What We Do

We are a business consulting
& training firm

that helps high growth companies grow 58% faster and be 72% more profitable by powerfully aligning organizational culture and key talent with business strategies.

Strategy
Culture
Talent

ASSESS ALIGNMENT

We begin with a clear assessment of how well your culture and talent is aligned to your current and future business strategies.

Then we work with leadership to identify and implement the critical actions that will have the greatest impact.

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SHAPE CULTURE

Organizational cultures exist by design or by default. We help leaders successfully shape their culture to perform at their peak.

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CLARIFY STRATEGY

Less than 10% of well formulated strategies are effectively executed. That's where we come in — to ensure your strategy is firing on all cylinders.

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SHAPE CULTURE

Organizational cultures exist by design or by default. We help leaders successfully shape their culture to perform at their peak.

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DIFFERENTIATE TALENT

For companies that rely on their people to succeed, business results depend on attracting, developing, engaging, and retaining the right talent.

We help make talent matter.

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3X ALIGNMENT™

ALIGNMENT
IS THE KEY
TO GETTING
WHERE YOU
WANT TO GO.

We define organizational alignment as the optimum combination of business strategy, corporate culture, and talent to maximize performance.

If you are not getting the most out of what you have, think alignment. If you believe that you are headed in the right direction, but your current performance is not where you want it to be, think alignment.

Getting aligned means configuring the critical elements of your company to optimize short- and long-term performance. Misaligned strategy, culture, and talent cause poor short-term performance and unsustainable long-term organizational health.

While most leaders believe culture to be extremely important for organizational performance, less than one-third report their corporate culture aligns with their business strategy.  That is a big problem for companies looking to grow the top and bottom lines while retaining key clients and top talent.

LSA's organizational alignment research shows that highly aligned companies grow revenue 58% faster, are 72% more profitable and outperform unaligned companies in terms of:

  • Customer Retention 2.23-to-1
  • Customer Satisfaction 3.2-to-1
  • Leadership Effectiveness 8.71-to-1
  • Employee Engagement 16.8-to-1

Do not get fooled into making isolated strategy, culture or talent moves that do not lead your company dramatically forward.

Neither talent, nor culture, nor strategy alone will produce the results you want. Organizational Alignment is the missing ingredient.

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When it comes to organizational alignment, LSA Global
helps high growth companies:

Organizational alignment training Educate Senior Leaders

Educate Senior Leaders

Educate Senior Leaders about the importance of organizational alignment and change

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Assess Organizational Alignment

Assess the organization’s current
level of strategic, cultural and
talent alignment

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Implement Key Moves

Implement the critical actions defined for immediate impact on performance and organizational health

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We engaged with LSA Global to train our Call Center Customer Service Managers and Team Leaders how to be effective coaches. We wanted our CSMs and TLs to be able to conduct the “hard” conversations around performance, to create a coaching environment that encourages our agents to be self-motivated, and ultimately to create a better experience for our consumers. LSA’s facilitator was able to tailor the content and deliver it in way that really demonstrated a deep understanding of our needs and left our CSMs and TLs wanting more!

Jane Pearson-Wray
Continuous Improvement Manager

Electrolux

We partnered with LSA Global to help us provide the most effective customer service skills for our associates. Guided by our Promoter Satisfaction scores, we sought to partner with an organization that could provide customer service training and consulting programs for a diverse set of employees, communicating with customers via phone, email and in person, and with varying levels of knowledge and tenure. I’ve already gotten emails from customers saying that they’re seeing a change.”

Radiology
Field Service Leader

GE

Seagate has always found LSA to be a highly valuable consulting, training, and coaching resource.

LSA always designs and delivers top quality sales and customer service solutions.

The recent business sales training programs they’ve delivered for Seagate University have been the right solution, of highest of quality, and highly customized to our unique business and culture.

I would highly recommend LSA to any company interested in offering top notch learning solutions that make a difference.

Tammy Dujmovich
Sales, Marketing & Customer Service

Seagate

We were all very impressed with LSA’s call center consulting efforts and extremely satisfied with the recommendations. Our intention is to take the many recommendations and implement them in our Call Center.

