Meet Diane

Diane understands that the highest level of need in every person’s life is to make a difference in the world around them. That is why she has chosen, “Building Organizations that Change the World,” as the motto and mission for Blueprint Leadership. As she uses her skills to empower organizations to meet this need, she simultaneously fulfills her mission to make a difference in the world.

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Daily Inspiration


Self-Management: The 5 Ways to Lead by Example

  Despite unfavorable media coverage and a six-figure settlement, Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay got to keep her job after allegedly yelling at and shoving an employee. Others in similar situations may not be so fortunate to only get away with a scandal. We hear...

Compassion: Having a Heart in the Workplace

  Leaders are people who get things done. They have a vision and press on until they attain it. But the greatest leaders have another trait that we cannot overlook—we know they care about us. We want our leaders to drive the team and accomplish goals, but we also want...

The Rewards of Coaching—and the Keys to Doing It Effectively

  Effective coaching is actually about future performance. Often confused for mentoring, coaching is fundamentally different. To give some context, a mentor sits in the seat as an expert, sharing their knowledge and teaching an individual to become proficient in a...

Books by Diane Kucala

BOOKS by Diane

The Inner Compass: 

14 Leadership Secrets to Finding Your True North

Many leaders lead by what they do. The best leaders also lead by who they are. In The Inner Compass, author, coach, and leadership expert Diane Kucala explains and illustrates fourteen character traits found in the best leaders. Each chapter is powerfully and simply written with busy professionals in mind to equip them to take their leadership to the highest level. Each page reveals transformational mindsets, including: • The true power of leadership starts with the character of the leader • Even people of character make mistakes, but having character means they can always get pointed in the right direction again • Leaders of character inspire those around them to contribute their best, which brings greater results, happier workplaces, and increased possibilities for the future • There are many examples of leaders with character, despite the common reputation business leaders have • And many more! The Inner Compass is a resource you will return to for years, reminding you of what is possible for leaders with character. Using this book as a practical guide, your business and leadership will experience radical transformation. Most importantly, The Inner Compass will become just that—inward character traits you truly possess, not simply more tricks or tips you have to remember. These will become part of who you are, helping you always stay aligned with your True North.

Blueprint Leadership:

100 All Time Best Leadership Quotes

“Blueprint Leadership: 100 All Time Best Leadership Quotes” is a compilation of 100 Essential Attributes of Great Leaders paired with an inspirational Great Leader quote and illustrated by a collection of high quality photos. This unique approach makes the book intellectually stimulating, emotionally motivating and visually appealing. This book will inspire and challenge you to lead with greatness at work and at home. You can also utilize it to encourage and grow leadership strength in others -- including people you lead at work and home. Enjoy and pass the wisdom along!