prevent it in the future, managers must assess the underlying causes and commit to improving the situation long term. During this session, we'll discuss how leaders can prevent workplace burnout, cope with stress, and improve work/life balance for themselves and their teams.

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Leading in the Hybrid Workplace

2020 and COVID-19 brought rapid disruption to workplaces around the world. The sudden shift to remote work tested most organizations’ ability to adapt and adjust to the next normal. Now leaders are facing the reality that a flexible workplace is here to stay. Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index found that 73% of the 30,000 people surveyed across 31 countries want the option of flexible remote work to continue. However, 65% percent of workers crave more in-person time with colleagues, revealing that the future workplace will likely be made up of hybrid teams with a mix of fully remote, fully in-person, and blended schedule employees being the norm.

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3 Ways to Boost Your Strategic Thinking Skills

Have you ever been told you need to be more strategic? “Strategic Thinking” is a term that often gets bounced around in meetings and performance reviews, but what does it really mean? At its core, strategic thinking is about analyzing opportunities from a broad...

""Dave and the Crestcom program exceeded my expectations! It helped me gain the necessary leadership skills to effectively establish a new management framework for one of our fastest expanding practice groups. The skills learned during the program allowed us to improve communication among our team, provide faster and more effective..." Read More

--Chris Patterson , Member
Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes Law Firm

""After just a couple of months I had gotten so much benefit out of my time with Dave that I have put 8 of our leaders into the program to date and as we bring on new team members as part of their onboarding process they will be taking this..." Read More

--Derek Sommer , Owner / CEO
Spud Software

""Because of Dave, I have a whole toolkit of management techniques that have helped me be a more effective leader within my organization. I participated in Crestcom’s 12-month Bullet Proof Manager program, which Dave facilitated. Not only was he effective at leading the training modules, but he would regularly share..." Read More

--Natalie Chmiko , Vice President Pure Michigan Business Connect and International Trade
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

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""Dave and the Crestcom program exceeded my expectations! It helped me gain the necessary leadership skills to effectively establish a new management framework for one of our fastest expanding practice groups. The skills learned during the program allowed us to improve communication among our team, provide faster and more effective client response times, achieve a team with greater affinity and understanding of each other, and prioritize skill development and succession planning. Dave and the Crestcom program helped me understand these areas of the business and made it possible to be a very effective practice group leader to serve our employees and our clients.""

--Chris Patterson , Member
Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes Law Firm

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""After just a couple of months I had gotten so much benefit out of my time with Dave that I have put 8 of our leaders into the program to date and as we bring on new team members as part of their onboarding process they will be taking this training. The training teaches a wide range of critical tools needed to grow our business and holds us accountable to put what we learn into action. The awesome "side effect" is how our leaders are working together more than ever and as a team focusing on growing the business as a whole. I believe the training that Dave provides is so powerful because Dave has the real-world experience to back what he is teaching to help us better apply what we learn.""

--Derek Sommer , Owner / CEO
Spud Software

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""Because of Dave, I have a whole toolkit of management techniques that have helped me be a more effective leader within my organization. I participated in Crestcom’s 12-month Bullet Proof Manager program, which Dave facilitated. Not only was he effective at leading the training modules, but he would regularly share insights from his previous management roles in the private sector. I particularly appreciated his approach in getting to know the participants and their roles so he could give better guide the sessions and 1:1 debriefs. I highly recommend Dave for your next leadership training!""

--Natalie Chmiko , Vice President Pure Michigan Business Connect and International Trade
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Contact Dave Heisey

Contact Info

  • 1243 Deer Run, Grass Lake, Michigan 49240, United States
  • 517-906-6247
  • 517-449-0124

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Overcome Workplace Burnout Through Effective Leadership

Workers around the world are experiencing higher levels of burnout than ever before. A Harvard Business Review survey of 1500 respondents in 46 countries found that 89% of respondents said their work life was getting worse, and 62% of people who were struggling to manage their workloads had experienced burnout “often" or "extremely often" in the previous three months. Burnout can be a costly problem for employers, as it leads to increased sick days, lowered productivity and higher employee turnover. To resolve burnout and prevent it in the future, managers must assess the underlying causes and commit to improving the situation long term. During this session, we'll discuss how leaders can prevent workplace burnout, cope with stress, and improve work/life balance for themselves and their teams.

June 24th, 2021 at 10:00AM ET

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