The American Management Association’s survey of corporate executives on the adequacy of “critical skills” among their workforces shows some very disturbing results that must be addressed by the private, not-for-profit, and public sector:

           Critical Skills (prioritized)         Proficiency Rankings

          • Communications                     51.4% rank as only average
          • Collaboration                           42% rank average
          • Critical Thinking                      46.9% rank average
          • Innovation                                46.9% rank average

Organizations that don’t take action now are at risk of unstable executive leadership,
 suffering from downward business and profitability consequences.

The Millenial Opportunity

Many see the infusion of Millenials into the workforce as a burden. It is actually a great opportunity for organization transformation -- and Collaborative Leadership is the best strategy to use. Just take a look at what Millenials need to be energized....

Top Priorities of Millenials
(other than Pay & Benefits)

  • Good work/life balance
  • Opportunities to progress/to be leaders
  • Flexibility i.e., remote working, flexible hours
  • Sense of meaning from my work
  • Professional development training programs
  • The impact it has on society
  • The quality of its products/services
  • Strong sense of purpose
  • Opportunities for international travel
  • Fast growing/dynamic
  • A leading company that people admire
  • Invests in and uses the latest technology
  • The reputation of its leaders
  • Source: Deloitte Millenials Survey 2016
    7,700 surveyed globally with college degrees

Managing Millenials


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NegotiationsThe conditions where TransAlignment’s value is paramount:  where the parties need to interact in multiple ways over the  long haul; where trust is essential; and where there may be uncertainty in the future.Reorganization BoxMost Reorganizations fail to achieve their objectives because efficient delivery of products & services comes foremost from creation & flow of value, not scale or structure. Alignment at cross- functional interfaces accelerates creation & flow.Plaque-TeamsHigh Performance Teams thrive and are empowered when the four TransAlignment dimensions are embraced in their structure. Any team, no matter its size or scale, benefits.Innovation1Most Innovation and Lean Management initiatives fail to achieve their objectives. We have mastered the core secrets, strategies, and unique frameworks  that enable Innovation and Value Creation to prevail and be sustainable across the board regardless of the industry.

Be sure to contact us to help build the capacity and capability of your
organization, alliance, partnership, strategic relationship, project, or team.

We can set a new standard of excellence, bringing you to a new level of performance
 -- with new mindsets, an inspired future,  higher trust, better teamwork, and an  ability to adapt to uncertainty/change.


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People - Architectes

Building Capabilities for
Current & Emerging Leaders

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Capability Building is a multi-fold approach that includes new knowledge, skills building, metrics, and new frameworks for thinking  that catalyzes the greatness within.

What do you Need?

A Workshop? or Program? or Coaching? or Consulting?

We are equipped to provide capability building at several levels. Here’s what you should know about how we match your needs to our approach:

We have four “levels” of service delivery:

  1. Open Workshops: 
     A “Workshop” is typically a 2 day experience that connects concepts, strategies, and best practices directly to tools and applications aimed at producing real results quickly. Open workshops are usually attended by individuals from a diverse set of organizations or small groups from several organizations.
  2. Custom Programs:
    A “Program” is a larger scale set of integrated actions which typically links strategy and implementation; it usually consists of multiple elements, including briefings, planning, diagnostics, leadership & resource commitments,  engagement, implement roll-out, metrics, action workshops, feedback and learning.
  3. Coaching & Mentoring:
    We can add  coaching/mentoring support to a custom program to aid in long-term impact.
  4. Consulting
    If your organization needs implementation assistance beyond a Custom Program with Coaching & Mentoring,  we are developing alliances with specialty consulting firms that may be of assistance.

Dramatic Loss of Leaders

Existing leaders face many crises today. With the retirement of so many baby boomers from the work force, being able to develop new (and better) leaders is essential.

To understand the magnitude of the Leadership depletion in real numbers: over 10,000 baby boomers file for retirement Social Security every day!

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About Capability Building

Mythology about Learning & Leadership

There are a number of false beliefs about leadership you should be aware of. Here are a few of them:

  1. Leaders are born, not made
    • While some people have a natural leadership talent, most good managers can improve their performance, influence, and effectiveness significantly with good leadership capability building. This is our aim. 
  2. Knowledge changes behavior
    • While knowledge is valuable, the correlation between knowledge and performance is tenuous. Behavior is much more the result of culture, beliefs, practice, feedback, and personal initiative. This is our method.
  3. Leadership is good habits & traits
    • While traits and habits are characteristics of good leaders, this is simply not enough. Great leaders have the capability to to engage strategically, build trust, produce results, and adapt to change. This is our breakthrough.
  4. Leadership is about use of power
    • While power is one of the dynamics of leadership, power can be exercised positively and negatively. Greatest positive power is achieved from alignment of human energy. This is our foundational framework.
  5. Trust is too soft to teach
    • While in the past trust has been the fuzzy backwater of human behavior, trust is too important to overlook. We know from conducting hundreds of workshops with senior executives from around the world, and having done breakthrough research on the neuro-chemistry of the brain, trust can be taught, perceptions altered, and skills mastered.
  6. Leaders are just good managers
    • While most leaders rise from the ranks of management, it is a mistake to believe leadership is “advanced management.” Great leaders have better strategic, relationship, and innovation skills than a standard manager. This is essential.


Think of us when you need a highly experienced team

We provide insight and wisdom, along with a fresh new approach to solving complex human & organizational problems.

Executive Leadership and Management Development

Get out in front of this problem while it is still manageable.

It’s an opportunity today -- it will be a crisis tomorrow....”

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 to organizations that want programs delivered to in-house teams for better integration.

All our programs are highly interactive and focused on team-alignment and action-planning for high impact results.

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