We are a business consulting
& training firm

that helps high growth companies grow 58% faster and be 72% more profitable by powerfully aligning organizational culture and key talent with business strategies.

Strategy
Culture
Talent

ASSESS ALIGNMENT

We begin with a clear assessment of how well your culture and talent is aligned to your current and future business strategies.

Then we work with leadership to identify and implement the critical actions that will have the greatest impact.

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SHAPE CULTURE

Organizational cultures exist by design or by default. We help leaders successfully shape their culture to outperform their competition.

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CLARIFY STRATEGY

Less than 10% of well formulated strategies are effectively executed. That's where we come in - to ensure your strategy is firing on all cylinders.

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SHAPE CULTURE

Organizational cultures exist by design or by default. We help leaders successfully shape their culture to outperform their competition.

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DIFFERENTIATE TALENT

For companies that rely on their people to succeed, business results depend on attracting, developing, engaging and retaining the right talent.

We help make talent matter.

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3X ALIGNMENT™

ALIGNMENT
IS THE KEY
TO GETTING
WHERE YOU
WANT TO GO.

We define organizational alignment as the optimum combination of business strategy, corporate culture and talent to maximize performance.

If you are not getting the most out of what you have, think alignment. If you believe that you are headed in the right direction, but your current performance is not where you want it to be, think alignment.

Getting aligned means configuring the critical elements of your company to optimize short- and long-term performance. Misaligned strategy, culture and talent cause poor short-term performance and unsustainable long-term organizational health.

A recent global alignment survey by Korn Ferry Hay Group found that while almost three-quarters of leaders believe culture to be extremely important for organizational performance, less than one-third report their corporate culture aligns with their business strategy.  That is a big problem for companies looking to grow the top and bottom lines while retaining key clients and top talent.

LSA's organizational alignment research shows that highly aligned companies grow 58% faster, are 72% more profitable and outperform unaligned companies in terms of:

  • Customer Retention 2.23-to-1
  • Customer Satisfaction 3.2-to-1
  • Leadership Effectiveness 8.71-to-1
  • Employee Engagement 16.8-to-1

Do not get fooled into making isolated strategy, culture or talent moves that do not lead your company dramatically forward.

Neither talent, nor culture, nor strategy alone will produce the results you want. Organizational Alignment is the missing ingredient.

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When it comes to organizational alignment, LSA Global
helps high growth companies:

EducateSeniorLeaders

Educate Senior Leaders

Educate Senior Leaders about the importance of organizational alignment and change

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Assess Current Alignment

Assess Organizational Alignment

Assess the organization’s current
level of strategic, cultural and
talent alignment

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ImplementTwoMoves

Implement Key Moves

Implement the critical actions defined for immediate impact on performance and organizational health

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LSA was very thorough during all phases of our customer service strategy process: the pre-meeting, the meeting and post-meeting. Their time spent with management and our employees went very well. LSA’s write-up of what was said was very insightful. Their suggestions for the future were also very valuable. I can’t think of any phase of the process that wasn’t first class.

John Lynch
CEO & President

ESCI

The voice of our customer drives our business. We go to great lengths to understand their level of satisfaction and capture their feedback. Before we implemented these solutions, we sampled a group of customer service representatives. Shortly after implementation, we tested this same group. The average customer satisfaction score improved 129%!

We’ve also used the system with job candidates. It gives them good insight into what they can expect on the job and it gives us insight into their ability to handle the job effectively.

Financial Services Company
Contact Center Director

We engaged with LSA Global to train our Call Center Customer Service Managers and Team Leaders how to be effective coaches. We wanted our CSMs and TLs to be able to conduct the “hard” conversations around performance, to create a coaching environment that encourages our agents to be self-motivated, and ultimately to create a better experience for our consumers. LSA’s facilitator was able to tailor the content and deliver it in way that really demonstrated a deep understanding of our needs and left our CSMs and TLs wanting more!

Jane Pearson-Wray
Continuous Improvement Manager

Electrolux

I see the return on investment coming at several levels. Our line supervisors reported rapid drops in escalated calls after we implemented the call center training programs. Scores on key customer survey questions showed improvement, especially among call centers with less experienced reps. And our turnover costs have been significantly reduced, mainly because the simulations in these programs give our new hires such a clear picture of what it takes to succeed in this job. And, the most important return is that we are seeing more complimentary letters from our customers and service representatives that are more satisfied with their jobs.

Insurance Company
Senior Director

Having gone through many leadership development programs it can be said that my approach was reasonably skeptical at first. The analyst in me has concluded it was your method; which was almost conversational and so cleverly delivered I initially missed it, which is the mark of a great facilitator.

