Leadership Development Design Process

At Crux Move Consulting, we believe that leadership development is a journey and not a destination. As such, we approach each opportunity from the vantage point that our job in the relationship is to help leaders develop the tools and capacity necessary to gauge progress, learn from their decisions, and carry forward.

Whether working with a group of independent leaders coming together through your corporate university or an intact leadership team seeking to clarify their vision and lead more productively, you can expect that we will engage you in the following process.


"Navigation is the process of determining one's present position and the location of the objective, and of following the route between those two points."

The first step in the leadership journey is to ascertain one's present position. This can be completed using a variety of tools including interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, and data already present inside the organization. Once the data is collected, it can be used as a benchmark from which to establish short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the relationship.

While our consultants have the expertise to work independently with you to develop an effective training program, when possible they will collaborate with your in-house training professionals. Often we will work with internal professionals to support an already existing or newly established leadership development initiative. We have helped companies create leadership "learning teams” intended to add depth to shared exploration on targeted learning objectives while strengthening teaming skills and building leader relationships.


The consultants at Crux Move Consulting have been creating customized experiential training programs for more than 25 years. It is this experience that allows us to craft effective leadership development programs. Whether working in collaboration with your internal organization development professionals or independently, our consultants seek to structure experiences that are tied to organizational objectives and to each of the short-term and long-term objectives set for the program. In the case of large leadership program launches, our consultants will work with you to develop and review pilot programs and deliverables at each stage to ensure that programs are in alignment with organizational values and expected outcomes.


"Wise mountaineers never stop learning more about themselves and their new, foreign environment, steadily and assiduously enlarging their knowledge as if happiness and health depended on it - as indeed they do."

Crux Move programs provide the opportunity for participants to recognize and appreciate different work styles, personal blind spots and strengths, and how to support and work with each other more effectively. Experiential activities put this newly acquired knowledge into action that can be directly applied to your leadership role in the workplace. Tools are provided to increase knowledge of yourself and others.


"The only sure way to get to the top is to find a suitable pace that can be maintained, and maintain it."

iStock 000018518314 Medium 2 resized for text insertDeveloping leaders doesn't happen overnight. It's natural for leaders to gradually fall back on old routines when they return to the workplace. We can help by meeting with your leadership "learning teams" or individual leaders at various points along their journey to reinforce skills and lessons learned and to ensure that their teams remain a powerful forum for individual leadership development.

During the follow up session leaders may complete a post assessment – providing a clear picture of areas improved and focused areas for further growth. Crux Move provides a variety of ways to keep your training and commitments fresh and alive within your organization. Our goal is that you maintain and nurture the organizational culture you've built with us.

* Quotes taken from "Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills", edited by Steven M. Cox and Kris Fulsaas and available through The Mountaineers




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