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Boost Employee Engagement and Retention

Five Principles for Building and Sustaining a Winning Culture

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Chris helped us to double employee engagement from about 40 percent to 80 percent .”

- Colleen Creighton, Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology

Boost employee engagement and retention:

5 Principles for Building and Sustaining a Winning Culture


Did you know that nearly 70 percent of Americans report being UNengaged at work? About 46% of employees reportedly leave a job after 18 months; 89% because of a bad culture fit.

Turning those figures around will more than 2X the productivity, revenue and impact of your team … without costing another dime.


This course will help you create a winning organizational culture so that you can bring the very best out of your team, increase productivity, and boost your revenues and impact.

In this course you will:

  • Learn how diverse leader personas help you form a balanced leader team that can prevent expensive errors and enable you to recognize and seize subtle opportunities.
  • Discover the #1 thing you must do to hire for culture so that you can maintain workplace knowledge and momentum … and prevent the massive drain on revenues that comes from employee turnover.
  • Imagine the effect on your productivity and impact if your employees treated your organization like they were owners instead of renters. Learn the 3 best ways to improve resilience so your team pro-actively solves problems and rebounds from setbacks.
  • Determine why leaders become toxic and the best ways to handle them … and how not to be fooled by toxic employees. Preventing workplace incivility can save you about $14,000 per employee.
  • Uncover the secrets to putting the right leaders in the right roles, so you can bring out the best in your team and dramatically reduce the risk of burnout.


In this course you will discover the 5 Secrets to a Winning Organizational Culture through written and video content. Each Habit is centered on clear and concise business, nonprofit, and historical cases. The worksheet for each lesson helps you apply highly practical tips to your personal and professional life. At the end of the module, you will create an action plan for your top 3 lessons. Change your mindset, change your habits, change your results.


Your Instructor


Christopher Kolenda
Christopher Kolenda

Leading through the COVID-19 Crisis course is a collaborative effort of all the Strategic Leaders Academy consultants, Erik Kober, Chris Kolenda, Tom Luscher, Jeff Marquez, and John O'Grady.

Founder of the Strategic Leaders Academy, Chris has helped small business and nonprofit CEOs grow by over $25 million and counting. He is a West Point graduate, internationally renowned combat leader, retired Army Colonel, business leader and author of the critically acclaimed book, Leadership: The Warrior’s Art -- which has sold over 50,000 copies, Chris draws from a storied military career and extensive practice and scholarship, to help leaders and teams grow and succeed sustainably. He has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.


"SLA’s leader archetypes gave us a framework to discuss the ways that people lead differently and how we celebrate that diversity as we build commitment to a common culture. This is already benefiting our retention, engagement and morale."

- Michele Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

So, What Qualifies Us to Help You?

We have amassed over 150 years of highly successful leadership experience in some of the most difficult and dynamic situations leaders face. Each of us has a masters degree or PhD in subjects related to Leadership, Culture, and Strategy – we bring you over 100,000 hours of research, published articles and books to produce the best and most actionable ideas that history and philosophy, social and behavioral sciences, and business management have to offer.

Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for one year - across any and all devices you own. We know, though, that a year can zip by so if you get to the end of your year and need more time, let us know. Our goal is for you to get the information and resources you need to reach your goals.
What if I purchase a course and decide to add coaching?
Great question! There will be options throughout your course to add coaching. Add as many sessions as you like!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do you offer a Veterans discount?
Yes! Veterans get 25%. Contact us at [email protected] for the coupon code.

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