In the program several leadership tools were employed, props such as the familiar movie clip, interaction games with peers; the text and reference guides, the analysis and profile of team members by peers and facilitated conversation to name a few. These tools, created scenario based, referenced learning that could be immediately translated into the work place. That coupled with the follow-on coaching sessions have been the key to the development. I am pleased to have attended the LSA Global Program and even more so feel privileged to have had you as teacher and coach.

Edison Stephen
VP Customer Service

Fujitsu

We partnered with LSA Global to help us provide the most effective customer service skills for our associates. Guided by our Promoter Satisfaction scores, we sought to partner with an organization that could provide customer service training and consulting programs for a diverse set of employees, communicating with customers via phone, email and in person, and with varying levels of knowledge and tenure. I’ve already gotten emails from customers saying that they’re seeing a change.”

Radiology
Field Service Leader

GE

We recently surveyed our agents after their participation in the Contact Center training. The results were impressive: 100 percent rated the overall experience as being “valuable” with 85 percent giving it the highest rating of “very valuable”. Also, 100 percent found this selling model to be valuable with 80 percent rating it as “very valuable”, and 100 percent found the coaching methods and practices featured to be accurate and insightful.

Technology Company
Corporate Training Executive

We partnered with LSA Global to help us provide the most effective customer service skills for our associates. Guided by our Service Promoter and Customer Service Satisfaction scores, we sought to partner with an organization that could provide customer service training and consulting programs for a diverse set of employees, communicating with customers via phone, email and in person, and with varying levels of knowledge and tenure. I’ve already gotten emails from customers saying that they’re seeing a change.

Radiology Field Service Leader

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We engaged with LSA Global to support our Customer Service Improvement initiative to develop and enhance the awareness and importance of good customer service within our Corporate Business Services group. We wanted to deliver a solution that would positively influence and shape internal behaviors and customer behaviors.

LSA Global, through their partnership process, demonstrated their value proposition. By first understanding our desired outcomes, only then could an effective solution be designed and delivered. Their consultant was well prepared, engaging and really drove a cross-functional, multi-level audience, to see a “basic” concept in profound and impactful ways.  We will look to LSA Global for these and future needs.

Stanley Newman
Customer Service Manager

Shire

We needed a way to improve training with our customers. We had to reach a disparate group of people in a very short period time. LSA gave us a new training methodology and a way to go to market with our training that improved our customer touch. LSA delivered what we needed in the time we required.

Hinda Chalew
Vice President of Marketing

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STRATEGIC CLARITY

IS YOUR
STRATEGY
TRULY
SET UP TO
SUCCEED?

Good leaders start by creating a strategy that outlines clear and compelling choices about where to play and what actions to take. Done right, a successful strategic plan sets a company up to perform beyond just the sum of its parts. When it comes to performance however, strategy is the beginning, not the end. According to a recent IBM study, less than 10% of well formulated strategies are effectively executed.

Our own organizational alignment research found that strategic clarity accounts for up to 31% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.

For a strategy to make a true difference, it must be properly executed. That is where we come in. If you are like most of our clients, you have a solid strategy. A promising future. Now, you want to know the best moves to get you where you want to go.

So, while most agree that a sound strategic plan is imperative, most disagree on the critical next steps required to effectively execute it throughout the organization.

For most fast growing and changing companies, we know that the greatest obstacles to success have little to do with the actual crafting of a winning strategy. When you look under the hood of many organizations (even ones that have a solid strategic plan), you find that they are not firing on all cylinders. They are not performing at their peak. And their leaders have not created a high performance environment to get sustainable results now or in the future. They are not aligned.

Download Strategic Clarity Whitepaper

Download 3x Organizational Alignment Research

When it comes to strategy, LSA Global helps high
growth companies:

ClarifyCommunicate

Clarify & Communicate

Identify and articulate the critical few strategic actions and performance metrics that will make the biggest impact.

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AlignLead

Align & Lead

Align senior teams and functions with
the strategic direction.

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ImplementCascade

Implement & Cascade

Implement and cascade strategic plans, actions and metrics throughout the organization.

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I’m not sure if I’ve run across a company that can match the depth and quality of LSA’s consultants and facilitators. I highly recommend LSA to anyone seeking a strategic training outsourcing and consulting partner to improve performance.

