Leadership & Talent Development

Leadership Circles

The Leadership Circles Program™ was initially designed as a program to engage, develop and retain top talent. Since the program was launched in 2009, Leadership Circles has also generated impressive results for our clients, including measurable gains in Leader productivity, Sales increases of up to 75% and accelerated performance which placed Leaders into the top 5% of their organizations. As a result, Leadership Circles has been featured in the T&D article, “Raising the Glass Ceiling” and credited for helping companies become Best Places for Women to Work.

The Program

The Core Content of Leadership Circles is built around a philosophy of Personal Leadership. Leaders learn the proven practices of effective leaders that help them improve performance and maximize business results. In the Leadership Circles Program, participants:

  • Clarify their vision for leadership that supports the organizational mission
  • Find and focus on critical priorities
  • Optimize their talent, teams, and time
  • Leverage their strengths to grow and expand potential
  • Develop a sense of contribution, purpose, and meaning
  • Design strategies to improve efficiency, productivity, and alignment
  • Integrate their personal needs, goals and attributes with their leadership role to take full advantage of their opportunities to exceed expectations, strengthen performance, and increase their impact.

The Program integrates a combination of learning methods to maximize impact while minimizing cost and time away from the job.  Leadership Circles involves:

  • Live Events
  • Virtual Seminars
  • Executive Coaching
  • Masterminds
  • Directed Assignments

Fully Customizable

The Leadership Circles Program is an extended program that typically extends over the course of a year but can be customized in its duration to fit the needs of your company.  At the same time, the content and delivery of the program can be customized and adapted.  For example, many clients have focused their programs on Women Leaders or High Potential Leaders.

Client Comments

“At Adobe, we build high performing global teams and in order to do that, we want to attract the best talent in the market.  When we provide an environment that supports women’s continued growth and development, our female employees are even more engaged and will continue to recruit exceptional talent into the company.   When you love your job, you’ll be good at it, so from a sales perspective, it helps drive Adobe’s business. It’s a double win. Our investment in Leadership Circles was money well spent.”

Matt Thompson

EVP WorldWide Field Operations


 “Leadership Circles was a perfect fit for our emerging Microsoft leaders.  It allowed participants to engage with coaches and their peers to enhance their leadership development and learning, and provided them an individualized roadmap that met their needs, goals and aspirations. Many participants thanked me for the incredible opportunity, and they noticed (along with their managers) results in their performance and accomplishments. The best part about the program is that although it is structured in its learnings and content, the program is individualized for each person.  The program enables an individualized approach vs. a cookie cutter approach, giving participants a real, actionable development plan.  I also loved the year- long aspect.  The continuity of the program over time helped to make learning stick.”

Kristen Martyka

HR Business Partner


“The Leadership Circles program provided an easy to implement process of visioning (through The Path) & goal setting that provides the structure I need personally to successfully manage my career and life.”

 Dan Ivens

                                                                                                Global Capability Manager


“This program is shining a spotlight on women in leadership and giving us that recognition and support. It’s important for me. It gives me a sense of fulfillment, empowerment. I feel like I’m valued.”

Liz Henricks



To learn more about The Leadership Circles Program, contact Joelle.Jay@lri.com.

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