Leadership Development Workshops


Our leadership workshops are designed for beginner, intermediate or advanced leaders who desire to understand and improve both interpersonal and professional development. We offer a wide range of programs and custom workshops are also offered for larger group commitments.

Focus areas of the workshops include:

  • What is leadership? What is management? What is the difference
  • Understanding one’s natural leadership style and how to apply it effectively
  • Working with and improving engagement with difficult people- how to communicate and understand them
  • What exactly is continuous improvement? Why should it be a focus? How do you get everyone on board with it?
  • Defining culture and why it is the foundation of life and work
  • How do you “interview like a pro” and assess people properly?
  • What do leading experts have to say about leadership, mission, and entrepreneurship?

Interested? Call us at 773-641-9631 or fill out this form and we will be in touch.

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Take advantage of our FREE offers by emailing john@johnruh.com or calling 773-641-9631

  • One free introductory workshop (60 minutes) is available for some of the workshops
  • One free DISC profile per company
  • Free culture assessment


 Leadership Workshops

Introduction to Leadership

  • Do you hold yourself as a Leader?
  • What is leadership? What is managing?
  • See and experience how your behavioral tendencies impact your natural leadership style

Intermediate leadership and your path to advanced leadership

  • “Track 1 and Track 2” Development for intermediate leaders
  • How to support and empower those people you truly need to achieve your goals
  • Introduction to Advanced Conscious Leadership – What is it and how it works

Advanced Conscious Leadership

  • The foundation of life and work: defining culture the right way
  • “Benching your Ego”: Understanding, accepting and supporting your operating Ego
  • Advanced ideas and models from key scholars: Frankl, Maltz, Dr. Hal Stone and more

Video Leadership Series

  • Over 36 different 30-60 minute videos of highly recognized leaders like Jack Welch, Geoffrey Canada, Jim Collins, Marcus Buckingham, Patrick Lencioni and more
  • Facilitated Lunch and learn series that can be done in 75-90 minutes


DISC Workshops

Dealing with Difficult People

  • Learn to identify all behavioral types
  • Understand how your behavior impacts others
  • Start the process of having effective and crucial conversations

Note: One free leadership profile done per company by calling Darlene at 773-775-6636 or email at Darlene@JohnRuh.com.

DISC and Sales

  • Learn proven closes and words to use with each DISC profile
  • Learn about Kurland’s touch system (How many touches each style needs to close)
  • Learn how our buying patterns can negatively impact our closing ability

Disc and Leadership

  • Learn about your natural leadership style
  • Learn how to support/empower those styles you find most difficult
  • Handout with proven tips on how to be a better leader using your natural style


Recruiting Workshops

5 Steps to Interviewing Right

  • Learn a powerful interviewing model
  • Receive a sample recruitment description model to use for all positions
  • Learn how to recruit like a pro

Recruiting Like a Pro

  • What is the recruiting model all sports teams use and why?
  • How recruiting like a pro can eliminate your number one cost problem “Keeping people who cost exceeds value”
  • The what, why and how to set up a program like this for any firm small to large


Company Culture Workshops

Creating a Powerful User-Friendly Game Plan

  • How to put your company culture into a practical game plan format
  • How to use your game plan in Finding, Focusing and supporting those players you need to win
  • Practical tips to use annually, quarterly and monthly to keep your plan alive and well

What is Company Culture and how to define it right

  • A basic explanation of company culture
  • Discussion of why it is important
  • How to define your company culture the right way

Note: Call/email John at 773-775-6636 / john@johnruh.com for a free copy of booklet “Why Bother with Culture”


Continuous Improvement Workshops

Introduction to Continuous Improvement

  • What is continuous improvement and why bother with it?
  • How to make continuous improvement a habit like brushing your teeth
  • Measurements – How to measure it and make CI a department and/or company habit

Starting Your Stop Program

  • What is a Stop Program?
  • Why it is absolutely needed for growth and advancement
  • How your stop program can support your continuous improvement program and make it a daily habit