Issue 63 [ISSN 1712-468]

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.

Steven Covey
Principle-Centered Leadership


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Great material.
Strong team-building results.
Strong clarity in common language.
Strong aid in personal discovery.
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David Collins



Secrets of Sucess Journal
This 52-page PDF outlines and provides a summary of most of our 100+ resources. It also provides valuable articles that you can re-purpose or forward to others.

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My Source

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Online Personal Style Indicator

Online Job Style Indicator

Online Sales Style Indicator

Online Values
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Online Stress Indicator and Health Planner

Online Self-Worth Inventory

Online Leadership Skills Inventory – Self

Online Instructional Style Indicator

Online Learning Style Indicator

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Focus on Professional Development

Leadership Always Reflects in an Organization's Results

Are You a Transforming Leader?

In today's global meltdown, it's clear there's a significant lack of leadership at all levels and in all types of organizations.

Although leadership skills are critical to success, even more important are what we call Transforming Leadership Principles—foundational belief positions. Without them, you can not create a sustainable culture of leadership or a successful organization.

The impact of leadership is felt in every walk of life, from family dynamics and nonprofit organizations to governments, education, and small and large businesses.

Note: The following information is from the first section of CRG's Leadership Skills Inventory – Self, written by Terry Anderson, PhD, and Ken Keis, MBA, and based on Terry's book Transforming Leadership.

  • Review the following 12 Transforming Leadership Principles©.
  • Rank your responses, using the scale below.
  • Total your results to the 12 questions.

The Scale

Strongly Disagree

1 to 2


3 to 4


5 to 6


7 to 8

Strongly Agree

9 to 10

How much do you agree with each of the following 12 statements?
Use the above scale to indicate your response.



12 Transforming Leadership Principles



Every person in every situation is having an impact, for better or for worse, on the people and in the current situations.



Learning to observe this impact alerts us to the reality
of positive or negative leadership opportunities and events.



Everyone can choose to work toward making a positive difference, at each moment, with each person.



The use of positive and respectful power and influence
is necessary for leadership to have enough impact
to be effective.



Individuals determine within themselves what to do,
how to act, and how to treat people.



Leadership is the understanding and meeting
of deeper needs of the people being led and served.



Leadership has a moral responsibility that is of central importance to all other aspects of successful leadership.



Transforming Leadership understands and involves others, so they can gain a critical sense of belonging and also experience a mutual sense of respect and trust.



There is opportunity for leadership in every environment, interaction, situation, and moment.



Long-term impact and long-term development are as important as immediate results.



Leadership begins deep within a person's belief and values.



There always can be a deeper understanding of reality
beyond what is currently understood.


Your Total

Leadership skills are irrelevant in the absence of a supportive mindset and belief system. Imagine having great communication skills but your response to principle 4 suggests respectful influence is Strongly Disagree!

In our experience, unless you have a score of 72 or higher, you will likely find Transforming Leadership either new or contrary to your preferred way of leading. If your score is around 96 or higher, you likely will endorse and embrace the direction of Transforming Leadership. Of course, anyone can misrepresent his or her responses and achieve a higher score—but for what purpose?

So how did you do?

  • Do you see responses where you scored yourself less than 6?
  • Do you need to reconsider your attitude in those areas?
  • What mind set adjustment, if any, do you need to make?

Principle 7 is about the importance of moral responsibility, especially in business today. The lack of moral responsibility and integrity of some Wall Street leaders produced our current economic climate.

Principle 10 references government leaders who were more interested in short-term fixes, and denied the long-term impacts of their lack of oversight.

After the 12 Principles, Leadership Skills Inventory – Self outlines 60 critical leadership skills segmented into 5 sections. Each section adds another level of sophistication and requirements.

  • Self-Management
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Coaching
  • Consulting
  • Organizational Development

We will cover those skills in future articles.

If you want to rate your leaderships skills or those of others—compared to successful transforming leaders—please click the link and immediately access the Online Leadership Skills Inventory – Self.

Note: For a full debrief for each Principle and the 60 leadership skills, consider investing in our 300-page hard-cover book, Transforming Leadership.

Certification in CRG Assessment Systems Workshop

(Formerly TTT I).
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Find out why CRG's Personal Style Indicator and our other assessments are preferred by over 80% of professionals who no longer feel comfortable using alternatives like MBTI, DiSC, and True Colors—once they attend the CRG workshop.

If you are a leader or an independen or internal professional developer desiring to make a difference in other people´s lives, this Certification in CRG Assessment Systems Workshop event is for you!

