THE Corporate Sage

Over the years, I created what I believe is a new and super effective model for creating/growing great leaders, managers, and companies, The New Agreements for Leaders. The New Agreements for Leaders is a mash-up Nobel Prize winning systems science and universal principles that are the foundation of spiritual science.

These New Agreements were partially sparked by my eight years with don Miguel Ruiz before he wrote his international best selling The Four Agreements. Although in our time together we didn’t call the work by this name, it was really the study of spiritual science. 10 years prior to meeting Miguel in 1990 when he first came to America, I had been an avid student of both systems science as it related to the workplace and spiritual science, with a regular spiritual practice. I believe this “pre-work” allowed me to get the most from my time with don Miguel.

Although not a great student in my early years, I was fascinated by the universe, living systems and how the planet worked. I was especially pulled to nature and its amazing synergies and, in the big picture, so little real competition. My dad, a tuna fisherman, fostered my love of the sea and waves. I’ve been a surfer for 60 years and a bad golfer for 57 trips around the sun. Although I had a few opportunities to play on the big stage, family has come first for me. Linda, my wife of 47 years, is beautiful inside and out. We have grown children who are not in jail or rehab, which is about all a parent can ask these days. 

For reasons still unclear to me, our kids appear to like us. We moved to Napa to be closer to the kids and grandkids and I’m being forced to learn how to drink fine wine from something other than a gallon jug.

People say I’m funny and I admit to loving a good laugh. I believe wisdom is earned and more useful than knowledge. I’m kind to animals and living things in general except for mosquitoes. I have kept Linda up for hours as I hunted down and put to death a single mosquito that had violated the no fly zone that is our bedroom.



The New Agreements for Leaders is a new and proven effective transformational model for rapidly growing leaders, managers and high performing businesses.

“I did some keynote speaking from 1990-2010, mostly on quality, leadership, and the power of systems/process in business. People received value from these presentations and I was considered ahead of my time in the creation of quality cultures in businesses. However, The New Agreements for Leaders take the concept of being ahead of the coming leadership paradigm shift to a whole new level. Hire me if you want to blow your people’s minds (in a good way).”
– David Dibble