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Leadership Development Programs
Business Challenge:
The business world is changing at a breathtaking pace. What will it take to be an effective leader in the future? Are you confident that your current leaders and managers have what it takes? If not, how do you develop the necessary skill sets for future leadership success?


EDI's Leadership Development Programs focus on targeted skill development, intra- and inter-teambuilding efforts, and resolution of "real" organizational business challenges. Our unique Iterative Business Problem-Solving Process™ also allows for leadership development across multiple leadership levels. EDI can provide, facilitate, or participate in strategy development for leadership programs. These services include, but are not limited to, the identification of appropriate leadership levels within the organization, the identification of leadership skills and competencies appropriate for each level, and the delivery of a Gap Analysis at each level of leadership.

Leadership Development Programs are designed, developed, and delivered by professional, experienced EDI facilitators. Programs are designed to last two to four days and to be delivered two to four times per year depending on client needs, chosen leadership modules, and content of business problems to be resolved. A sample of components incorporated into the programs follows.

  • Introduction of key leadership concepts
  • Cross-functional team development
  • Business problem solving with "real-time" organization-specific issues
  • Engaging activities that provide "practice" of leadership skills in a low-risk setting
  • Insights from business experts across various fields
  • Feedback from EDI's perceptionplus360™ multi-rater feedback survey and targeted recommendations for development based on survey results (optional)
  • Feedback from colleagues/peers
  • Personal coaching from an EDI facilitator
  • Action planning around key development objectives that will drive business results
  • Development of an internal "support network" to increase transfer of training back to the job
  • Communication Plans, including communication content and strategy
  • Influence Strategy Charts to identify key constituents and build Communication Plans
      Examples of key leadership concepts include the following:
  • Results-Based Leadership
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Change Management
  • Influencing and Motivating Others
  • Aligning Strategy with Tactics
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Managing in the Face of Ambiguity and Stress
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Social Versatility
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Intimacy
  • Creating a Culture of Product Innovation
  • Creating a Culture of Operational Excellence
  • Influencing without Authority
  • Improving Team Performance
  • Maximizing Individual Differences
  • Coaching for Results
  • Effective Delegation
  • Performance Management
  • Setting Expectations
  • Metrics for Accountability
Benefits and Outcomes:
  • Developing individual management and/or leadership skills for current and future business success
  • Resolving "real-time" multi-level, iterative business challenges
  • Enhancing overall organization communication processes
  • Teambuilding
  • Reinforcing the vision and culture of the organization
  • Using programs as a recruiting tool
  • Realizing cost savings by avoiding travel costs incurred when sending executives to external programs
  • Aligning leadership development and business strategy
  • Learning from multiple perspectives through the combination of internal senior management and external speakers and presenters
  • Coaching and development of future leaders
  • Capitalizing on EDI's expertise in curriculum development and program management
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