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2 High Performance Moves to Take Your Team to the Next Level
It is the Leader’s challenge to create the circumstances that stimulate improved performance and execution. The key question for business leaders is not “why” high performance but rather “how”?

29 Ways to Build and Maintain Trust as a Leader
Effective leaders know how to build and maintain trust to create higher performance and a highly engaged workplace.

3 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Cascading Your Corporate Strategy
It is one thing to draft a compelling strategic plan with your executive team. It is an entirely different and more challenging matter to execute that strategy effectively and consistently through the organization.

3 Giant Myths of Strategic Planning
Strategic planning is only the beginning. Less than 10% of well formulated strategies are effectively executed. Why? Executives fall prey to three myths.

3x Alignment Research Findings. Strategy, Culture, Talent
We launched a research initiative to understand what distinguishes the winners from the losers.  What we found? Highly aligned companies significantly outperform their peers and seven alignment factors matter most.

4 Keys to Present Like a Rock Star to Senior Executives
Senior Executives are one of the hardest-hitting crowds you will ever face as a presenter.

5 Expert Tips to Better Communicate Your Strategic Plan
To succeed, employees must be won over by the legitimacy, significance and relevance of their company’s purpose and strategic priorities.

5 Key Succession Planning Trends and Lessons from the Field
Succession planning expectations are increasing. Most companies have taken some steps. Are they effective? What can you learn from them?

5 Keys to Winning at Succession Planning
Five guidelines for putting a new succession planning program in place or for how to breath life into your existing succession systems.

5 Science-Backed Lenses of Change Leadership
While successful corporate change often seems impossible, it can be and has been done. Get a proven framework for designing and implementing change efforts that work.

8 Critical Steps to Inspirational Leadership
The truly inspirational leader does seem to breathe life into a project, a team, an organization. Helping another person to connect his or her daily efforts to the strategic goals and vision of the organization is the challenge of the inspirational leader.

8 Reasons Leaders Need 360 Feedback
Done right, the 360-degree feedback process provides valuable insight that individuals typically cannot gain on their own.

A New Way to Think About Change: The Agile Organization
The most important learning from our collective change experience is this: How we think about change management must fundamentally change.

A Purposeful and Aligned Culture – Your Organization’s DNA
A Purposeful Culture engages the business strategy.  It accounts for 40% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.

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.

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.” The findings may surprise you.

Becoming a New Leader: 5 Traps to Avoid
As a new leader, everyone is watching and judging the moves that you make. Even a great team can be rendered utterly unproductive by an ineffective leader.

Changing Corporate Culture: 4 Do’s and 3 Don’ts
Leaders are beginning to better understand the importance of culture.  Changing an entrenched attitudes and beliefs however, is one of the toughest leadership tasks you will face.

Do You have a High Performance Culture to Drive Your Strategy?
It is your job as a leader to shape and align your culture to move your strategy forward.  Culture accounts for 40% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.

Does Shared Leadership Make Sense for Your Organization?
“We want the four of you to lead this collectively. It is time for all of you to step up.”  Does shared leadership work?

Ethical Leadership: What Does it Mean?
How can you ensure that your company doesn’t fall prey to the next big ethics scandal? If you think the answer is simply more legal training and compliance policies, you are at risk.

Five Keys to Effective Executive Coaching
Coaching should be done in the right place at the right time with the right style. Look for teachable moments and provide feedback with the right balance of directness and empathy.

How to Build Higher Levels of Trust in Leaders
One area stands out as having the highest correlation to high levels of employee engagement compared to any other – the ability of Leaders to Build Trust.

How to Fast Track Your Leaders with Just-in-Time Action Learning
Are your leaders prepared for the #1 challenge that they will face in the next 12 months? This whitepaper lays out practical, just-in-time leadership development approaches that work. Are you doing what it takes?

Influencer = Catalyst: 3 Steps for a Savvy Leader to Take
What does it take to influence change? Can this leadership skill be learned? Great leaders share three key characteristics.

Information Flow: Why It is Critical to Organizational Alignment
Accurate and timely information is critical. But just how important is it compared to all of the other avenues you can take as a leader to improve performance?

Is Your Strategy Clear Enough to Act? Probably Not
An unclear business strategy makes choices, priorities and trade-offs blurry for employees.  Our research found most leaders think their strategy is twice as clear as the rest of the organization.

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.

Leading Change: Top 4 Risks to Overcome
Can your key leaders successfully implement the important changes required to execute your strategy? Effective change leaders understand the need to anticipate and mitigate four key risks.

Need Bench Strength? A Proven Fast Track to Leadership
70% percent of companies confessed that they are doing nothing to close leadership gaps. Read about the two fundamental causes and what to do about it.

Performance Pressure: How Much Should a Leader Push?
Leaders are expected to create the environment that gets the most from their people. If we push too much or too little, we may not meet our goals. How to strike the right balance.

Political Savvy: How to Understand and Use Politics to Strategically Influence Others
Are Politics Helping or Hurting You and Your Company?  Power plays, turf battles, deception, and sabotage block individuals’ career progress and threaten companies’ resources and results.

Rhapsody in Change: The Subtleties between Leadership and Action
Leadership meets its deepest challenge when it must face up to the need for a deep, major, and rapid shift in the whole fabric of the organization that doesn’t seem to welcome it.

Should You Facilitate Your Own Strategy Retreat? 3 Guidelines to Help You Decide
When conducting a strategy retreat, you have options.Here are three situations that call for an outside facilitator if you want to be successful.

Solving the Mystery of Successful Strategy Execution: What to Do Once Your Strategy Retreat Is Over
Successful execution typically means making hundreds of decisions every day. The challenge is to be clear on how each choice drives the strategy forward.

