Leadership Development

“To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence… When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’”

— Lao-Tsu

 

We at LQH Consulting will work alongside you to:

  • Create a succession plan to ensure the long-term viability of leadership bench strength for your organization.
  • Ensure alignment of your leadership development approach with your organization’s vision, mission, and culture.
  • Formulate core skills, knowledge, and abilities aligned with your organization’s strategic agenda.
  • Determine the gap between your leaders’ current level and the desired level of required skills, knowledge, and abilities.
  • Create individualized development plans to ensure your leaders’ success.
  • Offer leadership resources and curriculum to support development.

 

Leadership Curriculum:

We offer a semi-customized leadership curriculum to address specific organization needs. Based on your needs, we are also able to custom-design and develop leadership programs to fit unique business challenges.

 

Our approach is to first build a foundational skill set for leaders by assisting in expanding their competencies through the use of advanced leadership development courses. The topics below help will ensure a solid foundation of skills to promote leadership strength.

 

Foundational topics include:

  • Understanding Interpersonal Relations at Work (MBTI)
  • Managing Performance
  • Developing Effective Teams
  • Achieving Results through Employee Engagement and Involvement

 

Course Outline

Understanding Interpersonal Relations at Work Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

With the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to explain to others:

  • Their own preferences for gathering and mentally processing information
  • Their own preferences for making decisions based on the information collected
  • How their preferences are different from other’s with whom they work and interact
  • How to adjust their approach to facilitate better interaction with others

 

Managing Performance

With the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the organization’s performance appraisal process and purpose
  • Demonstrate goal setting to improve staff performance
  • Practice writing performance feedback
  • Conduct a mock performance appraisal discussion

 

Developing Effective Teams

With the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe when to use teams in conducting business
  • Identify and promote characteristics of effective teams
  • Identify and address negative team behaviors
  • Explain the stages of team development
  • Discuss strategies for managing teams within each stage of team development
  • Reward and recognize positive team behaviors

Coaching

Lori Leading a Course

Why Choose Lori as a Coach?

Lori’s keen insight will help you transform as a leader. Her reputation for creating trusting relationships is attributed to her personal and engaging coaching style. The straightforward approach allows for Lori to quickly develop a comfortable and effective rapport with leaders so they may work together to achieve new levels of success and performance.

 

What is Coaching?

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as, “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

 

There are many types of coaching offered: Executive, Leadership, Career, Personal, and Life Coaching to name a few. Lori is certified in Executive & Leadership Coaching Methodology by Envision Global Leadership, as well as by DBM in Career Coaching.

 

 

What is Executive & Leadership Coaching?

Executive & Leadership Coaching is designed to support each leader’s transformation and realization of their full potential. Coaching is focused on helping the leader to understand their current development opportunities and desired development goals. Once recognized, the coach will support the leader as they realize their goals while expanding their capabilities.

 

 

Benefits of Coaching (Summary of ICF Coaching article)

 

Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience:

 

  • Fresh perspective on personal challenges and opportunities
  • Achievement of personal goals
  • Enhanced critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Increased interpersonal effectiveness
  • Elevated confidence in work and life roles
  • Notable results in productivity

 

Companies that use or have used professional coaching for business reasons have seen a median return on investment of seven times their initial investment. Individual clients reported a median return on investment of 3.44 times their investment.”

–2009 ICF Global Coaching Client Study

 

 

What particular goals does coaching address?

Coaching can help one achieve in a variety of ways. Findings from the 2010 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, showed respondents who had experienced coaching chose the following as motivations for being coached:

 

  • Optimize individual and/or team performance          42.6%
  • Expand professional opportunities                   8%
  • Improve business management strategies                   36.1%

 

 

Other motivations such as, “increase self-esteem/self-confidence” and “manage work/life balance” ranked fourth and fifth. Organizations invest in coaching to build the capacity and capability of leaders and managers to enhance performance and attain strategic results.

 

When Does Coaching Work Best?

 

The most effective coaching happens when the client is ready and willing to consider a change in both their professional and personal life. Alongside these components are trust and chemistry. As with any relationship, these ideas are imperative when facing interpersonal and professional issues to achieve desired results.

 

 

 

 

 

Organizational Development

Organizational Development (OD) focuses on foundational change for long-lasting solutions to large complex problems. Typically, OD is used to bring about a major shift in an organization’s culture, systems or processes. In many organizations, OD is combined with strategic business planning as a way to ensure the strategic plans are coupled with a clear map for systemic implementation throughout the organization. As with any large-scale initiative within an organization, it is critical that any OD initiatives have commitment throughout all levels and are supported by the highest levels within the organization. OD works by leveraging the transformation of an organization’s human resource, expanding employees’ ideas, beliefs, and behaviors so that they can handle new challenges. Also, an organization’s most valuable resource, its people, are engaged throughout the process by participating in problem diagnosis, considering and developing solutions, identifying objectives, implementing change and evaluating results. The goal is to enrich the organization by increasing the capability of people to handle complex change in the future.

Organizational Development Intervention Cycle

 

 

 

 

LQH Consulting partners with organizations to achieve the following OD services:

  • Leading Organizational Change and Transformation– via careful assessment through data collection and analysis. Clear communication of change vision by leadership, development, and execution of a strategically aligned change plan including enrollment of staff, and monitoring of change impact and modification, managing transitions and continuous improvement.
  • Strategy Development & Meeting Facilitation. With careful planning, preparation and facilitation of sessions, we help leaders to develop solid plans for their organizations and or boards.
  • Process Improvement and Alignment to increase organization performance. As organizations evolve systems and processes move out of alignment and performance suffers. LQ-H consulting works with leadership to assess and develop initiatives to realign organization design and increase performance.

Teambuilding

 

As more organizations move to team-based structures, it has become vital for leaders to learn how to effectively guide their teams. Leaders who learn to leverage the talent, diversity, and potential of their teams will realize the team’s full potential to perform and produce. Productive and focused teams create a positive, collaborative work environment. In order maximize participation and collaboration, a team leader must assist their team in building a team identity, foster commitment, and trust, and nurture problem-solving, communications skills and processes.

 

 

LQH Consulting provides team building services to support the outcomes described above. We design and deliver off-site events and activities to enhance team effectiveness. One key method includes the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as a way of helping leaders and organizations to better understand the benefits of individual differences within the team. Each team building is tailored to the specific goals of the leader and the nature of the team.