Let these challenges go unresolved and your organization could take a major hit on performance. We help organizations tackle these challenges, and our clients are achieving real results. How real? We helped one client address their performance management challenges and gain a 9% productivity increase in just 12 months.
1. LEADERS AREN’T EMPOWERED.
They depend too much on their bosses. They don’t tackle the tough stuff. And piling on competency models won’t help.
SOLUTION: EVERYONE MUST LEAD.
Given the complexity and competition, everyone steps up – take a personal stake in going after your organization’s goals.
2. PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT IS BANKRUPT.
Managers dodge giving honest feedback, and over- protect or under-coach their people. They blame HR or the culture for their failures.
SOLUTION: UNLEASH CAPABILITY.
Managers unlock the potential in your organization. They deliver the tough, honest feedback that transforms performance.
3. THE “NICE CULTURE” KILLS ACTION.
Conversations are watered down or just skipped altogether. The avoidance game hurts trust, engagement, and performance.
SOLUTION: STEP UP. SPEAK UP.
Leaders say what they really mean – and get comfortable talking about problems head-on. Issues get resolved fast, and the culture shifts.
4. BOUNDARIES STIFLE PROGRESS.
People stay focused on self-interest and “winning”. Leaders get stuck in the complexity. Collaboration and innovation suffer.
SOLUTION: BUST BARRIERS.
Leaders factor in interests beyond their own. They mobilize diverse stakeholders to advance big- picture goals.
5. RIGID LEADERS STALL CHANGE.
Inﬂexible leaders reinforce the status quo and resist what’s new. Instead of being agile and innovative, they hold you back.
SOLUTION: ADAPT OR FAIL.
Adaptive, transformational leaders embrace the future. They step out of their comfort zone to lead real change.
6. THE INDUSTRY DOESN’T GET IT.
Learning vendors keep selling the same approach — throwing lots of new content at leaders through “flavor of the month” delivery methods, but nothing sticks. Deeply held mindsets and behaviors haven’t budged. A bigger training budget isn’t the answer.
SOLUTION: TRANSFORMATION, NOT TRAINING.
We dig deep and push leaders to take a hard look at where they’re going wrong. We get them to shift their thinking, take ownership, and start leading. This opens the door to everything else – driving performance, collaboration, executing strategy, and leading change.