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Facilitator and Coach, Living As A Leader®

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John has more than 25 years of experience as a leader and manager in fields ranging from sales and marketing to customer service, financial services and human resources. Since 1993, he has delivered facilitation, training, coaching and leadership-development services to help leaders and other business professionals reach higher levels of effectiveness and success.

John has personally trained and coached hundreds of leaders, from front-line supervisors to C-suite executives. In all of his interactions – whether with a large audience or one-on-one – John brings warmth, humor, insight and compassion, all driven by his deep desire to help leaders grow their positive impact.

 Additional Expertise:

  • Registered Corporate Coach™ with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches since 2005 
  • Certified in various assessment tools, including DISC, MBTI, TKI and FIRO-B 
  • Trained in mediation and conflict resolution 
  • Certified as a support group facilitator by the Counseling Center of Milwaukee 
  • Earned MS in human resource development and organizational leadership, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 

“The most effective leaders I have known are effective precisely because of this: They have figured out how to successfully drive the business of the organization while tending well to the people who do its work.”

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John Rutkiewicz

Facilitator and Coach, Living As A Leader®

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Frustrated at Work? Choose a Different Circle

Frustrated at Work? Choose a Different Circle

We all have times when we get frustrated by what’s going on around us at work. Our frustrations and concerns can negatively impact our workplace satisfaction and productivity.

Learn how choosing your “inner-circles” can help you handle frustrating work changes.

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4 Ways to Give Employees Positive Feedback (And Mean It!)

4 Ways to Give Employees Positive Feedback (And Mean It!)

According to research from Harvard Business School, among the happiest employees, 95 percent say that their managers are good at providing positive feedback.

Here’s the catch: Positive feedback needs to be sincere or it loses its effect.

Here are four ways to sincerely give positive feedback and praise to your employees.

January 23, 2020 | By John Rutkiewicz

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Keeping Score: A Productivity Game Changer

Keeping Score: A Productivity Game Changer

People want to win. It’s energizing. It’s motivating. There’s a difference in energy and focus when we’re playing a game for fun and when we’re really keeping score. Here are three things to keep in mind as you think about developing scoreboards for yourself and with your team.

November 14, 2019 | By John Rutkiewicz

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