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Reality-Based Leadership

Reality-Based Leadership

Reality-Based Leadership is a revolutionary philosophy developed by Cy Wakeman, an international keynote speaker, business consultant, and New York Times bestselling author. Grounded in reality, Wakeman’s philosophy teaches people how to:

  • Turn excuses into results
  • Transform unhappy employees into accountable, successful members of the workforce

With over 20 years of working with thousands of companies, Reality-Based Leadership has multiple sustainability options to help hardwire Reality-Based principles into your workforce and support the message of personal accountability long into the future. Reality-Based Leadership is a revolutionary new approach to leadership.

Instead of working to perfect the circumstances of employees, you’ll discover practical tools and techniques to reveal a reality-based mindset. Through this new mindset, you’ll gain simple ways to call your teams to greatness, keeping them ready for business challenges now and into the future. They begin to succeed and deliver results in spite of their circumstances. 

The EA team is certified in Reality-Based Leadership and can help you do the same at your organization! 

For a price quote and a full proposal:


Training content can include:

  • Accountability is a Mindset, Not a Skillset
  • Buy-in is Not Optional
  • Calculating the REAL Value of Employees
  • Ditch the Drama
  • The Dual Role of Leaders
  • Getting Them Out of Their BMW’s (Blaming, Moaning, Whining)
  • Personal Accountability
  • Stop Judging. Start Helping
  • There Will Always Be Extenuating Circumstances, Succeed Anyway
  • Work With the Willing

Let’s Get Started!

Contact us today for a no obligation discussion on this impactful training, including the investment (which includes one year’s access to the virtual library of Reality-Based Leadership videos, that helps sustain the learning for the long term).

Content can be customized to your specific learning objectives and business needs.

**This leadership training is being offered to EA members only. If you’d like more information on EA membership, click here!

Meet your Reality-Based Certified Leadership trainers!

Bob Bethel, SPHR (
Vice President – HR and Learning Services

Bob’s career in human resources has led him through a number of area organizations. EA members tap into his extensive experience via our HR Hotline and by engaging him for training and consulting projects. Bob is involved in the HR Professional community as a past Director of the Ohio SHRM State Council and in the local community as a Springfield Township Trustee.

Dave Tippett, PHR, SHRM-CP (
Senior Trainer

Dave is well-known in the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan business community for his enthusiasm, training creativity and commitment to helping people work better, together. He provides customized training content, delivered with an innovative and interactive approach. Dave spent 10 years as a practicing HR manager. He has trained for companies like Cooper Tire, Whirlpool, General Motors, Sauder  Woodworking,  Campbell Soup and many, many others.

The Employers' Association

Author The Employers' Association

When you need help answering the tough questions or tackling time-consuming projects, The Employers’ Association (EA) has you covered. Our experts in Human Resource Solutions, Professional Training and Wellness Consulting can meet your needs today. The EA was formed more than 60 years ago, by local companies for local companies, to address common workplace needs. We’re still doing it today. From two-person companies to corporations with thousands of employees, our member organizations come in all different sizes and represent a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, engineering, agriculture, automotive, community service agencies, municipal and county governments, educational institutions, and more. More than 700 organizations are members of the EA. We’re humbled to say that many of them have been with us for more than 20 years.

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