Stage development combines all measures of organisational development

Key Steps is the only change model that combines leadership development, team development, organisational development and the development of leadership and organisational tools into a holistic organisational development plan. The various development measures support each other and trigger a natural development that is associated with ease and energy. Step-by-step development is therefore also ideally suited for all HR or HRD projects that have to cope with complex transformations.

Your organisation is facing great challenges and you are looking for a suitable method to transform yourself, your leadership team, the organisational, process or management model and the entire organisation successfully, holistically and sustainably?

You intuitively feel that your organization does not reach its full potential and you would like to change that? You are looking for a new source of strength, inspiration, a new spirit in your organization?


Managers experience many aha-experiences in the actual diagnosis phase of Key Steps: the fade-in of the maturity question makes many previously unexplained and disturbing phenomena explainable. Finding an explanation for something that was previously incomprehensible is very relieving.

The kick-off workshop provides orientation

In a half-day kick-off workshop, the management team works with the Key Steps consultant* to develop an initial assessment of the current organizational maturity and the target maturity needed to meet future challenges. The workshop also provides the management team with an overview of sensible development steps and the first points of leverage at which development in the hard and soft facts must begin.

This initial workshop forms the basis for the development of a sustainable development plan.


Stage development brings clarity

Stage development gives us very concrete answers about how development works – individually and socially. It helps us to better understand our inner drive, to develop clear intentions for change and to make them a reality.

Are you a manager, an entrepreneur, a consultant or “simply” a person who knows that intelligence is not everything and who has the need to develop further?

You are fascinated by authentic, visionary and highly successful business leaders and organizational developers who can look back on fantastic organizational transformations and you want to be capable of something similar?


There are mature people behind extraordinary management and consulting successes. Various studies show that the ability to transform companies sustainably increases exponentially with increasing personal maturity.

The personal ego development profile provides orientation

The assessment tool developed by Jane Loevinger is scientifically highly validated. 36 sentence completions are matched by scoring experts in manual precision work with a total of 9 scientifically researched maturity levels. As a result, you receive a precise classification of your current maturity. At the same time, you receive amazingly precise starting points for your personal development sweet spot.

Debriefing Coaching

In debriefing coaching, personal development goals and implementation-oriented personal development experiments are created from the multi-page analysis document, paving the way for rapid and sustainable development.

Key Steps consultant

Key Steps consultants are certified in the Ego-Development profile and have a high degree of personal maturity themselves.

Who says that the path to change must lead through the valley of tears?

Stage-oriented development support is an excellent method for change projects in organisations*. It puts people and companies in a position to effortlessly go through change at a high level. The result is more employee commitment, fun at work, appreciation and recognition.
*Proven by Change Barometer

Are you yourself a development facilitator (organisation developer, leadership development, team development, coach) and would like more orientation, success and sustainability in your work?

Get an overview of stage-oriented development support.

The recognition of stage patterns provides orientation

You can look at the people, teams and organisations to be advised from different perspectives (communication, leadership behaviour, assumption of responsibility, team behaviour, organisational instruments, etc.) and recognise the stage patterns hidden behind them.

The stage patterns provide conclusive answers to current problems and disorders

Disturbances and problems arise,
… when the current level is overwhelmed with the constantly growing challenges,
… when the current level is so well established that it becomes a weakness through exaggeration,
…when there’s a wild mix of levels in the organisation.
Recognising these factors takes the strain off all those involved.

The natural phenomenon of stage development

In most cases the natural phenomenon of stage development provides a wonderful basis for an appreciative change story in which it is not a matter of eradicating deficiencies as is usually the case, but of striving for an attractive and meaningful development.

Developing oneself further within the framework of the stage logic is very motivating for people

People recognise the logic of stage development very quickly. This logic makes sense to most people, which is why they are usually very curious about this development process.

Consulting people who are committed to their development is more fun

Consulting people who are committed to their development is much more fun than the usual changes, where many people struggle with resistance to change.