Leadership Development

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“It was a challenge to find a consulting firm with an approach to leadership development programs and performance improvement that fit our unique corporate culture and strategy.

When we met with LSA, we were surprised to discover their depth of expertise in the fields of motivation, developmental coaching, performance management, and measurement.  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 leadership partner in LSA.”
Doug Hansen | President and Director | Redwood Trust

“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 leaders and execution to the next level.”
Rob Sturgeon | Executive Vice President | ServiceSource

Leadership Development Programs
Today’s leaders are facing issues without precedent. Executives face complex, large-scale tasks with uncertain rules while often having to deal with other high-powered decision makers who are used to getting their way.

According to executives, the complexities confronting leaders are here to stay across five key leadership challenges:

  1. Improving strategic clarity, execution, and results
  2. Aligning the workforce with a new strategic direction
  3. Creating a high performance culture to drive the strategy forward in the short- and long-term
  4. Attracting, developing, engaging, and retaining top talent at the right pace
  5. Aligning talent strategies with business strategies and the organization’s culture

While focused leadership development programs can certainly play a critical role, leadership skills alone will not fully address the growth, performance, and competition challenges faced by leaders. Senior Leaders must also address strategies, cultures, processes, and structures to drive lasting change.

Our Organizational Alignment Research found that leaders who align their culture and talent with their strategy grow revenues 58% faster, are 72% more profitable, have 9-1-to-1 greater leadership effectiveness, and boost 16.8-to-1 higher employee engagement levels.  Our leadership study found that the highest performing leaders:

  • Create strategic clarity by ensuring their teams clearly understand the strategic priorities, have no doubt that leadership is fully committed to the strategy, and are highly responsive to change.
  • Build high performance cultures by ensuring their teams clearly understand the desired culture, modeling the right behaviors, ensuring the timely flow of information, and making balanced short- and long- term decisions.
  • Differentiate top talent  by hiring top talent, engaging and retaining high performers, providing unfettered access to resources, and responding positively to required changes.

Our research-backed, proven and systemic approach to leadership development helps leaders get everyone pointed in the right direction,  shape the performance environment for everyone to perform at their peak, and build a differentiated workforce that creates a competitive advantage.

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Please contact us to learn how our leadership development programs have helped leading organizations create a competitive advantage in six key areas:

  1. Create Strategic Clarity
  2. Build a High Performance Culture
  3. Attract Top Talent
  4. Develop World Class Leaders
  5. Engage and Retain Top Talent
  6. Our Leadership Guarantee – Pay for Performance

Ask us about Leadership Development Pay-for-Performance options and how to move the leadership metrics that you care most about.  Typical leadership development program metrics that we move include:

  • Sales revenue, margin, win rate, portfolio mix, deal size, and cycle time.
  • Customer acquisition, loyalty, growth, and satisfaction.
  • Leadership execution effectiveness of key corporate strategies.
  • Employee attraction, development, performance, engagement and retention.
  • Project cost, quality, and time.

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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

In my years working with LSA, it seems like I’ve had proven and thoughtful experts at my fingertips to help me identify and deliver the right solutions to satisfy our unique needs.

The entire LSA team has become a trusted friend of Actel — ensuring we provide state-of-the-art coaching, leadership development, and management training programs to meet our complex and ever-changing business and people needs.

Linda Mitchell
Training Manager

What a refreshing change from the half-baked psycho-babble you normally get from training and consulting organizations. LSA gives you the practical and results-oriented assistance you need to define and reach your goals.

Their leadership, management, and sales expertise has been invaluable.  They think strategically and provide a results driven plan – not just a temporary fix.

They are great to work with, and even more importantly, they “get it!”

David Fiano
Director of Merchandising

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

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

We turned to LSA to help us custom design and deliver a action leadership and management development curriculum to help drive performance across the company.

They have done an excellent job diagnosing the business situation, designing an approach that fits our unique culture, and delivering first class solutions.  Thank you!

Sally Buchannan
VP Human Resources

As a high growth 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

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

LSA’s approach and ability to bring the right leadership and management expertise and approach to eBay has been a great asset.

They really focus on helping us succeed in any way they can and definitely lifted up our leadership and management development capabilities.

Mike Normant
Learning & Development

ebay

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

LSA has a tremendous ability to distil complex, multilayered challenges into meaningful, impactful, and clear strategies and action plans.

The time we invested as a leadership team to get aligned was well spent in gaining laser focus and identifying ways to prioritize what was meaningful individually and as a team. The facilitation and leadership style was direct, firm, and compassionate.

LSA provided the high level thinking and support for our team to co-create in a rapidly scaling business.

Bindu Garapaty, PsyD
VP, Talent and Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity

At the onset of our engagement with LSA, I was skeptical that an outside firm would be able to understand and dissect our organization’s highly complex and technical business challenges.

However, through the leadership team interview and strategy retreat processes that LSA utilized, they provided a fresh, innovative, and practical perspective that created tremendous strategic value and focus for our executive leadership team.

As a result, I would highly recommend LSA Global to any leader struggling with building the strategic alignment and high performance teams necessary to generate sales growth, in a way that fits their unique corporate culture.

Robert Laudati
Managing Director

LSA has been a tremendous asset at my current company and my past company.

As an HR leader, I am always looking for ways to find external resources that can provide impactful leadership and management development expertise. LSA consistently does that for me.

The tools and practices are crisp, business relevant, and easy to apply on the job.

Ken Boehm
VP of Human Resources

I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development training 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 assess and develop high performing leaders.

Tracy Esposito
Director

zynga LSA Global gaming client

For our go to training outsourcing partner, LSA provides exactly what we want and need – which is not an easy task.

As always, they design and deliver outstanding leadership development results and high quality management training programs that totally align with our unique business and talent strategies!

Elizabeth Siebert
Director, Organizational Excellence & Development

Intuit

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