Building leadership is critical to the near term and long term success of your firm. ITA's Leadership Alliance (ILA) is designed to accomplish the following goals:
- To awake and enhance a desire to grow as leaders
- To provide tools that foster leadership development and unleash potential
- To develop deep peer interaction – ideas, sounding board and support
- To improve communication
- To facilitate more successful succession – leadership and ownership
- To grow the next leaders of ITA members
This is What Makes ILA Valuable
1 - Leadership Base Camps, Teleconferences and Leadership Roundtables
In conjunction with the Spring and Fall ITA Collaboratives, we will conduct two Leadership Base Camp retreats designed to prepare and launch participants on a journey to greater leadership ability. These full-day events combine instruction, peer interaction and personalized planning and goal setting - resulting in a clear path for growth and development.
Leadership Roundtables will be scheduled regularly, providing participants an opportunity to discuss leadership topics and their application to real world case studies.
These events will ensure group synergy and communication and will provide continued momentum and peer accountability for the other ILA activities.
2 - Personalized Leadership Development Plan
Each participant will create their own individualized plan for leadership development and growth. Created in the first Leadership Base Camp, this plan will bring clarity of vision and purpose for program participation. It will identify goals targeted at those areas of growth providing the most benefit to the individual and the firm.
The plan will evolve with the needs of both the future leader and their firm. The plan serves as the foundation of other ILA activities. It will be reviewed in all interactions with the ILA Guide, and will facilitate in-house mentoring to assist in its completion. The success of ILA for each participant will be measured by the degree to which the plan is executed and delivers the desired return on investment of time, effort and money.
3 - Coaching and Mentoring
Each participant will have monthly contact with the ILA Guide. The purpose of these one-hour calls is to review progress in executing their plan, as well as provide coaching on their unique leadership challenges and opportunities.
4 - Book Reviews
Learning and applying knowledge will be critical to leadership growth. Each participant will read acclaimed business books and will have the opportunity to discuss what they've learned with their peers and share experiences relative to real world application of book content. Two books will be reviewed each quarter, and participants can elect to participate in one or both of those reviews. Leaders will read between 4-8 books and will have the opportunity to discuss them with their peers in ILA.
Books will be chosen based on the needs of the individual, but will likely include: Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan; The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey; Leadership Gold by John Maxwell; Essentialism by Greg McKeown; The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni; The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy; Wooden on Leadership by John Wooden; and On Fire at Work by Eric Chester.
How to Register or Ask Questions
Contact Bret Romney for program information and Lissa Johnsen for help with enrollment questions.