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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.

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

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

We partnered with LSA Global to help us invest in our people. LSA designed a modular and customized management curriculum that allows us to deliver top quality solutions to our managers and leaders. We consider LSA to be our learning and development partner and our LSA consultants to be an extension of our team.

Lisa Bruun
SVP Human Resources

Ellie Mae

We value our relationship with LSA Global. They focus on understanding our business situation and helping us succeed. LSA continues to deliver top quality consulting and leadership solutions that are highly customized for our business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA Global as a top quality resource to anyone looking to greatly improve the skills of their leadership, management, and project teams.

Bonnie S. Olson
Vice President of Human Resources

LSS

LSA Global has been a great partner in helping ServiceSource move toward its Vision of being “the leading developer of talent in the service performance management industry.” I have engaged LSA’s services to help develop best-in-class programs in the areas of: Executive On-boarding, Manager Training, Sales Training, Employee Engagement and Instructional Design. They have consistently met or exceeded my (very) high expectations and are always responsive to my needs.

Mike Normant
Senior Director, Training & Development

Service Source

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

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

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

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

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

Having tripled in size and recently merged, LSA helped our executive team to increase our level of strategic alignment, solidify our new direction and push our agency forward. As we look to rapidly scale, the clear and actionable critical few strategic moves combined with how we differentiate ourselves to our top accounts and target clients has really set us on a great path to success. This is exactly what we needed to get to the next level.

Matt Britton
CEO

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 reviewed the top Leadership Development offerings for one of our Senior Research Scientists and selected LSA’s 12 month Leadership Program based upon the value and systemic approach. The feedback on the program, approach, and results was phenomenal. While the other programs better known, they were more theoretical and did not compare in terms of practicality, quality, and results.

Stacey Porter
Senior Manager Learning and Development

Roche

LSA’s executive coach based his approach on understanding our business circumstances and strategy, as well as our leadership aspirations. The customized coaching covered all aspects of leadership; it was not simply a touchy-feely endeavor. In fact, the focus on clear business outcomes and real life circumstances challenged me to develop my thinking and actions related to leading the business.”

Janet Pagano
Managing Director

Ovid

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

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