The basic concepts of his programs are:
* One cannot lead anyone until they first learn to lead themselves.
* In order to lead in today’s world one needs to learn how to think differently.
* Every individual does matter and can make a difference in the world.
* We are always at choice and must hold ourselves to be accountable for our actions.
* Leaders must make choices that are in alignment with their core values.
* There is a huge difference between having a position of authority and being a leader.
David is currently President of Leader Development Group, LLC and has in the past been:
- Previously elected as one of the top five Teachers in America
- Previously chosen as one of Nebraska’s Teachers of the Year
- Earned a Masters Degree in Leadership from Bellevue University in the United States
- Served nine years as a State Senator in Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature
- Author of the book, “A Leader Within” (Amazon.com)
- Served ten years as a President of a community Chamber of Commerce
- Previously an instructor in the United States Chamber of Commerce’s Institute Program
- A Graduate of the prestigious CTI Co-Active Leadership program
- A certified adjunct professor for Bellevue University.
David’s Leader Development Group has created and implemented leadership programs for youth, adults, businesses and government agencies, and Board of Directors. The programs center on the concepts of combining critical thinking skills with the foundations of true authentic leadership including leading from self, and leading with others. It is the intention of The Leader Development Group to work with leaders throughout the world in order to further develop their innovative concepts of “Authentic Leadership” internationally. Currently, David’s work extends to Africa, Kenya to be specific; he works among youths, adults, and women in the areas of personal empowerment and authentic self-leadership. He was be a plenary speaker and facilitator at the All-African conference in May in Nakuru, Kenya sponsored by the Kenya Initiative for Change organization. More than 65 countries will be present at the event.