In the dynamic business environment of today, the expectations set for leaders are greater than ever. Automation, digital transformation, and decentralization have left leaders feeling confused and uncertain. These issues are eroding the connections between employees and companies, making it essential for companies to identify purpose-oriented strategies and develop values-driven leadership to navigate these headwinds.
Lapin International, a renowned strategy and leadership consulting firm, has been a trusted partner for leaders seeking clarity, alignment, and transformative leadership. For over three decades, they have been assisting clients around the world in reaching their higher purpose and elevating performance at every level. These methods, based on the Lead by Greatness® philosophy, tackle the issues that businesses face today.
Lapin International's programs, synthesizing timely strategies with timeless wisdom, provide more than just personal growth, they help leaders make the right decisions. Their purpose-driven strategy and values-based leadership development helps leaders create transformational relationships with their clients, which sets them apart from others in their industries.
With hybrid work models on the rise, leaders are facing new issues when it comes to authentically connecting with employees and engaging them. Finding the balance between the needs of the company and those of employees is crucial to inspiring people back to work. The company's needs may be linear but each and every employee may have different needs that inspire them. Some get their sense of belonging from their organization, while others get it from their homes. For some autonomy is critical, while for others being part of a team is more important.
Lapin International's "autonomy and belonging spectrum," demonstrates that employees are somewhere in between total autonomy and total belonging, based on what they want and need. A person with a high sense of autonomy would like to be able to make any and all decisions with little restriction. While someone who needs a sense of belonging would want to be a part of a system that makes the decisions for them. To determine where employees are on this spectrum, it is important to understand their values and how the company can satisfy these values without compromising the needs of the organization. This will result in a new employee value proposition which will better connect them to the organization and inspire them to contribute more.
The firm’s latest pioneering tool is the Digital Leadership Fingerprint. This revolutionary system identifies an individual's unique values and leadership identity, setting the stage for a transformative journey. Leaders can systemize their values, creating a roadmap that guides their decisions and behaviors. This invaluable resource empowers leaders to act confidently, even in the face of challenging situations, while honoring their authentic values. It also helps managers to match the environment to the needs of their employees.
Lapin’s methodology emphasizes the importance of authenticity and adaptability in fostering a sense of both belonging and autonomy within the workplace. By focusing on these aspects, organizations will create an inclusive and supportive environment for their employees.
With its bespoke programs, Lapin International is committed to both personal and organizational growth through systemic implementation. These programs empower leaders with the invaluable tools they need to make timely strategic decisions rooted in timeless wisdom. David Lapin, the visionary founder of Lapin International, and his team, passionately uphold a philosophy that transcends mere transactions; their relationships are transformational.
This firm’s approach extends beyond conventional leadership skills. Lapin International develops not only the skills but also the character of leaders in one-on-one coaching sessions. These sessions encourage individuals to see the world and their work from a new perspective and develop fresh viewpoints that inspire innovatio
Central to Lapin International's methodology are the principles of personal purpose and self awareness. With these principles managers inspire their teams. Instead of using coercion to enforce compliance, they use authenticity to build trust and align their teams to a higher purpose.
Lapin International excels in helping leaders navigate challenging conversations. These discussions can be emotionally charged and difficult to handle, both for executives and employees. Lapin International's approach emphasizes direct and compassionate communication. Executives are advised to engage with the affected employees personally, creating a safe space for discussion and offering support.
Performance review conversations are a particular area of difficulty for many organizations, and are addressed with finesse by Lapin International. They recognize the importance of leaving employees motivated and inspired, rather than disheartened. The company critiques the common practice of "sandwiching," where critical feedback is sandwiched between two compliments. This approach often dilutes the impact of constructive feedback. Lapin International coaches executives to provide direct feedback while maintaining authentic connection, inspiring employees to excel.
Whether it's handling difficult conversations, fostering authenticity in leadership, or creating a roadmap for decision-making, Lapin International provides the essential tools for leaders to succeed.
Name: Cherlyn Elam
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