Turning Teams of Experts into Expert Teams
Programs that Drive Results
Do you know for sure that your learning programs have an impact? Whether the program is a 2-hour hands-on workshop or a year-long leadership development program, a ‘surround strategy’ ensures there is a return on your investment of time and money. The Leadership-Link approach to creating an integrated program includes all elements of a surround strategy.
We live and work by the principles defined below to ensure our learning programs and engagements lead to results.
What results do you want to achieve? What observable changes do you expect at the end of the program and what value do those changes generate? A custom dashboard includes measures that will be used to monitor progress and results. This custom dashboard creates shared focus on the end-goal (lagging indicators) and a set of leading indicators that predict progress toward the goals and allow for course correction when necessary.
Leadership-Link colleagues committed to the ideas and practice of a ‘flipped classroom model’ years before it was a popular approach. To maximize the investment on any group learning time, concept papers are frequently used to introduce the topic as a self-paced learning activity. After the introduction to the fundamental concepts, additional pre-session activities are designed to ensure participant preparation. When participants are engaged and prepared before the session, the group can focus on deepening understanding through application of the concepts to real-work challenges!
Research shows that active involvement by the direct manager is critical to the success of any learning program. The level of involvement and nature of the tasks will be customized for each program based on company culture and leadership styles. Leadership-Link programs, of any length, can include manager calls to gain alignment and commitment of managers to continuously and consistently reinforce the learning efforts of their direct reports.
Advances in neuroscience have helped us better understand how our language, tone, and approach can have a significant impact on how our brains perceive, learn, and respond. Our brains are lightening quick to interpret what is going on around us and then even more quickly, make us respond in a closed manner – think fight or flight, defensive – or an open manner – think engaged, positive, leaning forward, trusting. As a leader, coach, or colleague, your words, tone, and body language can have a profound impact on how you are perceived and how other colleagues will respond. Our Leadership-Link courses and engagements address the neuroscience behind the effectiveness of leaders, teams, and organizations. It’s that critical.
"Eileen Habelow has been a tremendous business partner and consultant to my company over the past few years. I have witnessed first hand her meticulous attention to detail, professionalism, and ability to steer managers and executives towards one common goal. She has very astute business instincts and is very strong in the area of design, development and implementation of training programs. She is a trusted business partner and someone I will continue to work with for many years to come."
Dr. Habelow is clearly one of the best conceptual thinkers I’ve experienced across my career. She understands the why, the how, and the now.
"Eileen is a rock star! She is truly one of the most talented and creative training professionals that I have had the pleasure to work with. Spend five minutes in a brainstorming session with her and you will see what I mean. As a partner and collaborator, there is no one more wonderful to work with than Eileen. She has been an incredible teacher, mentor and friend for the past 6 years. Her passion for people and learning is evident in everything she does. She is a master at putting together comprehensive programs that incorporate a variety of best practice training methods, resources and vehicles to appeal to different learning styles. And she has this amazing ability to take the needs of a particular group, identify targeted training goals and construct a customized and memorable model that makes the learning come alive for participants. The feedback we receive from clients always attests to the fact that she knows how to achieve measurable results through innovative training strategies. It’s too bad we can’t clone her because we need more talent like hers to help organizations achieve better results through talent development solutions."