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To grow and effectively manage your business, do you need to strengthen your leaders, shore up your culture, create high-performing teams or enhance the contribution of your HR partner?
Do you have a clear, executable strategy to achieve these?
As mentioned in the Core Focus section, there are a variety of needs business leaders have to which our expertise can be applied. We serve as sounding boards-trusted advisors, coach and educator, interventionist and strategist.
Our #1 Priority: Helping the core leadership team (executive & senior leaders) to execute at their best. So, here are additional ways we can support the challenges of growing and managing a business.
"Titles don't get results...behaviors do."
Human behavior is the #1 influencer of business success and of which very few business leaders and their HR partners know how to practically leverage. In fact most of what's learned is by default and lots of trial and error -- many errors costly.
In our 20+ years of business, we've seen this to be the #1 knowledge deficit of most leaders at every level and company size. This knowledge deficit adversely impacts decision-making in a way that continues to be a substantial, relentless stumbling block to optimal operations, better profits and business building.
The crazy thing?...most are unaware that this is the key issue to their challenges with "people management" and optimal operations. We fill this knowledge gap through The 5 Step Predictive System and additionally in the following ways:
1). Through our one-on-one advisory sessions
2). Virtual learning & coaching programs
3). Onsite, Leadership Learning Roundtables, which are guided, facilitated discussions customized for targeted, immediate application and results.
4). Half day learning initiatives specifically designed for business owners and senior leaders.
6). Retreat & Town Hall Facilitator
All of this we characterize as helping leaders develop their human quotient. (Our hash tags #HQLeadership #TheHumanQuotient #HolisticBusinessBuilding #5PartSystem)
With this knowledge then, we help leaders ...
With a better working knowledge of human behavior, the next unique leadership challenge to tackle is decision-making... a hugely overlooked executive capability.
Here are a couple of posts addressing this:
Confidential Sounding Board - Trusted Advisor
Part of our 'on-demand" offering, here's an area that we've discovered is a significant need. You know that phrase "It's lonely at the top"? Well, we've experienced for many senior leaders that phrase has proven to be true. Many leaders have difficulty finding a confidential, discerning and trusted resource to express thoughts and needs to gain clarity and maintain positive energy from which to function and make critical decisions – in essence to function at their best in the midst of a particular challenge or transition.
many confide in fellow colleagues who may have a vested or competing interest, and therefore do not provide the independent, unbiased input they need. Or, they may work with other business advisors who do not have the specific expertise needed to adequately address the issue.
The bottom line?... to be and lead at their best, leaders need a safe place to talk, process, be real and brutally truthful, stripping away barriers and pretension -- removing any fear of judgment. They need to be able to lead with clarity, confidence and positive energy. They need someone who will speak truth to them operating for their highest good.
Creative Brainstorming - Problem Solving - Getting Unstuck
Let's jumpstart your creative thinking! Let's face it, we all get stuck from time to time when trying to generate ideas for a variety of business needs. One of our specialties is helping leaders and teams learn to "think more effectively". Our approach is to facilitate an experience of creative and critical thinking.
We offer sessions for individuals and for teams. By the way, there are huge benefits with teams. It's an exceptional resource for establishing a framework for and a culture of constructive collaboration as well has managing conflict. (Not to mention, it's down right fun!) Whoda thought a fun experience of creative thinking could teach people how to manage conflict effectively!
Additional information: On-Demand Executive Support
Beyond our 5 Step Predictive System, and our HR Business Partner Mentorship Program, we do conduct customized engagements in these areas:
Building High-Performance Teams
One big miss with traditional approaches to employee training is working with individual performance development or solely with the manager via management training. This is not the most effective approach or best use of funds.
For a team to work at it's best and therefore individuals contribute at their best, team accountability needs to be put in place while developing the manager --the core of which is how teams members work together and treat each other. This is called synergy.
Creating optimal team synergy is an incredibly important strategy in business management. Why? The better the synergy, the better the team will produce needed business outcomes. I use the phrase "human bottlenecks" when accessing operational performance and those typically occur when a team demonstrates elements of dysfunction or moderate to low performance. So we offer affordable options for developing high-performance teams -- whether 1 or many.
> It is a business management imperative and worth every penny of investment! ...remember it only takes one team to stall or undermine results.<
Culture Building & Alignment
Building high-performance teams is the feeder action to building a high-performance culture. As you foster high-performance teams, your culture will become more aligned.
Whether it's the core leadership team or additional teams, departments or divisions, we help leaders align their employee experience to core values and desired outcomes. This is what we view as holistic business building. We see a business as an ego-system of talent and resources to be harnessed to achieve desired results.
We help break down silos and establish a framework for collaborative teams to achieve optimal performance. Here is where our creative-critical thinking sessions can be used.
Here's where we worked with companies who have established cultures that need to evolve to meet the needs of the 21st century workforce. These engagements usually include helping legacy leaders move from transactional to relational leaders and department turnarounds.
Additionally, we've discovered that some established cultures have unhealthy "hot spots", where symptoms such as bullying and harassment (one of our strategic partner's expertise) has surfaced. Our expertise helps to successfully address these difficult challenges -- setting a person, team or department on a positive course.
Customized Interventions - Difficult Employee - Performance Issues
Coupled with the LinkedIn Learning programs I've created for both HR Professionals and managers and in the spirit of "on-demand" help, we work with leaders and their HR counterparts to successfully address difficult employee issues through customized strategies. Sometimes a learning program is not enough. Getting live, real- time input providing the opportunity for a thorough discussion is what's needed.
This is such a challenge, we've created a complimentary "how to" briefing-training video: How to Consistently Minimize Employee Problems: Learn the 4 Essential Elements You Must Have in Place. Assess here
As educators, we fill a significant market need for continued learning for owners and senior leaders. We offer 1/2 day high-level learning (designed specifically for owners and senior leaders), delivered in a roundtable format. Roundtables can be customized, or topic specific, facilitated peer learning that's applied to current needs of the business.
Our most popular topics/themes are: managing conflict, conversational intelligence-candor, coaching, creative/critical thinking, decision-making and judgment, financially measuring employee performance, understanding human behavior for smarter business management.
Though these are addressed on some level with the system, the roundtables fully focus on 1 theme at a time. These and other learning needs also apply to leadership retreats or inviting us to speak at your next event.
All of the above are automatically included in The 5 Part Predictive System. However, depending on the size and age of your business, we act as trusted advisors and offer customized engagements to support your leadership, business growth, and business management needs as it relates to our expertise in human behavior.