“We turned to LSA to help us custom design and deliver an action learning leadership development program to help drive performance for our leaders and managers.
They have done an excellent job diagnosing the business situation, designing an approach that fits our culture, and delivering a first class leadership solution.”
Sally Buchannan | VP Human Resources | Sony
“You exceeded our expectations. The customized facilitative leadership session was fantastic. Thank you for making such an impact with our leaders.
Vice President, Product & Portfolio Development | Global Biotech Company
“Through the use of dynamic, actionable frameworks and exercises, the Leadership Academy helped me dedicate time to leadership development on a routine basis and prompted some extremely worthwhile personal reflection.
An excellent starting point for building up leadership capabilities in a consistent way.”
Halle Yungmeyer | Manager, Clinical Packaging Operations | BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Action Learning Leadership Development Programs
Recent research has confirmed what our clients have been telling us for decades — high-performing organizations are three times more likely than lower performers to use experiential learning for both the front-line and executive-level leaders. Leaders feel more accountable to their peers and feel positive social pressure to learn and perform from leadership action learning.
The good news is that action learning for leaders does not need to be complex.
Like most pursuits, the mastery of the fundamentals combined with a high level of relevancy, practice, peer learning, feedback, and accountability make the greatest impact.
In the case of leadership development, the most frequent skill gaps identified by senior leaders are fundamental business execution skills. A recent survey published in Chief Learning Officer Magazine identified the most pressing leadership skill gaps to be:
The leadership knowledge, tools, and abilities needed to effectively execute on the above leadership skill gaps are also fairly straight forward. What can be tricky is designing and managing the action learning leadership development process to strengthen core leadership skills while getting real work done.
Most organizations struggle with how to develop leaders. Though leadership as a discipline can be abstract, inconsistent, and vague, expectations of leaders are more clear.
We expect leaders to think systemically and make decisions from an enterprise perspective that add value to the top and bottom lines while inspiring employees to perform at their peak.
Our customized Leadership Action Learning programs are typically six-to-twelve month engagements. A small group of 12-16 high potential leaders and managers work in teams to think strategically, create a clear vision and compelling business case for change, present and sell to senior executives and board members, and implement important projects that can significantly increase revenue, decrease costs, or improve performance.
Our highly experiential leadership programs ask leaders and managers to think, to take action, to maintain momentum, to learn, and to drive high performance from themselves and those around them.
Leaders learn through relevant and practical application using real projects to:
Individuals receive targeted training, mentoring, supervision, and real-time coaching to develop critical and timely leadership skills as they work through the process of initiating and implementing a significant initiative in their organization.
Representative leadership programs focused on having a C-level perspective, acting strategically, and leading change include:
Please contact us to explore how we can help your organization successfully turn leadership into a strategic advantage.
Ask us about Leadership Development Pay-for-Performance options and how to move the leadership metrics that you care most about. Typical metrics that we move in our leadership programs include:
LSA worked with our Executive Leadership Team to help create strategic clarity and alignment as we look to increase our growth rate and unlock innovation. They masterfully handled very complex, challenging, and high stakes leaders, decisions, and cultural nuances to help us identify what matters most and move toward one unified direction.
Their practical, straightforward, and client-centric approach was refreshing. I highly recommend them to any executive team looking to get aligned to create even higher performance. They are lights out awesome!
Chief Financial Officer, Partner
We turned to LSA to help us custom design and deliver a management development solution to help drive performance. They have done an excellent job diagnosing the business situation, designing a leadership approach that fits our culture, and delivering a first class solution with the support systems necessary to make a real difference.
I recommend LSA Global to anyone looking for real results.
VP Human Resources
We reviewed the top Leadership Development offerings 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 other programs may be better known, the other options were more theoretical and did not compare in terms of LSA’s practicality, quality, and results.
We could not be happier.
Senior Manager Learning and Development
The customized leadership styles and coaching program was the best training that I have ever attended. The facilitators were phenomenal. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge coupled with compassionate and caring styles. I’d highly recommend this leadership training program to any manager, director, or executive looking for a life changing leadership program.
LSA has been a tremendous asset 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 impactful leadership and management development expertise. LSA consistently does that for me.
The tools and practices are crisp, business relevant, and easy to apply on the job.
VP of Human Resources
I continue to be impressed by the depth and breadth of LSA’s expertise in leadership development, and management development.
What a smart and client-centric group of great people who really know how to help leaders attract, engage, develop and retain top talent in a practical and results-driven manner.
Thank you LSA!
Director, HR Business Partner
LSA’s approach has certainly brought value to Knight Ridder Digital. They were laser focused on our goal and determined to meet all of our Leadership development program needs. Their flexibility and commitment were keys in making our program successful.
Director of Marketing
The quality of LSA’s Leadership Training Programs and facilitators is always top notch. We recognize and appreciate the hard work LSA always goes through to align to our unique culture and meet our specific requirements. Thank you for regularly going above and beyond. Your support and dedication, both on the strategic and tactical side, have been outstanding!
LSA is an instrumental training outsourcing partner helping us to build leadership and management capacity while strategically investing in our people.
LSA’s flexibility, depth, and breadth of expertise allows us to deliver top quality solutions that are directly tied to key business plans and talent management strategies.
Their ability to custom design, deliver, and evaluate high impact Management Training Programs has been excellent. They are true business partners and a pleasure to work with.
Margaret M. Mader
Vice President, Human Resources
Thank you for a great leadership development session today. The facilitator was brilliant. The team got a lot out of it (as did I).
I believe it will help us create an even higher performance culture by ensuring we have a common understanding of how to create higher performance and work toward clear and common strategic goals.
LSA consistently delivers for me and my team. Recently they 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 facilitators would spend an entire day trying to communicate.
Nick Voyvodich, SPHR
What a refreshing change from the half-baked psycho-babble you normally get from training and consulting organizations. LSA gives you the practical and results-oriented assistance you need to define and reach your goals.
Their leadership, management, and sales expertise has been invaluable. They think strategically and provide a results driven plan – not just a temporary fix.
They are great to work with, and even more importantly, they “get it!”
Director of Merchandising
LSA’s action-learning leadership approach 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 key strategic projects forward.
The experience was better than anticipated. I could not be more pleased.
President & CEO
Great job in designing the Mergers and Acquisition strategy session for our global leadership team. The session was excellent.
I gained additional insight on the importance of the role of HR regarding strategy, culture, and people in Mergers and Acquisitions and would recommend LSA to anyone looking to align strategies and cultures.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
In my years working with LSA, it seems like I’ve had proven and thoughtful experts at my fingertips to help me identify and deliver the right solutions to satisfy our unique needs.
The entire LSA team has become a trusted friend of Actel — ensuring we provide state-of-the-art coaching, leadership development, and management training programs to meet our complex and ever-changing business and people needs.
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