The Hidden Costs of Human Nature
What Great Looks Like
Fish Don't Know the Water is Wet
A Human Performance Management Theory
Leadership for the Smart Machine Age
GOLD! Mastering the Psychology of Strategy Execution
A Matter of Trust
Never has trust been so hard to acquire yet so easy to lose. In association with Dr. Tommy Thomas - president of Opposite Strengths, Inc. - we provide the tools and strategies for three dynamics of trust based on valid psychometrics and proven behavioral science. Trust between clients, trust among employees, and trust within oneself are absolutely essential for success. Through these two primary sources, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Long provide the blueprint for executives to get people on their side, move their organizations forward, and consistently execute strategy. Participants acquire the skills needed to effectively communicate with others, spread confidence inside and outside the company, and align the organization. Three workshops are available:
• Relational Trust - Connecting with others in a way they can understand.
• Social Trust - Strengthening the belief in the honesty, integrity, and reliability of others, fostering the faith people have in each other.
• Self Trust - The optimal human experience where people operate from a state of effortless concentration, producing consistent, exceptional performance.
The Nature of Things
Comprehensive and In-Depth
"I am the head of the Mergers & Acquisition Practice at the Faegre Baker Daniels law firm, which has over 700 legal and consulting professionals worldwide. For each of the past 13 years, our law firm has hosted a day-long M&A Conference that is attended by leading M&A professionals from around the country and the world. This year, we had more than 550 attendees, which was a record. Dr. Stephen Long was a featured professional on our panel “Assessing and Improving Management Before and After the Deal.” Steve did an excellent job, especially as it relates to various analytical tools and techniques that can be applied in this area. He also shared many interesting general insights based on his many years of experience. I would highly recommend Steve as a speaker or panelist on a topic like this."
Bruce Engler, Former Head of M&A - Faegre Baker Daniels Law Firm
"Dr. Stephen Long is a visionary that uses real-life experiences to inspire and motivate individuals to succeed. His leadership principles guide us not through intimidation but through what really motivates us to the core. Ordinary people have used them to achieve extraordinary accomplishments. I was able to witness Stephen in action speaking to a group of individuals who at the beginning were skeptical but by the end were nodding their heads in agreement and walked away with the knowledge to lead their teams to success. I highly recommend Stephen as a coach, mentor, and speaker. He is extremely professional, well-spoken, and a pleasure to work with. If you are looking for someone to help bring real, lasting change to your organization - look no further."
Sara Luchsinger, VP of Organizational Development - SEEK Careers/Staffing
“We bring in many speakers for our employees, but Steve was different. He was able to get to the heart of the issue for our diverse workforce very quickly. Every person walked out differently than when they when came in. Steve has a way to touch people although they all face different challenges. Throughout the presentation he was funny, but more importantly, he completely captured the audience - their concentration was palpable. It was an engaging presentation and I’m sure we’ll bring Dr. Steve Long back."
Stephen Luongo, Former Senior VP - Marsh USA
"Dr. Stephen Long was instrumental in several positive initiatives for our company. First of all, he presented a workshop and explained his Human Capital Programs to everyone - not only explaining it but sharing how everyone could put it to work immediately. From that alone, we began to see immediate benefits. Even more important was this: In our high-turnover industry, our turnover of high-performance people fell to almost zero! I have much for which I can thank Steve. I would recommend him to anyone seeking help for their company and its people."
Ray Bedingfield, Former CEO - The Woodmoor Group
"Dr. Long’s fun, engaging workshop empowered students to reflect on their own character and encouraged their self-development, one of the most important lessons in leadership."
Cindy Lopez, Executive Director - the University of Oklahoma JC Penney Leadership Center
"Dr. Stephen Long spoke at a conference of ours and delivered a very unique and interesting presentation that captured our audience’s attention the entire time. This is the type of subject matter you don’t get exposure to every day. It was very valuable for our top producers which were in attendance."
Chris Hamm, President and COO - Independent Financial Partners
"Dr. Long's revolutionary approach to performance-based leadership is inspiring, yet practical. Our members were provided with tools and strategies that they applied the next day."
Betty Hepp, Director of Conferences - Investment Management Consultants Association
"Dr. Stephen Long has presented several keynotes and workshops for our company. He provides a clear outline of points and a super concluding review. Every program was different, but each was clearly and logically presented. Each one was a 10! Steve does a great job of repeating a point more than once using different examples and the group interaction is great. My people have gotten a framework for making real changes in their thought patterns, habits, and internal processes. Through Steve, they realized that they were allowing external things to control them and in so doing, they were able to change their behavior and ultimately improve their performance. The best thing that I learned as a leader was why certain people strive for excellence while others are satisfied with mediocrity. Those who are high performers are willing to do the hard things that others refuse to do. Through Steve, I finally have the leadership tools that turn mediocre people into superstars."
David Smith, CEO - Intervest International Equities Corporation
"Dr. Stephen Long gave us more than we ever expected. His concepts and strategies are truly unique and provided our members with a skill set that can be used on a daily basis."
Jeff Leavitt, Former President - Colorado Technical Recruiters Network
“Steve is ahead of the competition right now. His combination of behavioral analyses, golf psychology tools, and game planning is far superior to what’s offered to the corporate market. Whether your goal is to break 70 or 100, Steve’s workshop will help you on the course and in your business.”
Dr. Bob Rotella - Author, Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
“After attending Steve’s workshop, I played in my club’s match and beat my handicap by six strokes! And we won the match! His course management strategies have also helped my business. Steve’s workshop is well worth the time and money.”
Joe Bencivenga, CFO - Amore Sports Management
“The fact that we won our first 54-hole tournament as a team and had our first Air Force Academy individual player win a tournament can be attributed to, in great part, the time Dr. Long spent with my team. Overall, our team performance improved by over 20 strokes per tournament and team leadership improved significantly.”
Gene Miranda, Head Golf Coach - US Air Force Academy, Retired, Member, Golf Hall of Fame