Leadership Development

How to lead for a competitive advantage.

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“It was a challenge to find a consulting firm with an approach to leadership development 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

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 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 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 strategy, have no doubt that leadership is fully committed to the strategy, are highly responsive to change, and believe colleagues are consistently implementing the strategy successfully throughout the organization.
  • Build high performance cultures by ensuring their teams clearly understand the desired culture, frequently observe the majority of leaders modeling the desired culture, regularly feel the culture motivates top performance, repeatedly receive and share information in a timely manner, and continually believe decisions demonstrate a healthy short- and long- term balance.
  • Differentiate top talent  by ensuring their teams believe the quality of talent creates a competitive edge, repeatedly observe the company hiring top talent and retaining the majority of their top performers, continually have unfettered access to the resources necessary to succeed in their jobs, and reliably respond 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.

 

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 Environment
  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 metrics that we move include:

  • Sales revenue, margin, win rate, portfolio mix, deal size, and sales cycle.
  • 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 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

We partnered with LSA Global to help us invest in our people. LSA designed a modular and customized management curriculum that allows us to deliver top quality solutions to our managers and leaders. We consider LSA to be our learning and development partner and our LSA consultants to be an extension of our team.

Lisa Bruun
SVP Human Resources

Ellie Mae

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

LSA is an instrumental training outsourcing partner in helping us to build management capacity and strategically invest in our people. Their flexibility, depth, and breadth of expertise allows us to deliver top quality solutions that are directly tied to key business plans. Their ability to custom design, deliver, and evaluate our Management Curriculum has been excellent. They are true business partners and a pleasure to work with.

Margaret M. Mader
Vice President, Human Resources

Hyperion

LSA 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 presenters would spend an entire day trying to communicate.

Nick Voyvodich, SPHR
HR Manager

Fujitsu

I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development, 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 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 Staff is very appreciative and has become very comfortable with both the program and the process. The experience was better than anticipated.  I could not be more pleased.

Heather Feltman
President & CEO

LSS

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
Senior Project Manager

Hyperion

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

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.

Gloria Veon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Fujitsu

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

Gina Fulton
Vice President of Human Resources

LSA is an excellent training outsource partner! They listen to our needs, are responsive and work at a pace that keeps up with ours. We have found LSA to bring strategic and innovative solutions to meet our business problems by partnering effectively with our staff. I consider them to be an external extension of our team.

Wendy Chinn
Sr. Director, Global Sales Enablement

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

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

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