Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, and Human Resource Management

Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, and Human Resource Management

Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, and Human Resource ManagementLeadership Development, Executive Coaching, and Human Resource ManagementLeadership Development, Executive Coaching, and Human Resource Management

The Square and the Triangle Leadership Made Simple.

Imagine if leadership was simple...

Be an incredible leader...


I want you to be a better leader.  Let me help you assess yourself, develop winning developmental strategies, and succeed like never before.  The Square and the Triangle is your go-to solution for improving relationships and driving results. Leadership made simple.

How I can help...


My name is Mark Stevens, SHRM-SCP, and I'm the creator of the Square and the Triangle concept.  My goal is to create better company culture and to eliminate the barriers that leave leaders frustrated and discouraged.  With my many years of experience, I'll help you learn and laugh and become the leader you want to be.

Be a model company...


From Healthcare and Banking to Agriculture and Manufacturing and anywhere in between...Let me show you how great leadership and superior human resources management can create excellence in company culture.  Lead a company you and others are proud of.  Lead a company others want to be a part of.

How we can help you - read the book


Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking

The Square and the Triangle are the keys to developing yourself and your leaders more easily and more sustainably.  Let me share them with you in person.  My coaching and public speaking will have you learning, laughing, and loving to lead.  Available in both one-on-one and group settings.  Help yourself, help your team, and enjoy your new success.  My strategic planning sessions will breathe new life into your organization.  Let me help you find your way to new directions and new heights.

Award-winning "The Square and the Triangle" available in Print, E-book, and Audio

"The Square and the Triangle; The Power of Integrating Relationships and Results in Workplace Culture" -  your new source for leadership success  - is available now.  Contact us for discounted bulk purchases.  You can also find it on Amazon in your choice of hardcover and e-book.  Or listen to the audiobook, read by the author, on Amazon or Audiobook listeners - get a copy  of the art in the book to supplement your audiobook - just scroll to the bottom of this page and look under "Files".

Energize and Engage Your People

Your customers rely on you.  You rely on your people.  An energized and engaged team ensures your customers will be delighted, which in turn helps you, your team, and your organization thrive.  Come learn how to drive greater service, build higher performance, and enjoy a relationship with your team you may not have thought was possible.

Leadership and Management Training

Got a new supervisor?  Maybe you want a refresher.  My training will provide you and your leaders the skills you need to hire, coach, and inspire your teams!  Need help with the occasional lackluster performer?  Got you covered!  You'll be your best when you manage at your best!

#Metoo - Anti-Harassment Training and Special Investigations

An unhealthy culture can lead to some unhealthy behavior.  Or maybe you have an isolated case of harassment.  I can provide training for your leaders and employees to create a positive environment.  I can also lead private investigations and mediations to help resolve workplace issues should they come up.

Policies, Handbooks,Tools, and More!

I can tailor nearly any solution you're looking for to support your HR needs, from employee handbooks, recruiting and performance management tools, to policy and consultative support.  You're only a call or an email away!

"What is Leadership?"

We're all leaders, in all walks of life, not just business.  The Square and The Triangle can help you whenever and where ever you lead.

Pocatello, ID - "Elevate Leadership Summit", May 2018

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Serving Great Companies in Idaho and around the US!


What Our Customers Are Saying!

"We appreciate his breadth of knowledge in the field of leadership and human resources.  We have utilized his talents in many ways...Mark has insight and impressive relationships skills.  You will not go wrong in using him to improve your workplace culture."   

Maryann Reese, President and CEO, Saint Francis Healthcare System

"Mark has an amazing talent for connecting with people and they can identify with the concepts of 'The Square and the Triangle'.  Our Executives and Supervisory staff thoroughly enjoyed Mark's presentations."

Becky Nelson, SVP/Human Resources Director, First Federal Bank

"Our team enjoyed the training, including our executives - Everyone took away valuable insights and new behaviors that we'll work to reinforce."

