Lead employees to the top 10% of engagement
ILI offerings drive competitive advantage and significant, sustainable results. Working in and across organizations, we help clients:
- Create Innovative Leaders and leadership teams
- Develop thriving teams throughout the organization
- Onboard new executives
- Conduct succession planning
- Prepare individuals for promotion and board positions
Leaders must continually elevate their mindsets and behaviors to successfully navigate and thrive in today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world. Concurrently, organizations consider who to lead and how they prepare leaders.
Outstanding leadership today looks different than it did even a few years ago. For example, less than 4% of US executives operate at the Strategist level of Leadership Maturity, as referenced in the HBR article Seven Transformations of Leadership. Yet, this is the level that researchers believe is the most effective for leading an organization.
Innovative Leadership is an evidence-based framework that goes beyond mass-marketed leadership, combining the six elements of “self” to identify where individuals are, how they are best leveraged, and how they can grow. In addition, elite leaders use it to evolve into Strategists and understand their teams’ nature and the overall organization.
Using all elements of Innovative Leadership in unique combinations, Innovative Leaders exhibit:
- Strategic leadership, inspiring individual goals and organizational vision and culture,
- Tactical leadership, influencing individual actions and organizational systems, and
- Integrated leadership, aligning the critical dimensions of goals, actions, culture, and systems.
Our programs are not a set of activity checklists, one-off skill-building events, or years-long therapy sessions – they teach executives and teams how to evolve their mindsets and behaviors to effectively lead themselves and their organizations through change and complexity and build the sophistication of their leadership over time.
We draw on proven research and strategies to design the best approach for each client. The result? Case after case of successful, sustainable change, increasing leadership capability and leadership legacy through lasting results.
Concurrently, organizations need to redefine how leaders and organizations create value and accomplish their work. This rethinking involves updating their business operating models, leadership competencies, job designs, reporting structures, and succession planning. They must create systems that can evolve to thrive in an ever-changing world. ILI integrates organization design, succession planning, and leadership development with the analytical engine and talent DNA of Hire Direction to provide a data-driven approach to optimize your investment in talent to create an engaging workplace that delivers exceptional value.
Successful organizations have healthy cores, regardless of geography, industry, size, or sector. While they vary in internal complexity and may operate in highly complex environments, their essence should be clear, well understood, and aligned across the organization.
|Innovative Leadership Fieldbook||This video explains the innovative leadership framework and why leaders need to innovate how they lead just as they update their technology tools. Mike Figliuolo shares perspectives and insights from the book in this 23-minute video-based course, delivered by our strategic delivery partner, thoughtLEADERS.||$29/person
|Mini Video Course – Building Leadership Mindsets||This 28-minute video course is delivered with our strategic delivery partner, thoughtLEADERS. When a crisis hits, leadership is tested. Those leaders who can stay grounded, focused, and inspiring will help their teams navigate the challenge and come out safely on the other side. The course covers seven leadership mindsets. The target audience for this course is leaders who need to be prepared to meet unexpected challenges. The value of this course to participants and the organization are: Faster and more effective reaction to a crisis More collaborative teams that work together to overcome challenges More innovative solutions for resolving the crisis.||$29/person
|Innovative Leadership Mindset Assessment||This 360-degree assessment includes the ILI Mindset assessment, which evaluates the seven mindsets required to successfully navigate disruptive times. This assessment provides the data required to help you select the highest-impact development activities. We work with you to identify raters from your peers, direct reports, and others, along with your boss. The assessment helps you see how others perceive you. You will work with your boss to set your target scores. The target will help you prioritize where to focus your improvement efforts. These insights help you identify blind spots and risks as well as your towering strengths. This assessment comes with an interpretation guide and worksheets to support your development process. For an additional fee, you can work with a coach||$250/person
|Innovative Leadership Mindset Program||The nine-module Innovative Leadership Mindset Program is designed to help you build the mindsets and behaviors required for highly effective leaders. It requires about 20 hours of investment to complete. This course can be done individually as a self-study, with a study group, or with an expert facilitator from our staff. You can add options to this program, including the Innovative Leadership Mindset Assessment.||$250/person
$2,500/group (15 max)
|Innovative Leadership Foundation||This comprehensive eight-module program requires approximately 60 hours of time investment. It is equivalent to an MBA leadership course. It provides you with a development process, including worksheets, assessments, reflection questions, and interviews/podcasts with thought leaders through our accessible-from-anywhere online portal. This course can be done individually as a self-study, with a study group, or with an expert facilitator from our staff. You can add options to this program, including the Innovative Leadership Mindset Assessment.||$500/person
$5,000/group (15 max)
|Comprehensive Innovative Leadership – ILI and James Madison University Certificate||This program provides expert facilitation of the leadership journey and is offered in conjunction with James Madison University. This course offers exceptional value for organizations that want to uplevel their leadership skills. Participants receive a certification from the Innovative Leadership Institute and James Madison University School of Strategic Leadership.||$3,000/person (open enrollment)
12 person min.
|Comprehensive Innovative Leadership – ILI and Franklin University Certificate||This program provides expert facilitation of the leadership journey and is offered in conjunction with Franklin University. This option offers exceptional value for organizations that want to uplevel their leadership teams and change their cultures and systems. Participants of this program receive a certification from the Innovative Leadership Institute and the Franklin University Mason Leadership Center.||$7,500/person
10 person min.
|Advanced Innovative Leadership||This is a follow-on course to the Leadership Foundation Program. It focuses on advanced leadership skills, frameworks and tools and prepares you for a C-Level role. Participants work extensively in small groups to address barriers to optimal leadership performance. It accelerates your advancement through the Leadership Maturity Framework.||$7,500/person
10 person min.
|1-on-1 Comprehensive Innovative Leadership Coaching and Advising||This nine-month coaching program helps you take a fresh look at who you are as a leader and identify how to move to the next level. It offers an in-depth Innovative Leadership Assessment designed to be used as a supplement with an Innovative Leadership coach or facilitator to accelerate your development beyond what is possible with traditional coaching-only or leadership-only programs. Along with 1-to-1 coaching, participants in this program can include the Leadership Foundations Program content, which will be tailored to your specific goals. When adding the Leadership Foundations Course to the 1-to-1 Leadership Coaching, you will receive a joint certification from the Innovative Leadership Institute and the Franklin University Mason Leadership Center.||$31,500/person
|Executive Ally Program||The Executive Ally program provides coaching, advising, and consulting support to leaders supporting key initiatives. The ILI Executive Ally program provides ongoing access to your advisor for weekly calls, daily email access, and other as-needed support to help facilitate high-priority projects with fast turn-around. It also includes curated access to a library of tools and processes to address your growth and development goals.||$6,000/person/month
3 month min.
Learn more about your leadership lifecycle
Mark Palmer talks about using Hire Direction Assessment to determine “fit for role”
In the following Podcast, Maureen Metcalf discusses emerging thinking about Organization Design and Talent Management.
The following blog post includes a Forbes article written by Maureen Metcalf The Leadership Life Cycle: Transforming Organizations To Thrive During Difficult Economic Times