LEADER DEVELOPMENT

There are three key considerations (pillars) in Leader Development – leading SELF, leading OTHERS and leading the ORGANIZATION.

 

Leading SELF speaks to leadership traits, and centers on the concept that your development is up to you – and you can learn everyday through adversity, others/mentors, and hearing the unheard (i.e., solitude and reflection).

 

Leading OTHERS speaks to the development and practice of traditional leadership skills, such as team building, leading change, developing culture, motivating and teaching.

Leading the ORGANIZATION goes beyond leadership traits and skills and speaks to decisions regarding the big leadership levers – structure, systems, process, people and rewards.

Jan takes all three pillars into account to create unique leader development journeys that are customized to the specific goals, expectations, strengths, opportunities and competitive position of each leader and organization.

Senior leaders who wish to transform an organization must have the individual and collective leadership capability to engage the entire organization toward the behaviors and actions that will create and sustain the organizational performance journey from satisfactory, to excellence, to extraordinary.

 

Jan’s leader development programs are designed to help these leaders identify and assess the leadership levers that will foster collaboration and drive organizational results. Jan provides the foundational learning and mental modes that directly support the key elements of a successful organizational transformation.

 

Jan offers:

 

  • High potential programs designed to develop critical skills for mid-level leaders
    • Instigating change
    • Innovation and Problem Solving
    • Discipline and Decision Making
    • Strategic Planning

 

  • Competency-based, multi-media programs designed to develop critical skills for new leaders
    • Hearing the Unheard
    • Adaptability and Discipline
    • Coaching through conflict and dysfunction
    • Building and leading teams

 

 

Executive Coaching and Strategic Facilitation

 

Designed to align, engage, and produce a path forward to accelerate growth

 

Jan works with leaders to help them clarify their strategy in terms of vision, mission, values, goals, and brand promise and maximize organizational performance through the alignment of the key leadership levers:

Strategy

Does your organization have unity of purpose, clear goals, and distribute power to allow people to make decisions that deliver industry-leading service to your customers?

Structure

How can you better connect employees and customers to foster adaptability as a distinct competitive advantage?

Processes

Do your processes stifle ingenuity, or create innovation and efficiency that energize your strategy and support the ability to scale?

Resources

How well are you leveraging time, talent, technology, treasury and relationships to build competitive strength?

Culture

What are you doing to attract and retain top talent in a tight labor market?

Performance

Are the metrics clear, concise, and consistent with the intended objectives of the business and strategic plans?

 Engagements are based on the following steps:

 

  • Goal Setting: gain clarity and direction by envisioning the executive’s short, mid and long-term goals.
  • Roadmap: work together to map out step-by-step milestones necessary to achieve the program goals.
  • Ideas: brainstorm ideas and discuss proven leadership principles and best practices.
  • Practice: the best ideas become measurable action accountabilities. The executive will be supported to build these skills until they become second nature.

 

 

Participants in Jan’s coaching programs consistently report the following personal outcomes:

 

  • Improved leadership skills, confidence and presence
  • Achievement of ‘stretch’ goals, and business results
  • Improved ability to persuade, influence and negotiate for results
  • Greater voice and visibility
  • Enhanced authority and credibility
  • Greater recognition and reward for accomplishments
  • Career advancement, including promotions, and higher level projects
  • Enhanced organizational awareness and ease with navigating politics

 

Participants also report the following organizational benefits:

 

  • A best-practice leadership framework for aligning and engaging the organization around the aspirations, behaviors, systems, processes and tools that will enable sustainable results achievement
  • A common language to ignite and align the organization to create breakthrough change
  • A basis for transforming managers into powerful leader-teachers
  • Clarity of purpose to improve focus and establish priorities
  • The ability to leverage existing resources and support self-directed teams as a catalyst for innovation
  • A collaborative team focused on organizational success

 

Contact Jan to learn more about Executive Coaching and Strategic Facilitation