"The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have."~ Sheryl Sandberg
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."~ Peter F. Drucker
"The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do."~Andrew Carnegie
"What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now."~ Siddhartha Guatama
"Things do not change, we change."~ Henry David Thoreau
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."~ Aristotle
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."~ Chinese proverb
"He who gains victory over others is strong. But he who gains victory over himself is all powerful."~ Lao Tzu
"Never let a good crisis go to waste."~ Winston S. Churchill
"Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes."~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said."~ Peter Drucker
"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply."~ Stephen R. Covey
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."~ Albert Einstein
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible.~ Walt Disney
"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."~ C.G. Jung
"Lord, let me be the person my dog thinks I am."~ Anonymous
Leslie works with clients to refine their values, mega-perspectives, and real-world goals. An organization may excel in some areas but struggle in others. It may have an uneven track record for attaining its goals.
Leaders learn how to make the best decisions on defining and shaping corporate vision, culture, and direction; choosing and working with the best people, and managing team relationships.
A comprehensive consulting process with Leslie can sharply accelerate your organization’s ability to successfully create a more productive values-based long-term sustainable future.
A worldwide fashion company’s newly promoted director of communications found that suddenly several senior directors of different departments all expected her to treat their assignments as top priority. Leslie coached the director to work with her direct boss to focus and clarify what his values and priorities were for her. The director also worked with him to more accurately rewrite her job description and reporting lines. As a result she was able to establish clear workflow priorities and better relationships with the senior directors.
Seven top executives left an advertising agency to form their own public relations firm, which they decided to run by consensus and as a group. Several years later they found they were bickering and fighting and decision-making was terribly inefficient. Leslie conducted a series of group meetings during which they were able to let go of their grudges, determine their current values for the company and for themselves as partners, and come to agreements on a new, more hierarchical structure for the company. Two partners voluntarily left and the remaining five brought the firm to new heights of success.
An eyewear manufacturing company’s management team had no system for communicating with each other. The company was often in chaos and losing business because of it. Leslie coached the team as a group to all agree on a clear, easy to manage system and to buy into an agreed-upon corporate culture and mood for communicating with each other. Result: many fewer team disagreements and soaring sales, and a much happier more efficient team.
The board of directors of a non-profit dance company in financial trouble wanted to take the company in a new direction. The founder and artistic director was adamantly opposed to making any changes. Leslie coached them over several meetings to get past the intense acrimony and work out a new vision and subsequently a financial plan on which they could all agree. The company went on to thrive.