Training designed to create tight alignment in the organization to quickly drive results
Even the best strategy will fail if there is no employee buy-in to execute it. We offer training as a supporting service in conjunction with strategic consulting and leadership coaching that is designed to generate buy-in and tight alignment in the organization for execution of a winning strategy. The objective of our approach is to equip your leaders with the right skills to address future challenges successfully after we are gone.
Intense Focus, Breakthrough Strategy and Tight Alignment Create Results
Generating buy-in behind a critical corporate effort is a “tall order” in the current business environment where forty three percent of managers rate themselves as overloaded, stressed, unfocused and unsatisfied with their jobs. To top it off, US is facing a serious skill shortage - CEOs are acutely concerned about finding and retaining the right talent. This environment presents an extreme leadership challenge.
We help customers address the leadership challenge presented by the current business environment by focusing on your leaders and providing them with practical tools and techniques to generate buy-in and alignment throughout the organization for rapid results.
All of our training is customized and delivered “on the job” – utilizing a particular effort as a case study. Depending on the need, the training may be half-day, full day or can be comprised of several two hour group meetings combined with individual assignments between meetings. All training is based on leveraging the Clarity State™ and the Power of Insight™ methods.
The following is the list of representative skills that we focus on:
Distributed Leadership – Driving Clarity and Focused Action from the Top
Clarity and focus start from the top. The best leaders can clearly communicate a compelling vision in a simple sentence. They can then translate this vision into behaviors that percolate throughout the organization creating an effective top-performing company. For example, Jack Welch was known to focus on three types of decisions only. The rest was delegated down. This behavior when replicated down created clarity of decision making responsibility throughout GE. We work with CEOs and senior leadership teams helping them with identifying the right leadership behaviors and implementing “distributed leadership” - where leaders at each level have clarity on the company’s direction, are passionate about its implementation and equipped to make the right decisions.
Decisive Leadership: How to Anticipate, Quickly Adapt and Win
Only 15% of companies in the US are high-performers. The majority of high-performers rate the quality of their organizational decision-making as a differentiator that sets them apart. Winning organizations focus on creating a decision-driven culture where decisions are made well and followed by quick action. Such culture is the key to achieving lasting financial performance. We leverage our organizational effectiveness scorecard to identify areas of opportunity. We then utilize The Power of Insight™ Methods with its mind-focusing techniques to help customers profit from uncertainty by anticipating problems ahead of time, creating strategies in-advance to quickly adapt mid-stream and making each decision a winning decision.
Collaborative Leadership: How to Create Buy-in Across Corporate Boundaries
Leaders of today have to motivate their direct reports and ensure that the message and the buy-in permeate throughout their organization. In addition, they must reconcile competing functional priorities and objectives, align efforts with a variety of organizational subcultures, and often work across different sites and time zones. In other words, leaders must be able to build collaboration across corporate boundaries - structural, functional, geographic, cultural, and otherwise. And they must do so despite complexity, ambiguity, and lack of formal authority. Leveraging The Power of Insight™ Methods we help leaders create shared vision and goals among disparate stakeholders and influence without authority.