Mike Jacoutot and Mary Ann McLaughlin, Managing Partners
Effective leadership makes a huge difference in a company’s journey to success. Executives who can share their knowledge and help firms achieve outcomes in two difficult areas: client and talent development, are essential resources for any organization. And, the added pressing issue in the current COVID era is the talent crunch that has impaired most organizations, making it even harder for them to find, develop, and retain leaders. As a result, companies seek scalable leadership development programs based on sound business ideas and proven practices to build a successful team with strong leadership skills.
This is where Butler Street, a management consulting, training, and research organization, stands a cut above the rest with its incredible leadership development programs. “Our motto is: We help companies and their people grow,” says Mary Ann McLaughlin, Managing Partner of Butler Street. To that end, Butler Street’s methodology is designed to grow client relationships, improve the team’s decision-making, offer actionable insights for talent management, and generate measurable results in developing leaders. Butler Street combines a consulting firm’s diagnostic capabilities with bespoke training content to be knitted into the fabric of their clients’ business. Providing the ultimate learning experience that translates into performance improvement is how Butler Street boasts their clients’ growth at a rate of four times market.
Butler Streets’ key leadership effectiveness training comprises several eLearning modules, including impactful leadership, workforce engagement, recognizing leadership styles, coaching and performance management, and effective feedback, among others. The company has developed a specialized model to assist businesses to quantify and boost employee engagement and takes it a notch up with the DiSC (dominance, influence, steadiness, and conscientiousness) and Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment—two leading behavioral assessments measures in the talent assessment and personality testing space.
This helps executives better understand and perceive their behavioral types and enables them to build stronger professional relationships with their teams and peers, and be better coaches and leaders.
In today’s highly-fragmented field of talent development, maintaining a capable, engaged team necessitates appropriate feedback and recognition. This can be achieved using Butler Street’s unique DASH coaching model. Included in the Leadership Effectiveness Program, the model helps leaders learn how to gather accurate and relevant data on employee experience, the types of coaching feedback, how to offer difficult feedback and coach to improvement. To stay continually attuned to customer needs, Butler Street offers a variety of delivery methods, including eLearning, virtual live coaching, and live on-site training.
One of Butler Street’s significant differentiators and the reason it continues winning leadership accolades is its leaders-first approach to every training that it offers. Mike Jacoutot, Founder and Managing Partner offers this as the reason: “If you don’t train the leaders first and get their buy-in and reinforcement of the training, it will never stick. It really is that simple. We’ve learned this firsthand.” The company knows that the potential of leaders to manage performance and drive accountability is critical to the success of any development program.
Leaders completing the program with Butler Street will be capable of leading a superior team of any size and managing any department or division. A key issue in the corporate training sector today is many firms provide tools for new recruits to learn about their company or sector. But it is frequently discovered that they do not have a system of reinforcing activities and the leaders are not as engaged in the onboarding process as they should be. This is where Butler Street’s framework binds it all together by involving leaders as new hires are onboarded with a structured, skills-based, flexible, and interactive learning program.
Our Motto Is: We Help Companies And Their People Grow
To stay relevant in today’s ever-evolving learning and development space, it is crucial for businesses to have a method that reminds employees and leaders of what they have learned and how it applies in the current times. To tackle this, Butler Street’s eLearning capability will embrace additive microlearning components that will be very pertinent to today’s hybrid and virtual work cultures. “Microlearning strategies that include AI interactivity are our number one priority right now to continue to strengthen and enhance the role of the leader,” concludes Mary Ann.