When confronted with a problem or opportunity do you Respond to the whole situation or React to your narrow experience?Effective leaders and managers Respond to get results . . . stronger relationships, increased productivity, better teamwork, and the ability to motivate and influence others. In an interactive and engaging session filled with humor, rich stories and real-life examples, audience members learn to develop a habit of Responding to boost their own performance and enjoy more success. Dan Clemens helps organizations and individuals develop leadership skills through speaking, coaching, training and facilitation. While working for, and consulting with, Fortune 500 firms, non-profits and small startups, he’s developed a well-rounded expertise on the competitive challenges and pressures both employees and organizations face in today’s global economy.He earned this perspective through client successes in manufacturing, healthcare, telecom, aerospace, high tech and financial services where he rolled up his sleeves with frontline workers, managers, presidents, board members and senior staffs. Dan’s warm and open personality earns him the confidence of these employees, who open up and give him the “real story” behind their work and lives. From this unique vantage point, Dan questioned why, given similar training, skills and experience, some people succeed and others fail. The answer, he discovered, is that those who triumph Respond to whole situations, rather than React to their narrow experiences.Learning to Respond, rather than React, enables us to enjoy more productivity, stronger relationships and greater success. Dan details the difference between Respond and React in his forthcoming book, Cultivating a Wise Response: Leadership for Career Success and Life Balance. Dan has a Master of Humanities degree from the University of Colorado at Denver and a B.A. in Speech Communication at Colorado State University.