INNOVATION LEADERSHIP INCUBATOR 
Leading Innovation & Growth
How CLG Improved Innovation & Growth by Facilitating and Developing the
Energizing Attitudes and Behaviors of Employees
THE CHALLENGE
The Columbia Leadership Group was engaged by a global software engineering company to transform the existing offering business and build new capabilities under an integrated business model. The company was facing the challenge of increasingly relying on external sources to achieve growth and innovation. Columbia Leadership Group was tasked with taking these senior-level leaders through the Innovation Leadership Incubator (ILI) by utilizing strategy engagements, outcome-based segmentation, customized innovation programs, education, training and more. 
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Leadership for Women
Women provide differentiated value while facing distinct challenges in the workplace. Study after study show organizations with more women in leadership roles financially outperform. Whether by infusing new perspectives, catalyzing change or enhancing communication, women make a huge difference.

Unfortunately, as women rise through the ranks in organizations they become fewer and fewer as many choose the exit door. LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN works  to solve this issue by working with Mid- to High-Level Women Leaders.to learn new mindsets and skills while enhancing others, including:

1) How to Breakthrough Gender Dynamics – moving beyond just understanding to thriving
2) How to Discover Your Leadership Style – unlock the authentic leader inside you to increase impact
3) How to Understand and Leverage Multiple Intelligences – give yourself the mindsets and skills to thrive in difference situations
4) How to Coach Authentically – help others achieve based on core values
5) How to Integrate Your Work & Personal Lives – understand and apply work-life blend
6) How to Build Relationships & Alliances – create strong, valuable connections
THE APPROACH
The hyper-changing competitive environment demanded innovation capabilities throughout the organization, beginning with its innovation leadership. CLG's Innovation Leadership Incubator built innovation leadership, including:
  •  How to Create, Test, and Launch New Products & Services
  •  How to Build Innovation Processes and Models 
  •  How to Create Self-Improving Innovation 
  •  How to Instill an Innovation Culture 
  •  How to Gain Buy-In for Innovation 
For three days, participants engaged with highly-qualified facilitators in a dynamic, participant-focused learning environment. Learning modules included: 
  • Innovating New Products
  •  Innovating New Services
  •  Building Innovation Processes
  •  Creating Innovation Models
  •  Building Self-Improving Innovation Engines
  •  Instilling an Innovation Culture and Gaining Buy-In for Innovation
WHY WLI?
  • Women leaders see Leadership Development as the number one development need area  
  • 67% of women said they need more support building confidence to feel like they can be leaders  
  • 59% of women sometimes found it hard to see themselves as leaders 
  • Find Your Leadership Style - find the authentic leader inside of you through CLG’s evidence-based leadership model in a supportive and challenging setting 
  • Learn, Prepare, Practice! - experience your recorded and expertly reviewed small-group practice leadership sessions, where you lead others in simulations and real world-derived exercises 
  • Small Groups, Big Learning - work closely with experts in developing women leaders, one-to-one and in small groups 
  • Bring it Back - engage in your 60-minute follow-up leadership development session to solidify classroom learning and Implement your new leadership approach back at work immediately 
THE IMPACT
Through this program, leaders learned how to build competency in innovation while accommodating the company's constraints. Learning outcomes included:
  •  Ability to drive new growth and profits by creating, testing, and launching new products & services
  •  Lead innovation throughout your organization
  •  Know how to build innovation that self-corrects and improves with time
  •  Develop an organizational culture that drives innovation, attracts and keeps innovators
  •  Gain buy-in for innovations by selling innovations clearly and powerfully, up and across your organization
  •  Identify winning innovations and kill losing innovations faster
  •  Build an innovation strategy to determine which innovation projects to undertake
  •  Bring new products and services to market faster with greater impact
PROGRAM EXPERIENCE
BEFORE 

Participants are welcomed into the program with a package of relevant articles and videos to prime their thinking and introspection around program topics. They complete several quick, straightforward assessments to capture their leadership style and multiple intelligences. Direct reports, peers, superiors, and clients/customers complete a personalized assessment of the participant's leadership effectiveness based on critical behaviors proven essential for success. Participants also share their leadership goals and goals for the program. They are given the task of taking a guided self-study of their leadership and careers. 
DURING

For three days, participants engage with highly-qualified facilitators in a dynamic, participant-focused learning environment.

Learning modules include: Breaking Through Gender Dynamics, Authentic Leadership, Leveraging Multiple Intelligences, Authentic Coaching, Enabling Work-Life Blend, Communicating via Your Voice, and Building Sustainable Relationships

• Receive robust individual feedback from one of our women’s leadership experts on your assessment results 
• Receive extensive women’s leadership expert-led and peer-to-peer leadership application throughout the whole program 
• Explore gender dynamics through robust discussions and real-world derived simulations 
• Experiment with new behaviors in a safe and supportive environment 
• Craft your personal leadership development plan and on-the-job action plan 
• Readily-useable, very-relevant content based on robust research that changes viewpoints, builds strong leader mindsets and skills, and supports leading others with your leadership style
• Experiential exercises, cases and simulations bring concepts to life
• Group work allows for real-time leadership roles
• Continual networking fosters lasting connections
• Personalized action plan for applying new knowledge and tools back at work on day one

AFTER

• Receive robust individual feedback on your assessment results from one of our women’s leadership experts 
• Receive extensive women’s leadership expert-led and peer-to-peer leadership application throughout the whole program 
• Enjoy highly experiential and participant-focused learning interactions 
• Explore gender dynamics through robust discussions and real-world derived simulations 
• Experiment with new behaviors in a safe and supportive environment 
• Craft your personal leadership development plan and on-the-job action plan 

Participants have continual access to program and post-program materials, as well as facilitators and other participants as resources for ensuring they're most effectively applying their learning on the job.

Ongoing support includes:

• An online portal with resources and support focused on your needs
• Access to eLearning resources to support your learning on the job including books, podcasts, articles and quick-reference checklists and tools
• Optional, fee-based coaching
LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Navigate Gender Dynamics – manage and influence gender dynamics at work with peers, direct reports and superiors to drive stronger performance 
  • Know Your Leadership Style – lead with more confidence to achieve better results
  • Leverage Multiple Intelligences – use new mindsets and skills to handle different situations
  • Coach Authentically – help others achieve based on core values
  • Integrate Your Work & Personal Lives – optimize your day-to-day
  • Use Your Voice - communicate with confidence even with the most senior leaders and clients
  • Build Better Relationships & Alliances – create strong, valuable relationships with a variety of people who can support you and your leadership journey
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Michael Ireland


President

mireland@columbia-leadership.com
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Michael Ireland


President

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