Executive Development in Carol Stream, IL

The Executive Edge in Carol Stream, IL, offers top-notch executive development and coaching. As organizations struggle with the challenges of how to grow revenue, retain talent, build innovative strategies and unique capabilities and more, executives are being challenged in new ways. In order to meet these increasing challenges, leaders must proactively identify and develop the skills which will keep them on top of their game.

We build unique, customized executive development processes which will help executives propel the business forward. Ultimately, we understand that an executive’s success is measured by the organization’s success. We take great pride in designing and delivering unique and proven development processes which equip the seasoned leader with the skills, knowledge and capabilities to be successful and create the pipeline to ensure your business is successful.

Executive Coaching, 360 Degree Assessment, Feedback and Development Planning, Leadership Competency Development, Executive Team Building and Retreats, Leadership Symposiums and Seminars and Executive Coaching Certification Seminar are just some of the ways we can take your executive leadership to new heights.

Leadership Competency Development

Executive Coaching

Drawing from a national network of seasoned coaches coast to coast, The Executive Edge’s coaching services help senior leaders to achieve their full potential. We work with your organization’s specific leadership competencies while focusing on excellence in execution of results.

  • We will contract with you at the front end of the engagement to ensure that your goals are clear for the coaching engagement and that the measurements of success are firmly in place.
  • We will coordinate the completion of multiple assessments which will lead to greater self-awareness.
  • We will conduct rich interviews of your direct reports, peers, superiors and manager.
  • We will conduct feedback sessions which provide a balanced perspective on what you do well and where your development opportunities lie.
  • We will conduct rich, customized coaching sessions tailored to meet your specific development needs and enable you to design a robust development plan.
  • We will conduct just-in-time follow up coaching sessions throughout the year to ensure all obstacles are overcome.
  • We will review progress made in desired behavioral changes, and discuss next steps beyond initial engagement.

The bottom line: The Executive Edge, Inc.’s leading edge coaching process provides invaluable insights combined with tangible development recommendations taken from the most current research on what it takes to develop executive talent and meet the challenges faced today.

360 Degree Assessment, Feedback and Development Planning

We create safe forums for your leaders to explore their innate strengths and capabilities and learn how to leverage them to a greater extent. In addition, we utilize leading-edge assessment tools which are grounded in best practices for developing executive leaders. You will use reliable and robust tools to accurately identify both strengths and development opportunities. Our assessment process coupled with coaching from seasoned professionals helps you to develop an accurate self-awareness and develop insights and action plans necessary to take your leadership to new heights. We are confident that an accurate self awareness along with deliberate plans for developing your capabilities is the key to continued success.

Leadership Competency Development

One of the common denominators of companies that have exceptional leaders is that they are willing and able to articulate what leadership behaviors are required for success. Success within the electronics industry may look very different than success at a consumer products organization or a pharmaceutical organization and so on and so forth. The point remains, one size does not fit all. We have worked with many organizations to facilitate a rich dialogue amongst the senior leadership team to determine what it takes to be successful within their respective organization. Based on leading-edge research and/or interviews with your high potential/high performing leaders, we will engage the senior leadership team in a discussion to explore and gain agreement on the leadership success factors unique to your organization. In doing so, your leaders will have a clear and consistent message regarding what’s important and have a much greater probability of success in the role.

Executive Team Building and Retreats

The Executive Edge will partner with you to understand the issues which may be preventing your executive team from reaching high performance levels. We will explore several factors which are known to lead to executive team’s success and design team alignment sessions which get to the root cause of a team’s problems. Whether your team needs greater alignment and focus on its strategic priorities or greater role clarity or better methods of decision-making or stronger communication – we will not rest until your team has built a game plan for future success.

Leadership Symposiums and Seminars

Whether you are seeking help in designing a suite of customized leadership symposiums or seminars as part of your leadership development curriculum or you are seeking a keynote speaker, we have both instructional designers and professional speakers who will partner with you to deliver the results. We have a core offering of 15 leadership development offerings that can be tailored around your business, your language and your processes. All are based on an action learning approach which focuses on experience based learning versus lecture to ensure the best probability for success back on the job. Four to eight hour module topics include:

Leadership Skills Suite
  • Behavioral Based Interviewing
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Building Your Leadership Brand
  • Change Leadership: The Essentials to Success
  • Foundations of Leadership
Communications Skills Suite
  • High Impact Communication
  • Exceeding Customer Expectations
  • Managing Conflict Constructively
  • The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Presentation Skills
Performance Management Suite
  • Performance Management: Setting Goals and Objectives
  • Performance Management: Coaching for Optimal Performance
  • Performance Management: Development Planning: Tapping Your Full Potential
  • Performance Management: Conducting Effective Performance Reviews
  • Performance Management: Calibrating Performance Ratings

Call for more information on how we can customize any of the modules to suit your needs.

Executive Coaching Certification Seminar

This session is designed to prepare leaders to deliver a holistic coaching process for a high potential leader of the business. This certification course takes an individual through the various stages of a successful executive coaching relationship. Major components covered include: Contracting with the leader, leadership assessment, development planning, follow up and measurement.