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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 been utilized in dozens of industries.
SLDI was founded in 2001 by Dr. Mike Armour, who remains its managing principal.
Prior to launching SLDI, Dr. Mike spent decades providing leadership training and coaching on a part-time basis, primarily in the non-profit sector. Much of this work was pro bono, pursued more as an avocation than a profession. Yet it equipped him handsomely to launch SLDI as a fulltime endeavor at the turn of the century.
By 2006, SLDI had a team of about 18 associated coaches and trainers serving clients nationwide and abroad. By then it was also coaching executives in Fortune 100 companies and maintaining leadership development programs stretching from coast to coast.
In 2011, SLDI expanded abroad by opening an office in Kigali, Rwanda. For the next eight years, SLDI provided leadership and management training for top government officials and business leaders in four African nations.
More recently, as SLDI team members began to retire or move into other careers, Dr. Mike gradually transformed SLDI into a boutique firm. Today it limits itself to a select group of clients whom he serves personally.
Current clients include several large international companies. However, Dr. Mike devotes most of his time to SMEs (Small to Medium-Size Enterprises), particularly family-owned and family-run business.
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.
LeaderPerfect® 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 medium for leadership development, all LeaderPerfect® coaching, mentoring, and training programs 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, especially in support of clients who have a national cororate footprint.
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.
As a result, our global experience is extensive. However, since we no longer have specialists based overseas, we must support engagements outside of the U.S. by traveling internationally from Dallas. Clients should therefore take these travel costs into consideration 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 establish:
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 LeaderPerfect for multiple engagements.