Leadership Development

Leadership Development

As a top leadership development firm, we understand the challenges leaders at all levels face in staying true to their personal convictions, acting swiftly in times of uncertainty, being accountable for the business – and all the while inspiring others to greatness.

Receiving the 2015 Leadership 500 Excellence award for the eighth consecutive year. TrainingIndustry.com recognized GP Strategies (BlessingWhite’s parent company) in its top Leadership Development firms from 2010 to 2016.

Although traditional management skills and business competence get executives promoted, our research indicates that being trustworthy, showing empathy and creating meaning are the characteristics that differentiate truly exceptional leaders.

It’s not an either-or proposition. These leaders integrate what appear to be paradoxical leadership characteristics:

Competence    Connection
Business Aptitude    Trustworthiness
Internal Attunement    External Attunement
Clarity    Depth
Responsibility    Empathy

These leaders also modify their behavior to respond to the needs of their followers and the circumstances they encounter – while simultaneously remaining true to who they are. They don’t try to emulate celebrity CEOs or bosses they admire. They understand that leadership is a relationship with their followers.

How We Can Help

Our leadership development consultants use tools and processes that are based on our own research and the thought leadership of partners like London Business School professors and authors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones and author and business coach Terry Pearce. Our leadership consultants take into account the challenges of today’s business environment and the nature of the workforce – its expertise, impatience with micromanagement and need for meaningful work.

As one of the world’s top leadership development companies, we’re committed to providing high potential leadership development, practical leadership knowledge and tools for maximizing, not managing, your employees’ unique talents to propel your business forward. Our experienced leadership consultants can assemble unique solutions for many leadership development and training challenges, including:

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter.   It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine. – Chris Hadfield – An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

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