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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.

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

LSA is an excellent training outsource partner! They listen to our needs, are responsive and work at a pace that keeps up with ours. We have found LSA to bring strategic and innovative solutions to meet our business problems by partnering effectively with our staff. I consider them to be an external extension of our team.

Wendy Chinn
Sr. Director, Global Sales Enablement

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

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

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

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

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

LSA is an instrumental training outsourcing partner in helping us to build management capacity and strategically invest in our people. Their flexibility, depth, and breadth of expertise allows us to deliver top quality solutions that are directly tied to key business plans. Their ability to custom design, deliver, and evaluate our Management Curriculum has been excellent. They are true business partners and a pleasure to work with.

Margaret M. Mader
Vice President, Human Resources

Hyperion

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