Services

Our strategies for leadership development, organization and board development and team development provide results. Below are some of the ways we can help. 

Leadership Development Services

Leadership is one of the most critical factors in determining an organization’s success.  Companies that prosper do so under great leadership. Great leaders make things happen. Investing in leadership development expands the capacity of individuals to perform. Effective leadership develops over time; it’s a process of learning, growing and developing. Our leadership offerings help raise the bar for success. 

Executive Coaching


Today's leaders need to be more productive and demonstrate more skills than ever. They need to perform effectively, efficiently and produce results. They must execute viable business strategies. Effective leaders ask, "How can we take a good thing and make it better?" The seasons of a leader's career sometimes calls for a trusted partner to navigate with them. Whether sharpening an existing skills-set, providing a sounding board, broadening organizational awareness, developing executive presence or simply reminding leaders it's okay to have doubt sometimes, executive coaching is a safety net to give leaders a competitive advantage.

The Process

The coaching process is customized and adapted to fit your goals and objectives from start to finish and focused on your professional realities. We will work in collaboration to strengthen, equip and challenge you as a leader.

  1. Set preliminary goals and objectives to guide the coaching outcomes.
  2. Gather leadership effectiveness data (e. g. assessments and/or 1:1 interviews).
  3. Determine what should be changed or reinforced based on data collected.
  4. Review your motivation and capability for change(s) sought.
  5. Develop an action plan to achieve revisited goals and objectives.
  6. Use the co-created action plan to benefit you, you and your team and you and your host organization.
  7. Hold you accountable to your action plan.
  8. Celebrate the progress you have made!




360-Degree Feedback


360-degree employee feedback provides a holistic view of an employee by gathering feedback from a leader’s manager, peers, direct reports and sometimes customers. This data collection is ideal if an organization seeks sustainable individual development for a leader, as the leader gains an outsiders perspective into their personality. Each assessment is customized for the leader to align with known goals, objectives and competencies. Our reporting and action planning tools enable leaders to align strategic change within the organization for overall effectiveness.




Assessments


We recognize the value of collecting internal and external performance data on leaders. We tap into several well recognized, valid and reliable instruments found in the marketplace. We will use, where appropriate:

  • Emotional Intelligence Appraisal (EQ) – The EQ assessment pinpoints strategies to increase your emotional intelligence in the areas self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management.
  • StrengthsFinders 2.0 – StrengthsFinders 2.0 measures your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving to discover what you naturally do best (your talents) and learn how to develop them.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) --The MBTI is designed to measure personality temperament preferences along four domains: Extroversion and Introversion, Sensing and Intuition, Thinking and Feeling, Judging and Perceiving.
  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) --The TKI is designed to measure a person's conflict styles in work and personal life. Five styles are measured against how much a person asserts themselves and/or how much a person cooperates with others. The five conflict style measures are: Control, Collaborate, Avoid, Accommodate and Compromise.
  • DiSC Profile --The DiSC is an assessment of behavior at work and/or personal life measuring Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness. Insight of other’s behaviors helps to break down real and imagined barriers between team members when results are shared.
  • Polarity Assessment for Continuity and Transformation --The PACT assessment allows a management team to see individual and group interpretations of performance of key polarities within an organization. Typical polarities measured include: Change and Stability, Mission and Margin, Short-term and Long-term Planning and Centralized and Decentralized Decisions.





 

Organization & Board Development Services

Senior leadership and the governing board are ultimately responsible for the overall health of the organization. It’s their duty to cover governance, strategy and succession planning. Is your senior leadership and board on the right track? Are they working effectively together for the overall benefit of the organization? Do they have mission and vision with thoughtfully planned strategic goals and objectives to guide and direct employees?  

 

When employees understand how their daily tasks align with the organization's mission and vision, their work becomes more meaningful. And when work becomes more meaningful, people enjoy what they are doing. And when people enjoy what they are doing, they deliver better results. How is the health of your organization? Our organization and board services can help strengthen structures already in place or design strategies with your desired goals in mind.

Employee Engagement


Our customized employee engagement surveys are designed specifically with your organization's unique goals and objectives in mind to help gain valuable insight as to the health of the organization. These surveys provide a direct means of assessing employee opinions that would otherwise be unreported. They can be used to gather feedback on a variety of issues such the organization's success in communicating its mission to the quality of the working environment. By assessing people, structure, strategy, culture and operations, we can help ensure organizational alignment with strategic goals, measure employee engagement and drive business improvement.




Mentorship Systems Design


Mentoring is a time-proven strategy that allows a younger generation to benefit from senior experience. Formalized mentorship programs allow for senior leaders to pour knowledge and skill to newer members of the organization. A well-designed mentorship program has key essential elements to make it successful: screening potential mentors, making matches based on the interests of the mentor and mentee, providing adequate training for the mentor, and offering post-match training and support. We can assist in designing and implementing a formal mentorship program that taps into the wealth of experience that already exists within your organization to pass along to the next generation.




Strategic Planning


To meet today's business challenges, organizational leaders must execute viable business strategies that will project them into the future to keep them running strong. They need long-term priorities, goals and objectives linked with practical strategies and initiatives that move the organization toward its stated purpose. How do they get there? With a well thought-out strategic plan.