Ron Shell
SVP Business Development

ESCI

We engaged with LSA Global to support our Customer Service Improvement initiative to develop and enhance the awareness and importance of good customer service within our Corporate Business Services group. We wanted to deliver a solution that would positively influence and shape internal behaviors and customer behaviors.

LSA Global, through their partnership process, demonstrated their value proposition. By first understanding our desired outcomes, only then could an effective solution be designed and delivered. Their consultant was well prepared, engaging and really drove a cross-functional, multi-level audience, to see a “basic” concept in profound and impactful ways.  We will look to LSA Global for these and future needs.

Stanley Newman
Customer Service Manager

Shire

LSA was very thorough during all phases of our customer service strategy process.  Their time spent with management and our employees went very well.

LSA’s insights were very powerful, and their suggestions for the future were very valuable.

I can’t think of any phase of the process that wasn’t first class.

John Lynch
CEO & President

ESCI

I want to personally thank you for meeting and exceeding our expectations. For giving our consultants something they could walk away from the session with and immediately utilize. And finally, for being so professional, yet fun, to work with.

Jennifer Morgans
VP Customer Experience

Having gone through many leadership development programs it can be said that my approach was reasonably skeptical at first. The analyst in me has concluded it was your method; which was almost conversational and so cleverly delivered I initially missed it, which is the mark of a great facilitator.

In the program several leadership tools were employed, props such as the familiar movie clip, interaction games with peers; the text and reference guides, the analysis and profile of team members by peers and facilitated conversation to name a few. These tools, created scenario based, referenced learning that could be immediately translated into the work place. That coupled with the follow-on coaching sessions have been the key to the development. I am pleased to have attended the LSA Global Program and even more so feel privileged to have had you as teacher and coach.

Edison Stephen
VP Customer Service

Fujitsu

We needed a way to improve customer training. We had to reach a disparate group of people in a very short period time. LSA gave us a new training methodology and a better way to go to market with our customer training that improved their experience and our brand positioning.

LSA delivered exactly what we needed and exceeded our expectations.  Thank you.

Hinda Chalew
Vice President of Marketing

We engaged with LSA Global to share best practices around Rapid Instructional Design and to develop, design, and deliver an session that taught our property owners the benefits of our Customer Loyalty program.

We found their experts to be collaborative, insightful, prepared, and nimble, especially given that the time frame for the project became compressed.

We look forward to continuing our strategic partnership.

Annmarie Fairweather
Vice President Brand Service

STRATEGIC CLARITY

IS YOUR
STRATEGY
TRULY
SET UP TO
SUCCEED?

Good leaders start by creating a strategy that outlines clear and compelling choices about where to play and what actions to take. Done right, a successful strategic plan sets a company up to perform beyond just the sum of its parts. When it comes to performance however, strategy is the beginning, not the end.

According to a recent IBM study, less than 10% of well formulated strategies are effectively executed.

Our own organizational alignment research found that strategic clarity accounts for 31% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.

For a strategy to make a true difference, it must be properly executed. That is where we come in. If you are like most of our clients, you have high aspirations and a promising future.

Now, you want to know the best moves to get you where you want to go.

So, while most agree that a sound strategic plan is imperative, most companies struggle to effectively cascade and execute their strategy throughout the organization.

For most fast growing and changing companies, we know that the greatest obstacles to success have little to do with the actual crafting of a winning strategy. When you look under the hood of many organizations (even ones that have a solid strategic plan), you find that they are not firing on all cylinders.

They are not performing at their peak. And their leaders have not created a high performance environment to get sustainable results now or in the future. They are not aligned.

Download How To Stress Test Your Strategic Clarity

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When it comes to strategy, LSA Global helps high
growth companies:

Strategic Clarity Facilitation of leaders creating a clear and winning strategy together

Clarify & Communicate

Identify and articulate the critical few strategic actions and performance metrics that will make the biggest impact.

