Building a High Performance Culture

How Leaders Create a High Performance Culture and Environment

High Performance Environment Diagnostic, Consulting, and Training

“We are building a high performance culture and achievement-based workplace. Without this unique high performance methodology, I would expect us to be behind our competitors.”

Shenaz Khan | GM People & Performance | BT Financial

“The high performance culture diagnostic facilitated clarity on what leadership actions needed to be taken in order to improve the performance of my team and why these actions would have the greatest impact. Importantly the process unified my senior executive team around these leadership actions.”

Charlie Brown | Senior Executive | Accenture

“We are now generating revenue greater than any other channel.  I absolutely see this as a result of building a high performance culture. Since inception (less than one year) the average revenue generated per person has increased by over 400%.”

Helen Wells | Director Customer Service | AMP Financial Services

“It is often difficult to unify a leadership team on improving people’s performance. Building a high performance environment  provided powerful, yet easily understood information on the key factors effecting performance at Cisco. It unified my team on the specific actions required to improve performance.”

Gerard Lithgow | VP Enterprise Sales | Cisco

Given your unique strategy and circumstances, what leadership moves, made today, will have the greatest effect on the performance of your organization or team?

Did you know that there are over 70 possible leadership actions available to an executive at any given time that can significantly change performance?  It is no wonder why many leaders and companies get lost in and frustrated by impractical theories and expensive consultants trying to make sense of it all.

Based on over 20 years of high performance research focused on the dynamics that improve human performance with elite institutions such as Harvard, the U.S. Special Forces, Cisco, Accenture, MIT, NASA, and the Juilliard School, the high performance culture methodology helps identify the top leadership moves necessary to drive higher performance.

Our clients tell us that the research-backed, practical and action-oriented approach provides clarity, structure and measurable results.

Leaders around the world with whom we have worked to tell us that building a high performance culture has:

  • Increased productivity by 25%
  • Gained over $500,000 in annual benefits
  • Improved performance of 40% of the workforce
  • Improved net profit by $100,000 per month
  • Raised average revenue per person by 400%

Typically clients turn to LSA’s High Performance Culture solution to:

  • Build a high performing environment and culture that aligns with their business and talent strategies
  • Remove the guesswork in getting the most from their people
  • Determine how to best execute their strategy from a “people perspective”
  • Identify the best leadership moves to get their organization to realize its stretch objectives
  • Benchmark their current performance environment against high performance best practices
  • Increase leadership accountability for performance improvement
  • Understand, in detail, the dynamics affecting human high performance in their organization or team

After an initial leadership education session that focuses on the high performance research and the critical dynamics that stimulate performance and strategy execution, our usual approach involves 4 key steps:

1.  Assess Your Current Performance Culture
Understand the existing performance environment using our proven High Performance Culture Diagnostic.  The high performance culture assessment enables leaders to quickly build a detailed picture of the current performance environment and accurately pinpoint key levers to improve and sustain performance.  Typical outcomes include identifying:

  • Strengths and weaknesses of the current culture and performance environment
  • Likely accelerators and inhibitors to performance
  • Current and future ‘pressure’ dynamics that will most influence performance
  • Benchmark comparisons

2.  Strategize the Two Key Leadership Moves to Improve Performance
Review the diagnostic results with the Leader and the Executive Team and agree on the two key leadership actions that, if taken, will result in the most dramatic improvement in performance across the organization.

3.  Execute the Two Key Leadership Moves
Implement the two leadership actions in a way that makes sense for your strategy and unique circumstances.

4.  Measure Improvement and Agree Upon Next Steps
Re-test to monitor progress against success metrics and to continuously improve.

If you would like to learn how building a high performance culture and workplace environment has helped leading organizations perform at their peak, please contact us.

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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 management under an interactive coaching program.  We appreciate LSA’s commitment to cutting-edge practices to help keep us a step ahead during this time of rapid change.

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Doug Hansen
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Wendy Chinn
Sr. Director, Global Sales Enablement

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Ted Ramlet
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David Bentley
General Manager

AKQA

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