Align & Lead

Align senior teams and functions with the strategic direction

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“We got great value from the strategy session.  We would not hesitate to use LSA again to help align and lead senior teams to drive higher performance.”

Natalie McCullough | Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer | ServiceSource

“At a time of change in our marketplace, LSA Global did an exceptional job helping our executive team 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 theories along the way. They have transformed our business.  We look forward to our continued partnership to help us execute our growth strategy and continue to align and lead senior teams.”

Laurie Sewell | President & CEO | Servicon Systems

Employees want leaders to align and lead them down a clear, compelling, and believable strategic path.

They want an exciting vision of what the company hopes to become, a persuasive mission outlining the organization’s fundamental purpose, and targeted initiatives that provide a strategic rudder to make difficult decisions and allocate valuable resources.

After defining the strategic path, senior leaders must commit to the strategy through their words and their actions. Organizational structures and systems must not hinder the path, but make it as easy as possible for employees to successfully navigate the journey.

Strategic alignment occurs when every senior leader and function act in harmony with each other to achieve a common set of objectives. Effective organizational accord requires leaders to take a systemic view of their business.

This begins with the strategy and with senior leaders understanding and leveraging the interdependencies between the various strategies, structures, systems, processes, and people to create organizational integrity.

Senior Team Alignment Process

We believe that organizational effectiveness is a direct reflection of how its Leadership Team works together. When the Senior  team is misaligned, the organization cannot be aligned — and performance suffers. Our Senior Team Alignment Process helps leadership teams achieve (and sustain) alignment around the organization’s strategies, vision, and values. This alignment drives better operating discipline, higher levels of trust, more open communication, and improved decision-making.

  • Performance Leadership
    Once a Senior Team has attained alignment, its next challenge is to cascade that alignment deeper into the organization and translate it into measurable results. Performance Leadership allows the Senior Team to unleash its best and brightest employees on the business’s most pressing challenges and biggest opportunities.

    Performance Leadership creates a unique opportunity for the Senior Team to develop a core group of change agents to drive meaningful transformation throughout the organization.
  • Shared Leadership
    Our Shared Leadership program increases front-line engagement by challenging employees to complete quick-cycle projects while living the organization’s leadership values. Participants receive coaching from senior executives and gain valuable leadership development opportunities. Sponsoring executives gain insights into the people in their organization and learn strategies for getting the most out of their teams.

    The business also benefits from the lessons, efficiencies, and top- and bottom-line results that the projects produce.

Please contact us if you want to better align and lead senior teams at your organization.

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Heather Feltman
President & CEO

LSS

This was an extremely effective executive strategy session that helped our executive leadership team efficiently navigate through our core strategic objectives. It was exactly what we needed.  The approach was practical and valuable for our specific business and market. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to push their strategic planning and growth to the next level.

Blake Krikorian
CEO

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.

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We recently hired LSA to help us take our client delivery methodology to the next level as we continue to grow and help our clients succeed. The custom strategy and design session exceeded our expectations. They really understood our business and delivered within tight time frames.  They were the best I have seen for this type of complex, visible, and strategic work. 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 strategy and strategic execution to the next level.

Rob Sturgeon
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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
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The LSA customized Organizational Alignment Survey gave us a comprehensive view of how our employees experience our culture, talent and strategy.  Equally important, the survey and implementation process goes well beyond the typical engagement survey.  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.

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John Lynch
CEO & President

ESCI

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

We got great value from the executive strategy session.  We would not hesitate to use LSA again with our Executive Leadership Team.

Natalie McCullough
Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

Service Source

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
Managing Director

AKQA

LSA has a very unique and powerful methodology regarding learning. Their ability to overcome skepticism, obtain executive support, and create an aligned learning strategy that provides measurable business impact is second to none. They understand your goals, flex to your needs, and solve problems. They certainly help make my job easier and are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend LSA to anyone trying to connect the dots between strategy, skills, knowledge, and results.

Noelle Van Vlierbergen
Human Resources Director

AKQA

Having tripled in size and recently merged, LSA helped our executive team to increase our level of strategic alignment, to solidify our new direction, and to push our agency forward. As we look to rapidly scale, the clear, actionable, and critical few strategic moves combined with how we differentiate ourselves to our top accounts and target clients has really set us on a great path to success. This is exactly what we needed to get to the next level.

Matt Britton
CEO

We consider LSA our true business partner in the areas of Learning and Organizational Development. 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 to drive true business results.

Michelle A. Mitchell
Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources

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 to develop my thinking and actions related to leading the business.”

Janet Pagano
Managing Director

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