Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan

A highly-sought-after speaker, trainer, and executive coach, Rodger Dean Duncan is widely know for his expertise in the strategic management of change – for individuals as well as for organizations. Top-selling author Stephen R. Covey called Rodger’s work on leadership “brilliantly insightful, inspiring – profound, yet user friend – visionary, yet practical.

After an early career as an award-winning journalist and university professor, Rodger founded Duncan Worldwide in 1972 to serve the needs of people seeking to boost performance. His client roster includes some of the world’s best companies as well as cabinet officers in two White House administrations. He also headed global communications at Campbell Soup Company.

Rodger is married, and is the father of four grown children and grandfather to 11. He was a founding board member of the CAMIE Awards (Character and Morality in Entertainment), which promotes family-friendly television and film productions.

Rodger earned his PhD in communication at Purdue University. He writes a blog that reaches opt-in subscribers in more than 200 countries. His latest book is Change-Friendly Leadership: How to Transform Good Intentions into Great Performance.

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Today’s Brilliance from Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan

No one on his deathbed ever said “I wish I’d spent more time at the office.” Don’t get me wrong. Work is a wonderful thing. It can be very fulfilling and can provide meaningful service to others. But personal relationships are the most important things in our lives. It’s through relationships with others that we learn about ourselves, about how to make choices, how to self correct, how to grow and develop, how to contribute to the human community, how to turn dreams into reality. And listening is the most important behavior in those relationships. Really listening. This requires using your eyes and your… Read more.