• Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor of Organizational Development, at Stanford, found that 30 percent of employees would forego a hefty pay raise to see their boss fired.
  • Gallup research indicates that 66 percent of employees are not fully engaged at their work.

Might ANY of these employees work for YOU?

There is No Such Thing as a “Born Leader...“

In-Person or Online Attendance Available!

One Galleria Tower
13355 Noel Road
1st Floor, Training Room B
Dallas, TX 75240

For decades now, billions of dollars have been wasted every year on “leadership training” and the needle hasn’t moved (according to the statistics above). After 25 years, we now understand why.

Leadership is not a technique or skill, nor is it embodied by shiny objects (i.e. financial, athletic or academic success). Leadership is about character. You’re not born with character; you have to build it. That’s why we say there is no such thing as a “born leader.”

It’s also why we say that, contrary to popular belief, leadership is for the MANY, not the few.

Stronger leadership requires many things: skills, knowledge, passion, and wisdom. Above all, it requires leading with your best self. However, this cannot be attained without a basic understanding of temperament and character, which together, make-up a person’s core.

The objective of the training is to practice the language and process of temperament and character, thereby setting you up for success as a stronger leader. Indeed, every person is born with a temperament, and their character is formed (to one degree or another) over the time of their life.  

This is why every person can be a stronger leader if they so desire. But they must have the resources to make building character and becoming an authentic leader possible.

About this Extended Workshop:

  • The format is eight, bi-weekly (one 4-hour, one 3-hour, and then six 2-hour) small group sessions on the first and third Fridays of each month from February to May and June to September focused on building one tool you can take with you and use to improve your condition.
  • This program is for successful leaders that want to build leadership strength and a committed community.

In this Program, You Will:

  • You will gain a better understanding of temperament and character.
  • You will learn how to skillfully connect and close your authenticity gap.

Your Presenters

Your Presenters

Darren L. Smith

Darren Smith is Chief Unlearning Officer at Cima Strategic Services. He is a native Texan and a graduate of Dallas Jesuit and Texas A&M University. Over the past 25 years, Darren has visited 35 countries and led 100 strategy programs. He and his wife have five children.

Darren works with leaders who are driven to optimize performance of the enterprise. Darren’s mission is to show leaders how to build authentic leadership and a committed community through the development of an Authentic Leadership Loop. The platform is a compact process that creates a common language and ultimately, seamless accountability.

In his experience, the main obstacle to creating a committed community is simply a lack of connection and authentic leadership.

An effective feedback loop and organizational transparency are the keys to optimizing performance.

Darren Smith is Co-Founder of the Authentic Leadership Institute.

Pierre Koshakji

Pierre Koshakji co –founded and leads Apollo Development, a US affiliate of EVM, Ltd, with the mission of providing the energy industry with innovative sustainable solutions focused on large scale production of energy, water and other resources. He co-founded and served in executive roles at Stream Energy, recently acquired by NRG, as well as served as Chairman of the executive committee of the National Energy Marketers Association.

Pierre’s business experience includes roles as CEO and President in the reorganization of several public and private companies. Following his undergraduate degree in engineering at Vanderbilt University and a graduate degree in business at the Cox School/Southern Methodist University, Pierre worked at engineering companies as well as a consultant with international firms such as KPMG in Kuwait.

As Chairman of the Authentic Leadership Foundation and an active member of the international Virtuous Leadership Institute, Pierre works to help promote and teach character based leadership programs in business, school and non profit organizations.


One Galleria Tower
13355 Noel Road

1st Floor, Training Room B
Dallas, TX 75240

Scholarships Available!

"Scholarship1" = 33% discount
"Scholarship2" = 66% discount

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