Developing leaders is the central mission of senior executives!
Are you serious about developing your leaders? Do your leadership development programs produce the results you need?
Imagine an organization that provides opportunities for talented people and supports their creative ideas. Leadership development is at the core of organizational success. Developing adaptive leadership and cultivating talent is what truly strategic leaders do.
A global sales and marketing organization needed to improve employee engagement, build stronger collaboration, foster a coaching culture, and create the most-admired workplace. Aviv Consulting was brought in to create a program that would deliver these outcomes.
What we did
We designed a three-legged leadership talent program:
- Teams – “Action Learning” solutions on business issues
- Personal – Mentoring with experienced executives
- Organizational – A series of leadership development workshops
The organization experienced dramatic improvement in employee engagement and delivered exemplary business results. Some 96% of participants reported that the program positively contributed to their job satisfaction and engagement, and helped them create a sense of community at work. 98% of participants said the program helped them better understand their strengths and be more strategic about their career development and personal growth. There was significant improvement in the voice-of-the-workforce survey results.
Clients who compliment us most are executives deeply committed to transforming their business and developing their people, particularly their brightest and most agile managers. We help leaders and teams develop collaboration, cultivate innovation and accelerate breakthrough results. Clients who engage us benefit from a cutting edge leadership development experience. We design and deliver advanced leadership development programs for Fortune 100 companies.
“Creating the Future Begins with Cultivating the Leaders of Tomorrow”
To be successful, tomorrow’s leaders must master a wide array of competencies and skills. They need to:
- Develop managerial effectiveness together with emotional intelligence
- Understand their business and have deep insight into the dynamics of the culture in the workplace
- Generate stability, focus, and clarity amid change and complex situations
- Cultivate professional development in harmony with personal growth
- Be a source of inspiration to energize commitment and innovation
Participants in the Leadership Journey are able to:
- Implement new leadership insight and awareness
- Build trust, mutual respect and enhanced communication
- Align short-term goals with long-term objectives
- Gain clarity of purpose and articulate the organization’s vision
- Put into action the 90/10 principle of leadership
- Improve their personal effectiveness
- Remove blockages and unleash creativity
- Reconnect with core competencies and strengths
- “Find their voice” and re-center on what matters
- Engage in a *wow* learning experience
When leadership teams do this work together they build radical levels of trust and commitment. The outcome is happier and healthier people focused on executing a winning strategy and on driving business and organizational results.
Our Modules include:
- Adaptive Leadership
- Creative Thinking
- The Art of Coaching
- Personal Growth
- Energy and Stress Management
- Self Management
- Teamwork Dynamics
We customize and implement leadership development, executive coaching and high potential programs for businesses and organizations. Our programs are designed to create high impact experiences and bring transformational results to your teams.
On Developing Leaders
A Leadership Development Insight
The greatest leadership act in the world is growing and developing leaders, and then empowering and releasing them to lead.
Leadership development and the management training field have seen many formulas: “the 5 steps…;” “the six ways…;” “the seven, the nine and the twelve of something else.” All these frameworks are good, and they all carry wisdom and powerful teaching, but they have shortcomings: all maps are only an extrapolation of reality, and they make one-size-fits-all formulaic and prescriptive propositions.
True, we all have maps in our minds. Even when you say “I don’t have a map,” it only means you don’t have a clear map, you’re not aware of your map, or your map isn’t working or is confusing. True development includes downloading new maps. It is a great learning experience. What then is the problem or danger with maps?
The danger is forcing the map onto the landscape. That is what I did one night when I learned to navigate. I had made a thorough study of the topographic map. I memorized how many steps I’d have to count to the first fork, to then go around the first and second hill and climb the third hill that would appear on my left. It was all in the detailed topographic map.
It was a summer evening and off we went, each leaving for his solo navigation. In the beginning it all looked clear. But then something happened. The turn I was looking for in between two hills did not look exactly how I expected it to look from my study of the map. But then I looked at it again and found a way to justify the landscape, and of course got lost. It’s called forcing the map onto the landscape.
We do this all the time. We fight situations by trying to coerce onto them our mental map, and it brings us grief and distress. I had to trace back to the point where I started, by which time it was nearly morning. But first I had to let go of the fixation of forcing the map onto the ground.
As a leader, maps can help you a lot, but you need something even more important than maps—You need your own compass. You need to know yourself and have the capacity to enter an unknown terrain that has not been mapped, where you draw the map as you walk the terrain. This is the nature of leadership. You find a path forward in a place you have not travelled before. “To lead is to take the next step, to go where you have never gone, to open a way forward into the unknown and the uncharted.”
The best and most impactful leadership development programs help leaders:
- Find and calibrate their own compass
- Develop a sense of vision and direction
- Offer tools to help draw the map while walking the terrain
In our leadership development summits and retreats we take the view that you are unique. Your strengths and success formulas are unique. While all formulas and maps carry helpful teachings, the greater reward is in discovering yourself. You get to understand your values, areas of passion, personal capabilities and inclinations and your way of creating and achieving success. Successful leaders first lead themselves.
The greatest leadership programs are those that help you lead yourself and then help you get on the path of developing leaders around you. Our Leadership Journey does exactly this.