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Effective leaders create organizational alignment by ensuring strategic clarity, building high performance cultures and differentiating top talent.

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ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT ARTICLES

  • Alignment Research Findings
    We launched a research initiative to understand what distinguishes the winners from the losers.  What we found? Highly aligned companies grow 58% faster, are 72% more profitable and significantly outperform their peers by focusing on seven alignment factors that matter most.
  • Alignment: The Missing Leadership Ingredient Not to Miss
    A great strategy can be rendered utterly useless by an ineffective culture and average talent. The proper alignment of strategy, culture and talent allows organizations to thrive and outperform their competition. Culture creates the environment to succeed. Talent gets the results. Read how to make this happen.

STRATEGIC CLARITY ARTICLES

  • Is Your Strategy Clear Enough to Act? Probably Not
    Effective strategies provide crystal clear reasoning why the company does what it does and how specific actions should lead to superior performance. Conversely with an unclear business strategy, choices, priorities and trade-offs become blurred for employees.  Are you set up to win?
  • Should You Facilitate Your Own Strategy Retreat? 3 Guidelines to Help You Decide
    When conducting a strategy retreat, you have three main options (1) facilitate it yourself, (2) use an internal facilitator, or (3) hire an outside professional.  While many of our clients have very capable and knowledgeable internal facilitators, here are three situations that call for an outside facilitator for your strategy retreat.
  • How Strategic Clarity Distinguishes High Performing Leaders – The Elite 6%
    Only 6% of last year’s Standard & Poor’s 500 firms accounted for 50% of the profits.  Based upon our organizational alignment research, 30% of the difference between high and low performing organizations related directly to leadership’s ability to create a clear, believable and implementable strategy.

HIGH PERFORMANCE CULTURE ARTICLES

  • Do You have a High Performance Culture to Drive Your Strategy?
    Once your business direction is clear and compelling, it is your job as a leader to understand, shape, and align your corporate culture to drive key strategic initiatives. As senior executives will attest, this is no easy task. While most agree that a sound strategic plan is imperative, few agree on what to do next.
  • Top 5 Warning Signs that Your Performance Environment May Be In Trouble
    If you have direct reports, then you should sit up and take notice. Think about it. What percent of your success is dependent upon the success of others? If you are like most savvy leaders today, you will answer 70%+.  Download this provocative whitepaper to learn what to look out for in your organization.
  • A Purposeful and Aligned Culture – Your Organization’s DNA
    Organizational Health engages employees. It is a “ticket to play the people game” for any well run organization. A Purposeful Culture engages the business strategy. It accounts for 40% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.

DIFFERENTIATED TALENT ARTICLES

  • Leadership – Why Defining Failure is Critical to Creating Success
    The lack of performance clarity creates a significant leadership problem for companies looking to grow. The ambiguity creates an environment that allows underperformers to hide and stay.  To get a sense about the magnitude of the potential problem, just ask your top performers.
  • Leading for Engagement: The 10 Most Powerful Ways Leaders Can Boost Employee Engagement
    Leaders are ultimately responsible for creating an environment that brings out the best in people.  The best leaders work hard to motivate employees to higher levels of performance and to retain top talent. Inspiring people to put forth their best effort is, perhaps, a leader’s most vexing, and yet most rewarding, challenge.
  • Performance Pressure: How Much Should a Leader Push?
    As leaders, we are expected to create the environment that produces the most from the people within our organizations. If we (or our culture) push too much or too little, we may not meet our goals. Read more about how do we strike the right balance.

About LSA Global
LSA Global is a performance consulting, training and coaching firm that helps companies grow 58% faster and become 72% more profitable by aligning their culture and talent to their strategy. We measure our success in terms of our client’s success in increasing revenue, decreasing costs, and improving productivity. If we do not make an impact, you do not pay. It is that simple.

LSA Global was founded in 1995 on the principle that training “by itself” will not drive tangible change or business results. Companies that are not satisfied with traditional training and consulting approaches like to work with us because we get results. We are fiercely devoted to their success.

The customized leadership styles and coaching program was the best training that I have ever attended. The facilitators were phenomenal. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge coupled with compassionate and caring styles. I’d highly recommend this leadership training program to any manager, director, or executive looking for a life changing leadership program.

Shoaleh Ghaffari
Director, HR

Cutera

We selected LSA Global over 5 other companies to help some key executives improve their overall communication and executive presentation capabilities. Feedback has been great. Everyone had a great experience and many of them are feeding some of the lessons into their teams. I highly recommend LSA to any executive team looking to better organize and more effectively deliver key messages to C-Level individuals.

Todd Power
Office of the CEO

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

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 have had a very beneficial partnership with LSA for over 2 years. The recent Leadership Development Program that they designed and customized with us to help us identify, develop, and retain top leaders in the organization was a huge success. It was instrumental in helping take our company and our key people to the next level. I would recommend their training and consulting services to anyone looking to develop and retain top talent.

Steve Janowsky
Vice President of Operations

Proxicom

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

Redwood Trust looked to LSA Global as a consulting partner to help us explore innovative and scholarly approaches to promote employee engagement and sustain the unique culture we’ve built over the last decade.

LSA helped us perpetuate coaching as a discipline across the organization by integrating our core values, goal setting and performance measurement metrics under an interactive coaching program.

We appreciate LSA’s commitment to cutting-edge practices and keeping us in step with the progressive front of our rapidly changing workplace environment.

Rosalyn Chan
Vice President, Human Resources

Redwood Trust

I contacted LSA to help us with leadership development. LSA worked with me to identify a solution that would match our needs as well as our personality. The solution was such a huge success. It received rave reviews. I would highly recommend LSA to other companies.

Karen King, SPHR
Manager, Human Resources

Alliance Data

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

The customized leadership program was very practical and achieved our goals. LSA adapted very well to our group and the situation and helped us build trust and awareness of successful leadership styles. We look forward to the next steps.

Erik Okholm
Director of Software Development

LSA’s approach has certainly brought value to Knight Ridder Digital. They were laser focused on our goal and determined to meet all of our Leadership development program needs. Their flexibility and commitment were keys in making our program successful.

Dipik Rai
Director of Marketing

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

“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

Thank you for a great leadership development session today. The facilitator was brilliant, and we really enjoyed his style and personality. The sales 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.

Simon Jefferson
Managing Director

AKQA

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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