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About DrjohnD

Dr. John Dentico is a leadership development and simulation learning expert who speaks, writes, consults and trains 21st Century leaders. He is the founder of LeadSimm LLC a one-of-a-kind 21st Century leadership development and simulation learning company. With more than 30 years of experience in leadership, learning and simulation design and development, he is convinced that there is no problem too hard, no challenge too great, and no issue too complex that it cannot be solved by the collaborative actions of a focused group of committed people. For the past 17 years he has worked to create active learning, experientially based simulation learning opportunities for a variety of clients who are charged with overcoming some of the most intractable issues and challenges America faces. With his LeadSimm Leadership Development Simulation exercises he has powerfully demonstrated time and again that action breeds hope and that people working together as full partners fueled by a mutual mission, shared vision and common goals are a force to be reckoned with. He understands that the best way to learn leadership is to practice leadership in as close to the real world decision making environment as possible because then and only then will a potential leader learn how to create a "leadership dynamic", the real power of a 21st Century organization.

Buyer Beware: The Difference Between Leadership and Management

The second article in the five part Buyer Beware: The Five Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Leadership Development Services series is now available on the LeadSimm website.  It was delayed for about three weeks as we shifted our entire … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware: How Do You Define Leadership?

As promised the first of five articles in the Buyer Beware: The Five Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Leadership Development Services is now published on the LeadSimm LLC website Downloads page.  I wanted to start with a fundamental understanding … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware: Leadership Development and the Five Questions To Ask

Some time ago I wrote a rather lengthy article entitled Buyer Beware: Leadership Development and the Five Questions you need to ask before you buy a vendor’s services. Since the long article does not lend itself to internet reading and … Continue reading

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21st Century Leadership: Are You Digging in the Right Place?

This article uses the lesson learned by Indiana Jones and his sidekick Sallah in the movie The Raiders of the Lost Arc.  If you remember the scene where they are looking for the Well of the Souls in which the … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans . . .

Well it has been several months since I first announced that I would be placing a video on the LeadSimm website. Funny thing, oftentimes, one thing leads to another.  Several weeks ago I uploaded some speaking videos to the site … Continue reading

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LeadSimm LLC Video Presentation Coming Soon

I am working on a 2 minute LeadSimm LLC video presentation and it is coming soon to my website. As I prepare it I am reminded of the words of Thomas Jefferson who, when writing to a friend said, I … Continue reading

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Do We Need Leaders?–A Response

The other day I noticed a question on one of the LinkedIn groups I belong to that asked the question: Do We Need Leaders? It is one of those questions that does make you think. To many it might seem … Continue reading

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I Can See Clearly Now—Leader, Leading, Leadership

A couple of years ago Russ Volckmann, a leadership colleague who runs the Integral Leadership Review website–www.integralleadershipreview.com, asked me if I would be interested in producing an article on simulations for the review. I did and I found it to … Continue reading

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New Site, New Content, LeadSimm Renewed!

Welcome to the completely updated and revamped LeadSimm website. It has been a long time coming but it finally is here. In the coming days and weeks blog posts and media downloads including articles and ScreenFlow presentations will become part … Continue reading

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