(Click on any question to reveal the answer in the panel below.)
SLDI is a Dallas-based firm which has offered comprehensive leadership development services nationwide and globally since 2001. SLDI's clients range from mom-and-pop startups to Fortune 100 companies, and its LeaderPerfect® services have extended to over six-dozen industries.
SLDI was founded in 2001 by Dr. Mike Armour, who remains its president and managing principal.
By 2006, SLDI had built a team of about 18 associated coaches and trainers serving clients nationwide and abroad. By then, SLDI was also coaching executives in Fortune 100 companies and maintaining leadership development programs stretching from coast to coast.
In 2011, SLDI made further expansion overseas by opening an office in Kigali, Rwanda. For the next eight years (until the COVID pandemic), SLDI provided leadership and management training for top government officials and business leaders in Kenya, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, and Rwanda.
Dr. Mike used the pandemic to restructure SLDI stateside and diversify its offerings, particularly in business consulting. More recently, he has assembled a new team of associates whose backgrounds and qualifications align with the company's redefined menu of services.
LeaderPerfect® is a trade name for the operational arm of SLDI which provides person-to-person leadership development. Other components of SLDI function as publishing and podcasting arms. LeaderPerfect® is a registered trademark.
SLDI specializes in comprehensive leadership development programs for executives, managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and institutional boards. LeaderPerfect® services include
Even though we believe that live, in-person delivery is the preferred setting for leadership development, all LeaderPerfect® coaching, mentoring, and training programs (with the exception of team-building) are offered virtually. In most cases, consulting services can also be provided as an online service.
We work with a wide variety of businesses, professional partnerships, startups, and government agencies. The following links offer you an extended list of industries and clients who have capitalized on SLDI's LeaderPerfect® Resources and Solutions.
In the non-profit arena we have extensive experience with private schools, churches, parachurch ministries, political campaigns, community organizations, and fund-raising.
We serve clients nationwide. We have purposefully located SLDI in Dallas, Texas in order to be centrally located for air travel in the U.S. and to have convenient international connections. We therefore routinely provide leadership development programs from coast to coast — indeed, anywhere in North America.
Yes, SLDI has taken its LeaderPerfect® programs to Canada, Mexico, the British Isles, Asiatic Russia, Ukraine, Austria, the Balkans, South Korea, and several nations of Africa. Our team members also have executive experience throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa.
As a result, our global experience is extensive. Because SLDI no longer has overseas offices, we must currently support engagements outside of the U.S. by traveling internationally from Dallas. Clients should therefore allow for these travel costs when considering SLDI for a leadership development engagement.
We can, however, deliver LeaderPerfect® programs virtually almost anywhere in the world and at the same rate as virtual services in the U.S.
Because we customize every engagement, we find it best to discuss fees only after we have met with you in a free preliminary consultation to clarify such critical issues as:
We prefer to work on a flat fee basis, so that you know from the outset what your total investment will be. Our fees generally fall in the mid-range of what similar firms charge for services. We provide discounts for non-profits and micro-businesses and for organizations who use SLDI for multiple engagements.