Leading for Performance: Meeting Leadership Challenges™

Some managers, both new and experienced, tend to focus on output rather than the people who are producing the product. Yet research shows that when a manager provides clear direction, information, and support, performance increases.

Leading for Performance: Meeting Leadership ChallengesTM (LFP-MLC) helps managers learn how to shift their attention away from output and toward creating optimal conditions in three key leadership action areas.

Learning to focus attention on effectively meeting employees’ needs in these areas leads to long-term, sustainable growth. While ignoring these areas may lead to low morale, attrition, and low performance.

Program Outcomes

Leading for Performance: Meeting Leadership Challenges helps shift managerial focus from strictly output toward creating stimulating conditions for employees to accept greater responsibility. Managers will understand what it means to be an effective leader in their organization, rather than an individual contributor.


Leading for Performance: Meeting Leadership Challenges is a half-day instructor-led module that can be facilitated by Wilson Learning or by a leader-trained in-house professional. This enables:

  • Face-to-face interaction among the participants and the facilitator
  • True-to-life skills practice with immediate in-person feedback
  • The opportunity for real-time commitment to action

Enabling Improved Performance

Leading for Performance: Meeting Leadership Challenges features the Leadership Actions Planner and Job Aid Card so participants can fine-tune and apply their newly acquired skills and behaviors on the job. Involving more senior management to ensure alignment and clear organizational direction, as well as training participants’ managers to support and coach them, are very important for successful implementation.

To discover how we ensure learning is reinforced and applied for improved performance, read more about our Learning Journeys.

Measurement and Evaluation

Organizations that implement Leading for Performance: Meeting Leadership Challenges have access to a broad range of tools to measure initial behavioral changes and business results. For Leading for Performance: Meeting Leadership Challenges, one approach may be a web-based survey of participants’ direct reports to identify the degree of change and the differences this change makes.

To learn more about measuring the impact of learning, visit Measurement.