leadership training

Sonic Automotive: Fixed Operations Leadership Academy

Sonic’s Need Sonic Automotive is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States, operating more than 100 dealerships in 14 states and 25 major metropolitan markets. One of Sonic’s critical goals in 2014 was retention of their service and parts (Fixed Operations) leaders. Service and parts managers are tasked with running the daily […]

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Driving Employee Engagement Through Leadership

Elise Margol

Have you ever heard the old saying, “Your job is only as good as your manager?” There are multiple drivers of employee engagement, from pride in working for the company to having a voice in the way things operate, but the impact of the relationship with the direct manager is a constant. Research by Dale […]

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Lead from the Middle: Changing Our Approach to Training Mid-Level Managers

Amy Fox

Not long ago Harvard Business Review conducted a survey that found nearly half (48 percent) of Generation Y professionals at Fortune 500 companies, including many in middle management, planned to leave their current job within two years. The same survey found that 85 percent of respondents felt their companies’ leadership pipeline would suffer unless their middle […]

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Video Blog: Leadership Training with ABR

At Accelerated Business Results (ABR), we’ve gotten to partner with several clients to build leadership development programs that cultivate organizational talent and help employees feel more connected to their company. Not to brag TOO much, but our team of instructional designers and facilitators have a wealth of expertise in leadership training and in creating world-class leadership curriculum for a […]

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Three Leadership Strategies for Winning Hearts and Minds

Amy Fox

John Maxwell once said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” So what does that tell us? Most organizations have an impressive catalog of leadership training offerings, but what we at Accelerated Business Results (ABR) have experienced is that strong leadership in today’s market is about getting real—engaging […]

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Behind the Scenes at ABR: Senior Leadership Summit

Amy Evans

What’s new with ABR? Take a peek at what’s going on in our world as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. Here at ABR some of our leadership roles and responsibilities have shifted recently. Based on these changes, our leadership team held a Senior Leadership Summit that was a combination of education and action planning. For […]

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Free Webinar: Creating Innovative Leadership Development Programs

Is your organization’s leadership development program as effective as it could be? Is it focused on building collective capacity to accomplish critical tasks such as setting direction, creating alignment, and gaining commitment? Does it truly deliver, both in growing your leaders and in delivering a tangible return on investment for your organization? If so, great! […]

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Behind the Scenes at ABR: Revisiting Foundational Coaching Skills

What’s new with ABR? Take a peek at what we’re up to as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. I love the opportunity to “intentionally” revisit foundational skills! For the last two weeks I have been fortunate enough to facilitate a sales manager coaching workshop in multiple cities for one of […]

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Stay in the Know: Leaders Need to Get Real

Elise Margol

Today the ABR blog is helping you “stay in the know” by sharing an article we came across that we found interesting. We think you will too. How do you engage with your teams? Do your teams know the “real” you? Sometimes leaders tend to focus on what they’re supposed to be and do for […]

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Stay In the Know: Can Leadership Training Really Work?

Elise Margol

Today the ABR blog is helping you “stay in the know” by sharing something that we find to be interesting and valuable. We think you will too. At Accelerated Business Results (ABR), we have the luxury of partnering with our clients to build leadership development programs to cultivate organizational talent and help employees feel more […]

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How Do Leaders Care for the Temperature of Their Relationships?

Elise Margol

Have you ever thought about how your relationships with people impact your ability to meet your goals, both personal and professional? Sometimes it’s all about the relationship two people have with one another and nothing to do with knowledge or skill. Think about it. Can you buy a car from someone you just don’t like? […]

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Macy’s: Leadership Excellence Training Program

What Macy’s Needed Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers and has corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York. With a focus on promoting from within, Macy’s Credit and Customer Services (MCCS) recently identified a gap in progressive leadership skills as supervisors were promoted to managers and beyond. In order to equip supervisors […]

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Training in 2012: What Is on Learners’ Wish Lists?

Amy Fox

As 2011 comes to a close, I’ve been evaluating a lot of new trends in learning and development and projections for 2012. Accelerated Business Results (ABR) has had the privilege of working with several world class organizations and we get many opportunities to test new theories as we help to develop their training solutions. In fact, this is the time of year when we often meet with our key clients to map out their training strategies for the coming year, and we’re fortunate to gain access to their invaluable customer insights. Engaging in these conversations gives us a chance to really understand what they’re experiencing in their workforce and to determine the practical training solutions that will address their needs.

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Get Real: Three Leadership Strategies to Win Hearts and Minds

Amy Fox

John Maxwell once said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” So what does that tell us? Most organizations have an impressive catalog of leadership training offerings, but what we at ABR have experienced is that leadership development in today’s market is about getting real—engaging with employees and demonstrating authentic leadership.

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