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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“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

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

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

We have had a very beneficial partnership with LSA for over 2 years. The recent Leadership Development Program that they designed and customized with us to help us identify, develop, and retain top leaders in the organization was a huge success. It was instrumental in helping take our company and our key people to the next level. I would recommend their training and consulting services to anyone looking to develop and retain top talent.

Steve Janowsky
Vice President of Operations

Proxicom

Having tripled in size and recently merged, LSA helped our executive team to increase our level of strategic alignment, solidify our new direction and push our agency forward. As we look to rapidly scale, the clear and actionable 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.

Matt Britton
CEO

We recently hired LSA to help us take our client delivery methodology to the next level as we continue to grow and help our clients succeed. The custom strategy and design session exceeded my expectations. They really understood our business and turned around the project within a tight timeframe. LSA’s consultants were the best I have seen for this type of project. LSA’s ability to get a group of 20+ executives from around the globe on the same page, push their thinking to new heights, and ensure an executable plan was excellent. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to take their plans and execution to the next level.

Rob Sturgeon
EVP Client Delivery

Service Source

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

It was a challenge to find a consultant with an 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

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

Over the years, both at 3Com and now at Redback, I’ve found LSA Global to be a valuable resource. The recent compliance program that they delivered for Redback’s executive and management team was the right solution, of the highest of quality, and customized to our business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA to any company looking for top quality solutions.

Gina Fulton
Vice President of Human Resources

As a high growth digital marketing agency with cutting edge talent, we hired LSA Global to help clarify our strategy and work with our management team to implement it throughout the New York Office in a way that made sense for our unique culture . That work was so successful that we also hired them to coach one of our key leaders. LSA has been instrumental in helping us transition to a new leadership team and triple the revenue in our New York office. 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

Great job in designing the Mergers and Acquisition strategy session for our global team. The executive presentation and information was excellent. I gained additional insight on the importance of the role of HR in Mergers and Acquisitions.

Gloria Veon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Fujitsu

LSA Global has been a great partner in helping ServiceSource move toward its Vision of being “the leading developer of talent in the service performance management industry.” I have engaged LSA’s services to help develop best-in-class programs in the areas of: Executive On-boarding, Manager Training, Sales Training, Employee Engagement and Instructional Design. They have consistently met or exceeded my (very) high expectations and are always responsive to my needs.

Mike Normant
Senior Director, Training & Development

Service Source

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

We reviewed the top Leadership Development offerings for one of our Senior Research Scientists 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 the other programs better known, they were more theoretical and did not compare in terms of practicality, quality, and results.

Stacey Porter
Senior Manager Learning and Development

Roche

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