Leadership Performance by Outcome

Often, the best solutions start at the end
in order to design the beginning.

While every organization is different, the challenges many companies face are very similar. You might need better coaching. You may need to build a leadership pipeline. You could even need to lead individuals who are thousands of miles away and don’t report to you. All of these are common, but the right solution for a specific situation is as individual as your organization itself. We work with you to design a program for your leadership that solves universal challenges in a way that’s unique to your culture and objectives.

Performance Management

Organizations around the world are changing the way they manage the performance of their teams. In order to manage that change, top-performing companies adopt several practices. They clarify the action plans for new stretch goals. They assist their employees in creating plans that are practical to implement. They develop the means to overcome any obstacles in the way of accomplishing their objectives. And they reinforce successful progress toward goals. These performance management practices highly correlate to high engagement, as well as self-reported effort and excellence.

How AchieveForum Can Help

AchieveForum has worked hard to move the industry forward by finding better ways to address performance management. We’ve responded to findings from applied research, as well as our on-the-ground-work with our clients. We think about the evolution of performance management as it relates to how individuals, managers and organizations could approach development differently.

Coaching

In the past, the focus of coaching was either to improve the performance of employees who had fallen below an organization’s performance standard or to provide opportunities for employees who showed high potential. Now, coaching plays a critical role in the ongoing development of the teams you lead. Coaching still shapes individual performance, but it’s increasingly used to build broader organizational capacity. This helps your company achieve critical results and remain competitive.

How AchieveForum Can Help

AchieveForum’s proven approach for employee growth and development provides learning opportunities and an environment that promotes learning. Our approach helps employees develop critical decision-making skills and greater self-reliance by becoming a thinking partner. It also provides feedback in a way that promotes employee capability and helps you handle challenging coaching situations.

Building a Leadership Pipeline

Nothing is more essential to organizational success than the selection and development of good leadership. It’s the only sustainable advantage. The average company turns roughly 25% of its management positions every year. This makes it imperative that you develop a strategy for the leadership talent pipeline within your organization that drives your performance today and in the future.

How AchieveForum Can Help

AchieveForum’s proven approach helps develop and implement a leadership pipeline strategy. It also assists in the development and implementation of that plan. This includes the ability to integrate our extensive library of content at all levels of leadership, while still designing a development program that lays the right foundation for your organization’s specific situation.

Leading Change

Years ago, most organizations enjoyed long periods of equilibrium that were punctuated by occasional change. Today, the world is in a constant state of change. And even though initiatives are critically important to adjust to that change, between 50 and 70 percent of those initiatives fail. Companies who find success in this environment have leaders who understand the value of leading change and make it a daily aspect of their work. These leaders stay ahead of the curve—anticipating, embracing and orchestrating change that generates the necessary results.

How AchieveForum Can Help

AchieveForum’s proven approach helps leaders manage their organization’s change efforts through the strategy execution lifecycle, while also managing multiple initiatives and adapting to constant change. This successfully drives results at every level of leadership.

Employee Engagement

A growing body of research shows the direct impact of engagement on overall business performance. And the C-Suite has taken notice. Year after year, many organizations continue to make employee engagement one of their top initiatives—especially in companies with aggressive growth strategies.  Further, Gallup estimates in their “State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders 2015”, managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores across business units.

How AchieveForum Can Help

AchieveForum understands that employee engagement has a direct impact on overall business performance and that leaders are at the heart of that engagement. We help develop leaders who increase engagement by focusing on their team as a whole and as individuals, while also focusing on their own actions.

Managing in a Global and
Matrixed Environment

As organizations increasingly decentralize, they’re creating virtual organizations that are staffed by diverse groups of people who must work together seamlessly in order to meet the demands of today’s sophisticated customers. This global environment forces many companies to shift from a more traditional, hierarchical model to a more interconnected model with flexible teams that can quickly develop solutions, disband and move to the next project and team. This creates a situation where mid-level and senior leaders are responsible for leading people they don’t directly control. This is greatly affecting what it takes to succeed as a leader.

How AchieveForum Can Help

AchieveForum’s research shows several critical areas that we address in developing leaders who are successful across boundaries. We can help you create a compelling context for people to work together, show you how to enroll the right players, build and support momentum, foster collaboration and develop your people as non-positional leaders.

Driving Measurable Outcomes

AchieveForum’s takes a lean Six Sigma approach when it comes to accelerating the development of leaders. This is reflected in how we work with clients to achieve measurable improvements in leadership performance. We use our 5A model to construct a measurement and reporting strategy that supports continual improvement to leadership effectiveness:

  • Achieve
  • Align
  • Assess
  • Advance
  • Accelerate

How AchieveForum Can Help

AchieveForum provides perspective, measurement tools and dashboards that drive measurable improvements in leadership performance. These resources provide insight into an individual’s progress toward enhancing leadership impact, as well as to leaders when it comes to the improvements being made in the culture of high-performance leadership. The insights then focus sustained pursuit of shifts in leadership behavior and practices that drive results that matter.

Leverage Technology to Drive Performance

Today, learning technology is undergoing a vibrant period of innovation. New tools and technologies are extending the reach of learning, enhancing the experiences of participants and bolstering on-the-job application. As mobile, social and bite-sized instructional design converge, it’s creating the foundation for push-and-pull learning networks that inspires employee growth and alignment with corporate initiatives.

How AchieveForum Can Help

AchieveForum is at the forefront of learning innovation. We’re able to employ a wide array of learning technologies that drive leadership greatness and organizational performance. By leveraging a combination of proprietary tools, partner technologies and embedded client resources, we create learning solutions that are carefully designed for maximum impact.