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…

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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Why Leaders Need to Check Their Frequency

3 common situations…why it matters and what to do about it… I had lunch recently with a colleague who used this delightful turn of phrase: we all need to “check the frequency we’re resonating at.” And that resonated powerfully at my frequency. Since then I’ve been...

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Unsexy. It’s the New Black.

Working with leaders that shoot for the moon is inspiring, and frankly just fun. I have all the time in the world to talk about building capabilities for innovation, risk-taking, learning from failure – all the sexy biggies. And yet nine times out of 10 (a highly...

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Be Your Own Wizard.

Allow me to (very gently!) beat a dead horse. As my long-time readers well know, it’s my assertion that – for too many of us - work simply isn’t working. We come – fueled by enthusiasm and ideas – into the workplace, ready to deliver some [bleep]-kickin’ results… and...

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