Shaping Leadership Talent and Cultures of Voice


Shaping Leadership Talent

At RVB Associates, we shape leadership talent enterprise wide, in groups and teams and individually.

Enterprise Wide

We develop leaders enterprise wide by identifying core business priorities, the required knowledge and competencies to achieve them. Our development process is designed for real-world demonstration of desired practices. Our development designs use proven, research-backed methods.


We identify required business outcomes and then examine a team’s assets and liabilities that support and challenge successful achievement of them.


We identify individual leader required knowledge and competencies compared to actual. The coach, sponsoring manager and client collaborate on the required engagement outcomes. All RVB coaches are published and hold doctoral degrees in human development.

Set Your Team Apart

Using the Silence Voice Index (SVI), a proprietary diagnostic, RVB Associates can measure cultures of voice and silence. Our Culture of Voice workshops minimize or eliminate the risk associated with cultures of silence.

Cultures of silence exist when employees willfully withhold important work related information that could pose a risk to organizations. A culture of silence can cost organizations millions of dollars/Euros in penalties, lost revenue, brand erosion when discovered after the fact, when it is too late.

Let RVB Associates help your organization develop its most valuable assets – your workforce and your culture.

Shaping Cultures of Voice

Cultures of Voice exist when employees are safe to express themselves and make suggestions to change.
Learn more about the benefits of maintaining a Culture of Voice:

Reduces Risk

Encourages Innovation

Builds Trust in Leadership

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Speeds Up Knowledge Transfer

Reduce Voluntary Turnover

Creates Mutual Receptivity


Silence Voice Index™: Enterprise and Individual

The Silence Voice Index™ (SVI) for the enterprise and for the individual leader are ground-breaking diagnostics that show the level of risk associated with Cultures of Silence and Cultures of Voice. Cultures of Voice are required for innovation, rapid knowledge transfer and new thinking for problem-solving effectiveness. Cultures of Silence impede the upward flow of important work-related information that can lead to operational, fiduciary and reputational risk. The research-based, 30 item diagnostic, helps leaders identify the practices they should master to shape and sustain a Culture of Voice and eliminate Cultures of Silence.

The SVI™: Enterprise and Individual

Silence Voice Index: Enterprise

The SVI Enterprise diagnostic measures the strength of the collective Silence/Voice culture. Data analysis shows which of the four silence types and voice practices contribute most to the overall company Silence/Voice Index. Senior leaders are then able to determine specific priority business area(s) and leadership practices for development.

Silence Voice Index: Individual

The SVI individual Multi-Rater diagnostic provides leaders with confidential feedback from multiple sources on the impact of their practices and the result on silence or voice cultures. Leaders then prioritize specific development actions to create and sustain a culture of voice.

An optional composite report shows combined business unit Silence/Voice indices for a high-level organizational perspective.

One-to-One Coaching Support

Leaders can choose to use expert coaches for confidential support in interpreting results, identifying root causes and creating priority development actions and success metrics that have the highest likelihood of moving toward a culture of voice


Creating Culture of Voice

The Cultures of Voice Workshops strengthen leaders’ abilities to shape Cultures of Voice. Each leader learns to identify the Signs of Silence and demonstrate practices that are known to encourage voice and minimize the withholding of valuable work-related information. Leaders improve their tolerance for divergent thinking, use build-up language and apply root-cause current state analysis that encourage idea generation and expression. Leaders learn the dynamics of employee cultures and the influence they have to shape productive Cultures of Voice.

Onsite Workshop

RVB Associates also offers onsite workshops to help shape your corporate culture. The one and two day workshops use the SVI diagnostic data for development action planning that results in sustained Cultures of Voice. Set your team apart with these interactive and informational seminars that will not only provide professional development but team building opportunities.
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