Driving the Bottom Line with Leadership Action Learning
“It was a challenge to find a consultant with an action learning 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
Most organizations struggle with how to develop mid-managers to leadership roles. Though leadership as a discipline is abstract, inconsistent and vague, expectations of leaders are crystal clear. We expect leaders to make decisions with an enterprise perspective—decisions that add value to the bottom line and inspire employees to achieve a congruent organizational vision.
Leaders in Action is a six-to-twelve month program in which a small group (12-16) of high potential managers work in teams to envision, to sell to senior executives, and to implement a real project that can increase revenue or decrease cost significantly.
We use real business projects that teach managers through practical application to:
Individuals receive training, supervision, and coaching to develop leadership skills as they work through the process of initiating and implementing a significant “initiative” in their organization.
We don’t use the terms “leadership” or “development.” We refer to the program as “running the business,” and we approach it accordingly. We take an action-learning approach to teach leadership so that the program and learning integrates with a manager’s day-to-day work.
Small teams are created that select a project that has high potential value to the organization. The action learning teams meet monthly for a period ranging from six months to a year. Over the course of the initiative, the action learning teams:
Plans are evaluated by company executives and accepted or declined based on criteria and processes used to evaluate any other proposal. Once proposals are accepted, we work with the action learning teams on implementation, influencing for initiative support, and managing the politics of the project.
During ongoing monthly sessions teams debrief, learn new tools and techniques, and learn from each other’s experiences. Management and business acumen content is modular and provided on a just-in-time basis to support teams at each step of their project. The innovative on-the-fly curriculum meets the immediate learning needs of teams and individuals. To provide an internal support system, an executive mentor is assigned to each team to help them understand how the company really works and how to get things done in their particular organization.
For the individual, a program-specific executive 360 assessment is used at the beginning, middle, and end of the program to assess participant needs and growth. The true measure of the team’s success is the completion of their team project and how well it met or exceeded initial proposal expectations.
As a result of this intense program, participants will have applied “on the job” skills. They will be able to:
Experienced managers and leaders.
To speak with an LSA Expert to learn about program customization and delivery options onsite at your company, please contact us.
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Debbie Von Raesfeld
Director and HR Business Partner
Over the years, both at 3Com and now at Redback, I’ve found LSA Global to be a valuable partner. The recent management programs that they delivered for Redback’s executive and management teams was the right solution, of the highest of quality, and customized to fit our unique business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA to any company looking for top quality solutions.
Vice President of 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 leadership solutions.
We were able to design a highly focused and relevant management training course that fit our unique needs.
Our leaders and managers galvanized as a team and are better prepared for the rigors of a leading their teams in a very competitive and fast-changing market.
We contacted LSA to help us design and deliver customized management development programs. LSA worked with us to meet our exact needs. We started at the top with our executive team. It was such a great success that we rolled it out company-wide. We look forward to a long-term partnership with LSA Global and their team of experts.
Barry L. Byrd, SPHR
Human Resources Manager
Our relationship with LSA is extremely valuable.
We worked closely with LSA to customize critical Management Training Programs to meet our unique business needs.
I’d recommend LSA to any company looking for first class and high quality leadership and management training assessment, design, delivery, and follow-through.
Vice President of Human Resources
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.
Director of Software Development
We greatly value our relationship with LSA Global.
They focused on understanding our unique culture and helping us to move our strategic priorities forward.
LSA continues to deliver top quality executive coaching, consulting, and leadership development solutions that are highly customized for our unique situation.
I highly recommend LSA Global to anyone looking to greatly improve their leadership, management, and project capabilities.
Bonnie S. Olson
Vice President of Human Resources
It was a challenge to find a consultant with an approach to performance improvement that fit our unique performance culture and style. We were pleasantly surprised to discover LSA’s depth of expertise in the fields of motivation, developmental coaching, performance management, and measurement.
LSA seamlessly integrated those components without our folks feeling like the intervention was forced. They understood what we were trying to accomplish, helped us clarify our objectives, and created a solid, refreshing approach that quickly got us moving and engaged at all levels across the organization.
Overall, I couldn’t be happier that we found a true strategy and implementation partner in LSA.
President and Director
We partnered with LSA Global to help us invest in our people. LSA custom designed an impactful management curriculum to help upskill our key managers and leaders.
We consider LSA to be our trusted learning and development partner and a valued extension of our team as we rapidly scale. Thank you LSA!
SVP Human Resources
I’ve been associated with LSA for the last 8 years and have found them to be extremely professional and client-focused.
I’ve participated in a number of solutions ranging from Performance Management to Leadership Training. I’ve found the quality to be superior.
They are always well prepared and have definitely done a considerable amount of pre-work in order to customize to our unique culture and goals.
Human Resource Manager
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.
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
I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development training 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 assess and develop high performing leaders.
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
Having tripled in size and recently merged, LSA helped our executive team to increase our level of strategic alignment, to solidify our new direction, and to push our agency forward.
As we look to rapidly scale, the clear, actionable, and 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. Thank you LSA!
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