Leadership Development Training

How to measurably improve leadership skills and performance.

“I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development training and management expertise and quality of advice and facilitation that LSA has to offer. What a smart and client-centric group of great people who really know how to help assess and develop high performing leaders.”
Tracy Esposito | Director | Zynga

“Thank you for a unique and great leadership development training session today. The facilitator was brilliant, and we really enjoyed his style and personality. The team got a lot out of it (as did I). I believe it will help us create an even higher performance environment by ensuring we have a common understanding of our environmental structure and are all working towards the same goals. It really opened our eyes.”
Simon Jefferson | Managing Director | AKQA

Leadership development training can play an important role in a leader’s ability to succeed.  Whether it is executing the strategy, leading and managing change, leading their team, collaborating with others, or creating a high performance environment, leaders are expected to build, engage and inspire their team to peak performance.

To succeed, leadership development training programs must equip leaders with the knowledge and skills to impact business results.  Yet, a recent Leadership Study found that 97% of organizations surveyed site significant leadership skill gaps.  A whopping 40% of those surveyed say that those leadership skill gaps are acute. This does not surprise us.  Leaders are certainly struggling to keep up.

Once your strategy is clear enough and your high performance culture is aligned, we help leaders to build the skills and knowledge to succeed in five areas:

1.  Leadership Action Learning
Our customized Leadership Action Learning programs teach leaders the critical few skills required to succeed for your unique situation while getting real work done.  Leadership Action Learning allows participants to work on important business initiatives, in diverse teams, to both increase their leadership skills and measurably improve business performance.  This proven and award-winning approach closes the gap between theory and practice by enabling participants to immediately apply lessons learned to relevant business priorities rather than academic cases.

2.  Executive Coaching
Successful executive coaching takes a skilled professional using a disciplined process to provide observations, recommendations and tools to a business leader in order to improve that leader’s skills, capabilities and performance.  Typically we coach executives to improve performance, support or enable a promotion or to provide fresh insights and perspectives.

3.  Change Leadership and Navigation
Our customized Leading Change workshop is designed for executives, leaders, or managers who must effectively guide others through the process of change. It is ideal for organizations that are experiencing major or ongoing change and wish to engage and empower their people. Our customized Mastering Organizational Resiliency workshop is designed for individual contributors who are experiencing a major change, or ongoing change, in the workplace. Participants focus on ways to understand the phases of change, then learn and practice the skills needed to effectively assess the change and guide themselves through it in a more healthy and productive manner.

4.  High Performance Leadership Education Session
Based upon over 20 years of high performance research with elite individuals and institutions, we know that there are 72 specific actions available to leaders to directly improve performance.  We also know that not all actions have the same desired impact because each business strategy, organizational culture and workforce is unique.  This leadership workshop guides leaders through the unique high performance research and teaches leaders how to set up their teams to perform at their peak.

5.  Succession Planning
Our customized succession planning identifies future leaders and key contributors in the organization and creates targeted and practical development plans to ensure their readiness for future roles. The deliverables include action plans for developing your most strategic and senior-level talent. The process helps to identify who has potential and the critical few development areas for career transitions.

Our research-backed, proven and systemic approach to leadership development training helps leaders get everyone pointed in the right direction,  shape the performance environment for everyone to perform at their peak and build a differentiated workforce that creates a competitive advantage.

Ask us about Leadership Development Training Pay-for-Performance options and how to move the leadership metrics that you care most about.  Typical metrics that we move include:

  • Sales revenue, margin, win rate, portfolio mix, deal size, and sales cycle.
  • Customer acquisition, loyalty, growth, and satisfaction.
  • Leadership execution effectiveness of key corporate strategies.
  • Employee attraction, development, performance, engagement and retention.
  • Project cost, quality, and time.

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Wendy Chinn
Sr. Director, Global Sales Enablement

We recently hired LSA to help us take our client delivery methodology to the next level as we continue to grow and help our clients succeed. The custom strategy and design session exceeded my expectations. They really understood our business and turned around the project within a tight timeframe. LSA’s consultants were the best I have seen for this type of project. LSA’s ability to get a group of 20+ executives from around the globe on the same page, push their thinking to new heights, and ensure an executable plan was excellent. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to take their plans and execution to the next level.

