PRINCIPLES

Our training program is built upon twelve foundational principles, which are specifically designed to work with human nature instead of against it. They are also personally challenging because they require us to give up dominance and control, put aside our own self-interest, and diminish our use of punishments and rewards. In the end, however, they give us a stable framework to hold onto and they create the perfect conditions wherein people intrinsically begin to lead, govern, and motivate themselves.

Like a wristwatch, we move clockwise from one principle to the next at each of our training sessions. Every time, after we go all the way around, we start over. Although the principles remains the same, the material is always fresh, thought provoking, and new. The curriculum is designed to allow you to join us at any time.

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STEWARDSHIP

Being more like a stagehand than the performer.
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STAKE TO A TREE

Delegation and trusting others with responsibility.
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FIRE IN THE BONES

Articulating the challenging cause outside ourselves and keeping the fire burning.

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BETWEEN BEASTS & ANGELS

The way we see people is the way we treat them, and the way we treat them is what they become.
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WORDS & GLUE

Using our words to make things stick and echo for a very long time.

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PLAYERS ON THE FIELD

Choosing the best players on the field, like a team captain on the playground.

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TRUNK AND BRANCHES

The trunk and branches of the disciplinary tree.

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UNDETECTABLE TEACHER

Creating the conditions were individuals are learning as if we did not exist.

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HUMAN NATURE

Understanding and working with the deepest human needs.

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SKILL & CONFIDENCE

Avoiding mirrors, looking through windows, and going through doors.

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MEASURING CUP

Measuring success by the means, not the end goal.

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RULERS, MANAGERS, & STEWARDS

Understanding the three forms of governance.

LIVE SESSIONS

On the second and fourth Wednesday of every month (with the exception of holidays) an individual can secure a seat at a live leadership training session. The R.M Decker Center for Leadership training sessions are held at the Chemekata Center for Business and Industry located on 626 High Street in Salem Oregon.

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ARCHIVED SESSIONS

If you are unable to attend a Live Session, you may rent and watch recorded sessions online. A rented session is only $6.95. You can choose from a full library of topics or you can select by the date when the live session was originally held.

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ONSITE TRAINING

For those who need something more than just a one-time speaking event; Tony Decker provides ongoing training at the R.M Decker Center for Leadership in Salem, Oregon. Training is also available by accessing the video archives on our website. If however, you travels outside the local area and provides extended leadership training sessions to entire organizations, subset groups, or teams.