Leadership Development Videos

Best Advice for Accelerating High-Potentials for Peak Performance

MDA Chair & Founder Sandra Davis asks Pentair EVP & CHRO Tanya Hooper for her best advice on developing high potentials. Listen to her thoughts on important topics like connecting business and talent strategy, leadership competencies, executive transitions, performance feedback, and more.

Jumpstarting Motivation and Potential in Yourself and Others

Many talented employees keep their hands down when an opportunity, assignment or future role comes up, especially when they don’t believe they have the requisite skills to excel in leadership. However, by challenging static assumptions about potential and motivation, these employees can soar. Watch this webinar featuring Dr. Sandra Davis to learn best practices for awakening potential in yourself and others.

Accelerating High Potentials

Organizations need their next generation of leaders to assume greater leadership scope, responsibility, and complexity at a rate faster than their predecessors. Much will be asked of these future leaders. What do proven experiences look like that truly prepare high potentials to meet and exceed expectations? In this video, Paul Georgoff shares how Dacotah Bank is preparing for a bright future.

Action Learning Leads to Business Results

Mortenson’s top leaders knew that for the company to grow, it needed leaders ready and able to assume expanded roles and take advantage of new geographic and market opportunities, but it needed to be done within the context of Mortenson’s business needs. Thus, action learning became the basis of Mortenson’s program for high-potential leaders called Advanced Leadership Development. Learn more about this innovative program that has had a big impact on the organization’s future.

Building a Business Case for High-Potential Programs

Many clients ask: How do you generate executive support for a high-potential leadership development program? In this video, Paul Georgoff of Dacotah Bank, Jason Ortmeier of Mortenson, and Jeff Stoner of MDA Leadership share their experiences.

Defining and Selecting High-Potential Leaders

How do leading organizations define and select high-potential leaders? In this video, Paul Georgoff of Dacotah Bank and Jason Ortmeier of Mortenson discuss what’s working well at their organizations.

Developing Function Leaders to Drive Business Growth

To measurably boost the performance of your function leaders, consider the Function Leader Development Experience (FLDE), a highly targeted, experiential development opportunity. Hear how FLDE helped Debbie Stang, Chief Operating Officer, Midco and Ben Dold, VP of Central Operations, Midco, drive organizational performance.

High Impact Conversations

Research shows that leaders spend 70 to 90 percent of their daily time in conversation, yet much of the potential power of these conversations is wasted due to lack of clear planning and intention. What if there was a better way to ensure your conversations drive the results you need?

C-suite Selection and Succession: Delivering Leadership Excellence for the Future

MDA Leadership helps CEOs articulate executive leadership needs, identify top talent, and accelerate C-suite transitions.

Senior Executive Blueprinting ™
Succession planning begins at the top. CEOs, in partnership with human resources and their boards, must think carefully about the talent they need for the future in key leadership roles. Similar to CEO Blueprinting™, MDA Leadership helps our clients articulate the executive leadership they will need to successfully navigate emerging business challenges and drive evolving strategies.
C-suite Selection and Succession
Not all C-suite hires and promotions achieve success. We help CEOs select the right executives by bringing an informed, experienced, and objective voice to the table. Based on a CEO’s criteria and an organization’s norms, we assess and analyze executive candidates to provide definitive and well-grounded promotion and hiring recommendations.
C-Suite Transitions
About 60% of executives say they were not prepared for the strategic challenges they faced in their new senior leadership roles.3 MDA Leadership accelerates effective transition into the C-suite. Through a unique discovery process, we help executives gain deep insight into what it will take to be successful given stakeholder expectations, team dynamics, and the nuances of C-suite leadership. Our seasoned coaches guide leaders in designing and executing highly relevant and engaging onboarding plans.

Board Services: Enhancing Board Effectiveness

MDA Leadership helps boards strengthen their governance roles and internal dynamics.

Board Evaluations
Most boards are required to evaluate their own performance on an annual basis—an exercise that can range from “checking the box” to an experience that truly engages board members in the right conversations. Our services include full board evaluations, individual director reviews, peer feedback, chair role transitions, and action planning.
Board and CEO Consultation
Creating strong board and CEO collaboration requires mutual trust and respect. Forging and maintaining productive relationships cannot be left to chance. MDA Leadership provides trusted advisor consultation for CEOs and their boards to foster alignment in critical areas such as decision-making, role clarity, governance, and communication.
CEO Coaching and Trusted Advisor Consultation
Two-thirds of CEOs don’t receive any outside advice on their leadership skills, and yet almost all would be receptive to suggestions from a coach.4 Since a one-size-fits-all playbook for CEOs doesn’t exist, MDA Leadership provides CEO coaching. Whether business performance is hitting the mark or not, even seasoned CEOs benefit from the safe place and counsel we provide to help them evolve their leadership.

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