The old axiom "you manage things and lead people" still holds true. Given today's business environment you could say it's more important than ever. Why is leadership so hard to define for many people? Perhaps because management is a science and leadership is an art.
Developing leaders is vital to any organization. How deep is your bench? We help clients identify future leaders and train and coach them to achieve results through others. We also support them on their leadership journey through self-awareness, empathy and active listening.
Executive Coaching - Achieve better results, grow your company faster and maximize your impact as a leader. One-to-one sessions help you clarify the issues that hold you back and identify the opportunities that will propel you forward.
One of the tools we use is the Clifton Strengths Assessment (formerly the Clifton StrengthsFinder) based on the book Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie.
"What would happen if we studied what was right with people versus what's wrong with people?" -Don Clifton
Your Partner in Organizational Performance and Talent Management
We use the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment, an untimed, free-choice, stimulus-response tool that is far more than a personality test. For more than 60 years, thousands of businesses around the globe have used this EFPA-certified behavioral assessment to understand the personality traits that make their employees and candidates tick. We use it to help you hire candidates who are hardwired to be a great fit, to design teams that perform like magic, and to manage employees in a way that pushes them to perform at the top of their game.
The PI Behavioral Assessment Measures:
Dominance - The drive to exert influence on people or events.
Extraversion - The drive for social interaction with other people.
Patience - The drive to have consistency and stability.
Formality - The drive to conform to rules and structure.
These four key factors—or key behavioral drives—provide a simple framework for understanding your employees’ and candidates’ workplace behaviors.
Building High Performance Teams
Even with a great leader and a well-designed game plan, you can't win consistently without a team that performs at a high level. We help clients build high performing teams who achieve greater alignment, expanded capacity, enhanced performance, effective communication, stronger relationships, and maximized synergy.
Using a combination of Team LearnShops and coaching we can help your team achieve a breakthrough. It begins with building trust - which is the primary issue on dysfunctional teams.
The top performing organizations have long embraced a Total Quality Management philosophy and adopted Continuous Quality Improvement processes and tools to enhance productivity, customer satisfaction, and profitability in manufacturing and service environments. Our easy-to-understand and use tools help even small organizations and teams to identify problems and opportunities and develop actionable plans to fix problems and seize on opportunities.
We work with business executives and entrepreneurs on developing leadership skills, habits, and behaviors that enable them to lead with the highest degree of influence and realize maximum performance. Whether you’re a CEO, dentist, or non-profit Executive Director, use our coaching services to lead yourself to extraordinary outcomes.
What Executive Coaching Is
An executive coach is a qualified professional that works with individuals - usually business owners or executives, but often high-potential employees)- to help them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives, unlock their potential, and act as a sounding board. We ask questions to help our clients clarify and solve their own problems.
We can help you with:
Creating a 60-day plan or provide a 360-degree review
Tactics on navigating an organization's politics and processes
Managing work and life priorities
Developing a strategy to grow your leadership presence
Accelerating momentum in your current role
Clarifying goals and pinpointing how to achieve them
Culture by Design - Winning cultures are built by design not by default. An organization's culture is defined by its values and rules, both written and unwritten.
Creating a great culture takes lots of patience and persistence. You must build it around your core purpose and know that Purpose is the secret weapon in your business and that more than making money people want to make a difference and do something that has meaning.
Focusing on organizational health is just as important as focusing on the traditional drivers of business performance. Organizational health is about adapting to the present and shaping the future faster and better than the competition. Healthy organizations don’t merely learn to adjust themselves to their current context or to challenges that lie just ahead; they create a capacity to learn and keep changing over time. This has never been more important for organizations and it is where the ultimate competitive advantage lies.
Strategic planning isn't just for Fortune 500 companies. Even small businesses and non-profits can benefit from strategic planning facilitated by a subject matter expert. We can help you develop vision and mission statements, set goals, and identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Many business owners spend all their time working in their business and not enough time working on their business.
Effective strategic planning involves stepping back from your day-to-day operations and asking where your business is headed and what its priorities should be.
Here are the top benefits of strategic planning:
Allows organizations to be proactive rather than reactive
Establishes a sense of direction and energizes your people
Increases operational efficiency
Helps to increase market share and profitability
Can make a business more durable
Gets you to consider and plan for your exit strategy
If you don't have a road map and a plan, how do you know where you're going and how you are going to get there?