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Steve Dion

Founder & CEODion Leadership

Detroit, MI

Member Since September 2021


Organizational Development
Leadership Development
Executive Coaching


“Leadership is hard work. To have followers, people must want to follow you.” I have dedicated my career to understanding and improving organizational cultures through the creation and deployment of innovative assessment, leadership, and team development programs. My passion for improving businesses through harnessing the power of their people has given me the great opportunity to work with many progressive, global Fortune 1000 organizations. Serving in corporate roles for over 25 years, my insights and practical strategies for creating long term behavior and culture change grew from my experience as a Chief Human Resources Officer driving business transformation and implementing best practices with two Fortune 500 companies and a mid-size financial services organization. Prior to Dion Leadership, I had the great fortune to apply my corporate experience at a multitude of companies through being the co-owner of a global leadership and organizational development consulting firm. Learning from a decade of experience, I was able to bring many of our staff, consultants, and clients to form Dion Leadership with the expressed promise to always have… People-first mindsets Reliable results Best-in-class solutions and resources Long-term partnerships Attentive service We have built an amazing team of over 50 expert coaches and consultants who are similarly passionate and work tirelessly to bring these programs to life. Today, I spend much of my time researching best practices to support leadership development needs in this new decade and work with C-level executives to craft customized, long-term, and innovative leadership and culture development programs.

Published content

15 ideas to boost your brand and work culture

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Apply these tips to foster improvement in your business products and services. It's important to keep your eye on the prize when you're running a business you want to see survive. But, it's not always easy to outdo your company's biggest achievements, or implement needed improvements, year after year—especially in a tight economy.  Despite reality, however, whether your company was able to move the needle forward by an inch or a mile to reach its bottom line this past year, it's essential to highlight each moment. By doing so, you'll be able to boost employee morale and heighten productivity among your loyal team members. Here, 15 members of Fast Company Executive Board share one new thing they've already implemented or are excited about doing in the coming year to enhance their business image, company core values, and work culture!

How do you become successful in business? 

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Keep your eyes on the prize by applying these 18 tips. While success is attainable at various levels in a person's career, it doesn't just happen overnight—you have to work for it. You may even hit some bumps in the road along your journey, but any thought leader who has been in the game for a long time knows that business challenges and even failures are simply a part of the learning process.  Here, 18 Fast Company Executive Board members offer their advice to other professionals who are trying to reach their short-term goals of the moment—both professional and personal.

18 ways to find balance in your remote work life—every day

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Don't let your physical or mental health go by the wayside. Landing a remote career opportunity with a great company may seem like the ideal solution to help busy employees navigate their current circumstances, especially for those in need of additional resources to balance a job that they truly love with caregiving responsibilities or other challenges they may be facing at home. However,  it's more than essential to make the most of what a true work-life balance should look like when the lines begin to blur. Based on their own remote work experiences, 18 Fast Company Executive Board members offer their top suggestions for promoting the best physical and mental health possible while working remotely. To keep moving and stay engaged with others, try the following.

13 essential talents to look for in your next round of hires

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Do your team members possess these key characteristics?   The key to maintaining longevity in business is to hire the right people who can best represent your company and its core values. Whether it's someone who is excellent at forecasting what leadership should be focusing on for the future or an employee who does a great job keeping the team morale elevated with their high energy and daily motivation, staff members can make or break the company's long-term success.  Here, 13 Fast Company Executive Board members explore the type of talent and characteristics that are essential for leaders to bring on board to manage their company's operations and achieve growth objectives effectively.

19 ways to be more confident in your role at work

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Changing your mindset will enable you to achieve more success. In the workplace (and in life), it's perfectly human to sometimes obsess over the three Cs—competing, comparing, and complaining—when it comes to dealing with others and reviewing how our own accomplishments or failures stack up. It becomes a much bigger problem when an individual chooses to stay stuck in that mindset because it can hinder them from moving forward in their career and personal life. Below, 19 members from Fast Company Executive Board share what lessons they've learned from their ability to overcome patterns of previous self-doubt, and how they were able to forge ahead to a better path of success. 

The three Cs of a successful founder


These three items together create the recipe required to propel a founder’s business to the next level.

Company details

Dion Leadership

Company bio

Dion Leadership is a coaching, training, assessment, and organizational development consultancy based in Detroit, Michigan. We help organizations build strong leaders and even stronger organization cultures. Our team of 60 extraordinary coaches and consultants craft practical approaches to unique problems, delivering proven solutions. Our offerings include leadership coaching, management training programs, leadership and team development, talent assessment, and organizational development consulting. We recently launched a new research-based e-learning product that supports work-life alignment.


Corporate leadership

Area of focus

Leadership Development
Executive Coaching

Company size

11 - 50