As leaders of organizations, we have an obligation not only to find future leaders but to contribute to their development personally. But today’s future leaders, call them “millennials” or by some other name, require alternative ways of being groomed for success. Too often, I see that this is not embraced and reacted to by companies. Read more
Leadership development is a key component to a company’s overall success. Steve Giglio delivers results through proven leadership development programs that have worked for AMEX, Conde Nast, Hearst, Lexis/Nexis and more.
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When you have confident leadership, you have the confidence to let them lead. Steve Giglio’s executive development programs, tailored to the needs of each individual, provide your executives with new tools and techniques essential for effective leadership and management. Once the program is completed, your team will have a blueprint from which to work, infusing their own style while ensuring the company’s culture remains intact.
American Express Executives Inspired to Excel
American Express already had a team of exceptional leaders but needed to raise them to the next level. Lew Taffer, former Senior Vice President, American Express Establishment Services, felt that “it would take an outside perspective to see where areas of development were and to formulate a plan to address them.” He was, however, wary of bringing in someone who had little knowledge of the company’s business and culture.
Steve Giglio allayed those fears. “I was immediately impressed with Steve’s polished, professional demeanor and acute business knowledge,” says Taffer. “He has a keen insight that allows him to quickly and accurately assess a situation, and then address it directly in a manner that puts people at ease but also gets their attention. He opened my eyes to things about my teams I would never have seen.”
Steve created an action plan based on each individual’s needs that focused their attention on areas of weakness. And the results were immediate. American Express senior managers were more assertive, they had better command of their business segments and were far more effective leaders.
Your teams must know your customers to be successful. You must know your teams. Steve Giglio will help define the strength of each team member so you can put them in a position to thrive. He will find areas needing attention so you can proactively address them head on. And he will do it quickly. Using his keen insight and inuition in concert with his finely honed business acumen, Steve will assess your team and create a plan for managing their unique personalities effectively.
Vanity Fair Executive Gets Quickly Up to Speed on New Team
Jason Wagenheim had just joined Vainity Fair and was tasked with managing a complex team of seasoned sales veterans and relatively new associates. He needed to learn as much as he could about his team, understanding where they excelled and what challenges they faced. From there, he could adjust his own style to meet the needs of his team and their clients.
Wagenheim and Steve Giglio worked together to uncover the talents of the Vanity Fair sales team while pinpointing areas needs immediate attention. Steve conducted in-depth interviews of each sales person and provided individual analysis. “Steve gave me such incredible insight into my team. I was quickly able to address key issues that had limited our team’s success.”
After just three months in his new position, Wagenheim altered his managment style, allowing for more flexibility while also more assertiveness when needed. “The work Steve and I did together made me a stronger manager. Roles and goals are well defined. Standards have been set and are being met consistently. And my team is motivated to learn about our clients in new, innovative ways. Steve’s impact on our success will be long standing.”
Regarding Steve’s style, Wagenheim says, “He always wants you to win and will accept nothing less. He doesn’t coddle people. He provides direct, honest feedback but always in a way that is constructive. And even though his humor is so important to his style, everyone takes him seriously. It’s how he is so remarkably effective.”
The person who said “change doesn’t happen overnight” had not met Steve Giglio. Steve accelerates the change you want by quickly influencing the behaviors of your executives. Then he anchors the longevity of that change by remaining engaged with the executive, tracking progress and providing direct counseling during challenges.
Arsenal Capital Defines Company Messaging Through Executive Training
“We needed an outsider to hear how we communicated our company’s core values and help us streamline our brand to be powerfully effective,” says Terry Mullen of Arsenal Capital.
Steve immediately noticed Arsenal’s message was too complex. It needed to be distilled down to the point where it could be easily understood, and it needed to be flexible enough to address diverse audiences. Steve rigorously studied Arsenal’s industry, finding areas where the company’s messaging and the market needs were at odds. He then worked with four top-level executives, tailoring programs to fit the company’s messaging needs and the skill sets of each individual.
Arsenal Capital now has consistent and concise messaging that can be tailored to any audience. Steve Giglio was able to pinpoint the company’s value proposition and the unique services offered. He created a communication standard that ensures an accurate presentation of the company to investors. The changes he initiated are now used for all communications efforts.
Steve Giglio knows that you don’t have six months to determine if his leadership development programs deliver results. His programs are designed to have an immediate effect. Your executives will leave their first development session with new management skills and tools that they can use at once. Through research, peer interviews, extensive sessions with the individual and his unique insight, Steve quickly pinpoints areas of developmental need and tailors a program to address them. Executives are able to implement the strategies developed and their teams take notice.
Steve Giglio Works One-on-one with LexisNexis Executives, Improving Confidence and Leadership
LexisNexis CFO Carolyn Ullerick needed a team that exhibited strong leadership, independence and assertiveness. “Overall, I had a capable team. But I needed them to grow to the next level. I knew it could take some time before they would get there, I just didn’t know if they could get there on their own.”
Steve spent several weeks interviewing Ullerick’s team, conducting one-on-one sessions, and videotaping the individuals in different scenarios to determine weak points. He then created individual leadership development plans that would create a shift in how her senior leaders conducted themselves and managed others.
“Steve has become a true partner to me,” Ullerick says. “He has closed the leadership gaps with each of the executives he has worked with. Steve’s ability to guide people towards self-awareness and then provide them with tools for change has lead to a demonstrable increase in each individual’s ability, enabling me to get the most out of each of them.
Steve’s work has resulted in members of my team being promoted, sought after for new and exciting key roles, and regarded as true high potential employees. They have become the trusted advisors that their current roles demand. Steve has been equally successful with individuals just starting out as well as seasoned executives. Maybe the best testament to his effectiveness is that individuals who I sponsored to work with Steve in the past are now using him with their own teams!”
Steve Giglio’s leadership development programs achieve immediate and long-lasting results. He tailors each individual leadership development program to meet the needs of the company and the skill set of the individual. These programs generate an immediate shift, creating real opportunities for improved leadership and productivity. Click the on the four key results on the left to learn how they can immediately impact on your executives, company and bottom line.
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