James H. Varner,
The Diamond Quality Leadership Program developed by Mark is exceptionally well conceived and applicable to every manager at every level. My favorite aspect of the program is how concise and focused the program is on a leader’s behavior. By focusing on the six leadership behaviors a leader can instantaneously become more effective. Following the class I have proudly displayed the diamond and six behavior foundation from the class on my desk.
The diamond is the best ice breaker because people always wonder what the “diamond” is all about sitting on my desk. Depending on the audience at my desk, I can jump into a variety of conversations about the leadership behaviors and how they have shaped me as a person and an effective leader. Each person that has entered my office and discussed the “diamond” has instantly been impressed with the moral compass that exudes from that discussion. Trust between myself and the person is immediately enhanced and they often change their perceptions about me as a leader entirely. It also gives me the chance to correlate the behaviors that they have witnessed in the real world to the six foundational behaviors.
Mark’s insight into the six foundational behaviors has changed how I look at leadership and has modeled my behavior as a leader for going on 10 years. Mark is a fabulous mentor, down to earth teacher, and is an exceptionally insightful career coach. This is the leadership program where you can daily “practice what you preach”.