This is part two of the interview with Jim Bolton, Owner & President of Ridge Training.
In today’s video, the conversation with Jim Bolton is continued. To learn more about Jim’s impressive credentials, please look to the next paragraph below. I want to highlight for you a few things that you could get from this interview, as the primary focus of these interviews is to benefit you, the viewer.
-Learn from a leader who has effectively run an established business.
-The importance of community and how culture, strategy and environment play a significant part in whether or not people can grow or change their behavior.
-Think about how to challenge your own mindset, and experiences. How can you stretch yourself and your mind?
-Learn about leaders that didn’t set out for glory, but in answering a need or a calling to make a difference in the world.
-Be inspired to think about how you can look to other industries to get new ideas for change or tweaks in your role, or within your industry.
-Who are the people, or what are the touchstones that help keep you both grounded and inspired on your leadership journey?
Jim is the President of Ridge Training, a firm that trains leaders, managers, customer service professionals, and training professionals how to use their people skills to build great relationships and achieve better results. Jim has presented about the power of communication and candor at national conferences, and has been quoted in numerous business publications including Executive Excellence and the Harvard Management Update. He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Development from The American University and the NTL Institute for the Applied Behavioral Sciences and a BA is from Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut) in Religion and Intercultural Studies. His favorite personal conversations include a private meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the ongoing coaching from his 4th and 7th grade daughters who regularly remind him that he still has a lot to learn about the practice of great communication.
I first met Jim nine years ago when I was responsible for leadership development at a Fortune 50 company and Jim’s company was key in providing core leadership skills training around feedback, coaching and critical conversations. Jim is one of my favorite people on the planet, and dare I say, one of the smartest people that I know. I always walk away from our conversations with a vetted list of resources, people to learn about, or ideas to mull over. I suspect you’ll also gain some insight into a tool or resource that you can immediately learn from.
If you or your organization need any of the following types of skill development in your organization People Skills for Managers, People Skills for Candor and Accountability, People Styles, Service to Sales Skills and The Craft of Training. I give Jim and Ridge ridge.com/training.htm a wholehearted endorsement, and am happy to provide a reference or talk about my direct experience – anytime! I’ve worked with hundreds of vendor partners in my career – and that is an endorsement that I haven’t given unequivocally to any other company to date.
If you want to get in touch with Jim or with Ridge, here are the numerous ways to connect:
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