The Leadership System

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Are your leaders effective? Do they have a competitive advantage? How do you know? All things equal, a business with more effective leaders will outperform a business with less effective leaders every… single… time.

The Leadership System™ is a complete leadership development system focusing on improving business results by improving individual and collective leadership. We help you evolve your leadership into a competitive advantage. 360 Profiles are one part of the leadership development journey. A system is essential to turn your assessment metrics into action and results on a personal and organizational level.

Real development requires a long-term, ongoing approach to produce more effective leaders and enhanced business performance. The Leadership System™ is designed to be flexible based on your needs. Designs vary from a few months to multiple years in a configuration that is targeted to meet your business performance targets. The Leadership System™ includes the following components:

Discovery and Assessment

The Leadership System™ begins by working with the Senior Team to clarify goals for collective leadership effectiveness and business performance improvement. In addition, the Senior Team strategically communicates to the organization what they are up to, why it is important, and what is going to happen. At this phase, a series of assessments are conducted that can include:

  • The Leadership Circle Profile™ 360
  • Leadership Culture Survey™

The Promise of Leadership™ Workshop

This full-day (or 2 half-days) workshop frames how effective leadership translates into business performance. It functions as a kick-off for your specific configuration of The Leadership System™. It is also a powerful introduction to the Leadership Circle Profile™ 360 and establishes a framework that supports development for the long-term. This is a highly compelling and experiential workshop.

Leader to Leader™

Leader to Leader™ is a peer coaching and accountability cohort process. Each cohort is comprised of leaders that meet monthly to coach each other and hold each other accountable for making progress on their development goals. Key business improvement issues are the focus of the development conversations. As trust builds within the cohort, feedback, coaching and peer support becomes increasingly effective. The Leader to Leader’s curriculum also includes a brief and impactful leadership competency training module that is built upon the Leadership Circle™ Creative-Reactive framework.

Pulse Surveys™

These near-real time surveys reinforce a leader’s commitment to take action on their leadership development plan by inviting an accountability team of colleagues to give that leader direct feedback on how their new practices are working. Measurement of performance against goals is vital to the functioning of any system. Pulse Survey results are also brought into the Leader to Leader groups for discussion, peer coaching, and accountability for making further improvement.

One-on-One Coaching™

Every engagement is enhanced by one-on-one coaching. The combination 1:1 and peer cohort coaching in the Leader to Leader™ adds dramatic velocity to effectiveness in leadership.