Keys To Unlocking Leadership Potential

How We Work

Whether you are working one on one with one of our Executive Coaches or attending a workshop, these are our keys to unlocking leadership potential:

Development Through Mindset
Traditional programs focus on skill-building, or adding tools to the toolbox. They assume that leaders will use the skill moving forward. This misses a key aspect of leadership development, the leader mindset. Exploring the underlying thoughts and feelings is a prerequisite to using any newly learned skill. Because we begin our programs focused on mindset, your leaders will be motivated to learn and will become the transformed leaders your company needs.

The 3-Legged Stool: Coach – Leader – Boss
Leaders develop when they are challenged and supported. All three legs of the stool have unique roles. The Coach is responsible for helping the leader understand where they are, challenge their assumptions, and be a thought partner throughout the process. The Boss is responsible for setting clear criteria for success, clearing the way to make it happen, and holding the Leader accountable. The Leader is responsible for identifying what kind of leader they want to be, formulating the plan for getting there, and then doing the work to make the change.

70-20-10 Model For Development
The 70-20-10 model for development describes the ratio of types of development activities which achieve the greatest results. Many times when someone needs development, your first reaction may be to send that leader to training. Training is an important and necessary aspect of development. However formal training activities like workshops and webinars should only amount to 10% of the development plan. 20% of development activities come from developmental relationships, like working with a coach or mentor. And 70% of development activities should revolve around on the job experiences or challenging work assignments. Whether your leaders attend our workshops or work with our executive coaches, they follow the 70-20-10 Model for Development.