We Believe in Humanity-Centered LeadershipSM
Leadership is more about who you are – your character and values – than what you do or role you have. Leaders are trustees and advocates for the people in their care, so understanding the nature of humankind is integral to the success of any organization – from the family unit, to the civic/social arena, or the workplace.
While much has been written about principles of strong leadership and even servant leadership, the fundamentals of basic human kindness and virtuous interaction are often avoided because they are considered soft or esoteric, inaccurately assumed to have no measurable benefits, and ultimately feared by some leaders as a sign of weakness in the boardroom or on the factory floor. Our passion and purpose is to dispel such beliefs and, in fact, encourage the engagement and application of the Humanity-Centered LeadershipSM virtues of Humility, Compassion, Grace and Hope.
Essential foundation for vulnerability-based trust
Inspiration and action to do what is right and best for others
Language of interaction and engagement with others
Galvanizing dynamic that spurs people to act, both creating and fulfilling a vision for the future
In a brief 60-90 presentation, we explore the four Humanity-Centered LeadershipSM virtues one by one, building the case for their imperative need and engagement in our culture today. We discuss their definition, origin, application and benefit. Through reflections on real world case studies to rehearsing timeless principles of elevating human worth and dignity, your team will come away inspired and challenged to employ an approach to leadership that will change the way they lead, starting with how they view themselves and all of humankind.
In contrast to preconceived notions of weakness, passivity, permissiveness and aimless ambition, your leaders will understand that Humanity-Centered LeadershipSM will unlock new levels of strength, accountability, meaningful boundaries and freedom with their teams. Now more than ever, our society needs this life-giving approach to leadership.
Reach out to us today to schedule a complimentary presentation!
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
by Patrick Lencioni
New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.
Dare to Lead
by Brené Brown
Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and now she teaches us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.
The Ideal Team Player
by Patrick Lencioni
Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.
Putting Hope to Work
by Harry Hutson & Barbara Perry
Hutson & Perry draw upon their many years of research and management consulting to present a pragmatic approach to identifying, supporting, and sustaining hope and channeling it towards productive ends to create more vibrant, creative, collaborative - and successful - workplaces. The authors offer a multi-dimensional approach to leadership that is both inspiring and practical, tapping into a universal desire to produce work that is as meaningful as it is profitable.
Troy's approach to projects is collaborative. His approach to conflict is compassionate and direct. His ability to get results is absolute. Team members trust him, leadership respects him and clients benefit from his experience and expertise. Whether addressing business challenges or celebrating successes, my team and I felt a true partnership working with Troy, as he is one of the best communicators and collaborators. I highly recommend The Berryfield Group if integrity, collaboration and results are important to you.
Jan Bryzeal, VP of Human Resources
Troy is passionate about helping teams operate at their maximum potential. With more than 30 years of corporate, marketing agency, and military leadership experience, he coaches, challenges, and encourages executives and managers to work through and solve organizational challenges that hinder growth and productivity. He has a "superpower" in understanding and interpreting human behavior - which leads to insight-driven, strategic work accomplished by engaging and empowering the voices and talents in teams to deliver the best work. His colleagues marvel at his ability to draw out everyone's input – especially those often marginalized – and entice all participants into becoming eager contributors to the team's success.
His career started in the field of managerial accounting and then progressed across multiple disciplines in corporate organizations (McCormick, Cadbury Schweppes, USG), including finance, sales communications, field marketing, brand management, and innovation. Then crossing over to the agency side of marketing, Troy advised, mentored, and developed strategic marketing and innovation plans with leaders across CPG food, beverages, spirits, banking, pharmaceutical, industrial products and convenience retail sectors.
Through the years, Troy has managed teams of all sizes - from 2-3 individuals to large, cross-functional departments. He has also been a team trainer for insight development, chief facilitator for team dynamics assessment and training, innovation team moderator, lead ethnographic researcher, and adjunct university professor.
Specific Skill Set and Strengths:
Collaborative, action-oriented leadership style
Champion of team culture, staff evolution and advancement
Deep, anthropologic listener creating environments for vulnerability and learning
Insight-driven decision maker
Respected, effective communicator
Troy earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Gettysburg College and a M.S. in Marketing at Johns Hopkins University. He is an Adjunct Professor and Business Leadership Center Instructor for the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and former Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Liberty University. His personal credo is to always be curious, think critically, communicate well, and live compassionately.