Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc. works with business
professionals around the world who are struggling with how to deliver projects
and lead teams.
We help professionals maintain a balanced life while they get focused, take
action, and achieve stellar results.
Our keynotes, workshops, and executive coaching services have reached tens of
thousands of people from hundreds of companies over the years, helping them
deliver their projects, become more confident leaders, take focused action, and
to achieve the results they desire while maintaining a balanced life.
Here are just some of the organizations we have helped:
University of Pennsylvania
Cognizant Technology Solutions
University of Arizona
Information Resources, Inc.
Tennessee Bar Association
Bridgestone America Holdings
The Institute brings together exceptionally talented speakers, trainers, and
coaches from across North America to deliver the performance improvement you
Call us to find out how the Institute can be a key part of making your
upcoming corporate event, conference, or training initiative a real success.
Call us toll-free at 866-88 I-LEAD (866-884-5323).
About Andy Kaufman
Kaufman is an international speaker, author, and executive coach, and President
of the Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc.
Andy brings a rich background of over 25 years of experience in executive
management, technology, team leadership, project management, consulting, and
coaching. His focus is all about transforming organizations through
proven, holistic, real-world approaches.
Andy is a certified trainer and author of Navigating the
Winds of Change: Staying on Course in Business & in Life, Shining the Light on The Secret, and an e-book entitled How to Organize Your Inbox & Get Rid of E-Mail Clutter, both published by Zurich
Press. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a
member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
Before founding the Institute, Andy was the Vice President of U.S. Systems
for ACNielsen. He was responsible for running the Decision Support segment of
ACNielsen's business. His teams were responsible for designing, developing, and
implementing sophisticated market research systems for the company's clients
around the world. Prior to ACNielsen, Andy was the Director of Development at
CCC Information Services, Inc. and Manager of Product Development at Baxter.
"PMI and PMP" are trademarks, service marks or certification
marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc., which is registered in the
United States and other nations.
Our Core Leadership
We believe meaningful,
sustainable success for a team or organization over the long haul requires
development of the overall leadership competencies of the individuals.
Technology changes quickly. The competitive landscape can likewise
change overnight. The economic environment will remain turbulent.
To navigate all this, you need leaders who can adapt to the changes and lead
your organization through them.
We believe leaders are
responsible for both delivering results and building capability. Results
are critically important, but if they are delivered without building
capability--putting in place skills, processes, etc. to make it easier to
deliver next time--the delivery success will not be sustainable.
We believe organizational effectiveness is dependent on the people that
make up the organization, and that employee satisfaction is a critical
dependency to achieve customer satisfaction and shareholder value. By
intentionally developing, nurturing, and valuing the diversity of the people
of the organization, we reap growth and effectiveness of the business. By
ignoring this fundamental principle, no strategy or process can provide a
sustained foundation for growth.
We believe each person in a company is an incredibly complex,
multi-dimensional individual that cannot be simply categorized in a box or
considered a “resource”. Companies must fundamentally understand that each
individual has a physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimension,
and that encouraging balance in the dimensions leads to more effective
We believe there are great reserves of untapped leadership capability in
every organization and individual. By discovering and developing that
leadership capability (“increasing leadership bandwidth”) with practical,
proven approaches, we help unleash significant leaps in personal and
We believe that leaders can be made, and that leadership skills can be
developed through clear, practical teaching and modeling.
We believe leadership is only developed over time.
Leadership is not a class--it's a process--and it must be intentionally
charted, customized to the individual, coached, tracked, and revised as
We believe one of the first jobs
of a leader is to see reality. With a firm grasp of how things are right
now and a clear vision for how they want to create the future, they are able
to chart a course to follow.
We believe true leaders
understand how completely interdependent we are. Growing personal
initiative and independence is important, but over time we realize that true
success at work and in life is not attainable on our own.
We believe the climate of rapid change and high ambiguity is here to stay
and will increasingly be a challenge for organizations regardless of industry,
size, or geographical location. Thus, it is critical that companies develop
their leaders to thrive in the midst of ambiguity.