It's time to
collaborate.

Real development experiences need to engage participants and engage the real issues they face as leaders. Otherwise, why bother? We deliver powerful programs that help your people face their challenges, connect with their leadership aspiration, and engage in critical contexts.

Real development experiences need to engage participants and engage the real issues they face as leaders. Otherwise, why bother? We deliver powerful programs that help your people face their challenges, connect with their leadership aspiration, and engage in critical contexts.

Collaborative Conversations

People performing together

Conversation is the currency of leadership. The best leaders connect and collaborate in ways that engage both people and the real issues. But, being a great collaborator is hard work and the conversations we need to have aren’t always comfortable. We help leaders everywhere recognize how pieces of our human nature, and outdated ideas about leadership and collaboration, get in the way. We help them build the habits they need to create the kind of relationships where people speak up, listen to each other and embrace the work required to build shared solutions.

Coaching Your People

Raising capability

Companies have been trying to build coaching cultures for years. But quality conversations about performance and development are infrequent at best. In far too many cases, what passes for coaching only leaves employees demoralized and confused. A lot of the coaching guidance out there has only made matters worse by focusing on process compliance or empty mechanical tactics. As a result, performance plateaus; employee development is an afterthought, and talented young employees have one foot out the door.

Change Initiatives

 

Spark & cultivate real change

Traditional approaches to change had leaders above deciding the vision, planning the change, and driving execution. The future is about putting change in the hands of collaborative leaders everywhere to harness diverse people and ideas. To create the space to question the status quo, challenge out of the box thinking and deal with the tensions and trade-offs that real change demands.

Collaborative Leadership

Leading in the enterprise

We help organizations step outside the box by developing collaborative leaders. Leaders that tackle the real challenges by building better relationships, embracing differences and bridging boundaries—within their own teams—and across the business.

Executive Teams

 

Leaders leading together

The best top teams get that real collaboration is how they win. They meet the challenge of balancing the needs of the function they lead with what’s best for the larger business. And, they recognize that great teamwork isn’t enough. They collaborate to provide leadership to the whole organization. It’s no small task, and the more experienced and accomplished the members are, the easier it is to find themselves derailed by counterproductive team dynamics.

Sales

Building better partnerships

Today’s customers are more informed than ever. They want salespeople who can partner with them to solve problems and create value for the organization, not just deliver a marketing message or present a proposal. Most major buying decisions also involve multiple stakeholders on the client side and multiple implementation resources on the vendor side. The most effective salespeople help to forge connections across both organizations and lead both teams to good business outcomes. That requires a lot of collaboration.

Diversity & Inclusion

 

Embracing difference

There’s also an ever-increasing awareness that we can’t fully tap into the talent of our people if we don’t value who they are or the experiences and perspectives they bring. We help companies spark a new kind of conversation about diversity and inclusion. That starts with bringing people together and acknowledging what keeps us from engaging in a real dialogue on these issues. Inclusive, collaborative leaders reach out and create space for diverse voices to be heard.

Innovation

Fostering Imagination

Almost every company aspires to innovate: new products and services, new business models, new customer and employee experiences. And many of your people have ideas to contribute and passion to push the business forward. Great innovation leaders are able to tap into the collective genius of the organization and then harness its full capabilities to bring the best of those ideas to reality. We help leaders approach innovation as a collaborative effort. Reframing their role opens up new ways of providing leadership: making sense of the innovation landscape, connecting people to generate and implement new ideas, challenging the organization to look beyond the way things have always been, and committing the right resources to see promising ideas through.

Are you ready to collaborate?

Are you ready to collaborate?