What is real leadership about?


A better question is: “What makes for a good leader, one whom you would be proud to follow?”


To find the answer, I immersed myself in the study of leadership for over 40 years. I discovered that most managers and supervisors lack leadership training. They were thrown in the deep end of the pool and forced to “swim with the sharks.” Many have been pushed through the Leadership Door™ rather than be invited. Most bad bosses have a good heart and do care, but this internal intention does not come through in their actions and behaviors. A supermajority of weak leaders is technically competent in their chosen field but have very little training or understanding about the skills related to human relations or the essential skills.

To solve this problem, the High Road Institute was conceived. We are a company dedicated to ensuring that every organization has quality leaders, at all levels. We turn the reluctant and reticent into capable and honorable leaders worth following. We develop High Road® Leaders who have beneficial impact and powerful influence in everything they touch.

We envision the day when most realize that the honor-driven approach to being a leader is taking the High Road®, which symbolizes the ideal path to take in the long run. When you lead from the High Road®, the world experiences an increase in truth, fairness, honesty, sustainable success, and better outcomes.

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Ron Rael

Ron Rael


I am… usually irreverent, sometimes satirical, and always provocative!

Don’t worry, my humorous nature blends with a serious-minded focus on High Road® Leadership. I want you to become the best leader you can be and help you achieve an accomplished career.

I’ve been a leader in the trenches for decades and have learned that leading is hard. It is an art that can only be mastered by doing it and is why it takes years to develop the confidence to lead in any situation.

I deliver fresh perspectives and amazing insights on high-quality leadership so you can navigate your workplace successfully. I’ve seen it, faced it, experienced it and solved it. This is WHY I create solutions for you that address the Human Equation© of Leading others and deliver modern tools that spark beneficial change.

I’ve developed many high-quality leaders – in professional services, distribution, high tech, healthcare, retail, banking, financial services, and those industries that rely on smart talented employees to produce excellent and ethical results. I only work with leading-edge organizations who want and need leaders at all levels ready and able to serve. I nurture and cultivate bold and courageous leaders with intention who have a positive impact and beneficial influence.

I develop leaders worth following.


I have very much enjoyed having you as an instructor for us and also emailing you when I need to.  Your teaching style is great and also keeps the attention of the participants throughout.  Some of the subjects I know you have to teach on can be dry and kinda boring, but I have never had anyone say any of your classes were anything but enjoyable experiences. 


Last week I had the pleasure of hearing Ron Speak on Leadership. What a great experience. He provided great content and was a delight to listen to.

Hugh Jenings

Ron keeps things entertaining! The course went by quick and I learned quite a few new things. Thanks! Good info that is practical. I would love to take another course from Mr. Rael. 

WSCPA Course Participant

Good class. Ron is an excellent presenter! The skills I learned will help me become a better and more effective controller. 

WSCPA Course Participant

Ron did a great job. He did not let us get bogged down in the numbers, he kept it fun and engaging. Take this class with Ron or you might spend most of your time in boring and complicated calculations. 

WSCPA Course Participant