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

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LSA consistently delivers for me and my team.  Recently they demonstrated the criticality for executives to look beyond current ethics topics and focus on applying fundamental values in everything they do to demonstrate true leadership. They successfully delivered in two hours what most leadership development facilitators would spend an entire day trying to communicate.

Nick Voyvodich, SPHR
HR Manager

Fujitsu

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

The quality of LSA’s Leadership Training Programs and facilitators is always top notch. 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. Your support and dedication, both on the strategic and tactical side, have been outstanding!

Anna Meyer
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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 key strategic projects forward. The experience was better than anticipated.  I could not be more pleased.

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President & CEO

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LSA helped us with leadership development by designing a solution to match our unique needs and culture. It was such a huge success and received rave reviews. I would highly recommend LSA to help take leaders and managers to the next level.

Karen King, SPHR
Manager, Human Resources

Alliance Data

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 when the stakes are high.

Todd Power
Office of the CEO

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, 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.

Doug Hansen
President and Director

Redwood Trust

LSA always helps us provide the right sales, management, and leadership programs at the right time to meet the unique needs of both individuals and departments. I especially appreciate their ability to deeply understand our business and our culture so that they can recommend the appropriate solutions.

Sarah Parks
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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

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I continue to be impressed by the level of depth and breadth of expertise, leadership development, and management development 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

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

You have become our premier change leadership strategic partner. Your expertise in the human side of change is unparalleled and enabled our company to successfully implement our ERP Solution under challenging and ever-changing circumstances.

Ted Ramlet
CIO & SVP

McKesson

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 environment by ensuring we have a common understanding of how to create higher performance and work toward clear and common strategic goals.

Simon Jefferson
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