Leadership Development

Leadership development that builds differentiated capability and delivers on customer expectations.

Through extensive research and experience working with thousands of companies, we’ve pinpointed the critical knowledge, skills, and attributes that set apart the world’s most successful leaders, regardless of industry, level, or function. By creating a variety of development experiences around these leadership essentials—what we call the RBL Leadership Code®—we give your organization the flexibility to focus on building the skills that matter most for your business. And because all of our leadership development programs can be adapted and tailored to your organization’s unique leadership differentiators, you can create a development experience with tested and proven content that is specific to you.

RBL Leadership Academy: Make a differential investment in key leadership talent.

The RBL Leadership Academy is an intense training and development journey designed to fully immerse leaders in the key leadership concepts that will help them succeed today, prepare them for future opportunities, and reinforce the behaviors your customers and investors expect.

We work with you to adapt content and structure the learning experience, building a custom program that helps you meet your organization’s specific development goals, without having to start from scratch. The Leadership Academy combines standard or customized in-person learning modules, 360 assessments, individual coaching, and real-world applications, including organization-sponsored action learning projects that empower leaders to apply rigorous academic content in their day-to-day work.  These elements combine to significantly accelerate the development of leaders and improve business results.

Customize the development journey that works best for you.

RBL is eager to put our research and world-class leadership development content to work in your organization. The flexibility of our training modules, combined with assessments, coaching, and follow-up support, enables you to adapt a development experience that addresses your specific needs. Whether delivered in-person or virtually, we help you facilitate lasting transformation by focusing on the most critical skills leaders need to move your organization forward.

Leadership Academy Components

  • Assessments: Participants start with 360 and psychometric assessments to evaluate their strengths and identify personalized areas for opportunity and growth.
  • Coaching: Based on the results of the assessments, participants work with coaches throughout the development program to create and revise an Individual Development Plan that identifies experiential learning opportunities, provides a blueprint for meeting their goals, and helps participants apply classroom material to their individual work.

  • Learning: The training curriculum is custom built from our signature workshops and learning modules, which are taught face-to-face or remotely using a variety of interactive and engaging approaches and require participants to apply the material to specific and relevant business issues.
  • Application: Participants implement lessons learned in the classroom by working in groups on projects sponsored by their leaders to address current business issues and deliver tangible impact. Participants receive ongoing support and direction from coaches during their action learning projects. 
  • Measurement: At the end of the program, participants take a follow-up 360 assessment to help articulate progress made and the impact of the program on their work. This process encourages individual accountability for development plans. Additional measures include group, organization, and business level measures that are tracked for impact and ongoing refinement of the program.

RBL Leadership Code Modules: Build foundational leadership skills to improve results.

The modules that collectively make up the Leadership Academy are available on an individual basis for companies looking to invest in upgrading specific leadership competencies. Because professionals rarely gain value from purely academic or theoretical lectures, each workshop is designed to take key concepts and proven frameworks and apply them to your organization’s unique challenges. We customize practical learning experiences for your people and deliver them in interactive and engaging ways including business simulations, video case studies, and group exercises, requiring participants to put learning into action.

Module 1: Strategist

Focus on customers and their expectations to deliver strategy and clearly communicate the firm brand through leadership actions.

Module 2: Executor

Learn the fundamentals of execution including technical proficiency, team building, decision making, accountability, and change management.

Module 3: Talent Manager

Better manage talent to drive peak performance from people at all levels of the organization by focusing on competence, commitment, and relevance.

Module 4: Human Capital Developer

Develop the next generation of talent within the organization to better execute on strategy and account for both individual and business needs.

Module 5: Personal Proficiency

Better manage demands by building resources in five domains—physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual—while taking the first steps in developing a personal leader brand.

A multiaxis graph showing how all of the different modules mentioned before relate to each other in The RBL Leadership Code.
The RBL Leadership Code®

RBL Leadership Brand Differentiator Workshops: Master your organization’s unique leadership style.

Beyond the five attributes common to all effective leaders, the people who lead your organization need specific competencies that are unique to your work and brand. RBL can build custom workshops based on your organization’s leadership differentiators. Depending on your development requirements and what your external stakeholders need most from your business, these workshops can cover innovation, corporate social responsibility, collaboration, efficiency, or any other topic. They help leaders master the differentiating competencies needed to deliver on promises made to your stakeholders.

RBL Leadership Code 360 Feedback Workshop: Turn results into action.

Leaders who take a 360 assessment gain the most from the experience when they quickly turn the results into meaningful action. This workshop helps leaders understand their personal strengths and weaknesses and craft a development plan that will improve their effectiveness in delivering results.

Momentum: Create accountability for ongoing development.

Momentum is an online development tool that simplifies and energizes change by providing a process and resources leaders can use to commit to and track their development journey.  It can be leveraged during or after development programs to help drive meaningful personal change. Learn more.

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