we believe in

BUILDING BALANCED LEADERS 

"The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly."

- Jim Rohn

 

FIVE DIMENSIONS EFFECTIVE LEADERS BALANCE

OUR APPROACH

We improve our clients' performance by strengthening their leadership capabilities. We collaborate with you to identify which capabilities would propel you to achieving the success you envision for your organization. We then design and apply tailored interventions that lead to sustained mindset and behavioral change.

TAILOR

We start with your business objectives in mind.

  • What do you want to achieve?

  • How can we help you get there?

From this starting point we design simple and powerful interventions tailored to your organization's environment. Our training programs and top team workshops pay great attention to who is in the room,  and what their individual objectives are.

STRETCH

Growing one's leadership capabilities translates into changing one's mindsets and behaviors. We help leaders stretch the edge of their comfort zones through thought provoking introspection and carefully crafted exercises. This may happen in classroom trainings, on-the-job coaching, or through facilitation of team meetings.

SUSTAIN

It is all too easy to return from an offsite and quickly fall back into old behavioral patterns. We build mechanisms into our work that help clients sustain momentum after the initial intervention. Typically this takes the form of team project assignments monitored by internal sponsors, or ongoing coaching of individuals or teams through our coaches.

OUR IMPACT

Leaders are enabled to ...

Purpose

Leaders are grounded in their purpose and inspire others authentically.

  • Name their purpose and connect it to their company's strategic vision

  • Lead others authentically, grounded in their own values and beliefs

  • Experience meaning and a sense of fulfillment through their work

  • Inspire others through sharing and role modeling their purpose and vision

Results Orientation

Leaders operate with a strong results orientation and solve problems effectively.

  • Structure and solve problems effectively

  • Set a clear vision, objectives and measurement criteria to manage against

  • Counter bias in decision making within their teams

  • Create a culture of productive dissonance and high employee engagement

Relation

Leaders build trust-based relationships attuned to the needs of others.

  • Build trust-based relationships through fostering caring connection

  • Develop their teams and peers through coaching and mentorship

  • Create strong, reciprocal strategic networks

  • Understand, manage and leverage different personality types in teams

Communication

Leaders communicate, negotiate, and manage conflict effectively.

  • Communicate effectively using deep listening and adequate asserting skills

  • Use feedback and coaching as effective performance improvement tools

  • Influence others in non-hierarchical relationships and negotiate win/wins

  • Manage conflict between individuals and in teams effectively

Resilience

Actively manage their energy, monitor emotions and shift perspectives.

  • Develop healthy habits and set boundaries to enable sustained performances

  • Develop engaging team norms that respect individual working styles

  • Think clearly and choose optimal action in emotionaly straining situations

  • Recognize and manage their own emotions in high-pressure circumstances

© 2016 by STRETCH THE EDGE

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