Executive Development

We develop leaders to handle current and future challenges in their workplaces. We practice lean thinking, which is deeply rooted in developing people both technically and cognitively. No responsibility is greater than that of developing our people. All of our leader development programs carry this emphasis, and we supplement that with a deep technical understanding of principles, practices, tools, and techniques for creating more effective workplaces. These programs are all customizable for your specific needs.

Key programs include:

Leadersights for Executives
Executive Personal Development Plan with Executive Coaching
Executive Team Development Programs
Lean Systems Executive Overview
Executive Learning Retreat

Leadersights workshop

Many organizations are packed full of leaders who have never had any formal leadership training. Usually, they are selected because they are effective performers or have shown some ambition. Most are not selected because of their leadership skills.

In organizations that recognize the need to change, whether in response to market conditions, availability of resources, financial challenges, or new competitors, that change has to begin with the leaders. Every leader needs to understand that behavior drives the culture of the organization, and if we want to change the culture, their behavior will have to change, whether they believe they are doing everything right or not.

The Leadersights Workshop can kickstart your culture change by getting all the leaders aligned toward the behaviors that fit the values important to the organization. These values will provide the boundaries as the organization pursues its vision.

We have designed it to minimize the disruption to the required work everyone still must do and yet deliver the message with enough impact to affect real change. When every leader in the organization shares this same experience, it generates remarkable energy for positive change. Coupled with focused improvement training and activities, this workshop drives true operational excellence.

We deliver the workshop in four 4-hour sessions. Participants complete the first two sessions in one week, then finish the second two sessions in a second week that follows three to five weeks after the first. We have based the workshop on the Integral Leadership Model described in Chapter 6 of Leadersights: Creating great leaders who create great workplaces. Each zone of the model focuses on one key decision: 1) Love; 2) Learn; 3) Let go; 4) Connect.

Designed for 25 people per cohort


Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Put the needs of your people above your own
  • Develop curious leaders for the future
  • Empower your teams
  • Attract others to your team

Primary Objectives:

  • Adopt the behaviors of a servant leader to set an appropriate example to others
  • Improve leaders’ effectiveness in daily work
  • Set better goals for improving people’s skills
  • Improve coaching skills
  • Create and develop more effective teams
  • Design better work for people
  • Build connecting relationships throughout the organization

For more information, please contact us at info@leadersights.com.

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Executive Personal Development Plan with Executive Coaching


Executive Team Development Programs
Lean Systems Executive Overview

Executive Learning Retreat

We build learning retreats around the needs of your team and your business. These involve travel to go and see both world-class sites and sites working through issues your organization will also need to work through. We will have lectures, discussions, and activities with well-known experts in fields like lean thinking, systems engineering, logistics and supply chain management, healthcare, design management, environmental sustainability, people development, and organization development depending on your needs.

Participants will see world class practices and learn how to:

  • Conduct a gemba walk
  • Assess a workplace rapidly
  • Challenge their organizations
  • Create a strategic plan
  • Gain stakeholder buy-in
  • Evaluate performance
  • Coach for improvement

We offer these trips in North America (particularly Kentucky and the Pacific Northwest), Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Europe. All of these feature intense learning activities broken up by fun, cultural immersion activities. These can also be designed as deep reflective retreats with short bursts of intense discussion or activity followed by contemplative time and action planning. We can accommodate up to 30 people – from one to many organizations, and can tailor them to last from 1 to 14 days.

For more information, please contact us at info@leadersights.com.