About HDSI


Holt Development Services, Inc. (HDSI), is a subsidiary of San Antonio based HOLT CAT, the largest and most successful Caterpillar dealer in the United States.

Holt’s evolution and growth (from the smallest dealer in the US to the largest) is the story of Values Based Leadership. The “HOLT VALUES BASED LEADERSHIP” (VBL)™ model is the foundation of our culture, performance and bottom line results - and for the client companies we’ve served since 1994.

HDSI was born out of the desire to share our journey and experience with other companies and organizations and to promote organizational leadership excellence.

Our model, processes and tools have catalyzed success and excellence for a variety of small, mid-sized and high profile organizations, including Spurs Sports and Entertainment, the parent organization of the five time NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.

Our model has also been integrated in non-profit and educational organizations.


Market leaders differentiate through the integration of consistent leadership development systems and processes, to promote organizational alignment.

HDSI can help you create and/or refine effective organizational mission statements, core business values and vision statements and implement time tested leadership development curriculum that sustains excellence within your organization. Our values based models, tools and have evolved from over 30 years of experience within our own "living laboratory."

At HDSI we “Lead by Experience”

In the late 1980’s, Holt’s values based organizational development model was piloted within our own parent company, Holt CAT. We partnered with world renowned leadership experts, including Dr. Ken Blanchard, author of the “The One Minute Manager” and Dr. Robert Cialdini, author of “Influence: Science and Practice.”

In the wake of these efforts, Holt CAT grew into the largest Caterpillar dealership in North America. Our successes lead Spurs Sports & Entertainment, parent organization of the five time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs to adopt our VBL model. When people talk about Holt CAT and the Spurs, they talk about a leadership cultures.

In 1994, Holt Development Services (HDSI) was founded with the intent of sharing our learning and success, in order to promote organizational excellence within the business community.

Today, our clients include a diverse range of public, private, academic and non‐profit organizations. We are proud that our clients have experienced the same dynamic growth and success as a result of their partnership with HDSI.

Whether it’s establishing or refining elements of your organizational culture, developing leaders, or aligning behaviors to your company’s culture, HDSI can help.


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