Russ Riendeau, PhD is a behavioral scientist, author of 6 books on talent management and leadership development and an artist/sculpture, with over 85 completed works. As a longtime singer/songerwriter, he's recorded 5 albums, playing guitar, piano, mandolin and harmonica. Russ is also a member of the band, 3 Lincolns. He's a keynote speaker and former co-host of the Air America radio show "The Business Doctor." Russ is also a member of Vistage International, the world's largest CEO membership organization. The founder of the executive search firm East Wing Group, Inc. he's spent the last decades as a retained executive recruiter near Chicago. With a doctorate degree in developmental psychology, Dr. Riendeau is also a marathoner, pilot, cyclist, and loves to ride motorcycles with a really good helmet.
An idea worth spreading
Behavioral science research shows that over 80% of people do not any significant amount of time per week in professsional/personal development. Those individuals that do, earn more income, are in better physical health, are more likely to be promoted and save more of their income towards retirement. The idea of proactive learning is not a new idea, but an idea that constantly needs to be reinvented and spreading.
I'm passionate about
Sharing my research and ideas on how indivuals can become successful in life by taking risks, becoming a proactive learner and not to take one's self too seriously.
People don't know I'm good at
playing guitar, building stuff, climbing trees, skating, saying and writing the alphabet backwards really fast.
My TED story
I discovered TED years ago by accident and have embraced it's passion and influence on promoting free ideas and challenge our minds and body.The talks I've listened to have inspired me to write, to test ideas and to pursue the truth in a lot of things in my life and allowing myself to be detached from the outcome in the pursuit of the truth and enlightment.