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Download:Critical Crossroads: Leadership Development and Performance Architecture” by Diane Foster and Anne Griswold

Skill Kit for Leaders Program

Experience our leadership competency-building program that supports you in:

  • Resourcing talent management with “real-time” concepts and activities that are adaptable to any culture and industry, small or large
  • Depth and breadth of reinforcement for developing leadership with a minimum of expense
  • Flexible delivery formats: Self-study (accessible from cell phones and homes); Individual coaching; group Coaching; Follow-on to leadership classes
  • Delivering validated material from best-in-class experts

Check the model to see all 42 Competencies Resourced

Great leadership behaviors that support high performance for critical missions and initiatives are built:

  • Aligning the leadership core competencies with the strategic intent and goals for business success
  • Insuring that they are driven with a strong consistent message across all facets of your organization
  • Insuring that resources are deployed through each aspect of your Talent Management system
  • With repetition of approach in behavioral “real-time” experiences.

The Skill Kit for Leaders (SKL) is designed to support the “inner game” of any leader in building competency in critical behaviors. Additionally, it reinforces your support solution for Talent Management by aiding leaders in understanding their own development within a larger strategic context. Frequently used behind a 360-degree process, SKL is based on normative data from Harvard’s leadership studies. You’ll find it:

  • Completely customizable to your unique needs and culture
  • Electronically-delivered and password protected
  • Completely accessible on any mobile device to be referenced anywhere
  • Easily delivered in group/individual coaching or through accountable self-study
  • Filled with skill-building, behavior-changing, “real-time” activities, video-clips, selected bibliography, and training opportunities
  • Evolved from over 25 years of work in leadership coaching and organization development coaching and consulting
  • Provides an experiential, activity-based approach for skill-building that marries with any training program
  • Includes tools to report and evaluate progress for customizable development plans and performance reviews
  • Cascades new leadership capacity for achieving business goals down through your organization

A Skill Kit for Leaders Program

Your executive team has set a goal for building a more positive, high-performing work culture, that will address leadership development, and insure ROI.

Typical Package Includes:

  • DFA Strategic Partner meets with E-Team to determine proposal for roll-out, and costs: needs-assessment; competency modeling session; Skill Kit for Leaders (SKL) Competency-Based Panoramic Feedback 360 assessment for leaders, Corporate Coaching Clinic, training to implement a Coaching Culture, group coaching sessions on selected topics.
  • Purchases the Skill Kit for Leaders program on a user basis: vice presidents, directors, managers. Enterprise price discounts available
  • HR organization or DFA Strategic Partner lead review of Skill Kit for Leaders Program (SKL) features and benefits customized and designed to designated leader-candidates.
  • Names and contact information for all candidates is provided to DFA Strategic Partner for user Login set-up on web-site portal.
  • Skill Kit for Leaders Program (SKL) Welcome Letter which includes unique user password for downloading the SKL program, one-year access to all 42 leadership competency units including Support Tools: Road Map, Competency Definition List, Skills Analyzer Tool, Self-Study Guide, Development Plan Template, Evaluation Log.
  • Coaching Agenda is reviewed and supported by boss, or supplemental coach.
  • Each leader personalizes her/his Development Plan with their boss/or coach, using their choice of template from the SKL Tool Kit.
  • Track progress of development plans in the SKL Evaluation Log.
  • Re-run 360 Assessments at end of year.
  • Renewed annually at a substantially lower price to allow for changes in candidates.
  • Semi-yearly upgrades to SKL material.

Gallup’s Global Study on Coaching

… of companies that have implemented strengths-based management practices found that 90% of the groups studied had performance increases at or above the following ranges:

  • 10%-19% increased sales
  • 14%-29% increased profit
  • 3%-7% increased customer engagement
  • 6%-16% lowered turnover (lower turnover organizations)
  • 26%-72% lowered turnover (high turnover organizations)
  • 9%-15% increased employee engagement
  • 22%-59% decreased safety incidents

Our results with the Core-Competency-Building program using the Skill Kit for Leaders reflect these results.

Take a look at why our SKL Program builds leadership for a High Performance Culture.