Leadership is about influencing how people think, uniting them behind a common purpose, and motivating them to apply their effort, knowledge, skill, talent, wisdom, and resources toward the fulfillment of that mission.
Unfortunately, it is widely recognized that with the exodus of aging baby-boomers from the workforce there is a looming shortage of people deemed capable of take over the reigns of leadership.
Sadly, it is also widely recognized that mainstream leadership development programs and approaches are not producing the needed results.
We believe we know why. In fact, we KNOW we know why. It’s not because there are not enough potential leaders, it’s because mainstream leadership development doesn’t work very well to unleash people’s potential.
Great Leadership starts with Great Self-Leadership.
Self-leadership is about influencing one’s own thinking: linking and uniting one’s own thinking and efforts toward the fulfillment of a clear, compelling, and worthy purpose, sustaining the personal motivation to persevere, and to learning, growing, changing, and adapting as needed.
Of course thinking – good thinking – is essential for the development and application of most any skill or competency.
A significant part of self-leadership is self-understanding and a VQ Profile assessment provides people with important and actionable insights into how they think and make decisions. A VQ Profile also provides the key information needed to learn, practice, and develop the Master Core Competency of Cognitive Self-Leadership.
A VQ Profile identifies a person’s “best and worst” ways of thinking, or as we call them Cognitive Assets and Liabilities. Cognitive Self-Leadership enables a person to maximize their Cognitive Assets and minimize their Cognitive Liabilities to optimize their learning and performance – in any situation or endeavor, including leadership.
“A very powerful system that has become the cornerstone for our leadership training.”
~ Steve Koon, Manager OD
Cognitive Self-Leadership is a core leadership competency upon which all other leadership competencies can be built. In fact, with a solid foundation of Cognitive Self-Leadership, all other leadership development is enhanced and accelerated. As such, our Leader, Leadership, Talent, and Organizational development engagements all incorporate our Self-Leadership 1-2-3 Program.
Then, for Leaders we offer training and coaching in advanced topics pertaining to both specific leadership skills and “bigger-picture” principles and practices for organizational visioning, leadership, culture, and change.