Whether it’s on the assembly line or in the C-suite, teams can move entire organizations forward. They can also slow progress to a grinding halt. We know because we’ve been there. We are leadership practitioners who have worked in organizations where some teams created unstoppable momentum while others struggle to survive.
The key factor we see that separates the teams that soar from those that sink? Time and again, it’s leadership. Leadership is as vital on the factory floor as it is in the corner office because solid leaders build cohesive, capable teams. And teams get things done.
If you’re looking to help your team achieve alignment, build camaraderie, increase accountability and improve engagement, let’s talk. From online retailers to small staffing providers to Fortune 500 manufacturers of eyeglasses and excavators, we help teams of every size and industry work stronger and better together.
From promising up-and-comers to seasoned executives, we have the expertise and experience to help you strengthen your leaders and teams.
These leaders set the standards – in how we treat others, in what’s rewarded and what’s tolerated, and in what the organization really values. This top-tier team creates the vision, establishes the culture, and determines the direction for the future.
This is where the groundswell grows, where accountability is championed, and where progress is made or prohibited. There’s no middle of the road when it comes to mid-level teams: this is where the desired culture thrives or dies.
This level most often oversees the frontline workers – from customer service to manufacturing, logistics, and distribution. This group and the teams they lead have a direct impact on your customer satisfaction and experience.
These NextGen producers are hungry for authenticity, opportunity, and the freedom to do good work. They want to be heard, they want to be challenged, and they want know their efforts matter.
Our programs are as varied as our clients. While every training, teaming session, and one-on-one we offer is tailored to fit your needs, many of our programs include some of the following elements:
Focus groups, helping you dig deeper into your employees’ attitudes, experiences, and perceptions
Teaming sessions, facilitating NextGen, mid-management, and upper-level small group training, discussion, and application on selected topics
Executive/C-suite strategy, focusing on leadership alignment, vision, culture, and engagement
One-on-one coaching, allowing individual leaders to strategize on their individual and team challenges and opportunities with an experienced leadership practitioner
Retreat planning and facilitation, giving teams and their leaders the opportunity to connect, strategize, and grow without the day-to-day distractions of the office
Onsite interim leadership, creating a productive, stable workplace in the midst of leadership gaps and transitions
Supervisory training, equipping your front-line leaders to build and lead engaged, motivated, and productive teams.
“We partnered with Impacting Leaders to help our newly-formed leadership team work better together and to help unify our growing company where many departments worked in silos. The positive impact that Impacting Leaders has had on APMEX cannot be understated. Through individual coaching, teaming sessions, and customized all-employee trainings, our leadership team and our individual departments are now working together cohesively, helping us achieve long-term stability and improve our profitability.”
Scott Thomas,Company Name: Founder and President, APMEX
“In regards to our leadership development and engagement, Impacting Leaders has been key in helping align our facility’s leadership team so we can be more effective as leaders leading leaders. They began working with our local executive team, but once we recognized additional needs beyond this level, they incorporated two additional layers of leaders into our program. They have tailored their program to meet the specific facility goals and objectives we want to accomplish, and they are quick to adjust and flex how they serve and support us based on our changing needs. Impacting Leaders' expertise and business acumen have helped our plant make significant strides in areas where we need and want to grow.”
Facility Manager,Company Name: Fortune 100 Company, Griffin, Ga.
“Impacting Leaders came in and assessed our situation thoroughly. We have three distinct units/brands and each has its own set of leadership traits, both good and bad. Linda and her team sat down with us and crafted a unique plan for each of the groups. There was no cookie cutter approach. One group needed general/theory management training as they were young and inexperienced. One group needed to bond, communicate and learn to work as a team. The third group had some structural issues and change management was the priority. The diversity in the approach was second only to the effective manner in which Impacting Leaders came in after the assessment and got results.”
Jeff Bowling,Company Name: Founder, Board Member and former CEO, The Delta Companies
“Today's executive faces challenges like no other time in history. The agility, mobility, and integrity of that executive is faced with challenges requiring that executive to stay one step ahead. Linda and her team know this and are at the top of my short list of partners I tap into for leadership development and organizational change. The success of our teams is made possible by the expertise and experience of her team. The journey at times has been long but we've wrestled it arm in arm with Impacting Leaders and Linda.”
Sterling Gross,Company Name: Director of Training and Talent Management, Luxottica Optical Manufacturing
“The staffing industry is a very metrics-driven industry, but numbers aren’t the primary motivator for me or my team. Linda Sasser took the time to understand what really motivates us, and then she helped our team improve our productivity and accountability by coaching us on using things like our standards and our non-negotiables as motivators. When you are inspired to do what you enjoy and what matters, the numbers will follow. Impacting Leaders and Linda Sasser have helped our team work together better and achieve that next level.”
Lisa Guard,Company Name: Founder and President, Specialized Staffing
“Linda's ability to connect with both leadership groups and individuals is outstanding. She has the rare ability to directly challenge a person's perspective or understanding in a way that causes the individual to respond positively instead of defensively. Linda's leadership and coaching was instrumental to my own career growth and development and I always enjoyed our executive coaching sessions. I deeply respect her and the work she has done. My leadership team in particular benefited from the approach and dialogue that Linda and her team brought to us. Through leadership events and individual coaching sessions, our group grew from individuals who worked together into a cohesive, dedicated team. Our success through turbulent times while transitioning a business can be directly attributed to the time dedicated to us by Linda and her group.”
Mike O’Brien,Company Name: Head of North America Logistics, Ted Baker
Interested in how Impacting Leaders may be able to serve you or your team? Let’s talk.