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Leadership, Change, Quality and Team Building Specialist and Senior Consulting Partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies

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In addition to being a Senior Consulting Partner forThe Ken Blanchard Companies®, Dr. Dick Ruhe has more than 25 years of experience as a business keynote speaker, researcher, and author. He is a dynamic motivational speaker as well as a master storyteller. Throughout his spirited presentations on leadership, teamwork, innovation, and sales, Dick insightfully connects with attendees’ core issues and inspires a deep desire for success. He believes that motivated people are the ultimate competitive advantage in the business world.

Dick has a unique ability to present fresh business content in an entertaining and humorous way that creates an enthusiastic learning atmosphere. He has a solid background in teaching and management experience in a broad expanse of industries in the private and public sectors. Dick is a recognized expert on human performance, offering solutions that are based on current data and that include practical tools for attendees to use in honing their skills and reaching their full potential.

Dick previously served in the U.S. Coast Guard as the program director for leadership and management development. He also was vice president of sales and marketing at the Center for Leadership Studies. Dick has been a regular columnist for Sales and Marketing Management magazine and has been published in Training and Development, Western Business Systems Journal, Proceedings of the Academy of Management, and Executive Excellence. He is a past chapter president of Sales and Marketing Executives International.

Dick has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and a doctorate in human resource development from the GeorgeWashington University. With Ken Blanchard, he coauthored Know Can Do!, a best-selling business leadership book.

Dick enjoys running and swimming in his spare time.

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Know Can Do!: Put Your Know-How into Action

Know Can Do!: Put Your Know-How into Action

Speaking Topics
  • Creating Raving Fans - Satisfied Customers Just Aren't Good Enough:

    Successful organizations have one common central focus: customers. It doesn't matter if it's a business, a professional practice, a hospital or a government agency, success comes to those, and only those, who are obsessed with looking after customers. Based on the best-selling book Raving Fans, by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, Dick's program focuses on three critical steps for developing "raving fans" and loyal customers. You must DISCOVER what you want to do with your customers. Since you can't be all things to all people, it is best to focus on the things that your company does well. Next, you must DISCOVER what it is your customers really want within that framework. Learn to listen to their needs and innovate to get those needs met. The third step is to DELIVER PLUS ONE PERCENT. The key here is to consistently deliver just a little more than your customers expect from you.

  • Quality Leadership In A Tough World:

    Find out why quality remains the key way to win in the global economy. And why it's important to demystify quality and create a common language in the organization. People have to turn the classic quality tools into behavior. Learn the new skills of influence in an organization committed to quality and also how to get more out of your quality processes. To implement successful quality improvements initiatives, people must use specific action steps to drive breakthroughs in organizational performance. Dick will share four specific behaviors to create an integrated quality effort, along with tips to help people develop personal action plans.

  • Everyone's A Coach - You Can Inspire Anyone To Be A Winner:

    Dick Ruhe relates the exciting concepts from the best selling book Everyone's A Coach, co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Don Shula, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins and the most successful coach in professional football history. This presentation is a must for anyone charged with the task of helping others perform better. Today the pressure is on for people to perform at their best. Therefore, there has never been a greater need for effective coaching. Everyone is a coach in some aspect of their life. There are people out there who need your help. No matter how good you are at coaching others, you can improve your ability.

  • Leadership For A Reenergized Workforce:

    Learn why good performers sometimes take so long to provide effective leadership. Leaders know how to preserve the organization's values while changing the way it operates. It is important to retrain and redeploy the workforce in order to merge organizational objectives with the goals of individuals. Leadership and management both have their places in capitalizing on the talents of people at all levels. It is important to be both visionary and practical, and be very capable of moving from discussions of purpose to the details of actual practice. Learn the two skills that create learned optimism and maximize the performance of others.

