We partner with clients in a variety of ways to create healthier and more productive work environments. Our company's values of being collaborative, catalytic, and intentional drive our approach and our over thirty years of combined experience inform our methods.
Through leadership development, strategy consulting, and coaching we will help you lead change and change leadership.
Understand your culture; tune up your organization
An organization is like a machine with many moving parts and processes. As it runs, it creates a hum in the background. That hum is culture. As the organization becomes more complex, its processes can become less effective, its parts may stop working in alignment, and the hum becomes discordant. We can help you understand your organization’s culture and realign your people and processes to become more effective, improve performance, and achieve your outcomes. Think of us as your organizational mechanics!
Identify more efficient and effective ways to make changes that stick
Change is often needed, but hard to accomplish. You may know the changes you need to make, but struggle to get buy-in. Rollouts go wrong, adoption is low, and staff members become “change fatigued.” We know that change is inevitable – not an option, but a requirement. We also know that people respond to change in emotional, yet predictable ways. With our guidance, you will successfully discover areas of opportunity and develop plans to drive important changes. We make sure your plans are implemented and measure the results to put you back on the path to success with a clearer, more up-to-date roadmap.
- Concerns about organizational culture and climate
- Outdated or inefficient processes or procedures
- Ineffective mentoring or training programs
- Interest in making important changes, but not knowing how
- Noticing fear and resistance in staff, but not being able to manage or address them
People don’t leave jobs; people leave bosses and dysfunctional teams
Employee development efforts often overlook “soft” skills, focusing instead on technical skills. While the latter are critical, people “do business” with people: bosses, coworkers, and customers. When we spend over 1/3 of our day at work — sometimes spending more time with co-workers than our own families! — it’s no wonder that people problems are the reason most employees leave organizations. We can help you develop your current or emerging leaders to support retention and improve employee engagement and productivity.
Engage your staff; create momentum
Sometimes all you need is a little pick-me-up: an opportunity to spend a lunch hour, a half-day, or a full-day exploring a challenge or intentionally building a skill set. We can create those opportunities for you. As expert trainers and facilitators we generate engagement, energy, and enthusiasm from participants in our workshops*. People learn and more importantly, remember, when they have the opportunity to actively experience and explore workshop content. You will NOT be stuck in your chairs listening to a lecture and watching a power point.
- New or ineffective supervisors
- Technical experts struggling with supervision or management
- Difficulty evaluating and managing staff performance effectively
- New employees whom you want to onboard seamlessly
- Unproductive or “stuck” teams
*We can customize any of the ones below, or create unique workshops tailored to your organization.
Sample workshops for leading change
|Moving Forward Intentionally: Strategic Thinking, Planning, and Action|
|Maximizing Performance: Aligning Employees’ and Organizations’ Values & Expectations|
|Change Happens: Designing, Leading, and Implementing Change|
|Assessing Your Organizational Culture: Your People as Your Compass|
|Change Your Organization’s Culture: One Step at a Time|
|Metrics Matter: Evaluating Your Program, Workshop, or Process|
|The Future of Teams – Productivity and Performance in Virtual Environments|
Sample workshops for changing leadership
|Transition to Supervision: Managing the “Bud to Boss” Challenge|
|Creating Solutions and Taking Action: Problem-Solving, Decision-Making, and
|Feedback: It’s a Gift But Doesn’t Always Seem Like It!|
|Emotional Intelligence: The People Side of Work|
|Bridging and Leveraging Generational Differences|
|Managing Conflicts with Confidence|
|Managing Priorities and Time: Increasing Efficiency and Decreasing Stress|
|Creating Engagement: Energizing Yourself and Others at Work|
|An Introduction to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People|
|Know Thyself: Discovering Your Leadership Style through Individual Awareness|
|Managing Performance Day-to-Day|
|Lateral Leadership: Influencing Without Authority|
|Effective Interpersonal Communication: Listen So They'll Talk and Talk So They'll Listen|
|Managing Up: Helping Your Boss to Help You|
|Thinking (and Speaking) on Your Feet|
|Leading Meetings That Matter|
|Teams That Work: Leading and Contributing to Effective Teams|
|Motivation and Reward: The Carrot, Not the Stick|
|Growing the People You Need: Coaching and Developing Others|
|Mentoring: Getting Started and Maximizing the Relationship|
|The Accidental Trainer: Facilitating When You're the Subject Matter Expert|
|Mapping Your Future: Creating and Using Your Individual Development Plan|
|Strengths Deployment Inventory: Understanding Your Work Style|
|StrengthsFinder: Understanding and Using Your Strengths at Work|
|Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Understanding and Using Your and Other's Preferences at Work|
We look forward to hearing from you!
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