Leadership Team Reboot
Make actual positive improvement in all aspects of leadership.
Make actual positive improvement in all aspects of leadership.
Only 10% of training course are effective (Forbes), 75% of leaders are dissatisfied with leadership learning because it did not create change (HBR), and only 15% of leaders establish permanent change after a leadership course.
Most leadership courses are:
Leadership Team Reboot is not a general workshop or course – the recommendations and followup are specific to your business, its capacity and limitations.1Forbes: leadership “training” doesn’t work well, but leadership “development” does. Although the principles of leadership are common, recommendations for each leader are not.
“David’s super power was always having the right strategy/idea, but coaching us to come up with it on our own. David has the natural ability to empower leaders to think more strategically, problem solve creatively, and plan ahead so that they are constantly moving forward. There’s no doubt his coaching led us to greater productivity, success, and fulfillment in our roles. You will never find another coach with the business acumen or people skills David will bring to your team.”
Instead of providing general leadership theory, I evaluate what is happening in your business, analyze it, and make specific recommendations that your business has the ability to make, then help guide you through the changes.
The recommendations are not what everyone does, or what worked for multi-national conglomerates, but what your business has capacity to do to right now.
Two sessions of discovery to determine needs, capacity and what success is.
Realistic recommendations based on my outside perspective, experience and evaluation.
Feedback and accountability over time to ensure that leadership skills and performance improve.
The process takes about four to five months, and your leadership team needs to be available for six days during that time.
The first step towards creating real change is to schedule and exploratory call during which we can discuss your business and how I can help.
We know that successful leadership development improves your business overall. The data are clear:
Training Industry: Businesses had a 29% ROI in three months and annual return of 415%
Gallup: 70% of variance in employee engagement is due to a manager or leader.
Forbes: Teams with great managers see 27% more revenue per employee.
ICF: “The median company return was 700%, indicating that typically a company can expect a return of seven times the initial investment.”
If leadership problems could be addressed by a YouTube video or a course, there would be no leadership problems. Like physical training load, movement or frequency, the prescription for success is different for everyone.
Real change starts with an exploratory call.
For up to five people on your leadership team: $8,000.
Each additional member costs $1,000.
Fees are due before starting. If, after our first day together, you are unsatisfied with the discussions, I will refund the fees, no questions asked. No refund is possible after the second day of 1:1 discussions.
I will not share anything from our coaching, publicly or privately, and I’m happy to sign an NDA for sensitive topics that require one.
The entire process takes four to five months, depending on the size of your leadership team and scheduling. Some businesses may benefit from additional guidance, which you can arrange when you become aware of the need and benefit.
Schedule an exploratory call here.
“There are times we need someone to give us the right answer, and there are times we need them to give us the right question. David has an uncanny ability to know which is which, and to provide exactly what’s needed exactly when it’s needed.”
“Under David’s leadership I knew my work would make an impact. David has a great ability to look at goals from a high level and put the right resources in place to ensure success. David gets my highest recommendation, and I am happy to be involved in any company that has his name attached to it.”
“David’s role was extensive and included putting a management structure in place, implementing and monitoring sales targets communicating and building relationships with both our suppliers and customers all over the world, increasing GP and turnover.”
“If you feel you have a great company, but challenged to move forward and achieve the growth you deserve, I highly recommend you call David to help your team understand and overcome barriers to success. Working with David, you’ll grow faster and with greater ease across your team.
How effective is the average leadership training course?
Forbes: Only 10% of training courses are effective.
Harvard Business Review: 75% of leaders are dissatisfied with leadership learning because it did not create change.
Hermann Ebbinghaus: We forget approximately 50% of new information within an hour of learning it and an average of 70% within 24 hours.
Why do leadership courses fail?
1 – Most recommendations and prescriptions are generic. Leadership is a multifaceted discipline, and the capabilities and needs of one leader or organization is not going to be the same as another business. McKinsey: “Too many training initiatives we come across rest on the assumption that one size fits all.”
2 – Change is hard, and in order for leadership to change, the direction, intensity and pace of the improvements and change need to be within the business’ capacity and available resources. The courses are often designed to inspire but not guide you through challenges. Forbes: “Leadership training is a series of one-off training events that aren’t effective because they’re theoretical.”
3 – Senior management’s support, ability to change, and communication prevents students from translating learned concepts into action
4 – Participants lack support after the course in real-world context, and also lack the ability to deliberately practice with small steps and disciplined reflection.
What happens when leadership training fails?
Participants in typical leadership courses fail to translate learning into action and change, so leaders find themselves with the same problems they started with:
1 – Low employee engagement: Gallup: lowest employee engagement rates experienced turnover that was 31-51% higher than companies with better engagement.
2 – Low productivity
3 – High employee turnover
4 – Replacing an employee who quits can cost between 50% and 150% of the employee’s salary.
5 – Confusing culture and communication
5 – Missed deadlines, goals and profit
6 – And – cynicism about training, courses and prospects for improvement.
Weekly ideas and discussion on running the business you started.