Announcing Leading Technical Professionals™ – A New Leadership Development Process from BlessingWhite Targeted for Today’s Most Important Leaders

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Global consulting firm BlessingWhite announces the launch of Leading Technical Professionals™. For nearly two decades BlessingWhite’s Technical Leadership program was the business world’s premier leadership development process for managers of highly skilled employees such as IT professionals, software developers, engineers, scientists, and financial analysts. Leading Technical Professionals builds on this legacy with new workplace research, updated content, an exciting, revamped workshop experience, and brand-new online tools.

Global consulting firm BlessingWhite announces the launch of Leading Technical Professionals™. For nearly two decades BlessingWhite’s Technical Leadership program was the business world’s premier leadership development process for managers of highly skilled employees such as IT professionals, software developers, engineers, scientists, and financial analysts. Leading Technical Professionals builds on this legacy with new workplace research, updated content, an exciting, revamped workshop experience, and brand-new online tools.

Leaders of technical professionals need specialized leadership development, according to Christopher Rice, BlessingWhite’s President and CEO. He explains, “Technical professionals make up a critical segment of every organization’s workforce. They are the experts on whom organizations rely to create new products, drive innovation, and keep every facet of the business humming. We have 20 years of research and experience working with technical professionals and their leaders. As a result, we understand their unique needs and the leadership strategies that maximize their talents.”

Leading Technical Professionals features online assessments and prework, a highly interactive workshop featuring peer coaching, plus an online Leadership Resource Center to support effective application of leadership strategies on the job. Leaders who participate in this process learn the six needs that distinguish technical professionals from the workforce at large, six essential leadership skills, and a consistent yet adaptable leadership strategy for handling a range of real-world situations. Optional activities and content focused on the challenges of leading virtual teams and managing multicultural dynamics round out this highly flexible hybrid learning process.

Rice comments, “Expert employees need expert leadership. Yet most leaders of technical professionals are promoted for their technical know-how not their people skills. Leading Technical Professionals is an effective leadership development process that goes beyond the basics. It takes into account the challenges faced by this unique population of leaders, contains highly relevant content and practice, and provides the learning and follow-up tools to help them become the leaders they need to be. As a result, they’ll be better able to deliver on the ever-increasing demands of their employers for productivity and innovation – as well as employee engagement and retention.”

The all-new Leading Technical Professionals is available August 14, 2006.

About BlessingWhite

BlessingWhite is a global consulting firm dedicated to creating sustainable high-performance organizations. Based in Princeton, NJ, with locations in London, Chicago, San Francisco, and Melbourne, the company has worked with almost three million professionals in thousands of organizations since its founding in 1973. BlessingWhite’s consulting services, tools, and training create high-performance cultures, develop leaders who get results and inspire, equip leaders to coach more strategically and efficiently, and align individual self-interest and talents at all levels of the organization with business-critical business goals.

Media Contact: Deb Ackles at Dackles at bwinc.com or call 908-904-1000 X8171.

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