At Lead Above Noise, we design and facilitate interactive experiences that inform, equip, and empower leaders to #Activate potential and deliver performance.

Our focus is not on traditional “trainings” as training implies we have the answers.

We believe your leaders and teams have the solutions, ideas, and strategies to move your organization forward.

Sure, we bring in tools and frameworks to move you toward action – but our core expertise is in helping you leverage the full power and potential of the talent you’ve hired.

What is Activation?

For nearly 20 years, Employee Engagement has been the gold standard for how we’re doing at work. Engagement goes the logic, is commitment, and commitment yields results.

Our experience tells us, however, that this logic is problematic for 2 primary reasons:

(1) Engagement continues to hover at 25 – 30% which says whatever we’re doing to impact it simply isn’t working

(2)Engagement represents commitment which only tells us how much our teams want to deliver on our goals. But the real question should be – how able are they to deliver on our goals?

Activation is the answer to that second question. It is simply the state in which all members of our teams are able – unobstructed, informed, connected, empowered – to do the work they do best, delivering the results that delight our customers.

Wonder what we stand for? Here are some highlights from our blog…

Beyond #MeToo. The REAL Call to Action From the Red Carpet

#MeToo and its inciting, insidious revelations are out of the box. Way out. And now, the Hollywood-born movement has fired up a national (global?) demand for equality, civility, humanity, and basic [bleeping] respect for all people at work and beyond. But while the...

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The ONE Question to Ask in 2018

We’re almost at the finish line. 2018 is well within sight. How are you feeling? Full disclosure: I’m a little tired. A little road-weary; spent. I’m also a believer that sometimes we hear just the right words at just the right time. Recently I was listening to the...

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What Amy Cuddy and Social Science Have REALLY Taught Us…

By now I will boldly assume we've all witnessed the rise and fall of @amyjcuddy and her research on power posing. According to the New York Times, "...a replication of her 2010 study [on power posing]...had failed to yield the same results." In other words, while...

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The What, Why, and How of the Hunch

Quick question: the last time you heard an inspirational quote around failure – whether fail forward or fast, learn from failure – did you kind of roll your eyes? It’s OK. You can say yes. I can’t really see you while you’re reading this. As for me – I’ll confess to...

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