By building customized programs that connect the leadership development program to organizational priorities and by applying a balance of action and reflection we are successful in helping to create breakthroughs in personal and group leadership, and in having participants produce immediate, measurable results through breakthrough projects.
Leadership development efforts need to focus on a set of relevant results to justify the investment of an organization's valuable time and money. Before committing to a program we meet with the leadership to make sure that we can create a strong connection between the program's results and the needs of the business. Only when we are mutually assured of this will the program go forward. The leadership plays the role of a results management team with whom we meet during the program to assess progress and value being generated, and to decide necessary adjustments.
Typically, our program features three group work sessions four to six weeks apart and project coaching between sessions. Each participant creates two breakthrough projects; a personal project designed to address a developmental leadership isuue they are facing and a project designed to impact an important business issue in the area in which they work. The group as a whole also creates a small number of impactful group projects with a larger organizational scope. The latter are approved by the results management team who become sponsors for those projects.
Results, both qualitative and quantitative, are presented to the leadership at the end of the program and - it is reasonable to expect that the value created from the results will more than pay for the program.
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