PLS Introduces Innovative LeadFORWARD Program
SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — On the heels of their recently introduced ProductivityMaster and e-book offerings, Baldwinsville, NY-based Productivity Leadership Systems (PLS) is proud to unveil its newest program: LeadFORWARD.
Developed by PLS founder Ralph Simone, and taught by a senior team of Master Certified Executive Coaches, LeadFORWARD is a one-year program of one-on-one coaching, peer group support, two-day reflective retreats, and focused project work designed to create transformational leaders.
Built around PLS’ 4As of Coaching (Awareness, Alignment, Action and Accountability), LeadFORWARD challenges top executives and small business owners in Central New York to develop a sense of purpose and align it with the overall direction of their team, department or company. By finding value within their organizations, stimulating provocative dialogue, building effective relationships, elevating trust, and mitigating debilitating stress, these transformational leaders can positively impact their employees, peers, stakeholders and clients.
All LeadFORWARD participants concentrate on four leadership quotients: physical renewal (PLQ), intelligence (ILQ), emotional intelligence (ELQ) and spiritual intelligence (SLQ).
“My goal was to approach this in an integrated, holistic way,” explained Simone, a human capital expert whose company has been a trusted leadership development resource for the past eight years. “By embracing exercise, stimulating mental activity, nurturing positive relationships, and becoming more self-aware, the executives participating in our program acquire a more balanced approach to leadership.”
Launched earlier this year at PLS’ corporate headquarters, the LeadFORWARD program has been extremely well received by the six inaugural participants. The first executive retreat was held at Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Skaneateles, NY, and program participants are encouraged to continue to share best business practices through “mastermind groups” facilitated by PLS Executive Coaches. A second group will begin in the fall.
“LeadFORWARD is a very different, kinesthetic experience that combines reflection with action to become ‘inspired action,’” added Simone. “It truly is ‘the bridge to transformational leadership.’”
Founded in 2004, Productivity Leadership Systems (PLS) is a Baldwinsville, NY-based leadership and development consulting firm that offers an array of services to affect individual and organizational transformation. Comprehensive offerings include leadership and management training, individual and group coaching, success planning, strategic planned retreat facilitations, and speaking engagements.
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