A fundamental challenge facing any leader is to achieve outstanding results through others. Doing so in today's decentralized, cross-functional work environment requires finesse with complex interpersonal dynamics, a command of leadership theory and practice, and a willingness to improve continuously.
Our team has devised a systematic leadership development planning process
that builds on an objective and comprehensive assessment of an executive's
strengths, developmental needs, and barriers to success. In one-on-one collaboration
with each member of the executive team, we formulate and help implement a
practical, realistic, and challenging development plan to capitalize on the
strengths, address the developmental needs, and remove barriers to success.
The plan contains specific, operationally defined goals, specific developmental
experiences carefully designed to meet those developmental goals, and observable
measures of positive organizational impact as a result of attaining the goals.
(We view development as a process designed to enable the executive to be
more effective, not simply to know more.) When appropriate, the executive's
superiors are called upon to provide ongoing support, coaching, feedback,
We also serve as trusted
advisors to executives, acting as a neutral "sounding board" to help them refine
and test their new ideas before committing to making major changes.
Client Success Story:
Salvaging a Troubled New Director
We formulate and help implement a practical, realistic, and challenging development plan to capitalize on strengths, address developmental needs, and remove barriers to success.