How do we do it?

No pair is the same, so we always customize. But we begin with this proven process:


We meet with each of you independently, so that we can deeply understand your perspectives. We must understand:

  • How you are perceiving yourself and your colleague
  • Your desired outcomes for the organization, your partnership, and yourself
  • Your honest concerns about what you are worried about and
  • How we can be sure that in our process together we protect you strategically, financially, and emotionally. As with the Hippocratic Oath: We first do no harm!


We administer two instruments so that we can develop a clear picture of your views on your colleague’s and your own: preferences, values, styles, etc.


We bring you together for 2 days. We build the essentials of a great partnership: Sharing deep purpose, negotiating the best mix of roles, fully capitalizing on your respective strengths and managing your respective and collective weaknesses, and practicing the kind of dialogue that will keep you on the same productive page.


We follow this up by getting together (in person or virtually) seven times over the course of the following four months, to honestly take stock of progress and challenges and to reinforce or extend the learning to build a powerful partnership. We close out with a half-day culminating conversation. We will help not only strengthen the two of you, but support you so that your renewed clarity and communication patterns will radiate out through the organization.

Onboard by Two

Key Reasons To Onboard by Two℠

The best time to build a partnership is right out of the gate, in your first days, weeks or months of working together.

Generate faster goal attainment and better ROI
Develop a new depth and breadth in leadership skills
Create a highly achieving and learning organizational culture
Generate trust through open communication and deeply align the purposes, vision and values of top leaders
Uncover differences and turn them into assets rather than liabilities
Predict inevitable differences in style and practice so they can be managed seamlessly
Disrupt the status quo and create a highly functioning leadership environment
Build a partnership where trust and support generate confidence for both partners
Ensure that your teams see a shared vision rather than difference
Bring humor and humility to the work relationship

Our Onboarding process is customized to fit the individual client’s needs. We usually require two days for onboarding and then follow-up on a set schedule.


Changing the way organizations look at leadership and creating key management pairs that lead powerfully together. Do you want to become an LX2 Power Pair?

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