Leadership Team Effectiveness During Hyper Growth – High Tech

Client Case Study: Using Strategic Clarity to Drive Leadership Team Effectiveness

Client Case Study

Situation

This leading global high tech client changed their marketing strategy and asked four Senior Directors who were leading four different teams to collectively lead together and scale their teams to triple their capacity in twelve months. The client’s goals were to ensure that the leaders:

  • Align: Worked together more effectively as a leadership team to collectively lead
  • Scale: Were better prepared to scale
  • Lead: Created agreed to action plans

Complications

  • The previous vision for the team was very narrow and targeted. The new strategy called for the leaders to be more innovative and disruptive in a highly matrixed organizational culture where failure is not an option.
  • The team has had higher attrition than other departments and was expected to triple in size in twelve months to meet strategic demands.
  • The number and complexity of strategic projects increased exponentially, the time-frames shrunk and the pressure to produce increased weekly.
  • Not all leaders are performing up to expectations or working together as effectively as they need to.
  • The team’s leadership has changed in the last two years.

Implications

  • The demands on the leadership team will continue to grow significantly and they will be unable to effectively scale unless they lead and partner more effectively.

Approach

1.  Assess

  • Review recent focus group feedback
  • Conduct 360-degree interviews with key stakeholders
  • Design and administer online leadership assessment

2.  Design and Facilitate

  • 2-day strategy and leadership session focused on strategic and cultural assumptions, strategic pressures, goals, roles, responsibilities, processes, prioritization, managing expectations and overcoming key barriers to success.

3.  Provide 1-x-1 Executive Coaching

4.  Design and Deliver Targeted Follow-up Leadership Sessions

5.  Measure Progress and Agree Upon Next Steps

Results

A measurable increase in strategic clarity and roles made a significant impact on leadership effectiveness, process effectiveness and interpersonal relationships.

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  1. 19% increase in overall leadership effectiveness
  2. 6% increase in strategic clarity
  3. 11% increase in role and responsibility understanding and acceptance
  4. 22% increase in process effectiveness
  5. 36% increase in level of interpersonal relationships and decrease in conflicts

 

Related Information

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 as a senior leader to develop my thinking and actions related to leading the business.”

Janet Pagano
Managing Director

Ovid

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

Hyperion

Thank you to LSA Global for their partnership and support in helping us to design and roll-out highly needed and valuable leadership and management development programs that fit our unique situation.

I personally have partnered with LSA Global at four of my previous companies. It continues to be a delight.

We look forward to partnering with them for a long time to develop our managers and leaders.

Suzanne Kinner
VP Human Resources

Blackhawk Network

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!

Tracy Esposito
Director, HR Business Partner

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.

Gloria Veon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Fujitsu

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.

Simon Jefferson
Managing Director

AKQA

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.

Heather Feltman
President & CEO

LSS

LSA always delivers the right sales, management, and leadership programs at the right time to meet our unique needs. I especially appreciate their ability to deeply understand our business and our culture so that they can design the most valuable and impactful solutions.

Sarah Parks
Senior Project Manager

Hyperion

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.

Ken Boehm
Vice President of Human Resources

We consider LSA Global the top outsourced learning and development partner.

We work closely with LSA to customize leadership and management development programs to meet our growing business needs.

I would highly recommend LSA to any company wanting to deliver high quality and practical learning solutions for their leaders and managers.

Terri Wright-Scheer
Vice President Human Resources

After a difficult search to find a partner that could address a very specific leadership development need, we chose LSA Global. They were responsive to our needs and created a solution that we continue to see results from. It is nice to know we have access to their expertise with a simple phone call.

Valerie Blackburn
Director of Business Operations

We have had a very beneficial partnership with LSA. Their recent Leadership Development Program helped us to identify, develop, and retain top leaders. It was instrumental in helping take our company and our key people to the next level. I would recommend them to anyone looking to truly develop and retain top talent.

Steve Janowsky
Vice President of Operations

Proxicom

We selected LSA Global over 5 other companies to help our key executives improve their overall communication and executive presentation capabilities. LSA exceeded our expectations.

I highly recommend LSA to any executive team looking to better organize and more effectively deliver key executive-level messages — especially when the stakes are high.

Todd Power
Office of the CEO

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

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

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