However, creating a strategic plan can be a challenging undertaking. With a systematic approach, essential elements can be assembled into a logical, comprehensive final product. We can assist your organization in developing a strong strategic plan aimed at a productive future. A strategic plan developed by senior leadership and/or the governing board with our assistance means your organization will have a customized strategic planning framework and process that can be leveraged for optimal organizational effectiveness.

Models we routinely leverage include: Future Search, Polarity Assessment for Continuity and Transformation, SWOT Analysis, Whole Scale Change and Open Space Technology.




Board Effectiveness


Executing strategic initiatives and delivering on bottom-line business goals are essential to a board's success. Is your board aligned to meet those expectations? Boards that regularly assess their strategy report greater productivity and have assurance they are operating to their full-potential. Boards that do not evaluate, run the risk of impairing the organization's performance.

Our board development offerings gauge overall board effectiveness. We provide expertise on managing and developing executive teams and work with clients to implement a process that helps improve overall board performance. We work with boards to assess board dynamics, evaluate individual and collective abilities and contributions, conduct board effectiveness evaluations and align, plan and assist implementing strategic change and goals.




Succession Planning


Leaders at one in five organizations are unprepared to deal with the sudden loss of key executives according to a recent online survey of 1,098 senior managers and executives conducted by American Management Association's Corporate Learning Solutions. Regardless of the size of your organization, succession planning and management demands thought and attention. Putting a succession process in place enables an organization to tap into an ongoing pool of talent at all levels.

Is your organization prepared for a sudden loss of key individuals? Effective succession planning doesn't happen overnight. It's a process that requires ongoing thought and planning. Targeting and developing candidates who will be ready to take on leadership roles when the time comes not only benefits the organization, but also your customers. We can help with your succession planning, so you and your organization can be prepared when its needed most.





Team Development Services

Our clients have shown us some common themes occurring in organizations. As a result, we have designed some training and development courses to meet these needs. Each course will be customized to your organization’s desired outcomes. 

 

Multiple courses can also be put together to develop a leadership curriculum. We have developed a 6-12-month curriculum for executive teams using many of the topics listed. Curriculum length is based upon your teams desired outcomes. This customized curriculum equips and challenges teams to higher levels of performance. 

Employee Engagement


Our customized employee engagement surveys are designed specifically with your organization's unique goals and objectives in mind to help gain valuable insight as to the health of the organization. These surveys provide a direct means of assessing employee opinions that would otherwise be unreported. They can be used to gather feedback on a variety of issues such the organization's success in communicating its mission to the quality of the working environment. By assessing people, structure, strategy, culture and operations, we can help ensure organizational alignment with strategic goals, measure employee engagement and drive business improvement.




Mentorship Systems Design


Mentoring is a time-proven strategy that allows a younger generation to benefit from senior experience. Formalized mentorship programs allow for senior leaders to pour knowledge and skill to newer members of the organization. A well-designed mentorship program has key essential elements to make it successful: screening potential mentors, making matches based on the interests of the mentor and mentee, providing adequate training for the mentor, and offering post-match training and support. We can assist in designing and implementing a formal mentorship program that taps into the wealth of experience that already exists within your organization to pass along to the next generation.




Strategic Planning


To meet today's business challenges, organizational leaders must execute viable business strategies that will project them into the future to keep them running strong. They need long-term priorities, goals and objectives linked with practical strategies and initiatives that move the organization toward its stated purpose. How do they get there? With a well thought-out strategic plan.

However, creating a strategic plan can be a challenging undertaking. With a systematic approach, essential elements can be assembled into a logical, comprehensive final product. We can assist your organization in developing a strong strategic plan aimed at a productive future. A strategic plan developed by senior leadership and/or the governing board with our assistance means your organization will have a customized strategic planning framework and process that can be leveraged for optimal organizational effectiveness.

Models we routinely leverage include: Future Search, Polarity Assessment for Continuity and Transformation, SWOT Analysis, Whole Scale Change and Open Space Technology.




Board Effectiveness


Executing strategic initiatives and delivering on bottom-line business goals are essential to a board's success. Is your board aligned to meet those expectations? Boards that regularly assess their strategy report greater productivity and have assurance they are operating to their full-potential. Boards that do not evaluate, run the risk of impairing the organization's performance.

Our board development offerings gauge overall board effectiveness. We provide expertise on managing and developing executive teams and work with clients to implement a process that helps improve overall board performance. We work with boards to assess board dynamics, evaluate individual and collective abilities and contributions, conduct board effectiveness evaluations and align, plan and assist implementing strategic change and goals.




Succession Planning


Leaders at one in five organizations are unprepared to deal with the sudden loss of key executives according to a recent online survey of 1,098 senior managers and executives conducted by American Management Association's Corporate Learning Solutions. Regardless of the size of your organization, succession planning and management demands thought and attention. Putting a succession process in place enables an organization to tap into an ongoing pool of talent at all levels.

Is your organization prepared for a sudden loss of key individuals? Effective succession planning doesn't happen overnight. It's a process that requires ongoing thought and planning. Targeting and developing candidates who will be ready to take on leadership roles when the time comes not only benefits the organization, but also your customers. We can help with your succession planning, so you and your organization can be prepared when its needed most.





 
 

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