  • Making Change To Rejuvenate The Organization:

    People must learn to get around the fears, obstacles and barriers to make change happen. Dick shares seldom-used actions that get things moving faster, while keeping internal trust in place. Examine the unique impact of reorganizing and restructuring, and use a four-step model to deal with the dynamics of change. Condense the time to move from your current culture to a stronger more change-adaptive one, while keeping people loyal and energetic.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Dick Ruhe?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dick Ruhe for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dick Ruhe, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dick Ruhe or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Dick Ruhe?

    Booking fees for Dick Ruhe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dick Ruhe, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Dick Ruhe?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dick Ruhe for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dick Ruhe for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dick Ruhe or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dick Ruhe or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Dick Ruhe

Leadership, Change, Quality and Team Building Specialist and Senior Consulting Partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies

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Dick Ruhe Biography

In addition to being a Senior Consulting Partner forThe Ken Blanchard Companies®, Dr. Dick Ruhe has more than 25 years of experience as a business keynote speaker, researcher, and author. He is a dynamic motivational speaker as well as a master storyteller. Throughout his spirited presentations on leadership, teamwork, innovation, and sales, Dick insightfully connects with attendees’ core issues and inspires a deep desire for success. He believes that motivated people are the ultimate competitive advantage in the business world.

Dick has a unique ability to present fresh business content in an entertaining and humorous way that creates an enthusiastic learning atmosphere. He has a solid background in teaching and management experience in a broad expanse of industries in the private and public sectors. Dick is a recognized expert on human performance, offering solutions that are based on current data and that include practical tools for attendees to use in honing their skills and reaching their full potential.

Dick previously served in the U.S. Coast Guard as the program director for leadership and management development. He also was vice president of sales and marketing at the Center for Leadership Studies. Dick has been a regular columnist for Sales and Marketing Management magazine and has been published in Training and Development, Western Business Systems Journal, Proceedings of the Academy of Management, and Executive Excellence. He is a past chapter president of Sales and Marketing Executives International.

Dick has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and a doctorate in human resource development from the GeorgeWashington University. With Ken Blanchard, he coauthored Know Can Do!, a best-selling business leadership book.

Dick enjoys running and swimming in his spare time.

Dick Ruhe Videos

  • Dick Ruhe, PhD - Keynote Speaker, Leadership, Quality ...

Dick Ruhe Books

Dick Ruhe Speaking Topics

  • Creating Raving Fans - Satisfied Customers Just Aren't Good Enough:

    Successful organizations have one common central focus: customers. It doesn't matter if it's a business, a professional practice, a hospital or a government agency, success comes to those, and only those, who are obsessed with looking after customers. Based on the best-selling book Raving Fans, by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, Dick's program focuses on three critical steps for developing "raving fans" and loyal customers. You must DISCOVER what you want to do with your customers. Since you can't be all things to all people, it is best to focus on the things that your company does well. Next, you must DISCOVER what it is your customers really want within that framework. Learn to listen to their needs and innovate to get those needs met. The third step is to DELIVER PLUS ONE PERCENT. The key here is to consistently deliver just a little more than your customers expect from you.

  • Quality Leadership In A Tough World:

    Find out why quality remains the key way to win in the global economy. And why it's important to demystify quality and create a common language in the organization. People have to turn the classic quality tools into behavior. Learn the new skills of influence in an organization committed to quality and also how to get more out of your quality processes. To implement successful quality improvements initiatives, people must use specific action steps to drive breakthroughs in organizational performance. Dick will share four specific behaviors to create an integrated quality effort, along with tips to help people develop personal action plans.

  • Everyone's A Coach - You Can Inspire Anyone To Be A Winner:

    Dick Ruhe relates the exciting concepts from the best selling book Everyone's A Coach, co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Don Shula, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins and the most successful coach in professional football history. This presentation is a must for anyone charged with the task of helping others perform better. Today the pressure is on for people to perform at their best. Therefore, there has never been a greater need for effective coaching. Everyone is a coach in some aspect of their life. There are people out there who need your help. No matter how good you are at coaching others, you can improve your ability.

