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Leadership Development

Learn leadership as a relationship

Most leaders use a one-to-many communication approach, leading to misunderstandings and lost productivity. But it’s possible to tailor your leadership style to every person you manage.

Close the Gap Between What You Said and What They Heard

Successful leadership is about more than just people skills.

Relationship Intelligence (RQ) gives you the insight to communicate with people across a diverse spectrum of personalities, motivations, and experiences. Each interaction with a direct report is an opportunity to connect–or get your wires crossed. To build a relationship–or damage one. Our leadership development solution, based in RQ, teaches high-potential people and existing managers to lead in a way that fosters connection and builds relationships. Because strong relationships are the foundation of strong business performance.
You will learn how to:
  • Understand your own motives and strengths
  • Understand each direct report’s motives and strengths
  • Use that knowledge to adjust your communication approach with each person
  • Coach your people without fear of being misunderstood
  • Talk about challenges you’re experiencing within a team
  • Forever leave behind “That’s just who I am; take it or leave it” as a leadership style
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The Core Strengths Approach to Leadership Development

Recast the Past, Master the Moment, Co-Create the Future

Relationships are built on shared experiences and future expectations. Relationship Intelligence (RQ) helps you adjust your approach to bring out the best in each person you lead. 

By shifting past perceptions, leaders are better equipped to have productive interactions with colleagues in the present moment. Leaders use awareness of team members’ motives and strengths to collaboratively set goals for the future.

Recast the past​
Find missing information, identify misperceptions, and bring a clearer view into the present moment.
Master the moment
Assess motives, bring the right strengths to your relationships, and communicate in the right style.
Co-create the future
Clarify desired results and the most effective way to work together.

This approach fosters a sense of inclusion and instills all team members with personal responsibility for getting results.

Leading now

Relationship Intelligence and four trends in leadership

Read our white paper to learn how to reduce conflict on teams, foster inclusion, eliminate bias, and build trust.

Leadership Development, Designed Just for You

Assessments, Training, and the Core Strengths Platform

We believe that one-size-fits-all leadership doesn’t work, and a one-size-fits-all leadership development approach doesn’t work either. That’s why our offerings allow each individual to discover their own strengths and practice their own leadership style.

Our solution is flexible and easily integrates with any other leadership development training you use.


Our Strengths Deployment Inventory 2.0 (SDI 2.0) is at the center of our leadership development approach. When leaders understand themselves, they better understand the behavior of the people around them.


Experiential workshops allow you to practice leading with RQ in real time, through virtual or onsite training.


Real-time access to insight into how to lead each direct report, at your fingertips, so you don’t have to memorize anything.

The Results

Customer Success Stories

Core Strengths has a strong track record of delivering results through its comprehensive leadership development offering as well as integrating with our clients’ new and existing training efforts. Learn about the results our customers have achieved by leveraging Core Strengths to build great leaders within their organizations.

Get started developing leaders who foster productive relationships within their teams.

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