To have credibility using CRG's transformational resources with others, you must experience the power of our processes first hand.

This is the best session most of you will ever attend.
Watch the feedback from our most recent workshop attendees.

CRG's resources have had the privilege of helping build and holistically Enrich People´s Lives—individuals, families, educational institutions, small businesses, associations, and Fortune 500 companies.

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October 15, 16, 17, 2009

January 28, 29, 30, 2009

Space is Limited.

Want to learn more about this program?
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  • The $1200.00 worth of materials included with the workshop and our Risk-Free Guarantee ensure that you lose nothing and gain everything!

Take yourself and your organization to the next level.
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Note: Participate at less than our cost, if you qualify for the Alumni rate!

CRG's NEW Corporate Learning Center (CLC)

Special Promotion till Monday, July 20, 2009
3-Month Free Trial Offer
on CLC Subscription Level 1 up to 100 users

Test Drive it!
Learn Why Professionals Prefer the Flexibility
of CRG's New Corporate Learning Center

The Corporate Learning Center is designed specifically for

  • CRG's corporate and institutional clients;
  • people responsible for larger groups; and
  • individuals who wish to engage CRG's Online assessments to manage their employees, clients, and participants easily.

All corporate users are stored under the umbrella of your own Corporate Learning Center. This private center setup does not show any CRG site navigation.

Each Corporate Learning Center can support a hierarchy and permissions of up to 10 levels—enough for a big international company to set up offices in locations around the globe.

  • In CLC's Management Console, you can create organizational units (groups), you can add users, and you can distribute assessments.
  • As an administrator or an individual with permission, you can view the results of others and be notified that the assessments have been completed.
  • Manager's JSI—more than one person can complete a JSI on a single job or position. Through this process, the hiring and/or succession team can determine the best style characteristics needed to fulfill a specific position. This assessment is accessible only via the CLC.
  • Job Style Indicator Compatibility Reports—you can have several applicants' PSI results compared to a completed JSI. This option of comparing multiple applicants to one position is possible only through the CLC interface and digital dashboard.

Coming Soon: More Options for the CLC

  • Style 360° assessments—someone can complete the PSI, SSI, or ISI on you. Watch for upcoming announcements.

The intuitive style built into the CLC makes the administration of CRG Online assessments and reports easy!

Corporate Learning Center Private Login

The CLC is your organization's private entrance into the CRG assessment center. No CRG site navigation or links will appear in your CLC. All participants in your CLC will login from your co-branded landing page, created specifically to serve you and your constituents.

Subscription Fees Apply to the CLC

Subscription fees are based on the number of users within the Corporate Learning Center. As the administrator, you can add or delete participants at your discretion.

Purchase the subscription level that will work best for you!

CRG Corporate Learning Center Subscription Rates

Per Month
per user
per user,
if prepaid

Basic Package for Permitted Users

  • 3-month minimum
  • You Save 2 months' fees when you prepay 12 months.

CRG's Affiliate Fees apply to the CLC subscription fee.
You save even more money when you are a CRG Affiliate or Associate.

Please Note: If you decide to discontinue your subscription, you no longer will have access to results previously completed by participants.

We will add additional features and capabilities to the CLC in the coming months.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Eleanor Parkinson.

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  • Simply go to the Partner area to upload the new images and Partner links.


If you find any errors or difficulties in the new site, please contact CRG immediately. We will respond quickly to correct programming mistakes.

Upcoming Events

Who: Ken Keis Presents
What: Creating A Successful Magalog
National Speakers Association Annual Conference
Where: JW Marriot Resort Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
Phoenix, Arizona
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Who: Ken Keis Presents
What: "Living On Purpose: From Mediocre to Meaningful"
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6th Annual Advanced Administrators Forum
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Who: Ken Keis Presents
What: Assess for Success – Learn how assessments improve your effectiveness, increase your credibility, and immediately enhance your results.
The Association for Career and Technical Education
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When: November 19, 20, 21, 2009
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When: January, 28, 29, 30, 2010
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What´s New?

Position Available at CRG

  • Sales & Business Development
    • Reporting to the President this individual is responsible for selling Certification in CRG Assessment Systems Workshop.

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CRG President and CEO Ken Keis is available as a conference speaker and radio and TV guest—and for interviews in print.

For the past few years, Ken has been rebuilding CRG and revising each of CRG's 12 core assessments. Now that the assessment project is completed, he has more time for speaking, training, and media events.

Since 1989, Ken has conducted more than 2000 presentations and written over 2 million words of content. He has recently presented at career, HR, and leadership conferences across North America.

To see Ken in action, please click on this link.

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