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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Creating a Human-Centered Workplace

The 2021 Human Connection in the Virtual Workplace report by the HOW Institute for Society found that 44% of workers reported feeling less connected to coworkers since the start of the pandemic. That same survey found that feeling connected to coworkers, managers and the organization as a whole was an important predictor of employee engagement and team performance. As leaders navigate the hybrid workplace, prioritizing human connection is vital to building effective teams and strengthening networks. Join host Jenn DeWall to learn how leaders today can focus on human connection in an increasingly digital world!

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Understanding Innovation: How to Remove Common Obstacles to New Ideas

Most leaders today would agree that innovation is extremely important to the success of an organization. A McKinsey Global Innovation survey found that 84% of executives agree that innovation is important to growth strategy; however, only 6% are satisfied with their team's innovation performance. Organizations that actively prioritize innovation and creativity benefit from increased efficiency, higher revenue, and positive brand recognition. Innovations of everyday processes can add up to big savings in time and money while innovating products and services can win over customers and help companies create a unique offering. Companies that have innovated quickly thrived throughout the pandemic.

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New Leadership Habits for 2022 and Beyond

2022 is well underway, but it is never too late to introduce new leadership habits that will help any manager have a successful year. As the world continues to endure the challenges of a global pandemic, leaders must embrace change and take new approaches to manage...

Love in Leadership: 5 Ways to Support Your Team

When people think about what is required to operate a successful business, they think of business models, revenue, profit, competition, and marketing, to name a few. These are certainly vital components, but one item that is often missing from the list is love....

Minisode: Prioritizing Mental Health at Work with Jenn DeWall

Prioritizing Mental Health at Work Full Transcript Below: Hi everyone. It’s Jenn DeWall. And on this week’s episode of The Leadership Habit podcast, we are talking about how you can prioritize mental health at work for yourself and others in this coming new year....

""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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Creating a Human-Centered Workplace

The 2021 Human Connection in the Virtual Workplace report by the HOW Institute for Society found that 44% of workers reported feeling less connected to coworkers since the start of the pandemic. That same survey found that feeling connected to coworkers, managers and the organization as a whole was an important predictor of employee engagement and team performance. As leaders navigate the hybrid workplace, prioritizing human connection is vital to building effective teams and strengthening networks. Join host Jenn DeWall to learn how leaders today can focus on human connection in an increasingly digital world!

January 27th, 2022 at 10:00AM ET

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