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What We Offer

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We approach client challenges with the greatest respect for what it takes to do your best every day.  We view safety in communications as critical to building trust and achieving breakthrough results.

We believe in balancing inquiry and advocacy, seeking to understand diverse perspectives, and revealing and challenging assumptions.  We trust that the best answers to client challenges live within the organization and its people.  We bring years of experience but hold ourselves not as expert problem solvers, but as strategic partners.

We work hard and will help you achieve desired results. We also believe in having some fun along the way and joyously celebrating our shared success!

CULTURE BY DESIGN

Organizations have cultures—by design or default. Culture is an under-utilized lever for performance. We are passionate about changing that!

MEANINGFUL DATA
Companies amass data about market, competitors and trends. It’s time to get real about culture.  Business experts stress the critical role of culture in effective organizations yet leaders tend to ignore or deny it.  Building a strategy on assumptions and hopes about your culture is naïve and potentially dangerous.

CULTURE DESIGN
Getting good data about your culture is a start. To leverage culture, you need clarity and alignment about the values and actions that will demonstrate you’re living it. We help you design processes that build transparency, clarity, alignment and trust.

CULTURE INTEGRATED
Once you know what your culture can do for you, you will never discount it. Culture is “how things are done around here.” With intention, people will learn and adopt new, more effective ways of engaging. Rewarding new understanding and new habits will result in New Legends.

 

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Great leaders develop themselves and others, stepping back from day-to-day responsibilities to gain a broader perspective on their leadership capacity. Using innovative tools and professional one-on-one coaching, we help you and your leaders develop leadership presence that reflects the culture and values of your organization. Improving the communication, decision-making, and strategic execution skills necessary to deliver success in today's challenging markets.

The goal is personal and professional transformation that contributes to your company's success while developing your bench strength.


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We help strategy teams articulate and reveal the way they are thinking about their business and the industry.  We use simplified templates, like those used by Vern Harnish in Scaling Up, and frameworks like the LENS© model developed at the UW Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking to facilitate “no holds barred” conversations that lead to competitive breakthroughs.

A strategic thinker’s mindset values innovation and bold risk-taking in crafting a winning vision -- but also values the ability to switch gears and move from divergent, expansive, and out-of-box thinking to convergent, decisive, and focused actions that assure effective implementation.  We bring the processes and skills to help you succeed in strategy.


Strategic Execution

In creating powerful strategies, the art of exclusion is key—not only what you will do, but what you will not do.  This is critical for success in strategic execution, allowing everyone in the organization to focus on “what is most important now” in order to move the organization forward.

High performance organizations have teams that know the playbook, know how success is being measured and are committed to doing their part. They know that the targets being set for them are challenging, but attainable—because they helped to refine and improve them. They know that their insights and learning matter because their leadership is listening to them and their ideas about what the organization needs are being listened to.

Strategic Execution is where strategy and culture come together in the most compelling way.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Only an equipped leader can close the massive gap between seeing and doing, an objective that requires setting a clear vision, laying the foundation for great organizational culture, and engaging, equipping and empowering your people. These are no easy tasks, and no leader ever figures it all out on their own. Why struggle year after year to achieve the results you need when we can accelerate your learning curve and help you succeed tomorrow?

SIMPLIFIED STRATEGIC PLANNING

Experts estimate that as many as 90% of strategic plans fail, but what does it take to be in the other 10%? We have the answers and simple tools to help you get there quarter after quarter, year after year. We can help your team set a clear strategy, prioritize its initiatives and drive accountability for results, all while aligning everything to your organization’s culture, critically important for execution.

LEADERSHIP 360's

How comfortable would you feel driving your car without rear- or side-view mirrors? How long before an accident likely occurs because you can’t see the blind spots?

Welcome to the concept of a Leadership 360 assessment! By gathering feedback from those around you in your organization, a Leadership 360 provides rear- and side-view glimpses into your own blind spots, those development areas that, when strengthened, better equip you to get the most out of yourself and everyone around you. We not only help collect feedback for your Leadership 360, we analyze it and co-author with you an actionable professional development plan to improve your overall effectiveness as a leader.

STRATEGIC EXECUTION + DELIVERY TOOLKIT

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BEYOND UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

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EXECUTIVE COACHING

According to Forbes, having an executive coach has gone from stigma to status symbol. More importantly, we know it greatly enhances your chance of success. If not, why would so many of the world’s most successful athletes, politicians and business professionals have them? As coaches, we’re not interested in telling you what to do; we want to help you discover how to accomplish the things you want for yourself and your organization. Stop settling for the status quo. We’re ready when you’re ready to achieve the results you know deep inside you’re capable of achieving.

MERGERS + ACQUISITIONS

Mergers and acquisitions represent change and opportunity.  The success rate of most M&A activity is low.  We find that those who are intentional about understanding culture and following a strategic plan for the merger or acquisition have a much higher rate of success than those that don’t.  Our job is to help you understand the differences between your organizations, create a strategic plan for the merging or buying and follow the plan through to completion with clear first year goals.

SUCCESSION PLANNING

We are surprised, especially in working with scaling companies, that succession planning is held on the “back burner.”  We believe that every organization, no matter what phase of the life cycle you are in, deserves and needs to create a plan for identifying, developing and placing the next generation of leaders in place to insure ongoing, sustainable success.  We help organizations of all sizes create culturally aligned succession plans.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

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SYSTEMS THINKING

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