About the Program

The Elite Leadership Development Program was established by Dr. Eric Downing, a leadership theorist and expert who has worked with some of the world’s top-performing executives. Eric has combined his elite military experience and proven business success with state-of-the-art academic best practices to create a system that helps leaders understand what drives their people and how they can use this deeper understanding to lead teams that can execute strategy in any environment.

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Who Can Benefit?

Whether you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a mid-level executive, or a frontline leader, the Elite Leadership Development Program (ELDP) will help you improve your performance.  This highly-focused, individually-crafted program concentrates on five essential elements of Elite Leadership Behavior necessary to expand your leadership horizons and equip you with strong leadership tools.

PROFOUND MOTIVATIONAL INSIGHT
EXTRAORDINARY TRUST
DELIBERATE COMMUNICATION
RELENTLESS RISK ASSESSMENT
IMPECCABLE EXECUTION

How is the Program Structured?

The typical Proven Paradigm Leadership Development engagement begins with an intense 6 to 12 month program where we define the goals that we wish to focus on, assess and measure where we are currently, mutually explore our options for engagement, and proactively map out the way forward. Lasting change and deep leadership competency can only be achieved through a process that is a combination of art and science, concentrating on both “hard skills” and “soft skills” to produce well rounded, intuitive leaders.

PARTICIPANTS UNDERTAKE A SERIES OF CAREFULLY-CRAFTED ASSESSMENTS AND ARE PROVIDED WITH DETAILED REPORTS, GUIDANCE, AND FEEDBACK THAT HAS REAL-WORLD APPLICATION.

The success of the Elite Leadership Development Program rests on a foundation of time-tested assessment tools that utilize rigorous data analysis that has been developed and refined by researchers and statisticians. Eric continuously tailors and refines these crucial building blocks to help leaders tap into personal insights that reveal why they do what they do and empowers them to fully embrace their full-range leadership capabilities.

DESIRED OUTCOMES

CREATE A CULTURE OF TRUST

ACCURATELY AND EFFICIENTLY ASSESS THE LEADERSHIP IMPLICATIONS OF ANY SITUATION 

UNDERSTAND HOW TO QUANTIFY AND EMBRACE RISK 

COMMUNICATE WITH STRENGTH AND EMPATHY 

EXCEL IN CHAOTIC AND EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS 

IDENTIFY AND OVERCOME BARRIERS TO EXECUTION 

FAQs

The Proven Paradigm Elite Leadership Development Program (ELDP) is designed to develop and benefit individuals who are currently in leadership positions and are willing to do the hard work necessary to broaden and deepen their leadership capabilities. Most of the leaders who engage in the program are looking for methods and skill development techniques to help them more effectively lead a wider array of direct reports. This program has been successful with C-suite leaders, mid-level organizational executives, and frontline leaders alike.

The Proven Paradigm ELDP is a bespoke leadership development program based on Dr. Downing’s personal elite unit experience, Fortune 100 executive leadership and development experience, as well as his doctorate academic research in the area. The core tenets of the program center around the identification of five “Elite Elements” that are inherent in elite military operations as well as highly prevalent in elite business leaders and teams.

The Proven Paradigm ELDP utilizes a series of science-based behavioral assessments that form the cornerstone of the developmental experience. We start the process by identifying each leader’s individual inherent motivational drivers and then utilize those insights to develop and strengthen their capabilities and broaden their insights as it relates to the five essential elements of elite performance. This is a rigorous program that is designed to equip leaders with characteristics and tools that allow them to utilize their deeper understanding of their inherent motivational drivers to become more effective situational leaders. The same behavioral science tools that empower the leaders to understand their own inherent drivers are also utilized to assess and quantify the inherent motivational drivers of their direct reports and frontline managers during the developmental engagement.

CONTACT US

Get in touch to find out more about the Elite Leadership Development Program. Send us your email address or call (636)-537-7752.