The Intentional Steps Towards Creating a Leadership Culture

Wednesday 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Session Description

One of the more common challenges we face is the ability to identify and train the next generation of leaders in our organizations. We usually have the best intentions, but typically find ourselves taking no action. When we ask ourselves what is keeping us from doing the vital work of developing leaders, it generally comes down to two things: First, we don’t have the time; second, we don’t know what to do.

This session is about how can make the necessary investments in our next-generation leaders and develop an intentional plan of installing a leadership culture within your organization.

Learning Objectives

  1. You can’t be effective as a developer of leaders if you’re not investing in yourself. The best leaders know what leadership growth looks like because they are invested in continually developing themselves.
  2. Leadership cultures are created through “asking” not “telling”. Leaders must resist the urge to tell their high-performers what to do or think. Instead, we intentionally use questions to uncover how our future leaders think.
  3. Leadership cultures don’t view development as a “special event”. This is a lifelong process that is intentionally addressed on a daily basis.


Richard Rierson

Richard Rierson is a husband, father of four daughters, & Executive leadership coach, trainer, speaker, & American Airlines pilot. He loves helping professionals & organizations authentically communicate their brand, develop an authentic leadership presence, crush limiting beliefs, & overcome mediocrity. He’s the host of the top ranked business Podcast & radio show “Dose of Leadership”, a show of over 350 inspiring interviews with high quality leaders & personalities such as Steve Forbes, Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, FedEx CEO Fred Smith, Pittsburgh Steeler Coach Bill Cowher, & Dana Perino from Fox News just to name a few. The podcast has been downloaded in over 196 countries across the globe and recently named by Fortune, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, & INC Magazine as a “Top Business Podcast”. Richard served ten years active duty as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps and ten years part-time with the Kansas Air National Guard & Air Force Reserve. He has accumulated over 8,500 flight hours as Captain/Aircraft Commander in multiple types of aircraft and is currently a Boeing 737 First Officer for American Airlines.