Leadership Development Services
MCG Partners works with you to develop your leaders so you can create an engaged and high-performing organization. Our goal is to grow leaders who can enhance agility, drive innovation, and manage change. From the offerings listed below, we will work with you to customize a program specifically designed to help your leaders increase their effectiveness and maximize results.
Shaping More Effective Leaders
MCG Partners’ team of senior executive coaches know leadership inside and out. Literally. We’ve been on the inside of organizations like yours as leaders ourselves. We know what it’s like to live with the management decisions we make and sustain relationships with the teams we’ve built.
Through decades of research, practice, and a deep expertise in developing leaders and curriculum, we’ve established an integrated system for your existing and emerging leaders that creates value and results.
By results, we mean higher productivity and performance, a more engaged workforce, and increased financial returns. According to a recent global survey, the average ROI on executive coaching is typically seven times the initial investment.
What to expect from MCG Partners Executive Coaching:
- Executive Coaches certified in MCG Partners’ coaching methodology and process
- Customized program for each leader or leadership team
- Highly confidential and trusted relationship
- Alignment with management on objectives and anticipated outcomes
- Defined process and program with expectations and objectives clearly established
- Valuable use of assessments to increase self-awareness and understanding of leadership style
- Meaningful, confidential and constructive feedback from key stakeholders
- Development/Action Plan to address the what and how
- Long-term planning that will sustain and support behavioral change and leadership skill development
Contact us today and let us know how we can coach you and your team to success.
Create Unity of Vision and Voice
Leadership alignment occurs when individual leaders and teams of leaders are working in sync toward a common goal. At the team level, alignment ensures that team members speak with one common voice. When alignment exists at the individual level, employees will invest more of their time, talents and energy into meeting or exceeding the goals of the organization.
Leadership alignment is critical to the sustainable success of an organization. Leadership Alignment is a dynamic, ongoing process that:
- Unites and excites people around a shared vision
- Saves leaders time by ensuring that all team members are moving in the same direction
- Provides a mechanism for people to feel heard and contribute to a sense of ownership in the company or team vision
No organization is aligned all of the time and a number of dynamics contribute to individuals and teams getting out of sync. MCG Partners will engage with you to eliminate these dynamics and achieve and sustain alignment in three key areas:
- Aspirational: aligning your leaders around a common purpose, vision, and values
- Strategic: ensuring your leaders are moving in the same direction, toward the same goal and helping them cascade the big picture into goals, strategic objectives, people strategies and organizational structures that support the objective
- Execution: establishing the necessary processes, action plans and communication strategies
Gain Confidence to Meet the Challenges of Leadership
Today’s generation of leaders face an unprecedented environment. Almost 92% of executives believe their organization’s current challenges are more complex than just five years ago. That’s why we designed our MCG Partners Leadership Institute to equip your senior and mid-level executives with the power to be more collaborative, innovative, and agile.
MCG Partners can put together a package of fully tailored services to meet your organizations needs. Your package might include executive coaching, succession planning, new leader on-boarding, management training, leadership competency development, 360 assessments, and the Predictive Index® behavioral assessment.
A sampling of program topics include:
- Leadership Alignment
- The Agile Leader
- Leading in Uncertain & Changing Times
- Leading Authentically
- Engaging Employees
- Decision Making & Strategic Thinking
- Leading vs. Managing
- Emotional Intelligence
- Creating and Leading High-Performing Teams
To create a program that fits your leadership team’s unique needs and objectives, contact us today.
Assessment for Leading
Improving the performance of every employee is important, but when you improve one of your leaders the effect is multiplied by the size of his or her organization. Improving performance in a key area by 15-20% can have a substantial impact on your leader’s group, department or division.
Every leader has blind spots that affect their success as leaders. Assessments can be powerful tools to help a rising star or a seasoned veteran learn their strengths and weaknesses—vital insight that is the foundation of improving leadership performance.
At MCG Partners, some of the assessment tools we offer include:
360° Leadership Assessment
Using leadership and/or individual competencies unique to your organization, we will develop a web-based, customized 360° to initiate multi-dimensional feedback in providing a clearer, more accurate picture of performance and development needs, and/or leadership effectiveness. The 360° evaluation process includes self, supervisor, peers, subordinates, customers, and/or others.
The Predictive Index®* (PI®)
The Predictive Index (PI®) is a unique management tool that has developed leaders, strengthened organizations and driven performance since 1955. PI is a practical and reliable indicator of workforce behavior, helping managers identify and measure the drivers and motivators necessary for superior performance on a specific job. The result is improved hiring decisions, performance and productivity, allowing a common language and framework for: Selection, Job Modeling, Competency Profiling, On-boarding, Leadership Development, Succession Planning, High Potential Identification, Employee Engagement, Performance Management and Change Management. Over 10,000 companies in 150 countries and 60 languages have successfully used PI.
The PI Learning Indicator™
As a cognitive ability assessment that measures an individual’s capacity to learn, adapt, and grasp new concepts in the workplace, the PI Learning Indicator is the best predictor of training success and job performance. When combined with the PI behavioral assessment, you can greatly improve your odds of selecting individuals who catch on quickly, figure things out on their own, and are able to meet or exceed performance expectations.
