Human Resources (HR) Consulting
Human Capital Performance Management
“For a company to achieve the desired result, its culture – what people think and do – must be aligned with the result.”
-Roger Connors, Author of The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual And Organizational Accountability
People are the backbone of any company. Companies exist to make and sell products and services, but the best technology in the world will not achieve those results without the efforts of people. We trust leaders to make sure that the talents of every individual are used appropriately to drive results. Without leaders there tends to be a lot of action, but very little results.
At James Bowles and Associates, LLC, we work with clients in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas to develop leaders (at the individual level) and develop leadership (at the organizational level):
Northern Virginia Leader Development
People aren't all born with the natural ability to lead, just as people aren’t all born with the ability to play a musical instrument. Through individualized and group development, people can develop their leadership effectiveness. Different personal characteristics can help or hinder a person's leadership effectiveness, which drives the requirement for individualized programs for developing leadership competencies.
Northern Virginia Leadership Development
Organizations have come to understand that leadership can be developed by strengthening the alignment of the efforts of individual leaders and the systems through which they manage organizational operations. Leadership development focuses on the development of leadership as a process. This includes interpersonal relationships, organizational culture, team dynamics between the leader and his/her team, and relationships with other teams in the organization.
At James Bowles and Associates, we use a combination of classroom-style training, reading, and individual development to help leaders know more about what is involved in leading well at the group and individual level. However, knowing what to do and actually putting it into practice are two different challenges. That’s why James Bowles and Associates specializes in working with companies and individuals in the Northern Virginia area to pair leadership development with individualized coaching with the goal of driving real behavioral change in the workplace.