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Align and lead senior teams

Align & Lead

Align senior teams and functions with
the strategic direction.

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Implement & Cascade

Implement and cascade strategic plans, actions and metrics throughout the organization.

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I can’t emphasize enough what a huge shift you helped to create for us as an organization. Thanks again for your change management consulting help and guidance.

The clarity, practicality, focus, and accountability are exactly what we needed to make this strategy and major transformation a success from a hearts and minds perspective.

Cris Alvarez
VP Corporate Strategy

LSA Global Cambridge Investment Research Financial Services Client

The LSA customized Organizational Alignment Survey gave us a comprehensive view of how our employees experience our culture, talent, and strategy.

The systemic approach provided us with a great forum to discuss the strengths and opportunities in our organization, and then to quickly get focused on the key actions critical to executing our business and people strategies.

Mark Forrest
General Manager, FSM Division

Trimble

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

We consider LSA our true business partner.

From Strategic Facilitation and Planning to Presentation Skills and Management Training, they continue to provide excellent value and extremely high quality solutions that make an impact.

I recommend them to anyone looking for a practical approach to drive true business and people results.

Michelle A. Mitchell
Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources

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 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

At a time of change in our marketplace, LSA Global did an exceptional job helping our executive team create strategic clarity by helping us to define, clarify, and prioritize our corporate vision, mission, values, differentiation, target clients, strategic priorities, success metrics and key roles.

They beautifully navigated a very difficult and fuzzy situation, respectfully cleared out all of the cultural elephants, and shared impactful insights and leadership development theories along the way. They have transformed our business.

Laurie Sewell
President & CEO

Servicon-logo

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 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

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.

Thank you for your practical and outcome-oriented approach.

Ted Ramlet
CIO & SVP

McKesson

LSA Global really shifted our perspective about strategic clarity and organizational culture.

The 3 C’s approach to workplace culture is very practical and really helps  executive teams – even skeptical ones – ensure that your culture is healthy, high performing, and aligned.

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf
Chief Human Resources Officer

LSA Global client Symantec Cyber Security Technology Company

HIGH-PERFORMANCE CULTURE

DO YOU
HAVE A HIGH
PERFORMANCE
CULTURE TO
DRIVE YOUR
STRATEGY?

Once your strategy is clear enough to act, it is time to understand, shape, and align your culture to best drive your key initiatives forward.

We define culture as how and why things truly get done in an organization. Culture can be measured by understanding the way people think, behave, spend their time, and work.  This includes the known and unspoken values and assumptions that drive key business practices and behaviors - especially in leaders and in who they hire, fire, and promote.

Organizational culture is often set in large part by its founder.  Your culture also represents what a new employee needs to learn to be "accepted as a member" and what makes the company "feel and act" like itself.  While often invisible, organizational culture becomes very apparent when people act in ways that are deemed to be against accepted cultural norms.

Company cultures, regardless of their strength, progress and change over time.  How leaders define and shape their corporate culture over time has become a critical variable in defining the success and failure of their strategies.

Many still mistakenly believe that culture is "soft HR-type stuff" that can be ignored because it does not have a quantifiable impact on performance. Successful organizations and leaders know better. They understand and leverage their culture to outperform their competition.

A recent Harvard Business School research report described how an effective culture can account for up to half of the differential in performance between organizations in the same industry. Our own organizational alignment research found that cultural factors account for 40% of the difference between high and low growth companies. This should be a powerful motivator.

Organizational cultures exist by design or by default. And, regardless of their origin, some strong cultures help companies perform (e.g. Southwest Airlines) and some strong cultures hurt performance (e.g. Enron). One thing is certain-as a leader, if you do not understand, shape, and align your culture and strategy, you are not performing at your peak.

Download The 3 Levels of a High Performing Culture Whitepaper

Download 3x Organizational Alignment Research

When it comes to high performance culture, LSA Global
helps high growth companies:

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Assess & Prioritize

We identify the key moves to achieve maximum performance and long-term organizational health.

