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Leader Results Accelerator Program

Transform Experienced Technical Leaders Into Outstanding Business Leaders


Take experienced technical and creative leaders and shape them into outstanding business leaders by sharing and sharpening skills to lead effectively at scale

Benefits of our Leader Results Accelerator Program

 

‚ąö¬†Develop business acumen¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
‚ąö¬†Drive operational excellence¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
‚ąö Enhance planning & execution¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
‚ąö¬†Hone¬†cross-functional leadership¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
‚ąö¬†Improve problem solving skills¬† ¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
‚ąö¬†Sharpen conflict resolution ability¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

‚ąö¬†Refine project & risk management¬† ¬† ¬†
‚ąö¬†Improve change leadership skills ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
‚ąö¬†Refine communication & influence¬† ¬† ¬†
‚ąö¬†Build & lead better teams¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
‚ąö¬†Delegate & empower effectively¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
‚ąö¬†Improve decision-making¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†

How It Works

 
Every leader brings a different combination of strengths and experience to the table. However, in the fast-moving world of game development, it is common to find strong leaders in one discipline placed into a leadership role overseeing functions they have had less exposure to. The Leader Results Accelerator Program is purpose-built to address this situation.

Our engagement begins with a meeting with the Leader, their manager, and optionally a set of peers and/or direct reports, to get a clear assessment of where best to focus the Accelerator Program. Based on this assessment, we will prepare a program based on a range of Accelerator Topics designed to equip every Game Dev leader with the skills they need to succeed at scale.

The Accelerator Program follows a 12-week model of weekly 1-on-1 sessions to provide efficient skill building, with time in between each session to implement those skills, solicit and receive feedback, and course-correct their approach for maximum real-world results.

Accelerator Topics

 

Business Acumen

Understand the broader business landscape, market dynamics and economic factors affecting the organization

Operational Excellence

Expand knowledge of best practices in operations management and business process optimization

Planning & Execution

Strengthen techniques for setting and aligning operational strategies with overall business objectives and execution plans

Cross-Functional Leadership

Understand functional roles across teams, and sharpen mechanisms for coordinating to achieve complex organizational objectives

Project & Risk Management

Refine capabilities for planning projects, and assessing and managing risks that could affect operations or the overall business

Change Leadership

Grow skills at driving change across the organization, managing resistance, and ensuring initiatives align with key strategies

Communication & Influence

Hone critical skills in translating complex operations and business strategies into terms for diverse stakeholders

Building & Leading Teams

Increase success at developing strong teams that can operate efficiently across different areas of the business

Delegation & Empowerment

Improve delegation, assigning the right tasks to the right people and empowering them to take ownership and drive results

Decision Making

Prepare for making informed and timely decisions by evaluating information, assessing risks, and considering impacts

Problem Solving

Identify problems, analyze underlying factors, and implement effective solutions with creativity and innovation

Conflict Resolution

Address disputes effectively and equitably, facilitating negotiation for constructive outcomes to best benefit the organization

Our Process

 

1. Kick-Off Call

First, we'll have a kick-off call to meet and discuss the particular Leader and situation you wish to address.

2. 1-on-1 Meetings

We will set up a series of 1-on-1 meetings to get to know the Leader, their manager, and any peers or direct reports we agree on to help shed light on opportunities to sharpen skills and abilities. Following these meetings, we will prepare a prospective roadmap of improvement areas for this Leader.

3. Accelerator Topics

We will then meet with the Leader and their manager to agree on the roadmap of improvement areas, and the Accelerator Topics that will best support this roadmap.

4. Accelerator Sessions

We will meet weekly 1-on-1 with the Leader over 12 weeks to cover the full roadmap of agreed Accelerator Topics, providing ample opportunity to implement each topic in between sessions, and course-correct using real-time asynchronous feedback via e-mail.

5. Accelerator Debrief

Once the Accelerator sessions have concluded, we will prepare a summary take-away with the key learnings for each Accelerator Topic. This will form a useful reference for the Leader to use going forward.

6. Optional: Additional Advisor Support

Your Leader may wish to continue to receive guidance and support as they navigate their role. It is common to transition into an Executive Coaching / Advisory for some period of time following an Accelerator engagement. However, there are also other options to help with broader improvements across the team and organizaiton: 

We look forward to partnering with you to ensure your organization and leadership team is well positioned to meet your productivity and high-growth goals!

Is The Leader Accelerator Right For You?

To find out more about how this would work in your particular situation,
book a free 30-minutes Zoom session, and we'll walk through it together.

By the end of the session, you will know:

(1) Whether the Accelerator is right for you
(2) Which capabilities would be most beneficial
(3) Where to focus first for immediate leader impact

Testimonials

 

I had the pleasure of collaborating closely with Jason over a period of 5 years while on a large geo-distributed team with complex operational needs and aggressive delivery targets. Jason brought immeasurable value to the organization and my professional career and I wanted to take a moment to highlight two key areas:

- Approachability: Jason has the ability to connect with team members at all levels and welcome discussions, even the difficult ones, with warmth. I feel comfortable seeking his perspective, knowing it would be thoughtful and constructive. He is able to create an environment where team members can express their honest opinions and gain their trust quickly.

- Depth of Game Development Knowledge: Jason has experience shipping some of the industries biggest games. Jason’s depth of experience consistently helped the team make effective decisions while respecting the values and cultures of sub teams. He understands the complexities of building teams, managing budgets, bringing organizational change while building high quality games against a tight timeline. Any advice he provides is always rooted in what really happens and not theoretical environments.

I am very fortunate to have gotten the opportunity to work with Jason and learn from him. I would highly recommend him to other teams and organizations looking to deliver more, address the challenges of scaling effectively, and adapt to change.

Grace Yen
Development Director, Electronic Arts