Building a High Performance Environment

How Leaders Create a High Performance Culture and Environment

High Performance Environment Diagnostic, Consulting, and Training

“We are building a high performance environment and achievement-based culture. 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 environment 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 environment. 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 environment 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 environment 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 Environment 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 Environment: Understand the existing performance environment using our proven High Performance Environment Diagnostic.  The high performance environment 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: 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 environment has helped leading organizations perform at their peak, please contact us.

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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. We were pleasantly surprised to discover LSA’s depth of expertise in the fields of motivation, developmental coaching and 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 engage at all levels across the organization.Overall, I couldn’t be happier that we found a true strategy and implementation partner in LSA.

Doug Hansen
President and Director

Redwood Trust

LSA’s executive coach based his approach on understanding our business circumstances and strategy, as well as our leadership aspirations. The customized coaching covered all aspects of leadership; it was not simply a touchy-feely endeavor. In fact, the focus on clear business outcomes and real life circumstances challenged me to develop my thinking and actions related to leading the business.”

Janet Pagano
Managing Director

Ovid

We signed up with LSA early on–as their 22nd Member! Since then, our organization’s learning needs have increased and decreased and increased again with the changing times. The beauty of the LSA business model is its flexibility…when we needed to supplement our own internal resources, we used LSA services knowing that we could depend on the outstanding quality of the leadership development and management training programs they provide.

Margie Bunting
HR 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.

Shoaleh Ghaffari
Director, HR

Cutera

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.

Dipik Rai
Director of Marketing

As a high growth digital marketing agency with cutting edge talent, we hired LSA Global to help clarify our strategy and work with our executive leadership team to help implement strategic changes in a way that made sense for our unique culture. The work was so successful that we also hired them to coach our key leaders. LSA has been instrumental in helping us transition to a new leadership team and triple revenue. In this age of useless consultants, I highly recommend their practical and business-oriented approach to strategy, culture and talent.

David Bentley
General Manager

AKQA

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

I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development 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 leaders attract, engage, develop and retain top talent.

Tracy Esposito
Director, HR Business Partner

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.

Erik Okholm
Director of Software Development

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

We consistently receive positive feedback about the quality of the LSA Leadership Training Programs and LSA facilitators. 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 to design solutions to meet our needs. Your support and dedication, both on the strategic and tactical side, have been outstanding!

Anna Meyer
Leadership Development

Intuit

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 turned to LSA to help us custom design and deliver a leadership and management development curriculum to help drive performance. They have done an excellent job diagnosing the business situation, designing an approach that fits our culture, and delivering a first class solution.”

Sally Buchannan
VP Human Resources

LSA helped us design and deliver a blended learning solution for our leaders to help drive our growth plans in a way that aligned with our specific culture and values. LSA understood our business, had deep expertise in the content areas, tailored the programs to fit our specific needs, and delivered great results. They constantly strive to deliver business impact and align their solutions with our business initiates, culture, and performance management systems. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to take their leaders to the next level.”

Beth A. Taylor
Vice President of Human Resources

Thoratec

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.

Rosalyn Chan
Vice President, Human Resources

Redwood Trust

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