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The BLG Pragmatic Leadership™ Series is published by the Cornell University Press and each volume is practitioner orientated, academically grounded, and empathize specific skills of execution that leaders at all levels need to master. Upcoming volumes will focus on innovation, negotiation, agile teams, and leading with empathy.
Now is the time to master new leadership skills.
In an increasingly dynamic, challenging and globally competitive marketplace, BLG trains and coaches leaders at all levels of the organization in the skills necessary to lead for innovation, manage change, and be agile in their pursuit of critical business results.
The BLG Model
BLG will train your leaders in 4 critical competencies:
BLG’s leadership training will deliver real business impact to your organization by:
- Driving productivity & profitability
- Increasing employee engagement
- Increasing problem solving capabilities
- Increasing cross-silo collaboration
- Assuring talent retention
- Growing innovation
- Enhancing organizational culture
- Managing industry disruption
- Improving leadership self-awareness
Building an Innovation Academy
Partnering with Cisco, BLG assisted in developing the Cisco Innovation Academy—a global program with both online and offline content. BLG face-to-face workshops were delivered in Bangalore, Tel Aviv, and North Carolina. Video presentations and interactive webinars were also provided to program participants.
Giving High-Potentials to Lead for Change & Innovation
SunGard, a leader in financial services and public sector software and services, used the BLG model to train it’s High-Potentials To Lead for Innovation, Create Change, And Move Agendas In a Solution Driven Organization. To date, over 100 individuals from across the globe in charge of each of SunGard’s key businesses have been trained using the tools provided by BLG.
The intensive workshops focused on the critical skills that could move SunGard forward with a special emphasis on developing the leadership skills necessary to enhance collaboration and lead for innovation and change results for SunGard globally.
Leading for the Agile University
BLG developed Leading Cornell—a program designed to train Cornell University’s high-potential leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century. With austerity planning and other issues facing higher education, the BLG model was an effective way of focusing emerging leaders on the context of the change in the university setting, learn how to come up with new ideas, and understand how to move ideas forward. Both administrative and academic leaders participated in the Leading Cornell program, providing the university with a coherent leadership mindset across organizational units.
Leading for IT Transformation
BLG presented a targeted workshop at Warner Music focusing on the behavioral skills IT leaders as they radically transformed their IT platform from a “fix it” mindset to a consultative mindset. BLG supplied Warner Music’s IT leaders with the ideational, political, and managerial skills necessary to build deep relationships across organizational units and with their internal and external clients.
Leading for Internal & External Innovation: The Skills of Execution
Working with Mindtree, a multinational IT and services consulting firm, BLG applied its model to address those unique challenges faced by the tech industry as it moves from products and specific services, to solutions and deep customer relationships.
The BLG model was used to enhance the capacity of Mindtree leaders to partner with customers for innovation, to lead internal teams for ideation and prototyping, and to have the political competence to get the buy-in and mobilize support to assure results.
Leading in The New UVA
BLG worked with University of Virginia’s organizational design and leadership experts to deliver a program that would enhance the cooperative, innovative, and agile skills across university units. The intent of the program was to build on UVA’s strong academic culture and sense of purpose by giving the high potentials, from deans of academic affairs to division heads of maintenance and administrators of the medical school, the skills they need to create “the new UVA.”
BLG’s strength is their deep knowledge. They are one of the few groups who understands how to take core academic concepts and make them work in the real world.
-Gianpaolo Barozzi Cisco Director, HR Talent Management Career Development
BLG’s trainers…shared insights which gave me new perspectives on how to achieve great results in business…as a result a $1M opportunity for my company has now become several times larger. Thank you BLG.
Andrew Williams Senior Vice President, Capital Markets Services SunGard Financial System