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Great leaders drive great success. Great leaders create dominant businesses, generate exceptional profits, establish benchmarks for quality, originate new industries, and more. The question is not whether great leaders are important. The question is how to become one.

Shambhala Institute

This Is Where Leadership Begins

The Shambhala Institute provides next generation insight into what great leaders do and how they do it. Having led one of the largest leadership studies in two decades, we can show you the what, when, why and how of becoming a great leader. Whether the leadership challenge is building a committed culture, aligning your people architecture, creating high performing teams, crafting strategy, or improving performance, the Shambhala Institute offers the tools, training and advice to solve it.


With one of the largest studies on leadership in two decades, the Shambhala Institute has crafted solutions grounded in fact, not opinion. Whether the challenge is building a committed culture, training leaders, honing executive skills, or aligning the organization’s structures, our consulting and training solutions are rooted in hard facts, cutting-edge leadership science and proven best practices.


Most frontline and middle managers don’t have the skills to succeed in a post-9/11, post-Enron, highly-volatile economy. At least that’s what a recent study of Fortune 500 CEOs discovered. 86% of them said that their managers were not sufficiently prepared for the leadership challenges of this economy.


The strength of an organization’s culture is one of its most fundamental competitive advantages. If you can build and preserve a culture where employees passionately pursue the organization’s mission, you will achieve success. Study after study finds that organizations with strong, committed cultures are measurably more profitable.


83% of senior executives think that their executive team needs some help. When should an executive team act like a team? When should they function as individuals? Who should craft strategy? Who should implement it? How can they generate breakthrough thinking? How can they avoid old, and unsuccessful, patterns of behavior?


Every organization uses teams in one form or another. Teams can be used to address a specific challenge or as the fundamental system for organizing people. Teams are formed at every level of an organization, from the executive suite to the frontlines. When teams are effective, they create a whole greater than the sum of its part.


As your organization ponders the challenges of the next several years, it needs to ask itself: Are the right people currently serving and fully prepared to take over when key leaders leave? Do you know what people are likely to make the best leaders at every level of the organization? Selecting leaders is a job that can literally make or break.


Andy Grove said it best. "Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing left." To survive during turbulent times, leaders must be serious about outpositioning their competitors.

Prominent Factor

These two program helps to develop committed culture, training leaders, honing executive skills and aligning the organization’s structures.practices.


Enron, Waste Management, Global Crossing, and more. With failures of corporate governance making headlines with greater regularity, more boards are feeling the need to be explicitly accountable for their outcomes. And, more boards are becoming aware of the need to rethink and reform their role and responsibilities. The program includes an assessment of current board effectiveness.


One of the greatest organizational challenges is trying to align employees’ and manager’s self-interest with the interests of the organization. Many of the toughest problems that businesses face—rising costs, low productivity, not making “tough calls”, resistance to change—can be traced to employees’ self-interests taking precedence over the organization’s interests.

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How We Assess!!

What you measure is what you stand for. What gets measured gets done. You can’t change what you can’t see. We live in the age of diagnosis. From satellite imaging to the MRI to genetic mapping, diagnostic excellence drives social and corporate progress.


Study after study shows that an effective people architecture drives better organizational performance. It has to know exactly where it's out of alignment as part of the comprehensive solution..


Knowing what customers want, and how well you and your competitors are currently meeting those needs, is the first step in developing a differentiated strategy and, thus, competitive advantage.


Boards that most effectively support the organization, and the executive team, are those that have a clear picture of the role of the board and how it relates to the larger organization.


The Culture Scorecard is an assessment tool for measuring and building a committed culture.


Before a leader can begin honing their leadership skills and abilities, they need to know where to concentrate their energies.


When teams are effective, they create a whole greater than the sum of its parts, and spark breakthrough thinking. When they're not, they consume time, energy, money and opportunity.

Leadership & Speaking

The Shambhala Institute is widely recognized for its research and thought leadership. With one of the largest leadership studies in two decades, and groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of culture, costs and management, the Shambhala Institute is helping to enrich the science of leadership.

The Shambhala Institute’s staff are frequent presenters at industry conferences, professional associations, trade shows, and private retreats. Presentation requests for Shambhala Institute staff are driven by our firm’s industry-leading research and thought leadership.

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