Jaye B. Pierce, VP - Human Resources, State Insurance Fund


"I want you to know your presentation to the SHRM group was just excellent.  I appreciated and believe fully in your model."

Judy Heatwole, Wellbeing & Development Coordinator, College of Southern Idaho

Book Reviews of "The Square and the Triangle"

"Highly Recommended"

"I enjoyed the refreshingly simple approach to leadership development...Mark does a good job of breaking down what is natural as well as unnatural to every individual...with so many "how to lead" books out there, this simplifies it down to a square and a triangle."  Jesse B.

"Simplicity of approach - it works!"

"A very refreshing treatment of leadership - both innovative and empathetic - clearly the result of both experience and in-depth analysis...Mark's approach rings strong bells, and I would guess that his mentoring  / advice would well serve any client."  Dave H.

"Has really helped work and in life."

"There are loads of books out there about this, and all of them that I read call for major training, in-depth personality profiling, and even charts to keep things in order.  [reading this book] it quickly became clear that we're keeping track of too much information and that it really needs to be boiled down like this."  Drew B.

"My team really appreciated the change in my managment style."

"I've read dozens of books on how to improve management skills.  But they were confusing with lots of...charts, graphs, and psycho-babble..'The Square and the Triangle' was simple...His idea works!  I can remember it.  I can see it in my head.  Most importantly, it's significantly improved all aspects of my management style...If you need help, this easy-to-read book is a great answer."  Dave T.

"Reading this helped me realize how to use the power of my relationships to influence results!"

"This book teaches you that being aware of your natural ability to either build relationships or achieve results creates your foundation for integrating the other (the square or the triangle) and will help you do both better.  [This book] encouraged me to think of strengths and weaknesses in a new "reimagined way".  LaVay L.

"Keep it simple. The author hit the nail on the head."

"I have been involved in management all my life.  Team building was something we always struggled with...The Square and the Triangle reduces it all to simple terms, and makes everything come together...This is a must read for managers, supervisors, and team members."  Augie

Audio book Reviews

"So Useful"

"I wasn't sure what to expect from this book.  I've read a lot of books about leadership and relationships and I was expecting something that said much the same things.  That's not what I got, this book is different, far from the complicated models of most books, this book's concept is simple and easy to understand and apply.  I wish I'd found this book and its concept years ago.

Its simplicity is what has made it so easy to apply it my life.  Most books I find a gem or two in, but with this book it was all useful and all usable, both for understanding my strengths and for understanding the behaviors of other people.

Having the author as the narrator worked really well, his passion for the subject comes through, it was engaging to listen to." Claire

"Impact and Applicability"

I listened to this book during my commute. This book kept me thinking, assessing, and drove me to challenge how I approach leadership development. As a leader of leaders, the simplicity of relationships and results, the foundation of this book, will give my team simple actionable solutions for continued growth and progression. Just what I need as a results oriented leader who tries very hard to leverage relationships. OUTSTANDING JOB MARK!" Kindle Customer

"Great Leadership Book"

"I enjoyed listening to this book and love the insight the author shares.  I love the out-of-the-box thinking and am always looking to grow, both in my professional life, but also my personal life." Booklover

"A Simple but Effective Approach"

"In 'The Square and the Triangle' Mark Stevens distills down the complex approaches to leadership training (some of which, as he mentions, can have scores of competencies to test against) down to two competencies - relationships or results. In his teaching all competencies, inefficiencies or issues come down to one of these two things. Rather than casting a wide net of dozens of very specific items, he suggests to distill the issues down to these. Then you can look at in depth at improving the one that you don't automatically gravitate to.

Rather than the typical 'strengths' and 'weaknesses' language Stevens uses a natural proclivities approach, where you will gravitate to either relationships (the square) or results (the triangle). Both are important. To put one before the other can create instabilities and gaps. But recognising which one you naturally do, you can look at how you can improve, and balance, the other."  Kingsley

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We want you to love being a leader. Let us show you how through coaching, training, and customized HR solutions!  Let the Square and the Triangle take your leadership to the next level!

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