Leadership development is about two things. First, it’s about proactively identifying the values and competencies that company leaders believe are important for success at that firm. Second, it’s about identifying which employees have the greatest potential to become leaders at that organization in alignment with those values and competencies. A solid organization promotes those values […]
How do I know that we need a leadership development program?
All healthy workplaces have leadership development programs, services, and support in one form or another. The most successful organizations have leadership development as part of their “DNA.” If your organization does not have any leadership development initiatives at all, we can help you get started. Often, a negative event or pattern of negative events can […]
Can you do customized seminars?
Yes. In fact, for every client, even the seminars listed on my website are customized based on the needs of the staff. I use a pre-event questionnaire to gather information about your needs and the expectations of seminar participants to confirm that every program supports your goals.
What’s the difference between training and leadership development?
“Training” is about transferring knowledge about a topic from the trainer (who has some expertise to share) with the group of people who do not yet have that knowledge. It is often technical, such as how to use a piece of software or how to follow a company policy or procedure. For example, a company […]
Who participates in your programs?
Most of our program clients are leaders, meaning they manage other people, or they manage the people who manage other people. They are often the top level of leaders in an organization, or the level below that. We do programs for Boards of Directors, as well. Sometimes we are working with the functional team of […]
Can you give me some examples of topics that you address in leadership development programs?
We do seminars on diversity, conflict-resolution, emotional intelligence, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, having difficult conversations, change management, persuasion, psychology of success, goal-setting, resilience, stress management, coaching, hiring, promotion, time management, motivation, persuasion, delegation, creative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and other topics.
We want to develop our leaders but don’t know where to start. What would you recommend?
The first thing we typically do is help companies clarify their purpose, values, and goals over the next three years. With those in mind, we next help them identify the competencies that are most critical for success for their leaders. If purpose, values, and goals are already clear and mutually agreed upon among the company’s […]
How do you accommodate companies that don’t have space onsite for a seminar or training?
You can arrange to hold the seminar at any location you’d like, or my staff can handle that for you. Contact me for more information about how you can hold an offsite meeting or seminar.
How much do your services cost?
After learning the company’s needs, we put together a Statement of Work that covers our understanding of the background, problems, and the client’s goals. We then provide a cost/investment for that project. If there are options we can offer, we do. For example, when we are conducting a 360-degree assessment program, the cost can vary […]
What kind of follow-up services do you provide?
I believe very strongly in solid preparation and follow up for each seminar, workshop or training. I meet with participants in advance to orient them to the program and hand out pre-program materials. After the event, participants evaluate the program. You get a report of the evaluation data, verbatim responses, a summary and recommendations for […]