Helping you fix & prevent bad boss behaviors.

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What We Do.

We're not magicians. We fix what's broken.
Bad or Broken - Boss or Leader - We can help

We conduct innovative research on real-world, contemporary, leadership & technology issues.

Employees can learn better ways to manage up

Based on the research, we bring intriguing and inspiring ideas to light at meetings & live events.

Teams of Individuals Experience Conflict all the Time

If you have a leadership or digital communication problem, we help you find a solution.

Every organization struggles with poor leadership at some point

When you're serious about embedding best practices in contemporary people leadership, we can help.

Ben Lichtenwalner - Founder of Radiant Forest

about us.

Nobody sets out to be a bad boss. Nobody wants to work for a bad leader. Yet, you may find yourself – and your organization – struggling with faltering leadership. This is where we come in.

Radiant Forest can help you turnaround troubled bosses. We help your organization realign its people with trust, inspiration, and vision.

Find out more by joining one of our webinars or scheduling a call with our founder.



If you have an organizational leadership issue, we have a solution...
Ben Lichtenwalner gives keynote talks on leadership


Our keynote talks are a great way to introduce new principles to a large group. These communications can also be a great way to kick off new programs.
Our most popular talks include:

  • - 21st Century Leadership
  • - SERVANT Leadership
  • - Unconscious Bias
  • - Be a Boss that Does Not Suck
  • - Executive Communications in the Digital Era

Training sessions are great for team-based learning.


Radiant Forest can work with you to design, build, and deliver the most effective training for your company or event. Some of our most popular group training programs include:

  • - SERVANT Leadership
  • - The NEW Trust
  • - Effective Listening
  • - Digital Communications

Consulting services are great for tackling stubborn or vague issues


When you have a persistent, ugly, or somewhat vague issue, it's often best to have an outside perspective. Radiant Forest can engage with your team to root out the problem and define a comprehensive solution.

Individual leadership advisory is better than coaching

Individual Advisory

Coaching has earned a bad reputation. We don't coach. We do advise. Radiant Forest believes all good leaders should have a personal board of advisors. Give us a call to see if we're be a good personal board member for you.

Leadership assessment tools are great ways to reveal and confirm gaps


Bad organizations turn great through assessment tools and follow through on results.
The best organizations stay great through continuous assessments and responses.
Let Radiant Forest help you reveal and close any gaps in your leadership or culture through effective assessments like:

  • - 360 Degree Feedback (Team or Individual)
  • - Organizational Culture Health Check
  • - SERVANT Leadership Assessment
  • - Trust Capacity


Our Research

Here's what we've discovered and want you to know.

Leadership Development Gap

Most postsecondary institutions claim to produce great leaders. However, the reality is only 15% offer leadership development programs. Our research analyzed 18 years of data, across 6,857 institutions, for 2,155 different program classifications (degrees or certificates). Here’s what we found.

Heat Map of United States Displaying the Percentage of Institutions in Each State that Offer Leadership Programs, Smallest Percentage is 7% and Highest is 34%

Our Blog

Check out our latest thinking from the #1 blog on SERVANT Leadership, according to BlogRank.
  • Business & Racial Awareness – Full Video Recently, I partnered with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expert, Glen Guyton from GuyStar Enterprises, to help business executives better address racial inequality in their workplace and industry. This 1 hour session was an abridged version of a 4 part, 4 hour series, based on the following books: White Fragility: Why it's so Hard for [...]

  • New Live Course: Business & Racial Awareness Starts Friday

    Join Business & Racial Awareness: From Conversation to Action, today. Seats are limited. Sessions start Friday. About the Course I grew up in very white suburbs. With little exposure to other heritages, but a strong moralistic and Christian-centered world view, I considered myself an ally and "woke" before I knew these terms. I said everything [...]

  • Action Speaks Louder Than Words

    In times of tragedy and civil unrest, it is easy and common for companies to release position statements. It's good for leaders to offer their support to communities in need. A positive message that says, "we stand with you" feels good. Unfortunately, in these times, your stakeholders need more than warm fuzzies - they need [...]

  • Ken Melrose Completes His Service on Earth

    The servant-leadership community lost another great example and shepherd this week. Ken Melrose, former chairman and chief executive officer of The Toro Company, passed away Sunday May 3, 2020. Ken was a passionate advocate for servant-leadership at Toro and beyond. His book, "Making the Grass Greener on Your Side: A CEO’s Journey to Leading by [...]

  • New Study: Only 15% of Schools Offer Leadership Programs

    Heat map of percentage of institutions with leadership programs, in the United States, by state Does anyone believe we have enough good leaders in politics? What about the workplace? I didn't think so. In the "Be the Good" TEDx talk, I mentioned we have so many bad bosses, that we tend to find [...]


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