“Believing that leaders are born, not made, is like believing Mia Hamm came out of the womb kicking a soccer ball, ready to win Olympic gold. Great leaders, like great athletes, become the best they can be by first learning the skills they need for success and then by relentlessly practicing them.” – Peggy Klaus
Throughout the ages, philosophers, scientists, and leadership gurus have amassed volumes of research and waxed rhapsodic on the question, “Are leaders born or made?” While a consensus has yet to be reached, most research supports the idea that there is no such thing as leadership DNA. Successful leaders, like great athletes and performers, may start out with the right stuff (intelligence, ability, desire, etc.), but they often turn to a coach for guidance and support through the enormous challenges of their careers.
In today’s business world, competency in the soft skills—the ability to communicate, collaborate, motivate, and problem-solve—has become as important to career success as knowing the hard skills, the technical side of doing a job. Regardless of industry or level in the organization our customized programs teach clients how to use soft skills to achieve hard success.
Through problem analysis and behaviorally-based skill building, clients learn to improve their communication and leadership effectiveness in a variety of areas, including: dealing with the media; interpersonal communication; navigating a new role; strategic thinking/visioning; supervising others; collaboration; office politics; taking risks; decision-making; and communicating with executive presence before clients, boards, and investors.
All programs and coaching are custom-designed.
We mix and match topic-area components to create a perfect content blend that will meet your goals and objectives.