Great leadership is the key to building, growing and sustaining a great company. Bad leadership can destroy a company or a community in the blink of an eye. While some behaviors, character traits and beliefs are easily identified as belonging to "great" or "bad" leadership, the playing field is often far more complex. What works in one organization may not work in another. Bad leaders often meet as many goals as great leaders - the difference lying in the goals themselves, as well as the behaviors used to attain them.
Are you ready for truly great leadership?
The need for companies to define great leadership and develop great leaders is immense. So immense, in fact, that tens of thousands of books have been written on this topic over the past few years. There are as many theories around great leadership as there are books on the subject. And hundreds of assessments of leadership and organizations in the marketplace complement this vast forest of theories and "best practices".
How can organizational leaders sort through all of this information to define great leadership for their company and build a sustainable pipeline of great leaders?
We zero in on what is needed for you. Based on the assessments, theories, practices and principles we've seen work in organizations, we will help you define and execute strategies and programs to build sustainable leadership capacity and elevate the performance of leaders at all levels in your company.
Leadership consulting provides a guide along a lighted path through the foggy woods.
Perhaps you can think of this plethora of options, theories and ideas about leadership as a dense, foggy wood separating companies from greatness. Some companies expend precious resources wandering through the woods, relying on instinct and previous trips into these woods to determine the right path for building great leaders. Who has time for this?
We will not only walk beside you on your journey to build a great organization filled with great leaders. We will collaborate with you to carve a path from where you are now to where you want to be, which you can continue to use over and over again. And we will cut through the fog, so you can always see where you are heading.
We meet you where you are
We can't sell maps because every organization is different. Rather than giving you a "one size fits all" approach to leadership, we will help you get clear on exactly where you are now (culture, values, capabilities), where you want to be (vision for the future), who you need for the journey (leadership capabilities), and the right type of path (process the business and culture can support) to get you from here to there.
If you are just starting to explore these questions, we can help you get clarity to move forward.
If you're pretty clear on the goals, but need help with the process, we can get you moving in the right direction.
If you have hit an unexpected obstacle along a well-travelled path, we can work collaboratively to redraw your maps, scope out alternative routes, find new exit points, or clear debris or other obstacles.
Please contact us to discuss your leadership goals today.
Kinds of work we do include:
Assessments we use in our work include:
- Leadership succession planning
- Executive leadership development
- Executive team-building
- Evaluation and development of leaders at all levels in the organization
- Training and development (from building a strategy to evaluating current programs and processes or design and delivery of customized leadership training)
- Formal mentoring programs
- One-on-one and group coaching
- Definition and clarification of organizational vision, mission, and values
- Turnarounds, and workplace culture shifts
- Leadership and cultural integration related to mergers and acquisitions
- 360 Leadership Feedback Tools (ECI, VisionView, and others)
- Personality/Work Styles (MBTI, DiSC, Enneagram, TKI, and others)
- Ability Batteries (Highlands Ability Battery)
- Culture Assessments (QuadRed, Dennison, and others)