The InitiativeOne Difference

The InitiativeOne Difference

At InitiativeOne, we pride ourselves on being the best at what we do.  Many companies provide Leadership Development, but the process here at InitiativeOne stands out from the rest.  Our Leadership Transformation process focuses on four key areas to develop your organization’s leadership thoroughly and completely.






“Leaders get into trouble when they don’t know what they don’t know in areas that matter.”

Robert Bruce Shaw


Traditional Training: Most Leadership Development approaches begin with a short assessment and data interpretation from a small portion of the company.


The InitiativeOne Difference: The InitiativeOne Discovery process begins with interviews.  These allow focused inquiry, direct observation of communication patterns and identification of patterns and processes within the organization’s culture.  This step develops trust that is essential for Leadership Transformation.  This process is personal and customizable based on clients and their organizations.




The skills I have most needed were not the narrow technical ones, but broader, all-encompassing ones, like making complicated decisions when the facts and my values collide; managing my priorities when fifteen things must be done before lunch; knowing when to play decisions safe and when to take major risks; and, ultimately, figuring out what is most important in life.

Chris Lowney


Traditional Training: Traditional Leadership Development focuses on improving skills, increasing cognitive development and enhancing managerial efficiency in this stage.


The InitiativeOne Difference: InitiativeOne passes the training stage by preparing leaders for uncertainty and help them identify and solidify authentic leadership that is stronger than external pressure.  Leadership Transformation is a real-time process that accelerates positive change from the inside out.




“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”

Sun Tsu, Ancient Chinese Military Strategist


Traditional Training: Strategic Planning and Implementation is often seen as separate from Leadership Development within most organizations.  Strategic Planning is often difficult during implementation because it is disconnected from the development phase.


The InitiativeOne Difference: At InitiativeOne, Strategic Planning is connected to Leadership Transformation.  Strategic execution is part of each phase of engagement: Discover, Transformation, Execution, and Sustainability.  Strategic Planning provides a platform for empowering emerging leaders, reinforcing positive accountability and developing problem solvers at every level of the organization.




“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected.  Sustainability is about survival.  The goal of resilience is to thrive.”

Jamais Cascio


Traditional Training: Traditional programs leave organizations feeling forgotten after the initial training phase; they have no sustainability processes put into place..


The InitiativeOne Difference: Sustainability is key to the Leadership Transformation process.  InitiativeOne continues to facilitate transformation through their structured Sustainability Plan.  We support and encourage leadership and culture transformation through quarterly follow up engagements.



InitiativeOne transforms leaders and their organizations, helping them foster high impact work cultures defined by authenticity, transparency, safe environments, and deep respect.

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