Interaction Associates Collaborates With ShoreTel to Develop Innovative Learning Program

(Boston, MA – December 5, 2011) The leading innovator of methods for developing excellent leadership cultures, Interaction Associates, is working with ShoreTel, Inc., to develop a new career continuing education program called Leaders Developing Leaders.

ShoreTel is the provider of brilliantly simple Unified Communication (UC) solutions based on its award-winning IP business phone system – offering organizations of all sizes integrated, voice, video, data, and mobile communications on an open, distributed IP architecture. ShoreTel has retained Interaction Associates as part of its focus providing attractive development opportunities for employees.

“We believe strong leadership is a competitive advantage – and we see the Leaders Developing Leaders program as an important component in our strategy to attract, involve, and retain the best people in the industry,” said Carolyn Gracey, director of human resources at ShoreTel.

Interaction Associates designed the Leaders Developing Leaders program to encompass the skill areas of strategic thinking, self-awareness, business acumen, change leadership and team leadership. The program pressure-tests and hones leaders’ business skills – and includes simulations to confront managers with real business challenges.

Leadership development for us is about developing leaders in programs that are both challenging and practical,” said Linda Stewart, CEO of Interaction Associates. “Leaders Developing Leaders achieves that balance to give ShoreTel leaders grounded and actionable insights and skills. We are thrilled to collaborate with ShoreTel to help such an innovative company further innovate leadership solutions for strong business results,” added Stewart.

About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates is a 40-year innovator of advanced methods for developing leaders in global companies. We help organizations build collaborative cultures and achieve excellence in a new measure of ROI – Return on Involvement – where employees go “beyond engagement” to share responsibility for business results. We develop leaders at all levels through consulting, learning and coaching with a focus on building leaders’ proficiency in collaboration, strategic thinking, and self awareness. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, IA client services include organization-wide consulting, learning solutions, and coaching via a Global Talent Network. For more info: