Leadership and Top Team Development
The development of individual leaders and their teams are inextricably linked, and have a critical impact on their organizations. A strong leader defines a team’s purpose, establishes their working norms, and strongly influences how they perform. In order to successfully build a team, a leader must have the skills and knowledge to effectively guide and support the team. When CFAR consults to a team-building effort, we ensure that the leader receives individual attention in order to build the necessary skillset to lead the team. Without the leader’s direct participation, team-building efforts will wane and ultimately fail—and we work to ensure that this does not happen.
Whether newly-placed or long-tenured, leaders are encouraged to consistently evaluate and expand their skills and approach to ensure that their efforts are effective and aligned with organizational goals. CFAR has been designing and delivering leadership development programs for executives for decades, both inside Wharton and as a private firm. We believe that effective leadership development addresses both the individual and the organization, inside the context of the wider world, as they interact—creating a focus on real work aimed to transform organizations’ ability to respond to external dynamics. Our leadership development consultations can be further enhanced by our executive coaching offerings, which you may read more about HERE.
Top Team Development
CFAR’s approach to team development is based on insights and methods drawn from years of work with clients in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, as well as from the latest research. We are committed to developing tailored programs that apply our design skills, reflective tools, and leading-edge knowledge to the unique challenges that our clients face. Our consultants work with teams in various stages of development (new teams, long-standing teams, ad hoc teams, etc.), across different levels of the organization (front-line managers, senior leadership teams, etc.), and with a variety of different purposes (strategy development, service delivery, culture change, task force deliberations, etc.). We help teams develop insights about what they need to do to perform at their best and to generate the discipline required to translate those insights into practice.
Both our leadership and top team development efforts can be also further supported by our Predictive Index behavioral and team analytics, which you may read more about HERE.
This week’s Spotlight features Principal Carey H. Gallagher. Her work focuses on practical solutions, helping clients engage and unite diverse stakeholders in small shifts that measurably improve performance and productivity.
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