Leadership Development

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Organizational Excellence Starts with Leadership Excellence

Leadership development is one of the biggest challenges for organizations today—but it doesn’t have to be. If you are like most organizations, you see a need to empower your individual contributors to increase their engagement and accept more responsibility.

Whatever your corporate leadership development training initiatives are, we can help you build stronger, more effective leaders who build stronger, more effective teams.

Building Leaders


The Keys to Leadership Development that Wins

Effective leadership development guides and empowers collaborative engaged teams. Successful leaders should be able to drive accountable actions that will get you to your pre-planned future. Afterburner’s Flawless Execution model empowers leaders to align vision with strategy.

The Flawless Execution cycle builds a common planning framework and drives daily Briefings in order to push through the execution phases all teams go through. Afterburner’s leadership development training ties these phases together through the commitment to debriefing after executing the mission.

In order to drive success, our training encourages a team inside-outside retrospective wherein the leader admits to mistakes first to open up the playing field. The leader is the responsible for telling the team when they reach the objective and also must tell them when they’re falling short of that objective. The Flawless Execution cycle to Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief is designed for your teams to WIN. It is a leadership process that works; Afterburner has significantly contributed to the success of more than 3,000 companies and countless more teams. Flawless Execution works in complex environments and it can work in your business.

Common Road Blocks to Leadership Development


Risk Avoidance

Analysis paralysis is a significant threat to success in today's fast-paced world where the adage "Don't let great be the enemy of good" has never been more applicable. Developing leaders need the opportunity to innovate -- preferably within a framework that provides guidelines and direction.


Minimal Training Opportunities

One of the marks of a leader is their interest in learning: new skills, new approaches, new techniques. Retaining up and coming leaders requires you provide them with leadership development training options.


Group Think

Nothing holds future leaders back like a sense that they are expected to keep new ideas -- and even criticism to themselves.

Building a Culture That Develops Leaders

Effective organizations develop, guide and empower engaged individuals. Develop your leaders and they will build the teams to get you to your pre-planned future.

Support Continuous Learning

Developing a culture that actively seeks to accelerate individual learning is a key attribute of a flawlessly executing organization. Don't stop at online and classroom training, provide your growing leaders with hands-on, demo-do learning and executive leadership training.

Communicate the Destination

When your teams buy into a single aligned plan mapped to a clear high-definition destination, individuals can respond with ingenuity and test problem-solving skills. Make sure your organizational purpose and goals are simple and clear enough to be understood and mapped to daily decisions at all levels.

Build High-Performing Teams

Organizations that foster high-performing teams generate high-functioning leaders at a faster pace. High-performing teams help each other solve threats and demonstrate a high tolerance for diverse ideas. Executive leadership training that focuses on high-performing teams is essential.

Establish an Execution Rhythm

Establishing an Execution Rhythm, exemplified by daily stand-ups and regular accountability meetings, allow developing leaders to learn and see first hand how ambitious plans become robust results. Flawless Execution establishes structured cadences that are easy to adopt and result in streamlined communication and sharing of ideas necessary for organizational agility.

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