Welcome to Doug Mayblum Leadership Explorations

A stimulating, sustainable management training method designed to build the leadership capacity in your frontline managers.

The benefits of growing your frontline leadership talent can never be under-estimated.

  • The reality is that many leaders do not have the time, and in some cases, the proficiency to aptly train, mentor, and challenge their frontline managers
  • More often than not, training tends to be "episodic"

Leadership Explorations provides your emerging and established leaders with a development process that will stand the test of time, allowing each to successfully navigate the unprecedented challenges they will face over the course of their career.

  • The training is designed to assist your managers to recognize the difference between managing vs. leading
  • Leadership Explorations utilizes the foundation of the five practices of The Leadership Challenge® because it adapts to any working environment and can be used in part or whole
  • It is structured with great flexibility to incorporate your company's vision, core principals and key challenges. This is especially vital to me because it HAS to be used in support of the mission and challenge(s) faced by client

The Leadership Explorations difference:

  • The training is done by a business leader who has lived it, struggled and learned from mistakes along the way
  • We provide ongoing guidance to help your leaders openly approach their core competency opportunities
  • Awaken experienced managers to the opportunities they might have overlooked and give them the tools for ongoing self-identification

The tools your emerging leaders will take away:

  • Understand the difference between managing vs. leading
  • Create ways for them to better connect with the people they lead
  • Appreciate that they have the capacity to make a life-long positive impact on others
  • Ultimately, your leaders and their supervisors will be reinvigorated with a fresh, dual accountability plan of action to immediately apply the new practices or build them into their current practices
  • This is a win-win for the entire organization; your leaders will ascend to a passionate belief that they can make a difference in themselves and the people they lead

The Leadership Explorations workshop is available for any size organization, whether it is a large corporation or a small independently owned business. For more information, we invite you to visit our Services page or please don't hesitate to contact me directly.


Why Focus on Frontline Managers?

Why the focus on frontline managers? Many have argued that it wasn't the generals (e.g. Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley and Patton) who won World War II -- it was the sergeants. In business, the concept is identical. Those managers who are closest to the employee (and closest to the customer) drive the success of the organization. Helping these rising managers early in their careers is vital to designing a productive work environment that benefits everyone—the manager, the employee, the company, and the customer.

  • Are your frontline managers devoting enough time to develop their team(s) vs. getting the work done?
  • Would you like to enhance your organization's culture to where star performers wish to stay and under-performers do not fit in?
  • Are your leadership training programs well received, but the lessons too often left in the classroom?
  • Are the people who manage your customer relations receiving the high degree of leadership development they need?

Managing vs. Leading - The Leadership Explorations Difference

  • Our program uses a blend of the five practices of The Leadership Challenge® along with learned best practices to inspire, engage and help managers grow their skills
  • Establish an understanding that they have the capacity to make an impact with individuals that will magnify their accomplishments
  • Enhance a healthy culture where star performers wish to stay and under-performers do not fit
  • The cascading effect of strong and committed frontline manager will influence employees to better serve the customer

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