Tools & Resources
How Does Your Change Effort Measure Up?
All change initiatives have one thing in common: if they are well led, they usually succeed; if not, they are doomed to failure (or at least travel a longer road). Since you often can’t affect the “core content” of the initiative (e.g., the new business strategy, financial target, or markets), you will spend most of your time concentrating on the “process” of how the initiative is to be implemented.
Use this tool to evaluate how you and your organization handle this complex process.
Excerpted from the Change Leadership: How Leaders Drive Organizational Change workshop
Connecting the Issues
Many of us as successful leaders have a tendency to see our personal challenges/goals/learning/development as being outside of the sphere of the challenges we must meet to be successful in our work today. You should now reinforce the importance of your leadership point of view by linking it to your key job accountabilities and the outcomes you need to produce to be successful.
Employ this tool to explore the connection between a coachee’s leadership journey and the output that he or she needs to produce on the job.
Excerpted from the Coaching Leaders Certification Program workshop
Strategies to Expand and Strengthen Your Sphere of Influence
This assessment tool will help you to determine the degree to which you have already created a diverse and effective network. Use the tool to examine the areas in which your network is weak, and identify who is missing from your network.
Excerpted from the Maximizing Your Influence: Designed for Women Leaders workshop
Three Most Powerful Practices in Developing Leaders
As a leadership development consultant, I'm often asked about best practices, especially about which ones make the greatest positive impact on individuals, teams, and organizations--and which ones help turn training programs into a leadership system. Leaders want to know where the biggest return on investment is.
Read this article for answers from David Giber, Executive Vice President at Linkage.
For details on how Linkage's Return on Leadership Development (ROLD) assessment can help your organization draw a direct link between leadership development and business results, click here.