Senior Leaders

Although the approach is customized to fit each leader,WLG generally helps high impact leaders:

  • Fine-tune leadership skills and expand leadership capacity
  • Crystallize vision and sharpen a sense of direction, avoiding drift and stagnation
  • Sort through options and develop strategic plans to see forward movement and lasting results
  • Stay energized, fully engaged and on-target
  • Succeed in both life and work
  • Live with a healthy rhythm and pace while performing at a peak level
  • Eliminate the “land mines” that hinder maximum impact
  • Enhance decision-making and problem-solving skills

Each leader takes an on-line assessment, producing a 28 page evaluation report that becomes the basis for a work strategy with measurable goals and expectations.

Leadership Teams

Senior teams utilize WLG to:

  • Help create and sustain a culture of health and peak performance
  • Stimulate “outside the box” thinking and creative solutions
  • Access the overall health of teams and help implement corrections
  • Identify drift and stagnation
  • Build unity by training how to properly resolve conflicts
  • Improve team synergy and overall team performance
  • Clarify and build ownership around the organization’s vision, mission and values
  • Assist in developing a strategic plan that both directs and inspires action
  • Work individually with key team players to help them maximize effectiveness
  • Ensure the right players are in the right positions
  • Accelerate the transformation process

Training and Speaking

Businesses and various groups often ask Dr. Wilson to train or speak on the topics below.  Each module can be presented individually or combined to fit an off-site scenario.

Modules

  • Three Skills for Finishing Strong
  • The Four Primary Leadership Styles  (Situational Leadership)
  • How to Keep Your Head in the Game – Attitude and Focus
  • Successfully Managing Change – Learning to Adapt
  • How to Succeed in Life and Work – Discovering Freedom in the Balanced Life
  • Five “Creative-Thinking” Principles that will Change Your Life & Business
  • Improving Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Who Are You and What Makes you Tick?  It All Starts with Knowing Yourself
  • Where Are You Going and Why?  Drawing Your Own Picture of Success
  • Letting Go of What Holds You Back
  • How to Burn Brightly Without Burning Out
  • The Amazing  Power of Synergy and Teams (Based on Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team)
  • How to Maximize Energy and Stay Fully Engaged (Passion and Drive)
  • The Urgency Effect – the Key to Focus and Getting Things Done
  • Grow Your Business by Growing Yourself  (As you go, so go others)
  • Excelling in Customer Service   (Simple Truths of Service)

(Sample four-part series)

“Swimming Against the Stream”

Keep Your Head in the Game

  • Themes:  staying positive, eliminating doubt, managing stress, determination

It’s Time to Think Outside the Box

  • Themes:  change the way you think, work smarter, risk failing, perspective

The Urgency Effect: the Key to Focus and Getting Things Done

  • Themes:  act now, seize the moment, manage your energy, goal setting

Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

  • Themes:  passion, enthusiasm, listening, go the extra mile, excellence

Leadership Roundtables

 

Leadership Roundtables are designed to help high impact leaders sharpen their professional skills in at least 12 strategic areas (self-leadership, excellence, communication, vision/ passion, team-building/leading, decision-making, execution, priorities/time-management, creative-thinking, managing change, conflict resolution, determination/resilience).

Options:

1.  Leadership Roundtables within your organization

  • Existing Teams or Boards
  • Leaders from various teams

2.  Leadership Roundtables with leaders from other industries

In contrast with the typical leadership seminars, the Leadership Roundtable format facilitates consistent development among a group of peers over a one year period of time.  It’s comparable to having 12 mini- workshops covering key aspects of leadership with an emphasis on application and sustainability.  More than 80 leadership lessons are delivered weekly via email.  Any leader can read the latest  book on leadership or watch a leadership webinar.  The value of the LR is in the discussion and dialogue with peers.  Dr. Wilson and other Roundtable facilitators are skilled in stimulating transformational conversations.

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Succession Planning

 

Passing the baton is arguably the most important aspect of a relay race.  Whether a public or private company, the transition of leadership or ownership is a critical process, and one that should be done by design rather than default.  Change is inevitable and healthy, but the nature of change is difficult for many people.  Change is a deeply emotional process, even more so within family owned businesses.  A presentation that Dr. Wilson is often asked to share is entitled, “Successfully Managing Change.”  Individuals and organizations must learn to properly process change and choose to move forward with positive attitudes.  But that’s a process.  A typical succession plan includes:

  1. Recruitment – Ensuring that you have the right people on your team
  2. Development – Investing in existing leaders at multiple levels
  3. Selection – Choosing candidates
  4. Announcement – Introducing the person(s) selected
  5. Implementation – actually passing the leadership

 

Dr. Wilson and WLG will help you:

  • Develop a succession strategy.  This process should begin at least five years before the transition.  When is the best time to plant a tree?  Ten years ago.  When is the next best time?  Today.  Decide today to develop a strategy.
  • Clarify the vision.  Decide where the business needs to go, and then decide who best to lead you there.
  • Assess team members and evaluate overall team readiness.  Clarify roles and determine who best fits various positions. 
    • The assessments we utilize enable us to thoroughly analyze individual strengths and weaknesses and determine best fits.
  • Develop talent and strengthen leadership competencies.
  • Build ownership and preserve unity.
  • Ensure a smooth transition and minimize disruptions.
  • Maintain continuity of vision, productivity and profitability.
  • Improve employee commitment, retention and morale.
  • Reduce risks.  Wrong hires cost 3-5 times a person’s salary, in addition to damaged client relationships and possible loss of the company.

Facts for Family – Owned Businesses

  • 90% of the 18 million businesses in North America are family-owned and managed.
  • Only 1% of family-owned businesses in NA reach a third generation with a family member running the business.
  • 30% of all family-owned businesses have not considered a succession plan, with only 63% having done so when the owner has already turned 65.
  • 58% of small business owners list inadequate succession planning as the biggest threat facing their business.