Gratitude; A Critical Strategy for Sustainable Continuous Improvement

November 28th, 2019

Rick Heyland reviews the research on the value of gratitude and positive recognition for the individual and in the workplace. Increased gratitude has 31 benefits to your emotional, social, personality, career and health. He also shares eight (8) strategies to improve the amount of gratitude in your life and the workplace.

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Is Excellence Born or Developed?

November 26th, 2019

Rick Heyland reviews the research on how the great become great.  Was Tiger Woods, Jack Welch, Warren Buffet and Jerry Rice born with greatness or did they develop it through hard work (practice) and excellent coaching and mentoring?

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Unlocking Innovation and Creativity in your Workplace

October 31st, 2019

Rick Heyland and Rob Gulbronson (RLG International VP and Business unit leader) discuss 5 rules to unlock innovation in your workforce.  Most of the research and writings around innovation are good, but generic and don't offer concrete solutions for a Leader to innovate in the workplace.  Rick Presents 5 simple but pragmatic rules for any team to create innovation that impacts the bottom-line.

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Bill Ambrose - The soft skills are the hard skills in turning around business performance

October 16th, 2019

Rick Heyland (RLG International EVP) and Bill Ambrose (ex-Mammoet Industries President and ex-Transocean SVP) discuss the art of the business Turnaround. Bill shares his 5 step process for turning around a large brownfield capital project program.

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Women in Leadership featuring; Susan Sharp, Carina Gillenwater and Ana Ximenes

August 6th, 2019

Rick Heyland's special guests include; Susan Sharp VP- Sinclair Oil, Carina Gillenwater- VP- Southwestern Energy and Ana Ximenes- VP- RLG International. They share valuable leadership lessons over their distinguished careers.  They also share their insights into how to promote and mentor more female leaders.

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Weekly game planning the trim tab for life

July 26th, 2019

Rick Heyland reviews the importance of weekly game planning to help focus and accomplish our most important goals.  Go to for a free download of the weekly game planning tool.

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Effective Leadership of team Business Reviews featuring James Bowzer and J. Roger Laing

July 26th, 2019

Improve your performance, employee ownership and positive accountability by facilitating a monthly business review that promotes “the great reversal” in meeting reporting and effectiveness. James Bowzer (ex-Marathon Oil and Baytex Executive) and Roger Laing (RLG VP and Business Unit leader) share their passion, enthusiasm and insights for the leader who wants to create a powerful monthly business review.


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Trust in Relationships and Trusted Partnerships: A Cornerstone for Success

July 10th, 2019

Improve the levels of stress, engagement and productivity of your employees and increase your shareholder return by four times the market by building your Trust. Rick Heyland and Ron Kiskis (ex-Chevron Executive) talk about the keys to developing this type of Trust in personal and professional relationships and partnerships.

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Effective Daily Planning a keystone habit of highly effective teams and individuals

July 8th, 2019

Are you busy but not accomplishing the most important goals?  Are you just doing roundtable updates at your daily team meetings?  If you answered yes to these questions, you are likely stuck in the busy and unproductive trap. It is time to stop and change!  Rick Heyland, RLG International’s EVP Global Client Solutions discusses how to build practical and effective personal daily planning habits. Neil Longson, an RLG- VP and Business Unit leader, shares his best practices for daily team meetings and huddles that motivate members of a team.

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Change your culture and performance through effective meetings

June 18th, 2019

37% of your meetings don’t add value!  Rick Heyland with Kevin Brown (ex-Lyondelbasell executive) and Don Telfer (RLG Team Leader) discuss solutions for more effective meetings that result in a high performing culture.

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