Jeff Coon
VP Human Resources

Exelixis

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

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

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 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

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LSA has a very unique and powerful methodology regarding learning and learning strategy. LSA’s ability to overcome skepticism, obtain executive support, and create an aligned learning strategy that provides measurable business impact is second to none. They partner with you to understand your goals, flex to your needs, and solve your problems – all within your budget. They certainly help make my job easier and are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend LSA to anyone trying to connect the dots between strategy, skills, knowledge, and results.

Noelle Van Vlierbergen
Human Resources Director

AKQA

LSA was very thorough during all phases of our customer service strategy process: the pre-meeting, the meeting and post-meeting. Their time spent with management and our employees went very well. LSA’s write-up of what was said was very insightful. Their suggestions for the future were also very valuable. I can’t think of any phase of the process that wasn’t first class.

John Lynch
CEO & President

ESCI

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

This was an extremely effective executive strategy session that helped our executive team efficiently navigate through our core objectives. It was exactly what we needed, and the approach was practical and valuable for our specific business and market. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to push their strategic planning to the next level.

Blake Krikorian
CEO

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We consider LSA our true business partner in the areas of Learning and Organizational Development. From Strategic Planning to Presentation Skills and Management Training, they continue to provide excellent value and extremely high quality solutions – not just one time events. I recommend them to anyone looking to drive true business results.

Michelle A. Mitchell
Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE CULTURE

DO YOU
HAVE A HIGH
PERFORMANCE
CULTURE TO
DRIVE YOUR
STRATEGY?

Once your strategy is clear enough to act, it is time to understand, shape and align your culture to best drive your key initiatives.

We define culture as how things truly get done in an organization. It can be measured by understanding the way people think, behave and work.  This includes the known and unspoken values and assumptions that drive key business practices and behaviors - especially in leaders and in who they hire, fire and promote.

Organizational culture is often set in large part by its founder.  Your culture also represents what a new employee needs to learn to be "accepted as a member" and what makes the company "feel and act" like itself.  While often invisible, organizational culture becomes very apparent when people act in ways that are deemed to be against accepted cultural norms.

Company cultures, regardless of their strength, progress and change over time.  How leaders define and shape their corporate culture over time has become a critical variable in defining the success and failure of their strategies.

Many still mistakenly believe that culture is "soft HR-type stuff" that can be ignored because it does not have a quantifiable impact on performance. Successful organizations and leaders know better. They understand and leverage their culture to outperform their competition.

One recent Harvard Business School research report described how an effective culture can account for up to half of the differential in performance between organizations in the same business. Our own organizational alignment research found that cultural factors account for up to 40% of the difference between high and low growth companies. This should be a powerful motivator.

Organizational cultures exist by design or by default. And, regardless of their origin, some strong cultures help companies perform (e.g. Southwest Airlines) and some strong cultures hurt performance (e.g. Enron). One thing is certain-as a leader, if you do not understand, shape and align your culture and strategy, you are not performing at your peak.

Download High Performing Culture Whitepaper

Download 3x Organizational Alignment Research

When it comes to high performance culture, LSA Global
helps high growth companies:

AssessPrioritize

Assess & Prioritize

We identify the key moves to achieve maximum performance and long-term organizational health.

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ShapeAlign

Shape & Align

Our unparalleled network of elite specialists ensures that you get the best possible combination of thought leadership and expertise.

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ImplementChange

Implement & Change

We measure our success based on your success and will put ourselves at risk to further your success.

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LSA has a very unique and powerful methodology regarding learning and learning strategy. LSA’s ability to overcome skepticism, obtain executive support, and create an aligned learning strategy that provides measurable business impact is second to none. They partner with you to understand your goals, flex to your needs, and solve your problems – all within your budget. They certainly help make my job easier and are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend LSA to anyone trying to connect the dots between strategy, skills, knowledge, and results.

Noelle Van Vlierbergen
Human Resources Director

AKQA

This was an extremely effective executive strategy session that helped our executive team efficiently navigate through our core objectives. It was exactly what we needed, and the approach was practical and valuable for our specific business and market. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to push their strategic planning to the next level.

Blake Krikorian
CEO

Logo - Gray - Sling Media

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’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

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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 value the relationship we have with LSA Global. I highly recommend LSA to anyone who is looking for top quality solutions to improve individual or organizational effectiveness.

Laura Dominguez
Director of Human Resources

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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

Originally, we launched a RFP to identify and partner with a sales training provider to improve the skills of the sales teams in the distributor network. However, throughout the process, LSA Global challenged our thought processes and engaged with us by suggesting that we focus on the systemic factors that create a high performance environment first, before we focused on the more symptomatic needs of sales skills training. LSA Global has identified the two strategic moves that will enable us to create a high performance environment and we continue to seek their guidance on implementing those moves, as well as other key needs.

