About Cybeleum

Cybeleum is a consortium of senior consultants trained in the delivery of an innovative methodology for strategy innovation and breakthrough performance primarily focusing on Fortune 1000 companies.

 

Cybeleum provides corporate leadership teams access to powerful levers and dials of leadership and high performance that is distinct from management. The Cybeleum paradigm works from the premise that leaders’ fundamental area of concern is to cause the future, while management’s role, also essential, is to take that future and manage it into existence.

 

Our approach creates environments where teams create for themselves the bold outcomes that will truly make a difference and are currently not predictable or likely.

Our work is particularly designed to develop the Network Leader which, as the CEB Article, “Rise of the Network Leader” documents, is the necessary way of leading effectively in today’s global business environment.

 

Every Cybeleum engagement is oriented around the identification and achievement of critical business objectives which serve as the laboratory where these powerful leadership behaviors are practiced and validated.

 

Thus, not only do our clients achieve business objectives that had seemed out of reach, they also develop new leadership practices that will serve them and their organizations throughout their careers.

Who We Are

Molly Collet

Principal

Molly Collet is the Principal of Cybeleum, LLC, an executive coaching and consulting firm offering a cutting edge methodology that rapidly develops network leaders and high performance teams. Molly has been one of the pioneers in this breakthrough approach delineating effective management from leadership and championship team performance. She works primarily with Fortune 1000 corporations in such areas as organizational transformation, executive team performance, cultural transformation, breakthrough projects and strategy innovation.

 

Molly’s work has been focused on developing network leaders and championship teams for much of her career; she was also a Senior Associate Consultant for Diversified Search, one of the top retained executive search firms in the country.  During her time at Diversified Search, she played a key role in identifying and recruiting the top leadership for such organizations as The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arizona State University Foundation, The Philadelphia Zoo and The Chemical Heritage Foundation.

 

Before working for Diversified Search, Molly was a Partner and Consultant for SDI Communications, a leading edge consulting firm employing this new access to rapid development of leadership and high performance.

 

Molly began her career in the music industry working in management for indie alternative bands, The 10,000 Maniacs, Cowboy Junkies and Grant Lee Buffalo.

 

Molly holds her B.A. in African American Literature from Purchase College.  She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.

Christine Roess

Co-Founder

Christine Roess, Co-Founder of Cybeleum, LLC, is a pioneer in bringing this innovative linguistic methodology to major corporations for the past 30 years.

 

Prior to co-founding Cybeleum, Christine founded SDI Communications, one of the first consulting firms of its kind to introduce managers and executives to this ground breaking approach to creating high performance and clearly distinguishing management and leadership.

 

Addressing complex business challenges primarily in large corporate cultues, with Christine’s leadership, clients’ have demonstrated again and again the power of giving executives and project teams these new distinctions in the kinds of conversations that produce desired action and true innovation.   

 

Christine has been a guest lecturer at Fordham University’s Graduate Business School and at Polytechnic University’s Management of Technology graduate business program.  She graduated from the University of Michigan and did graduate study at Northwestern University in English and literature.  Christine is an enthusiastic mother and grandmother and resides in Narberth, PA.

Our Approach

As business leaders we find ourselves in the midst of a major transformation due to the massive enablement of technology and the possibility of corporations of virtually every size tapping into global markets.  Traditional, formal lines of authority are rapidly giving way to global networks where speed, complexity and change is the ‘new normal’. Leadership in this  environment requires new and different capacities to be effective.  The hierarchical paradigm upon which most organizations are founded is il-suited to empowering globally dispersed teams where people are routinely asked to be highly effective with those over whom they have no formal authority.

 

Cybeleum’s methodology is particularly appropriate for this dynamic, global business environment.  Developed from ground breaking Speech Act theory, our approach offers a profound new access to building cultures of network leaders and fully collaborative, high performance, championship teams producing unprecedented results.

 

The immense impact of this team learning methodology is now fully demonstrated in Fortune 1000 companies with leaders and their teams discovering  the clear distinction between management and leadership and the profound difference between operating as groups of individuals and highly collaborative championship teams. 

Competencies

DUAL IMPACT

Every Cybeleum engagement delivers the dual impact of producing a highly desirable, critical business outcome that is not currently likely; simultaneously, client teams move beyond traditional, hierarchical leadership practices and access the behaviors and ways of being a network leader. Not only do our clients achieve business objectives that had seemed out of reach, they also gain access to these innovative leadership practices and potent tools that will serve them and their organizations throughout their careers.

STRATEGIC INNOVATION

For executive teams, confronting today’s, dynamic, fluid work environment and the correlated unprecedented challenges, Cybeleum provides an innovative access to break from the strategies constrained by past-based thinking and supports leaders to discover what it takes to design organizations appropriate to the future they are eager to shape. Our engagements begin with identifying outcomes that will truly make a difference but are not currently predictable or likely given the organization’s current trajectory.

DEVELOPING NETWORK

Cybeleum’s approach is particularly appropriate for today’s global, matrixed organization comprised of knowledge workers who are often asked to be effective with those over whom they have no formal authority. Our approach develops executive’s capacity to rapidly build team alignment across internal silos, external vendor relationships and strategic competitor alliances to produce extraordinary outcomes across these often disparate groups.

DISTINGUISHING MANAGEMENT FROM LEADERSHIP

We provide corporate leadership teams access to powerful levers and dials of leadership and high performance that is distinct from effective management. The Cybeleum paradigm works from the premise that leaders’ fundamental area of concern is designing bold outcomes and inspiring the commitment necessary to accomplish it, while management’s role, while also essential, is to take that future and manage it into existence.

1:1 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Utilizing our methodology that cultivates The Network Leader, the Executive Coaching Intensive is a one-to-one relationship that offers a safe and empowering environment for executives to develop their ability to generate championship team performance. The ECI allows clients to discover the distinct difference between effective management and powerful leadership and to discover blind spots to grow in both areas where they are not strong and to gain greater mastery in their areas of strength.

DEVELOPING HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS

A key ingredient of Cybeleum’s learning methodology is the power that flows from colleagues accessing new language and behaviors together. In this unique learning experience, the relationship of the group rapidly evolves into one aligned team as they access the principles and practices to inventing powerfully together, commit to challenging objectives and work through the breakdowns that occur on the way to significant accomplishments; well beyond what has been possible in the past. Because the team is learning together, these powerful new principals and practices are reinforced and sustained long after the engagement ends.

Client Results