Like the PI behavioral assessment, the PI Learning indicator is a scientifically validated measure of general mental ability. It was built following strict standards of test construction set by professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the International Test Commission (ITCP).
When paired with the PI Behavioral Assessment™, the PI Learning Indicator makes you 8 times more likely to predict on-the-job performance successfully.
Influence Skills Assessment Tool™ (ISAT)
The Influence Skills Assessment Tool provides concrete data on influence as a required business skill, and is ideal for employees and teams who need to influence others to adopt ideas, and gain acceptance on projects and solutions, and to be effective in matrixed environments.
Our ISAT technology platform generates reports at the individual, team, and departmental levels, allowing you to collect, analyze, and apply assessment information. This combined with our Influencing For Results Workshop, strengthens your ability to create impact with all types of people in your organization.
Sharpen Your Management Skills
Research shows that the #1 driver of an engaged workforce is the effectiveness of management. Firms who invest in management training typically have 24% higher profit margins. But when management is ineffective, the negative impact on employees’ productivity and level of engagement can take a serious toll. By investing in developing and training your management, you can safeguard your organizational culture and stay focused on growth, profits and innovation.
MCG Partners Management Training focuses on:
- Best practice program design and customized curriculum to create impact
- Courses and programs offered to meet the needs of various management levels
- Skilled faculty of experienced managers and leaders
- Experiential learning that drives action plan development and results
- Committed partnership with your organization to stay aligned and provide feedback, observations and lessons learned
Let’s talk about how MCG Partners can help your management drive success.
Preparing To Take Charge
You want your new leaders to succeed. Organizations that commit to a robust succession planning process are better able to retain and motivate top talent, and preserve performance and strategic direction, especially when key people leave.
Succession planning has many steps—from identifying and profiling key positions, to identifying and assessing talent, to establishing development plans that accelerate talent’s readiness to assume a new role. We develop a comprehensive understanding of your organization and business challenges. Our approach leverages best practices in competency models, behavioral and multi-rater assessments, and stakeholder interviews to customize a succession planning program that addresses your strategic talent needs.
Let us help you plan for a better, more secure future. Contact MCG Partners today.
New Leader On-Boarding
More than 40% of new leaders fail to meet expectations. This can often be attributed to a poor or non-existent on-boarding effort. MCG Partners’ New Leader On-Boarding safeguards you against this risk by aligning your leaders with their new or expanded responsibilities and protecting organizations from the negative impact, lost performance and/or morale, and the substantial cost of replacing a leader.
Connect with MCG Partners today to discuss how we can help your newest leaders succeed.
Facilitating Off-Sites and Strategic Planning
Create Clarity and Alignment
Where do you want to go and how do you intend to get there? These are the strategic moments every leader and leadership team encounters in their career. Whether you’re planning for your organizations’ future, a specific department’s or your own, successful strategy planning offsite sessions will set you up for success.
With MCG Partners, we will work with you to:
- Identify the key people in the organization that should be in attendance—key decision makers and those both responsible for implementing the strategy and directly impacted by the session outcomes
- Gain alignment on the objectives for the strategy planning session and desired outcomes
- Create an environment that is inclusive, engaging, focused and productive
- Facilitate discussions around vision, goals, strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities, and guide the group to decision making and action planning
- Provide follow up support to ensure plans agreed to are broadly understood and implemented
A successful strategic planning off-site happens when everyone feels they have been heard, understands the outcomes and is committed to action and the plan that needs to be executed.
Leading in Difficult Times
Leaders embracing the challenge
When organizations experience a challenge, a business transformation, market headwinds, a change in strategic direction, an economic downturn, or a major crisis, leaders need to lead. Though you often don’t see it coming and are not prepared, it’s a time to come together when difficult or important decisions must be made.
What can you do to be ready? How can you step up?
You have the challenge of balancing competing behaviors and actions while driving change, performance, direction, and innovation. How can you challenge and transform how things are done while creating an environment of engagement, empathy, stability and safety? How do you protect your core culture while inspiring what’s needed to create a new vision for the future and possibly modify your culture? How do you become a more Agile Leader, team and organization?
Provide your managers with the tools
It’s critical to provide your managers with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to lead in turbulent times. At MCG Partners, we’ve taken our expertise and experience in developing leaders to provide a tailored program for managers to lead effectively during these periods.
Navigating yourself, your team and your organization successfully through any challenge requires resilience and agility. During a time of crisis and turbulence, the need to exhibit these leadership behaviors is even more acute.
MCG Partners offers a comprehensive and intensive programs to help propel your business forward.
The Executive Development Program
The MCG Partners Executive Development Program is a fast-paced program where senior leaders build the foundation for their leadership strategy. You will leave the program with the tools to define who you are, what you stand for as a leader, and how to create and improve senior team alignment and effectiveness.
The Management Development Program
The MCG Partners Leadership Institute’s Management Development Program is designed to help you take the next step in your career as a manager and a leader. Through assessments, in class exercises, case studies, and role playing actual scenarios, you’ll explore the different facets of being an effective manager and leader. Throughout the day, you will reflect on key learnings and build a personalized plan targeting the changes you need to make to accelerate your career growth and development.