New Manager Toolkit

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

  • At a strategic level, good managers set the right course, create clear goals, roles, success metrics and career paths.
  • At a cultural level, good managers commit to making it a great place to work and value people as their most important resource while ensuring that their direct reports are held accountable and recognized for their contributions.
  • At a talent level, good managers consistently attract, develop, engage and retain top talent that fits.

An email has also been sent to you containing the instructions to access our complimentary online management best practices health check. This 10-minute online diagnostic analyzes how your management practices stack up. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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

  • 5 Warning Signs that Your Managers Are Falling Behind Strategically
    Managers matter. Yet, too many high-growth companies mistakenly exclude their managers from the very strategic planning and implementation processes required for them to excel as managers. We believe it is a big mistake to keep your managers in the dark about company strategy.
  • Becoming a New Leader: 5 Traps to Avoid
    As a new leader, you are in a fishbowl. Everyone is watching and judging the moves that you make. Even a great team can be rendered utterly unproductive by an ineffective leader. Make sure that you do not make these 5 common mistakes.
  • 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

DIFFERENTIATED TALENT ARTICLES

  • 3 Key Strategies to Retain Top Talent
    Our research surfaced six dimensions that are most critical to influencing retention. These dimensions, when used properly, will help you retain the best and brightest in your organization.
  • 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.
  • Are 2 in 5 Managers Really Bad Bosses?
    The year began with a flurry of articles about bad bosses. The authors intended to test the premise: “employees don’t leave their job or company, they leave their boss.”  You may be surprised by what they found.
  • 5 Unnecessary Misperceptions that Slip Up Too Many New Managers
    Many individual contributors newly appointed to a management position take on a management role with a very mistaken idea of what it means to be a manager. If they don’t learn fast, they fail.

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 consistently look to LSA Global when I need custom programs put together for my client groups. I can always count on LSA to do a thorough needs analysis and to put together spectacular programs that are well received. Their management development and performance management expertise and professionalism make them one of my top-rated learning and development partners.

Stephanie Webb
HR Program Manager

Rambus

Working with LSA Global has proven to be extremely valuable and worthwhile. LSA understands our business, has deep expertise in content areas, and tailors the programs to deliver great results. The facilitator was extremely knowledgeable about Working Globally with India and her energy and passion made the session interesting, fun, and enjoyable for all that attended. The participants walked away extremely pleased along with highly useful practices and tools. I would highly recommend LSA Global to any company that has partners or offices in India.

Glenn McGillivray
Human Resources Business Partner

Intuit

LSA custom designed a Management Development program that is absolutely “on target” for our technical managers. Their facilitator has done a superb job delivering the material in a way that is fast paced, highly interactive, and fun. She presents practical solutions to the people situations that our managers face every day. I regard LSA as an excellent partner that understands our business needs and a virtual member of our HR department.

Judith Onton
Vice President Human Resources

I had been working with LSA for many years with my prior company. Currently, I’m with a company who hadn’t done much basic management skills training. After identifying and presenting a program recently, our managers are excited and talking in the halls about the great experience. LSA saves us time in delivering the right training for our needs.

Phyllis Moracco
HR Director

Each program is preceded by an assessment of the participants. The course is then designed to fit the specific parameters and needs of the group. The highly interactive delivery is provided by recognized experts in their fields. On the spot coaching is provided during the program and each participant receives individual follow-up after the course. Courses can be delivered in-person or virtually. Given the nature of Cisco’s business and the way we operate, these remote workshops are a must for anyone who joins our company. Their work is eye opening. Great content and fantastic delivery.

Frank J. Kuypers
Business Development Manager

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

I’ve been associated with LSA for the last 8 years and have found them to be an extremely professional, well managed full service training organization. Since working with LSA, I’ve participated in a number of solutions ranging from Performance Management to Assertiveness Training – I’ve found that the quality of the resources is superior. They are well prepared and have definitely done a considerable amount of pre-work in order to customize our culture and business into the total learning experience – making it most beneficial for our employees.

Duane Schroeder
Human Resource Manager

LSA’s customized Effective Presentation Skills program has helped me elevate my presentation skills to the next level. I now have a much greater self-awareness of my presentation skills and can leverage off of my strengths while working to improve upon other areas. I would definitely recommend this solution to anyone for whom business presentations are an integral part of their job.

Jim Elliott
Senior Marketing Manager

Samsung

We partnered with LSA to pilot a customized behavioral interviewing program to help ensure that we continue to hire the best and brightest as we continue to rapidly scale. LSA’s ability to understand our business and our unique culture combined with their desire to ensure that the best practices framework truly fits our performance environment and is highly adopted by our people is a real blessing. Most other firms want to just ‘give you training.’ Not LSA, they are focused on helping me hit our hiring forecasts and attract A players.

Jennifer Remling
Director of Global Recruiting

AKQA

VNUS Medical has been very pleased with the effective management development programs that LSA Global has delivered for us over the last four years. The programs have been universally facilitated by experienced and best in class instructors. The knowledge gained by our management team has been put into practice very quickly. VNUS is very happy to be working in partnership with LSA because they consistently deliver excellent programs that receive exceptional feedback from our management team.

Cindee Van Vleck
Director Human Resources

LSA exceeded all my expectations. We interviewed 7 potential training and consulting partners and selected LSA due to their expertise, flexibility, and breadth and depth of solutions. We were able to construct a management training course from the modules most appropriate to our needs, and are able to provide additional training from their well developed portfolio of experts. Our managers galvanized as a team throughout the session and are better prepared for the rigors of a competitive market.

Mitch Mandich
CEO

Edify

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

I highly recommend LSA Global to anyone who is looking to improve individual or organizational effectiveness through their top quality programs and broad range of expertise.

Greg Pappas
VP of Human Resources

“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

I am very impressed with the quality of work and talent. LSA did a great job of listening to my needs and providing the exact management training program expertise I needed to get the job done.

Don Pryor
Director, Business Planning & Analysis

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