The CEO of a financial services firm wanted to increase the effectiveness of new vice presidents, particularly by having them increase their visibility and contributions beyond their functional areas. A custom-designed Vice President orientation helped first-time vice presidents make the shift from being high performing individuals to being high performing leaders and driving organizational change.
During this training the new vice presidents began to recognize the thinking that had limited their ability to extend their contributions outside of their functional areas. Their visibility and contributions made a stunning impact on the entire organization. A clear shift occurred in organizational culture and effectiveness among top tier management leading to unprecedented and sustainable results throughout the organization. This leadership training has become a staple in the development of their leaders to this day.