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Shape and Align Organizational Culture

Shape & Align

Our unparalleled network of elite specialists ensures that you get the best possible combination of thought leadership and expertise.

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Implement & Change

We measure our success based on your success and will put ourselves at risk to further your success.

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LSA Global really shifted our perspective about strategic clarity and organizational culture.

The 3 C’s approach to workplace culture is very practical and really helps  executive teams – even skeptical ones – ensure that your culture is healthy, high performing, and aligned.

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf
Chief Human Resources Officer

LSA Global client Symantec Cyber Security Technology Company

We highly value the relationship we have with LSA Global.

I highly recommend LSA to anyone who is looking to strategically, practically, and fundamentally improve individual and organizational effectiveness in a way that makes sense for their unique culture and strategy.

Laura Dominguez
Director of Human Resources

It was a challenge to find a consultant with an approach to performance improvement that fit our unique performance 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 helped change our entire culture around meetings, making them more effective and efficient, thus enabling us to concentrate on driving more business.

Thank you!

Terry Wassman
VP of Human Resources

Thanks a million for the great strategy and cultural alignment session for our global leadership team.

Your experience and patience to expertly deal with the inherent and complex challenges between business units uncovered many hidden truths that created a great roadmap for us to move forward as a unified leadership team.

I recommend LSA to any leader looking to shape and align organizational culture.

Juan Plaza
Geospatial Sales Manager, Latin America

Trimble Navigation

The LSA customized Organizational Alignment Survey gave us a comprehensive view of how our employees experience our culture, talent, and strategy.

The systemic approach provided us with a great forum to discuss the strengths and opportunities in our organization, and then to quickly get focused on the key actions critical to executing our business and people strategies.

Mark Forrest
General Manager, FSM Division

Trimble

We 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.

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

I can’t emphasize enough what a huge shift you helped to create for us as an organization. Thanks again for your change management consulting help and guidance.

The clarity, practicality, focus, and accountability are exactly what we needed to make this strategy and major transformation a success from a hearts and minds perspective.

Cris Alvarez
VP Corporate Strategy

LSA Global Cambridge Investment Research Financial Services Client

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 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

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

DIFFERENTIATED TALENT

DO YOU
HAVE THE
RIGHT TALENT
TO ACHIEVE
YOUR GOALS?

Once your strategy is clear enough to act and you have shaped and aligned your high performance culture for that strategy, it is time to attract, develop, engage and retain talent that fits your unique situation.

Organizations with higher capabilities in leadership and talent management outperform their peers in terms of profitable revenue growth.

Our own organization alignment research found that talent accounts for 29% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.

We define talent as the workforce that leaders build and manage to create a unique advantage their competitors cannot replicate. One good indicator of success is observing that people who are a good cultural fit are most likely to be high performers.

Top companies know that different talent contributes differently to every organization. Because of this, winning organizations make sure that their talent strategy aligns with their unique organizational culture and business strategy.  Especially for companies that rely on their people to succeed, business results depend on designing and implementing the right talent strategy.

Our clients tell us that they are struggling with getting the right people with the right capabilities in key positions to consistently perform. They also speak of challenges with attracting, retaining and developing their next generation of leaders.

With so many companies making talent moves that are not linked to or supported by their performance environment or strategy, these challenges are not surprising.

Download Why Talent is Surprisingly Only 1/3rd of the Talent Management Recipe for Success Whitepaper

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When it comes to differentiating talent, LSA Global helps
high growth companies:

Brand, Attract & On-Board

Design and implement state of the art processes to attract, hire and onboard top talent that aligns with your brand and strategy.

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Assess & Develop

Identify, prioritize, and close key performance gaps to create
differentiated talent.

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Engage and retain talent at work

Engage & Retain

Engage and retain “A” players to move the business forward.

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Solutions

Centers of Excellence built by an unparalleled network of specialists to ensure the best possible combination of thought leadership, expertise, and results.

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Get key strategy, culture, and talent tools from industry experts that work

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Assess how you stack up against leading organizations in areas matter most

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Review proven research-backed approaches to get aligned

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