Leadership 4 High Performing Teams™*


This highly interactive 2-day training program is based on The Leader’s Window, 2nd edition (2001, Davies-Black) written by John Beck and Neil Yeager. It teaches managers how to use the L4 System to challenge teams to accomplish the impossible while simultaneously empowering individuals to deliver results. It teaches them how to bring teams up to speed quickly, align the team’s work with organizational goals, motivate individuals to take on stretch assignments, develop people as they confront challenges, and hold them accountable for achieving results. And it gives them practical tools for managing projects and performance.

Participants use the L4 Self and L4 Other Leadership Style Assessments as pre-work to identify their strengths and weaknesses. As follow up, they use the Leader’s Window Baseline and Follow-up Measures to track the impact of training. And they learn to use the Situational Analysis and Performance Contracting tools to improve their working relationships in a positive, progressive way. When taken by intact teams, a third day is recommended to focus on action plans for leading organizational initiatives.

The L4 Facilitator’s Guide and Training 4 Trainers, with PowerPoint slides, overheads, notebooks, case studies, and exercises, make it easy for training departments to install the system in corporate programs and become in-house experts. Questionnaires and training materials can be tailored to a client’s specifications and the design can be easily adapted to integrate with other topics and programs.

Program Goals

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Other management and leadership experts endorse the Beck and Yeager system:

"The Leader's Window takes the highly successful Situational Leadership model to a whole new level. A great read for anyone who is trying to live the 7 Habits at work."
– Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"I have never experienced any leadership approach that compared with The Leader's Window for simplicity, clarity, proactive application, or accountability. While teaching it to hundreds of organizations, I’ve gotten rave reviews from everyone from executives to supervisors."
– Bob McClendon, President of McClendon Management

Satisfied customers rave about the training:

"Long after the strained analogies of the latest business book have faded into undistinguished memory, this memorable tool kit will continue to be used in everyday practice by the lucky readers who have picked up this gem of a book."
– Josh Boger, Chairman and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals

"Most of the time people don’t retain training beyond 90 days. The Leader's Window is different. Five years after taking the course, there are key managers who use it to figure out when to back off or get involved and how to insert themselves as coaches when involvement is needed."
– J. Kevin Schmidt, VP of Human Resources, Saint Gobain Abrasives

"As a former McKinsey & Company partner, I know that leadership is one of the great black holes of management. What separates The Leader’s Window from the pack is riveting practicality. Here is an approach that will unleash the potential of every individual and team from the boardroom to the plant floor."
– Alan Gayer, Chief Executive Officer, Egleston Children’s Hospital

"The program taught me when to let go, and when to hold on; when to hand things off to the team, and when to make the decision myself. It was helpful comparing my assessment of my leadership style with feedback from others."
– Director of Operations, Publishing Company

"The L4 System really turned the light on for managers about the differences in leading individuals versus teams! Leading groups is entirely different from managing individuals, and this system not only clarifies the differences, but also provides simple tools to better enable managers to utilize the appropriate leadership behaviors."
– Renee Cooper, Director, Training and Development, Fortune 200 Industrial Manufacturer

For further information about Potentia’s approach to developing Leadership Capability or to talk to someone about implementing this training in your organization, please contact us.

*Leadership 4 High Performing Teams™ is delivered in collaboration with the Charter Oak Consulting Group, Inc.