Kim Benson
Director Human Resources

Trimble

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

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

DIFFERENTIATED TALENT

DO YOU
HAVE THE
RIGHT TALENT
TO ACHIEVE
YOUR GOALS?

Once your strategy is clear enough to act and you have shaped and aligned your high performance culture for that strategy, it is time to attract, develop, engage and retain talent that fits your unique situation.

According to a recent Global Leadership and Talent Index survey by the Boston Consulting Group of 1,260 CEOs and HR Directors, organizations with higher capabilities in leadership and talent management outperform their peers 2.2-to-1 in terms of revenue and 1.8-to-1 in terms of profit.

Our own organization alignment research found that talent accounts for up to 29% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.

We define talent as the workforce that leaders build and manage to create a unique advantage their competitors cannot replicate. One good indicator of success is observing that people who are a good cultural fit are most likely to be high performers.

Top companies know that different talent contributes differently to every organization. Because of this, winning organizations make sure that their talent strategy aligns with their unique organizational culture and business strategy instead of relying on the external best practices of other companies.  Especially for companies that rely on their people to succeed, business results depend on designing and implementing the right talent strategy.

Our clients tell us that they are struggling with getting the right people with the right capabilities in key positions to consistently perform. They also speak of challenges with attracting, retaining and developing their next generation of leaders.

With so many companies making talent moves that are not linked to or supported by their performance environment or strategy, these challenges are not surprising.

Download Talent: 1/3rd of the Talent Management Recipe for Success Whitepaper

Download 3x Organizational Alignment Research

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When it comes to differentiating talent, LSA Global helps
high growth companies:

BrandAttractOnboard

Brand, Attract & On-Board

Design and implement state of the art processes to attract, hire and onboard top talent that aligns with your brand and strategy.

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AssessDevelop

Assess & Develop

Identify, prioritize, and close key performance gaps to create
differentiated talent.

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EngageRetain

Engage & Retain

Engage and retain “A” players to move the business forward.

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Solutions

Centers of Excellence built by an unparalleled network of specialists to ensure the best possible combination of thought leadership, expertise and results.

Business Solutions

Drive Sales Performance

Business Sales Training, Coaching and Consulting

Increase Customer Loyalty

Customer Service, Satisfaction & Loyalty Training

Develop Leaders & Managers

Leadership Development & Management Training Practices

Lead & Manage Projects

Improving Project Management Skills with Proven Project Management Consulting & Training Services

Consulting Solutions

Assessments & Surveys

Assess Needs, Establish Priorities, and Create a Clear Strategic Plan for the Future

Leading & Implementing Change

Change Management Consulting and Implementation Solutions

Building a High Performance Environment

High Performance Environment Diagnostic, Consulting, and Training

Organizational Development & Design

Providing Strategic Clarity and Ensuring that Culture and Talent are in Alignment

Executive Coaching

Expand Your Capacity to Produce Extraordinary and Tangible Business Results

Learning Solutions

Training Needs Assessment

Company, Group or Individual Level Assessment Tools to Provide Powerful Data

Training Measurement & Evaluation Services

Making the Connection Between Learning, Behavior, Performance, and Business Impact

Customized Onsite Training Programs

Customized Onsite Training and
Development Programs

Online & Public Training Programs

A Broad and Varied Curriculum to Meet the Individual Needs of Our Clients

Instructional Design Consulting & Train-the-Trainer

Instructional Design Consulting
& Train-the-Trainer Solutions

Training Outsourcing Services

Training Outsourcing Services and Solutions

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

A Customized Learning Communication and Registration System

Evaluate your Performance

Toolkits

Toolkits

Download key published insights and tools from industry experts highlighting best practices in the areas of talent, strategy and culture.

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Health Checks

Health Checks

Want to know how you stack up against leading organizations?  Receive a complimentary benchmarking analysis courtesy of an LSA Expert.

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Whitepapers

Whitepapers

Get up to speed on timely solutions critical to your business. Published by LSA Experts based upon client feedback and key industry trends.

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Methodology

Methodologies

First we identify the key metrics you want to improve. Then we assemble a dedicated team of elite experts who have successfully solved similar problems with similar clients.

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Blogs

Stay up to do date with the latest information on how we help high growth companies align their culture and talent with strategy.

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Case Studies

Client Case Studies

Real world consulting and training approaches from LSA projects, providing insights on how your company can outperform the competition.

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