  • Leadership For A Reenergized Workforce:

    Learn why good performers sometimes take so long to provide effective leadership. Leaders know how to preserve the organization's values while changing the way it operates. It is important to retrain and redeploy the workforce in order to merge organizational objectives with the goals of individuals. Leadership and management both have their places in capitalizing on the talents of people at all levels. It is important to be both visionary and practical, and be very capable of moving from discussions of purpose to the details of actual practice. Learn the two skills that create learned optimism and maximize the performance of others.

  • Making Change To Rejuvenate The Organization:

    People must learn to get around the fears, obstacles and barriers to make change happen. Dick shares seldom-used actions that get things moving faster, while keeping internal trust in place. Examine the unique impact of reorganizing and restructuring, and use a four-step model to deal with the dynamics of change. Condense the time to move from your current culture to a stronger more change-adaptive one, while keeping people loyal and energetic.

FAQs on booking Dick Ruhe

  • How to book Dick Ruhe?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dick Ruhe for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dick Ruhe, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dick Ruhe or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dick Ruhe?

    Booking fees for Dick Ruhe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dick Ruhe, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dick Ruhe?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dick Ruhe for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dick Ruhe for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dick Ruhe or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dick Ruhe or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dick Ruhe is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dick Ruhe for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dick Ruhe generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton, Patrick Lencioni, Marcus Buckingham and Mike Abrashoff. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dick Ruhe for an upcoming event.

Dick Ruhe Speaker Videos

  • Dick Ruhe, PhD - Keynote Speaker, Leadership, Quality ...

Dick Ruhe Speaking Topics

  • Creating Raving Fans - Satisfied Customers Just Aren't Good Enough:

    Successful organizations have one common central focus: customers. It doesn't matter if it's a business, a professional practice, a hospital or a government agency, success comes to those, and only those, who are obsessed with looking after customers. Based on the best-selling book Raving Fans, by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, Dick's program focuses on three critical steps for developing "raving fans" and loyal customers. You must DISCOVER what you want to do with your customers. Since you can't be all things to all people, it is best to focus on the things that your company does well. Next, you must DISCOVER what it is your customers really want within that framework. Learn to listen to their needs and innovate to get those needs met. The third step is to DELIVER PLUS ONE PERCENT. The key here is to consistently deliver just a little more than your customers expect from you.

  • Quality Leadership In A Tough World:

    Find out why quality remains the key way to win in the global economy. And why it's important to demystify quality and create a common language in the organization. People have to turn the classic quality tools into behavior. Learn the new skills of influence in an organization committed to quality and also how to get more out of your quality processes. To implement successful quality improvements initiatives, people must use specific action steps to drive breakthroughs in organizational performance. Dick will share four specific behaviors to create an integrated quality effort, along with tips to help people develop personal action plans.

  • Everyone's A Coach - You Can Inspire Anyone To Be A Winner:

    Dick Ruhe relates the exciting concepts from the best selling book Everyone's A Coach, co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Don Shula, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins and the most successful coach in professional football history. This presentation is a must for anyone charged with the task of helping others perform better. Today the pressure is on for people to perform at their best. Therefore, there has never been a greater need for effective coaching. Everyone is a coach in some aspect of their life. There are people out there who need your help. No matter how good you are at coaching others, you can improve your ability.

  • Leadership For A Reenergized Workforce:

    Learn why good performers sometimes take so long to provide effective leadership. Leaders know how to preserve the organization's values while changing the way it operates. It is important to retrain and redeploy the workforce in order to merge organizational objectives with the goals of individuals. Leadership and management both have their places in capitalizing on the talents of people at all levels. It is important to be both visionary and practical, and be very capable of moving from discussions of purpose to the details of actual practice. Learn the two skills that create learned optimism and maximize the performance of others.

  • Making Change To Rejuvenate The Organization:

    People must learn to get around the fears, obstacles and barriers to make change happen. Dick shares seldom-used actions that get things moving faster, while keeping internal trust in place. Examine the unique impact of reorganizing and restructuring, and use a four-step model to deal with the dynamics of change. Condense the time to move from your current culture to a stronger more change-adaptive one, while keeping people loyal and energetic.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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