Uniquely, T.A.L.K. Associates provides learning and development support for 21st Century leaders that concentrates on the direction of their efforts with multilevel consistency.

Positive direction Communication Skills – Moving forward and improving forward

Positive Direction Presentation Skills – Building Value to Accelerate Progress

Leadership ESPEverybody on the Same Page with Excellence on the Same Page

Behavioral, thinking and decision-making styles in a positive direction

Silent Mentor Leadership – Supporting and encouraging everyone’s performance in a positive direction

If you are a leader or assigned as a leader, then you have a responsibility to manage and influence human activity for the accurate and successful delivery of products or services.


Effective leaders enable an environment that brings out everyone’s best performance.


Leaders and leadership teams from the front line supervisor to the CEO expand levels of mastery for Organizational Unity of Effort, Relationships, Performance and Morale, all to work together in a positive direction. Sustain direct connections to customer satisfaction and bottom line success.

Identify and use your direction of excellence as a leader

Identify, use and develop the direction of excellence of your team, group or organization

Identify and use your behavior style(s) most effectively

Maximize your effectiveness as a Team Member

Enable an environment in which Relationships, Performance and Morale (the human activity) work together

The Manual is a comprehensive, universal guide for using the Unity of Effort framework effectively. The appendix includes a full version of the book Your Positive Direction NOW by J. Bert Freeman.

The Narrative BIG FIVE Self-Assessment is often used by organizations or organizational segments because of its research-based connection to the influences that impact our lives and our life behaviors in the workplace. It is an excellent fit for helping leaders to manage the directions of their organizational efforts, while understanding more about what influences organizational behaviors. With the Narrative BIG FIVE, leaders in a Positive Direction ESP framework are better equipped to manage personality differences for getting everybody on the same page with excellence on the same page.

Exemplary Combinations for 21st Century Leadership


Using the flexibility of Inscape Publishing assessment products and processes and authentic whole-brain positive direction skills and approaches every leader can discover next levels of excellence in multilevel leadership consistency in the 21st Century.


Our learning and development partners in association with T.A.L.K. Associates provide the support that your leaders need to enable a workplace at every level to meet or exceed customer requirements and expectations. Using Everything DiSCÒ you connect behavioral styles and continuous improvement to Unity of Effort practices and Positive Direction Communication Skills.

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Leadership ESP

(Excellence on the Same Page):

Core Leadership Session


Increase your readiness for knowing how to get ESP in your organization: Everybody on the Same Page with Excellence on the Same Page. Completing this session expands your ability to be a part of the source for multilevel leadership consistency.

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Through the power of direction and real-time application, you learn to use and establish the framework that unifies your organization. The “Unity of Effort in a Positive Direction” framework (Unity of Effort framework) is designed to make it easier for the effectiveness, efficiency and execution of everyone’s efforts to function in the same direction – everyone’s ‘Excellence on the Same Page’ (ESP) in the direction of the customer.

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