Rob Sturgeon
EVP Client Delivery

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“We turned to LSA to help us custom design and deliver a leadership and management development curriculum to help drive performance. They have done an excellent job diagnosing the business situation, designing an approach that fits our culture, and delivering a first class solution.”

Sally Buchannan
VP Human Resources

LSA demonstrated the criticality for executives to look beyond current ethics topics and focus on applying fundamental values in everything they do to demonstrate true leadership. They successfully delivered in two hours what most leadership development presenters would spend an entire day trying to communicate.

Nick Voyvodich, SPHR
HR Manager

Fujitsu

LSA helped us design and deliver a blended learning solution for our leaders to help drive our growth plans in a way that aligned with our specific culture and values. LSA understood our business, had deep expertise in the content areas, tailored the programs to fit our specific needs, and delivered great results. They constantly strive to deliver business impact and align their solutions with our business initiates, culture, and performance management systems. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to take their leaders to the next level.”

Beth A. Taylor
Vice President of Human Resources

Thoratec

You have become our premier change leadership strategic partner. Your expertise in the human side of change is unparalleled and enabled our company to successfully implement our ERP Solution.

Ted Ramlet
CIO & SVP

McKesson

It was a challenge to find a consultant with an approach to performance improvement that fit our unique culture and style. When we met with LSA we were surprised to discover their depth of expertise in the fields of motivation, developmental coaching and performance management and measurement.

Specifically, we were pleasantly surprised to find a company that could seamlessly integrate those three components without our folks feeling like the intervention was forced. They understood what we were trying to accomplish, helped us clarify our objectives, create a solid, refreshing approach that quickly got us moving and engaged people at all levels.

As they began to implement, I was thoroughly impressed with how they listened and made adaptations focused on our needs and business objectives. Overall, I couldn’t be happier that we found a partner in LSA.

Doug Hansen
President and Director

Redwood Trust

The action-learning leadership project has been very beneficial to me, our leadership team, and the entire organization. The balance of development and results has been excellent. We have made huge progress, and I was also able to identify 2-3 high potentials while having the extra benefit of people stepping up to carry strategic projects forward. The Staff is very appreciative and has become very comfortable with both the program and the process. It is still going better than anticipated, and I have been very pleased.

Heather Feltman
President & CEO

LSS

We signed up with LSA early on–as their 22nd Member! Since then, our organization’s learning needs have increased and decreased and increased again with the changing times. The beauty of the LSA business model is its flexibility…when we needed to supplement our own internal resources, we used LSA services knowing that we could depend on the outstanding quality of the leadership development and management training programs they provide.

Margie Bunting
HR Manager

Great job in designing the Mergers and Acquisition strategy session for our global team. The executive presentation and information was excellent. I gained additional insight on the importance of the role of HR in Mergers and Acquisitions.

Gloria Veon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Fujitsu

We consistently receive positive feedback about the quality of the LSA Leadership Training Programs and LSA facilitators. We recognize and appreciate the hard work LSA always goes through to align to our unique culture and meet our specific requirements. Thank you for regularly going above and beyond to design solutions to meet our needs. Your support and dedication, both on the strategic and tactical side, have been outstanding!

Anna Meyer
Leadership Development

Intuit

I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development and management expertise and quality of advice and facilitation that LSA has to offer. What a smart and client-centric group of great people who really know how to help leaders attract, engage, develop and retain top talent.

Tracy Esposito
Director, HR Business Partner

As a high growth digital marketing agency with cutting edge talent, we hired LSA Global to help clarify our strategy and work with our management team to implement it throughout the New York Office in a way that made sense for our unique culture . That work was so successful that we also hired them to coach one of our key leaders. LSA has been instrumental in helping us transition to a new leadership team and triple the revenue in our New York office. In this age of useless consultants, I highly recommend their practical and business-oriented approach to strategy, culture and talent.

David Bentley
General Manager

AKQA

After a difficult search to find a partner that could address a very specific leadership development need, we chose LSA Global. They were responsive to our needs and created a solution that we continue to see results from. It is nice to know we have access to their expertise with a simple phone call.

Valerie Blackburn
Director of Business Operations

Hyperion has a commitment to lifelong learning. LSA helps us provide the right business sales training, management training programs, and leadership development programs at the right time to meet the needs of both individuals and departments. I especially appreciate their ability to listen to my needs and recommend the appropriate facilitators, solutions and content.

Sarah Parks
Senior Project Manager

Hyperion

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