Take your seat among peers. Carve out time to focus on who you are and what matters most. Share your insights, talents, and experiences with others. Become stronger, more understanding, and more effective as you build an uncommon community. We will provide you with a high impact and enjoyable way to enhance your leadership capacity and advance your career while providing you with a network of peers, executives, and coaches to support you as you grow and learn. We want you to thrive and grow as authentic leaders tapping into your unique set of talents, capabilities, interests and personality strengths. Together you will have the opportunity to find the golden nuggets that catapult you into the future you desire.
Personal Leadership is the ability to lead yourself! It requires becoming more mindful of situations, emotions, the quality of your energy and your impact on others. Great leaders carve time out to reflect and make thoughtful choices connected to their values and commitments. With each new level of responsibility, and as the world around us shifts in unexpected ways, sharpen your skills, shift your focus, listen and share. Create new habits to meet new priorities. Agility starts with getting beyond automatic or habitual thinking and reactions to knowing how to lead and continue to develop yourself through change.
The second level of leadership is leading others to join you in realizing a vision, or a goal.
Interpersonal skills are essential in order to succeed in today’s flat, networked, increasingly collaborative organizations. In today’s world two axioms are always at play: “if you want to go fast, go it alone, if you want to go far, do it together,” and as research has shown: “no single person in the room as smart as the combined intelligence and experience of the collective.” Within your cohort, you will find that your skills, challenges and perspectives are rich and varied. You each have different things to learn and to contribute as you share your experiences and strengths. Your learning will be personalized, interactive and adaptive. Your levels of empathy and respect for differences will grow as you learn to connect on a deeper level with one another.
The third level of leadership is leading the organization.
At the end of each day, you will commit to an action, an immediate transfer of new skills that you will apply on the job. These skills include leading, communicating, relating, and energizing groups. Mastery depends on practice and feedback. In doing so, you will be helping to create and influence the culture, decisions, and sustainability of your organization as a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive as their authentic, best self.
The Leadership Development Exchange (LDE) is a signature program of Cheryl Alexander & Associates that combines rich, leadership topic focused leadership discussions, the open sharing of experience, perspectives, and best practices with peers, executive coaching, mentoring and peer mentoring. It has become a building block for rapid development of high potential, high performing individuals at multiple levels, and has transformed leaders and organizational cultures, Several of our clients consider it to be their key program for developing, empowering and retaining women leaders at all levels in organizations, It is an integrated, multidimensional approach that includes a:
Typical LDE Program Outcomes
Cheryl Alexander & Associates has a diverse group of master coaches from varying backgrounds, industries, and expertise. The number of participants in a leadership development exchange can range from 6– 120 people, with pricing competitively scaled.
2020 LDE Executive Sponsor:
I am thankful for partners like CAA. You help us advance and demonstrate that our values are real and we are committed to being better. We are grateful for all you do to help our associates learn and grow their careers. I appreciate your partnership these 9 years. LDE is a flagship program and a strategic HR initiative for our company. I have other programs I manage and I wish they took the initiative like CAA did to provide such a proactive, thoughtful and thorough approach to making LDE work seamlessly this year despite the many challenges 2020 brought.
LDE 2020 Graduate Feedback:
From LDE I learned that “Working Smart” is more effective than just exerting “Brute Force”, which was my previous MO. I came to realize the importance of managing energy and engagement by taking care of my body and health. I learned that when I knock out the Big Rocks first each day I actually do get more done and I have way less stress due to pending action items. I realized that relationships truly are everything. Prior to LDE, I focused a lot on “enforcing” policies and procedures. I found myself getting angry, and being stern when trying to drive improvement and compliance to protocol. And the Sole Focus of my job was just to Get things done. However, through LDE I came to make adjustments to the way I approach my work. I now see that anger is not productive, and that firmness and kindness are not mutually exclusive. Finally, I learned that it’s critical to be open about who I am and take time to get to know others.
Because of LDE I am now more effective at leading my team and delivering results through them, allowing me to focus on more complex and growth oriented priorities. I built the skills to become more agile and provide more accurate and timely business insights. I am taking on projects that better align with my skills, which also has made work more enjoyable. I expanded my network through meeting other LDE participants and power mentors, and am continuing that as a regular practice, working to build my brand as I go.
I have committed to seeking opportunities that make me uncomfortable, which leads to growth and keeps me relevant. I have set more boundaries at work for a better work life balance because I have found during LDE that I am better at my job when I am taking care of myself and my personal life.
Before LDE I tended to be more judging and put people into categories/types (probably to get things done quickly), and that stopped me from seeing and appreciating each person’s unique merits and character built by their unique life stories. Now I see my diverse team members as individuals, and that has helped greatly in leading them toward one goal effectively. I now intentionally coach, collaborate and communicate with each team member in a way that is customized for them. My team has become more productive. I have become more effective as a manager and team leader, and I am happier.
We listen, support, challenge and hold you accountable for reaching your desired goals. We believe in building upon what works, knowing your strengths, and understanding your personalty and leadership style and the impact it has on others. We will help you stand strong in your best qualities, and adapt whatever is needed to grow and thrive as your best self. We want you to thrive and grow as an authentic leader building agility, trust, respect, and relationships required of leaders and team members today