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Team Assessment and Alignment


A strong leadership team is critical to business success. STS knows what teams need to reach their goals and how to put them on a path toward higher performance. Our leadership team assessment and alignment process yields targeted, actionable feedback for both leaders and the team, using coaching techniques that drive them to achieve great results.


Team Assessment

Most people are able to describe what a high performing team looks like, but struggle to accurately describe the gaps between their team and this ideal. The team assessment process encourages team members to reflect on how the team is working together, and offers targeted feedback to team members. Our work starts with understanding your company’s strategy, goals, and processes, allowing us to assess the team’s strengths and weaknesses against their deliverables. What sets the STS approach apart is the sense of shared purpose we help teams realize.

Team Coaching

The promise of a team is that its value is greater than the sum of its parts – individual performance rises as a result of being on a great team. The truth is, this is rarely the case. The full potential of many teams often remains locked away by distractions and disconnections, poor habits and inefficiency, and good people working at cross purposes. The STS team coaching model embraces a feedback-rich, highly interactive process that requires each team member to shape the direction for the team’s work moving forward. With both team and individual goals established, the team works through real business issues under the guidance of a team coach, strengthening the unit, providing real-time opportunities for development and, most importantly, improving the team’s performance.

“STS has a very good understanding of the interplay of who we are as people, and what we have to get done as a business. Their approach to coaching teams and executives is contextual, that is, it takes into account both the human dynamic and our business’ strategy and goals. They really understand us and helped craft strategies that shape the impact leaders have on our company. They know how to get all levels of the company working together”

Stephen Rogers
Chief Operations Office
Elkay Manufacturing

"For the past seven years, STS has worked closely with KCP&L helping to guide us through our senior level succession planning process, while providing insight via executive coaching and offered invaluable support throughout. In addition, they added great value during our recent acquisition by assessing the strategic fit of key leaders across the corporation and were critical players in our people integration planning. The STS presence is strongly felt and greatly appreciated at KCP&L."

Mike Chesser
Former Chairman and CEO
Kansas City Power & Light,
and Greater Missouri Operations

"STS partners with CareerBuilder to build and help run our high potential development program. We’re now in our third year of this partnership and what sets STS apart from the rest is that they find ways to use their expertise so that it builds on what works at CareerBuilder. The assessment and action planning process is tailor-made and brings a lot of value to our insight about how to support and develop our highest potential employees."

Brent Rasmussen
CareerBuilder - North America