- Practicing Transformational Leadership
- Richard Bents specializes in leadership development, personal and organizational change and transformation
Richard Bents, Ph.D.: Working with individuals in leadership positions produces change in individuals with an appreciation for the impact that they will have on the organization. Care is taken to ensure alignment of person, task, and organizational vision, mission and values.
Transformational Leadership requires the understanding and exhibiting of authority and responsibility as power is created. There are promising trends in leadership that may be transformational in and of themselves. We focus on providing the best research and the most recent insight as we offer opportunities to leaders.
Richard Bents specializes in leadership development, personal and organizational change and transformation.
He has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategic and cultural change efforts with large organizations including AT&T, ICI Films Americas, Lawson Software, Lucent Technologies, Nestle, Roche Pharma, and Siemens. Relational, concentrated efforts result in leaders mastering skills of ethical service and productivity.
His approach centers on the issues of authority, responsibility, and power demonstrating how they can be exercised more fully leading to personal accountability and healthy synergistic change. The result is a client better equipped to move into the future with clearer customer focus, more practical data-bases, and better understanding of organizational theory and the values they wish to project.
Dr. Bents is recognized internationally as an expert on leadership development and evaluation research. He works with European partners in counseling business and civic leaders and training psychologists and consultants in leadership and organizational development.
In addition, he directed the graduate education program at Hamline University, providing leadership and direction in teaching, curriculum planning, faculty selection, and program evaluation.
Rich is the co-author of several books on personality and learning.
Other writing and research topics include training and development, adult learning styles, decision-making, and related topics.