Leadership Development and Assessment

Preparing responsible, resourceful leaders

Our proven approach, tailored to your people and your organization, shows aspiring leaders how to excel and become extraordinary leaders at all levels of their organization.

Leadership Development

Meaningful, measurable and practical problem-solving is required for any affective leadership development process. Based on their assessment results, we help individuals evolve their capabilities by experiencing different leadership responsibilities, learning new skills, and receiving action-oriented feedback via tailored development programs.

Young Adult Leadership Development

As a young adult, developing a sense of identity and forming new ideas and opinions is critical to being more independent and self-reliant. Successfully interacting with peers, teachers, coaches and family can often present its own challenges. By growing in self-awareness and improving communication skills and mindsets, young adults will become more confident, competent and capable, unlocking their full potential as leaders. Register for our Leader In You program!

Assessments

Using a variety of assessment tools, selected to best match your needs, we help people discover their potential to grow, taking into account leadership traits that can be gleaned and measured depending on your organization’s needs. We find that the psychology-based Birkman Method assessment is particularly effective in providing insights that enable people to self-manage, avoid unproductive behaviors, and improve their impact and effectiveness as leaders.

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Leverage your leadership temperament: What famous leader do you identify with?

The answer may depend on the particular temperament you’re born with.

Your temperament is the combination of your mental, physical and emotional traits—your natural predisposition. Temperament governs how…

As a leader, how high are you setting the accountability bar?

The leader is the high bar of the group. Very few times is the team going to be more accountable than you.

If you expect good people to follow you…

The leader you are–or will be–is a choice. Your choice!

How comfortable are you with being uncomfortable? 

So much of our day-to-day life as leaders doesn’t involve (consciously) making choices about how to be a great leader. We start each…

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Great leaders have the leadership skills to build great teams: How strategically are you building yours?

Being able to build a team with a mix of temperaments based on the problems you need to solve is a leadership skill worth mastering.

Different temperaments—Guardians, Artisans, Idealists, Rationals—tend…

temperaments communicate effectively

Know your audience, speak their language, and see your leadership effectiveness soar

Using knowledge of individual temperaments can help you troubleshoot issues, communicate more effectively, and ultimately lead more effectively.

Temperaments reflect the natural way someone is “wired”—their predisposition to think and…

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Leadership quotes about communication

Inspiring leadership quotes from authors, educators, philosophers, composers, playwrights, motivational speakers, and political leaders.

Great leadership starts with the ability to connect and communicate effectively with different kinds of people.…

Bottom-Line Perspectives

People want to excel and be the best version of themselves. We take pride in giving them transformative insights and practical tools to develop personally and professionally, so their organizations can benefit as well.

"Any time we're in session training, the thing that I like the most is the time we spend applying training concepts to specifically the issues that we have. As an executive coach, Mike is able to take the complicated and turn it to the simple."

Rebecca Shimkus

COO, Commonwealth Trust

"The Birkman was frighteningly accurate. Also, the results were absolutely non-judgmental in approach; important for the subject to objectively review the results for maximum personal benefit."

Chuck Derickson

Engineering Project Manager, ALOFT AeroArchitects

"I really liked working together with our management team in these sessions. It has helped the entire team to open up about the issues they face, offering solutions and common experiences. The sessions have also created a new level of accountability and opened communication among the team, which has helped us determine when we need to pivot and reassess versus when we need to realign our thinking."

Cindy Brown

President, Commonwealth Trust

"Any time we're in session training, the thing that I like the most is the time we spend applying training concepts to specifically the issues that we have. As an executive coach, Mike is able to take the complicated and turn it to the simple."
Rebecca Shimkus
COO, Commonwealth Trust

"The Birkman was frighteningly accurate. Also, the results were absolutely non-judgmental in approach; important for the subject to objectively review the results for maximum personal benefit."
Chuck Derickson
Engineering Project Manager, ALOFT AeroArchitects

"I really liked working together with our management team in these sessions. It has helped the entire team to open up about the issues they face, offering solutions and common experiences. The sessions have also created a new level of accountability and opened communication among the team, which has helped us determine when we need to pivot and reassess versus when we need to realign our thinking." 
Cindy Brown 
President, Commonwealth Trust

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