Relevant Research for CEOs

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Losing Sleep over Losing Talent---Wake Up Call!

The Facts

  • 100 CEO’s Surveyed–#1 Thing Keeping them awake @ Night—33% Talent (recruitment and retention)
  • Did you know that 70% of the engagement of your Talent is solely related to the STRENGTH of your Managers (yes, your first level leadership bench)—-and the findings are not good (source: DDI research).
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Our Approach

  • There are some things ONLY leaders can do—ensuring that the right talent is on the bus and in the right seat matters a lot!
  • Talent will always be your biggest organizational constraint to growth. The longer you wait to act decisively on your talent challenges the more painful the experience will be. Here’s WHY: You will lose your BEST Players FIRST if you don’t act on your POOR players FAST!
  • In our view Talent is an “enterprise asset” and it Appreciates or Depreciates depending on your consistent level of investment!
  • We DESIGN customized leadership learning journeys that create EXPERIENCES for your Organization that will ENGAGE, ENERGIZE and EMPOWER your Talent and your Culture to new levels of performance and productivity! Using our Organizational Excellence® Model as a roadmap with CEOs and their Executive Leadership Teams, we partner with you to clarify what you must focus on to secure your Growth now and in the future!
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You need Entrepreneurial AND Enterprise Leaders!

The Facts

  • Only 14% of Executives exude the qualities and skills of an ENTERPRISE leader
  • Organizations led by enterprise leaders grow 6.7% faster than peers
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2022 Research

Our Approach

  • Most private companies and family businesses have built successful businesses and thrived because of their entrepreneurial roots!
  • We understand the skills and capabilities required for being a successful ENTERPRISE leader as well as an ENTREPRENEURIAL leader—-especially in private/family businesses. And no surprise, these skills sets are quite different!
  • The challenge most organizations face is understanding how to build both types of leaders as well as how to ensure you have the right combination of both leaders for navigating your growth needs and lifecycle changes.
  • At times this balance will need to be RECALIBRATED to ensure growth and momentum continues over the course of multiple LIFE-CYCLE stages of your company and talent bench development (especially during Generational changes)
  • Our Customized Leadership Learning Journeys are designed to partner with you on this calibration and to ensure the change required are appropriate the context of your company. Our Organizational Excellence Model is a roadmap for ENTERPRISE leadership—and it has been used by ENTREPRENEURIAL CEOs and their executive teams to CREATE Action Agendas for change and growth with ongoing success!
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Mindset Gap is Wide—Will GROWTH or FIXED Win?

The Facts

  • Hybrid is working say 80% of workers; No it’s not say 54% of business leaders
  • 89% of companies are virtually recruiting (only 19% think better than in person)
    • 61% of GenZ think virtual is better than in person
    • 6% of boomers think so
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2022 Global Report

Our Approach

  • The dynamics of GROWTH And FIXED mindsets are front and center in our Leadership Journey WORK with CEOs and their Executive teams. Whether conscious or unconscious about it, many Baby Boomers could be holding back progress that younger generations are ready-now to EMBRACE. One of the anchor goals of our Leadership Rigor approach is to partner with you in building a talent bench of consciously competent and change ready leaders!
  • Our engagements create safe space environments where there is “nothing we cannot talk about” and leaders learn how to GIVE and RECEIVE “Carefrontational” Feedback! This is where we look through the lens of potential future greatness and give feedback in service of growth! WHY? Without clearing the air, socializing new ideas, challenging the status quo and inviting voices to be heard—your company will not grow into its potential. We can partner with you to unlock and realize your potential!
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In Charge+Out of Touch-Managers Views on Leaders!

The Facts

  • 54% of Managers feel their leadership is OUT OF TOUCH with employees
    • 80% of workers feel they are good at flexible work and that productivity has remained the same or improved
    • Stark Contrast—54% of business leaders fear their teams are less productive
  • #1 WANT of a New Employees
    • Positive Culture (46%)
    • Well-Being Benefits (42%)
    • Sense of Purpose + Meaning (40%)
    • Flexible hours (38%)
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2022 Workplace Trends Report

Our Approach

  • We create COLLABORATIVE learning journeys for CEOs, their executive teams and their next level leaders. We start at the top of the house or what we call the tip of the ice-berg. We create a safe space environment where leaders talk openly about their issues which facilitates their communication and relationship building. We can then cascade the leadership journey down and across your entire organization. The impact? Trust, alignment and collaboration that sets you up for your next level of success.
  • Leadership is a BEING State—not a DOING state (as in doing the work is all that matters!). Today we are more focused on BEING HUMAN, BEING Vulnerable and our WELL-BEING! Our Leadership learning journeys incorporate the skills and behaviors you and your team/organization need to deliver on this in order to deliver on BEING an Employer of CHOICE and BEING successful in today’s environment!
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Embarrassing TRUTHS about Leaders and Managers!

The Facts

  • D&I initiatives are NOT Effective today
    • 58% are NOT effective in fostering an inclusive environment
    • 64% are NOT effective in building a diverse workforce
    • 80% are NOT effective in developing an inclusive leadership bench
    • 81% are NOT effective in developing inclusive managers
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2021 Research Team

Our Approach

  • We believe we are all leaders and that the diversity of everyone’s unique HARD-WIRING is a creative asset to understand and embrace. We focus your learning on understanding yourself better so you can understand others better! This is a cornerstone of our work—-and this is the FOUNDATION of inclusive leadership practices!
  • Our leadership learning journeys are INCLUSIVELY designed opportunities to align leaders across your organization and invest in culture, talent, strategy and performance together! We share with you our Organizational Excellence model ROADMAP for addressing the challenges and opportunities on your teams and throughout your company. We believe that everyone has an EQUAL VOICE at the leadership table
  • We focus on Healthy Partnerships—all members have equal voices and establish their expectations for each other—-there is no position power—just personal power based on listening; respect and support—-as well as carefrontational feedback if needs are not met
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Purpose, Mission and Values---Secret or Advantage?

The Facts

  • Purpose driven companies outperform the market by 42%
  • HR respondents say 90% have mission statements
  • Yet only 28% of first level leaders say their company has a mission statement
  • Messaging is not getting to the front line
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2022 Research

Our Approach

  • Our customized leadership learning journeys are CONTEXT BASED—we integrate your values; mission statement; purpose and narrative into the journey experience so it educates and reinforces your cultural foundation. Most importantly, the journey accelerates the skill building of your leaders who are on the front lines of communicating and building relationships. This means, the critical messages your employee base needs to hear and understand get traction. The impact is increased trust in leadership, healthier partnerships, greater alignment and increased performance as well as productivity across your enterprise.