The 3 Levels of a High Performance Culture
Based upon over 25 years of research and experience, we have identified three critical and interrelated components required to create a workplace culture that matters.

The 4R Model of Transformational Leadership
We believe that leaders can be made.  The 4R Model is a roadmap for how leadership can be consciously developed and practiced through Relationships, Roles, Responsibilities and Results.

The Elite 6% – How Strategic Clarity Distinguishes High Performing Leaders
According to a recent USA Today article, only 6% of last year’s Standard & Poor’s 500 firms accounted for 50% of the profits.  What did those leaders do differently?

The Top Skills for High Performing Leaders
These six leadership competencies continue to rise to the top regardless of industry, client, strategy or culture.

Top 10 Most Powerful Ways Leaders Can Boost Employee Engagement
Inspiring people to put forth their best effort is, perhaps, a leader’s most vexing, and yet most rewarding, challenge. The good news is that employee engagement can be measured and improved.

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? Learn what to look out for in your organization.

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Deanna Rudnitsky
Senior Manager, HR Destiny Sales Region

We engaged LSA to design and deliver a 6-month custom executive coaching program for a group of our key leaders. The focus of the program was to help a core group of senior leaders to leverage previous investments in management training, to ensure the engagement and retention of key employees, and to push critical strategic initiatives forward. Even with the high expectations of our senior people, LSA has completely exceeded our expectations. I would recommend them to anyone looking to create and implement a custom coaching methodology using proven tools to drive true change.

Ivan Fukumoto
Senior HR Manager - Staffing, Training, & Development

LSA Global’s consultant brought a fresh perspective to our behavioral based interviewing strategy for two key executive positions we needed to fill, and their consultant helped us develop questions that produced a much deeper understanding of candidates’ capabilities. I am confident that the two new executives joining our organization have the right skills to add significant value. Throughout the process LSA was also very responsive in dealing with short lead time requests.

Because of the unique nature of our business, Excel is a core application in our accounting organization. After three attempts to find an Excel consultant who is capable of helping our finance team integrate advanced applications into our work processes we found LSA and Alex. He was not only a “Real” Excel expert but was masterful in helping us identify where to use Excel applications in our processes to increase our group’s efficiency.

SPO Partners & Co
Kim Silva, CFO

Thank you to LSA Global for their partnership and support in helping us to design and roll-out our valuable management development training program. I personally have partnered with LSA Global at four of my previous companies. It continues to be a delight working with LSA. We look forward to partnering with them at Blackhawk Networks for future training and consulting needs.

Suzanne Kinner
VP Human Resources

Blackhawk Network

LSA’s Employee Engagement Consulting and Survey work has provided critical visibility into: how well our people are holding up under the general economic environment, as well as, the specific challenges that face biotechnology companies in their efforts to discover and develop new medicines; their level of alignment and commitment to XOMA’s Vision and mission critical strategies; how leadership practices and management systems support an environment that engender commitment, and the specific actions that our leaders can take to improve on areas that are important to our people. I highly recommend LSA’s employee engagement solutions.

Chris Wells
Vice President, HR and IT

We value our relationship with LSA Global. We came to LSA because we wanted to improve overall behavioral based interviewing capabilities of our managers to increase the probability of both hiring top talent and future leaders. LSA designed a highly customized solution for our business and culture. We are currently rolling out this solution to our leaders. I would highly recommend LSA Global as a top quality resource.

Rae Phillips
HR Project Manager - Training & Development, PHR

In the Next Generation Management Development courses, I was trained with skills and tools that have made me and my team more productive, motivated, and successful at communicating with other departments.

 

Kevin Ashman
Firmware Engineering Supervisor

On behalf of Roche and my staff I would like to sincerely thank you for your help with this. The English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment and coaching that you provided for our team was a great success.

Cam Greig
Associate Director

Roche

We recently contacted LSA Global to assist us with a unique training request. We gave LSA a very short deadline and LSA custom designed a training program to meet our exact requirements within the limited time allotted to them. We found their facilitator to be well versed in the subject matter and very credible; the design provided practical and valuable information to our team of managers. I highly recommend LSA Global, particularly in the area of management training.

Julaine K. Souza
Senior Vice President

Understanding and conforming to legal compliance was very important to our company. We turned to LSA Global to provide a quality and cost effective way to ensure that we were AB 1825 compliant. Their interactive eLearning program was top-notch. It allowed our managers to learn at their own pace, and on their own time. The program was tailored to include our logo and our internal harassment policies. It was interactive and met all federal and state legal requirements. I would highly recommend LSA Global to any company looking for an efficient and effective and top quality way to train their managers to be in compliance.

Kelly Warren, SPHR
Director, HR & Compliance

LSA’s consultant designed and delivered a half-day team building solution for our recent conference. It included careful customization to integrate the design with our new mission and values. Everyone had fun and identified key issues with our teamwork. Altogether a great program!

Bob Ward
Director of HR

What a personal and professional pleasure it has been to Partner with LSA. They are truly a strategic partner with Wyse. For more than 5 years, LSA has been engaged in delivering various training and development solutions for Wyse, from custom on-site programs targeting specific core competencies, to working individually with clients to build job skills, and offering invaluable services to me and my team as we continue to build our learning programs. LSA’s representatives do more than sell a product, they offer a full service solution: they understand our business, our strategic initiatives, and the needs of our customers.

Jeff Rangel
Director of HR

LSA has been a tremendous asset to my portfolio, both at my current company and my past company. As an HR leader, I am always looking for ways to find external resources that can provide a solution to our management training needs. LSA does that for me. Their solutions are presented in a much more leadership-oriented manner so as to be crisp, business relevant, and easy to apply right back on the job. I will continue to augment our programs using LSA solutions.

Ken Boehm
VP of Human Resources

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

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

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