What would having every member of your team performing as an A Player mean to your business?

Developing A Player Leadership at All Levels

“We saw an almost immediate change in the CEO’s behavior and actions.”

-Chief Information Officer, high technology company

“Leadership Development” can be cliché, and it is often taught by so-called experts who have actually never led a team.

A Player Advantage knows that great leadership at every single position in the company—leadership at all levels—is vital to your success and prosperity. Our leadership training emphasizes that every member of your team is thinking and acting as a leader. This A Player Leadership at all levels is the only sustainable way to get everyone on your team performing at a higher level.

The concept of leadership is often convoluted. We simplify it to make it more powerful and the outcomes more concrete.

“Leadership is about making something better.”

—Rick Crossland

We take leadership very seriously. Done correctly, it is the key driver of your firm’s success. Conversely, poor leadership is one of the biggest drains on the profits and vitality of your business.

We use our proprietary 5 Cs of Leadership© model to raise the leadership acumen of your entire team:

Clarity

Clarity

Credibility

Credibility

Congruence

Congruence

Character

Character

Challenge

Challenge

People only follow people with the 5 Cs of Leadership© characteristics. This unique model and approach will help you make an immediate and significant impact on your ability to lead at a higher level and drive bottom-line results that matter to your business and stakeholders.

Servant Leadership is critical to the ethos of a successful leader, but it is a very misunderstood concept. When not applied correctly, members of an organization get the false impression that the organization exists to serve them. Entitlements and malaise then ensue. Instead:

“Servant Leadership is not about making others’ lives more comfortable; it is about making them better.”

—Rick Crossland

This is where one of the 5 C principles of leadership – Congruence − comes in. Too often leaders are not congruent. They say one thing and then do another, and all of their leadership credibility goes out the window. We believe that “leaders eat last.” Executives who have been successful up until this point in their careers are very adept at rationalizing their bad behaviors that are robbing their leadership competencies. To get to the next level, they need a leadership coach who will not commiserate with them or accept their excuses and rationalizations. These bad behaviors are holding them back, but they cannot see their own blind spots, nor can they see the impact they have on the people they are trying to lead.

Comprehensive and Genuine Leadership:

In addition to the 5 Cs of Leadership© model, A Player Advantage is helping your executives improve a total of 65 leadership competencies, to which the 5 Cs are integral. We focus on developing true, genuine leaders who people will willingly follow—even without a title.

Here is the summary of the 65 leadership competencies that we work with your executives to develop. What are the areas that, when improved, will make the biggest difference in your organization?

65 A Player Leadership Competencies

Clarity

Credibility

Congruence

Character

Challenge

Genuine

Ownership

Accountability

Responsibility

Attitude

Learning

Speed

Execution

Promptness

Judgment/Decision Making

Analysis Skills

Conceptual Ability

Strategic Thinking

Listening

Brings Solutions, Not Problems

Pragmatism

Negotiation

Leading Edge

Drive

Integrity

Trustworthy

Resourcefulness

Resilience

Tenacity

Results and Track Record

Excellence

Political Savvy

Selecting A Players

Redeploying B/C Players

Stress Management

Adaptability

First Impression

Likeability

Self-Awareness

Passion

Energy

Customer Focus

Assertiveness

Ambition

Communications-Verbal

Communications-Written

Communicates Progress on Assignments

Team Player

Team Builder

Empowerment

Coaching

Independence

Meets Deadlines

Organization

Prioritization

Growth versus Fixed Mindset

Diversity

Effectively Runs Meetings

Vision

Change Leadership

Inspiring “Followership”

Conflict Management

Collegiality

Empowers Others

Creativity

  1. Clarity
  2. Credibility
  3. Congruence
  4. Character
  5. Challenge
  6. Genuine
  7. Ownership
  8. Accountability
  9. Responsibility
  10. Attitude
  11. Learning
  12. Speed
  13. Execution
  14. Promptness
  15. Judgment/Decision Making
  16. Analysis Skills
  17. Conceptual Ability
  18. Strategic Thinking
  19. Listening
  20. Brings Solutions, Not Problems
  21. Pragmatism
  22. Negotiation
  23. Leading Edge
  24. Drive
  25. Integrity
  26. Trustworthy
  27. Resourcefulness
  28. Resilience
  29. Tenacity
  30. Results and Track Record
  31. Excellence
  32. Political Savvy
  33. Selecting A Players
  34. Redeploying B/C Players
  35. Stress Management
  36. Adaptability
  37. First Impression
  38. Likeability
  39. Self-Awareness
  40. Passion
  41. Energy
  42. Customer Focus
  43. Assertiveness
  44. Ambition
  45. Communications-Verbal
  46. Communications-Written
  47. Communicates Progress on Assignments
  48. Team Player
  49. Team Builder
  50. Empowerment
  51. Coaching
  52. Independence
  53. Meets Deadlines
  54. Organization
  55. Prioritization
  56. Growth versus Fixed Mindset
  57. Diversity
  58. Effectively Runs Meetings
  59. Vision
  60. Change Leadership
  61. Inspiring “Followership”
  62. Conflict Management
  63. Collegiality
  64. Empowers Others
  65. Creativity

Contact A Player Advantage to improve your team’s leadership now.

Contact A Player Advantage to improve your team’s leadership now.