"It's hard to believe that after years and an abundance of leadership and management training offerings on the market, there are still very few that offer meaningful, sustainable results, that can be financially measured."
- JoAnn Corley-Schwarzkopf
*** That's why I'm excited to announce...I've finally launched The Distinct Leader development platform!! All of the content I've created throughout the years is finally all in one place...and will be used to facilitate the implementation of my signature offering The Effective Executive Blueprint.
I'm on a mission to deliver the best leadership and management training available. Please join me! Learn more here. ***
After 22+ years and thousands of leadership and management workshops later....here's what we've discovered matters most:
#1: If you are an employee-based business, a leader at any level must be able to consistently get results through people. This means understanding human behavior and the human experience in the workplace.
#2: To achieve this, successful leadership and management training must be in place.
#3: Without this, the effectiveness of executive leadership is diminished.
#4: The most popular, typical solutions offered to develop leader/managers - via "training courses" - do not substantially or sustainably work. This can only be achieved through a deliberate, reliable development process.
Mission: We fill the gap - helping organizations develop effective, cohesive leadership and management that produces sustainable results that can be financially measured
a. We help executives, senior/mid-level leaders and key SMEs rapidly improve their personal and thus organizational effectiveness - that directly impacts their P/L.
b. By... enabling them and their extended leader/manager teams to substantially improve their people management - getting results through people - within 90 days without:
> major disruptions to their schedule
> enormous coaching fees
> all consuming consulting initiatives.
We found these are not wholly necessary to achieve meaningful improved results.
Many leaders - executive & senior leaders - don't know how to effectively manage people and in particular develop extended management teams.
The result?...it diminishes their leadership effectiveness. The results of this is more keenly felt with small to medium size companies, departments or business units of larger organizations.
If only we could say, "Go forth and do", and then know for sure we'd get exactly the results we want. Sigh...in many cases, it just doesn't work that way. Effective leaders are keenly aware of this and therefore do what's necessary to equip leaders/managers at all levels.
Are You Satisfied With Your Leadership Results?
...that of your leadership and management teams?...are you personally effective?
If your answer is yes - read no further.
However, if your answer is not 100% YES, I suggest rethinking your leadership ...particularly executive leadership - what it means for you and your organization, the purpose of it and what you genuinely want to achieve.
There's a lot in the leadership and management development space from entry level to executive that promotes many positive concepts and practices. And yet...I've observed (and identified long ago by Peter Drucker), distinct gaps which has served to undermine leadership potential and business management effectiveness and ultimately results and profits.
1 > The understanding and ability to not just lead from the top - but lead throughout
2 > This is Drucker's description of executive management & organizational effectiveness
3 > Leading throughout means you impact the effectiveness or your entire leader/manager team, not just your senior group. This means training and developing all tiers and aligning them to mission, strategy and needed outcomes. *See video to right for expanded explanation.
4 > And all of this has to include a clear understanding of how human behavior - the human experience - impacts what you want to achieve.
5> Ultimately, all of this impacts and is a reflection of an executive's personal, professional effectiveness - or that of a leader at any level.
Our mission is to help you satisfy all 5 without huge consulting fees or complicated initiatives. We offer an affordable, unique solution.
What matters most at any level of leadership is getting the most important results. To achieve this requires a fresh view of leadership and management - knowing what "effective" means for your leadership and seeing it as a skilled integration of leading and managing.
So, how can that be achieved?
Our Solution - A System vs. A Course -Which Do You Think Provides More Value?
In collaboration with clients, we developed a framework that provides a repeatable system to marry leadership and people management. Through our 22+ years experience and expertise in human behavior, we've identified 9 key impact areas that if successfully addressed can quickly:
> improve results
> while producing a positive financial impact
> improve the employee experience
> and a manager's competence
The framework addresses multiple critical needs simultaneously.
We formulated the 9 key areas into an easy to use blueprint so each can be addressed in a step-by-step - systematic - and sustainable way... and which can be replicated throughout your organization.
Also, unique to this blueprint, we included financial measurements within each step - that's a minimum of 9 opportunities to improve your "profit-ability" while developing management skills.
Note: If not addressed, these 9 areas are also where businesses will continue to lose money and provide the greatest opportunity for employee issues to develop.
Commonly, when thinking about senior or executive leadership training and development, people look for courses such as a senior management training program, an executive leadership course or seminar, or an executive leadership certification program. Just about every client I've worked with initially said, "We don't need another "program or course", we need something different that can get meaningful, sustainable results." We agree!
Learn about the 9 areas and where they fall within the blueprint. - View short video here.
Why Get Outside Help > Insight: It's tough to change when you're in the midst of a force to keep you as you are. That's why many serious professionals hire outside assistance.
The Challenge of Making It Happen
_ Executive, senior leaders are very busy. When do they "find the time" to learn how?
_ Internal forces in busy, high-demand environments makes it very difficult to enact and sustain meaningful change...to overcome the inertia of change.
_ Many just don't know how or where to start.
Here's Where We Are Different
You and your team integrate learning and development into your real-time scope of responsibilities. You choose how to make it meaningful and relevant based on your current operational needs. You are in complete control over the value and return on investment you receive. View short video explanation
Our Philosophy & Distinct Advantage
We adhere to and practically implement through the lens of human behavior science and business acumen the following philosophy: "Success isn't born, it's made. To us, success is a science. We don't believe in luck, fate or magic — only cause & effect. Our methods focus on the things with "causality", not social popularity (or typical, conventional approaches). We follow results, data and science - not the crowd." - Sam Ovens
In fact, we help and "require" you to calculate your potential financial gain before you decide to work with us so that you can be absolutely confident you will get the ROI you want and need. You are in the driver's seat and complete control using our roapmap, as we provide ongoing expert support along the way. View the video Calculate the Value
Click here to learn about our specialized leadership development offering - just for Subject Matter Experts!
Click here to learn how we can work together. As a fellow HR professional, I get the challenges of being a respected "internal advisor and advocate" for leadership and management development.
The cool part about the Blueprint?...it's so versatile a manager/leader at any level can use it to improve their effectiveness. Learn more here
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