Comprehensive Leadership Development
There is no shortage of books on effective leadership and positive team dynamics. Yet, we know from experience that knowledge is necessary, but not sufficient for being and doing our best. How we make sense of ourselves and our world impacts how well we are able to apply knowledge. Comprehensive leadership development consists of competency development (skills, abilities, behaviors) and cognitive development (expanding one's thinking to allow for new possibilities).
In many leadership development programs there is an over-emphasis on competency development and not enough on cognitive development. Cognitive development, represented by the stages of adult leadership development, is necessary to prepare leaders for increasingly complex organizational challenges. We work with you to help you learn what is stopping you from being your best and achieving your most important outcomes. PPL's approach bridges the gap between knowing about leadership and successfully applying this knowledge.
You most effectively change by focusing on your strengths, by learning lessons from past successes and by emphasizing things that are working. You will ask the question, “What is working and how do I and we do more of it?” rather than “What is not working and how do I and we stop doing it?”. PPL uses a six-step strengths-based process to facilitate your development and growth.
You will discover BOTH your character strengths (e.g. personality attributes) AND your behavioral strengths. This, coupled with asking, "What's working?", allows you to tap into what is best about who you are and what you do. You are then able to apply these strengths and lessons to address your challenges.
What We Do
Our special focus is working with non-profit leaders and teams, especially higher education administrators and association executives. Higher education and association leaders are asked to respond to competing demands from multiple stakeholders with increasingly limited resources. PPL is committed to helping higher education and association leaders see beyond all barriers to create their desired future.