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.”
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.
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.”
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
Brings Solutions, Not Problems
Results and Track Record
Selecting A Players
Redeploying B/C Players
Communicates Progress on Assignments
Growth versus Fixed Mindset
Effectively Runs Meetings
- Judgment/Decision Making
- Analysis Skills
- Conceptual Ability
- Strategic Thinking
- Brings Solutions, Not Problems
- Leading Edge
- Results and Track Record
- Political Savvy
- Selecting A Players
- Redeploying B/C Players
- Stress Management
- First Impression
- Customer Focus
- Communicates Progress on Assignments
- Team Player
- Team Builder
- Meets Deadlines
- Growth versus Fixed Mindset
- Effectively Runs Meetings
- Change Leadership
- Inspiring “Followership”
- Conflict Management
- Empowers Others