Change is the rule. It is always there. And change demands effective leadership. All organizations have leaders, but they are not always effective. These are the truisms. That’s where leadership development comes in.
The high failure rates of mergers/acquisitions, organizational transformations, large IT insertions, and similar strategic initiatives seem to be the norm rather than the exception. These unfortunate results can often be traced to a company’s leadership team. Without capable leadership a company will not only suffer from unrealized specific outcomes but will also struggle with low organizational morale and employee satisfaction, poor performance, high turnover, reduced market share and depressed stock prices.
Endeavor offers a comprehensive leadership development program that helps organizations choose the appropriate leadership model and then implement that model with a systematic process for molding the current leadership and helping to put in place the processes necessary to produce a future leadership culture that resides in the desired state. Our program is based on a combination of transformational leadership principles and pragmatic, empirically demonstrated best practices.
We begin by reviewing the organization’s goals and the degree to which its leadership is either enhancing the prospects of achieving those goals or creating hurdles that inhibit those prospects. A review of this assessment with management is often an interesting experience in which the reactions range from “We know that but didn’t know what to do about it.” to “Are you kidding; that can’t be the case.” We work with management to agree on a description of the current state, an outline of changes that are needed and a case for making those changes. At this point we have a basis for designing a leadership development program customized to the client’s circumstances
Endeavor initiates its leadership development programs with a workshop during with we facilitate a comprehensive discussion of the following:
Following the initial workshop, Endeavor uses a combination of individual interactions and additional workshops, do the actual leadership development work. In the course of this work, we use case studies, individual and group exercises, seminars and other techniques to work on developing the particular leadership capabilities that need attention. Examples include the following;
Attributes are added to or deleted from this list depending on the client’s particular needs.
Endeavor’s Leadership Development Program produces leaders with a rejuvenated sense of mission, an improved sense of self, more effective alignment with each other, a more collaborative leadership team and a toolkit for dealing with a variety of common leadership challenges. They also promote a more internally consistent leadership culture while permitting individual flexibility.
If your organization is feeling some chaos in its leadership style, if you are going through a challenging transition that puts new strains on your leadership community, if you have a batch of new leaders who are still on a steep learning curve, or if you are facing any other leadership challenges, Endeavor is ready to help.
NOTE: The leadership development program described here is designed for working with groups of leaders. In some cases, individual leaders will benefit from special, customized support. Endeavor also offers an Executive Coaching service and Role/Process Based Senior Advisory Services that addresses these types of situations.If your organization is feeling some chaos in its leadership style, if you are going through a challenging transition that puts new strains on your leadership community, if you have a batch of new leaders who are still on a steep learning curve, or if you are facing any other leadership challenges, Endeavor is ready to help.