My consulting service helps the executive/manager improve performance by having the company examine three simple, yet profound, issues:
I offer the management team an opportunity to take a reflective time-out, in order to take stock of your current condition, your vision and your key strategic objectives.
My focus is on the process of building a plan, committed to by both the head and the heart, in order to manifest the next phase of your business's potential.
Results and gains include:
Sometimes managers are reluctant to take time out to do this kind of process, because of the everyday pressures of running a business. But you can get trapped by that attitude trapped into thinking the same way, and most importantly, trapped by your beliefs and thoughts.
Clients always report that they should have done this type of process years ago. After our session together, they return to work refreshed, renewed and with a new determination and energy to proceed to the next level. In short, this process revitalizes, clarifies and prepares you for the next step.
Whether your company is in a challenging situation or experiencing great success, it may be time for you to move to the next level. I invite you to consider the following process, which consists of two phases:
1) One-On-One Interviews
I meet with each individual member of the team for a minimum half-day interview. This discussion clarifies thoughts, perceptions and ideas in the following three areas, for both the individual's own realm of responsibility as well as for the company as a whole.
All comments from the individual meetings are confidential. Each participant sees only their own notes, encouraging a safe atmosphere in the interviews. People can freely explore and clarify their own thinking without worrying about saying what they think they should, conforming or coming up with immediate answers. During the interview, participants explore new, innovative and productive ideas.
A summary of the interview is then organized, typed and returned to each person for them to review and clarify in preparation for Phase 2.
2) The Offsite Retreat
Team members then participate in a 3-day Offsite. The mornings and afternoons are dedicated to working sessions, and the evenings are devoted to team building through group activities.
During the morning and afternoon sessions, each person shares their perceptions about the day's topic, using the notes from their individual interviews. There is no group discussion or commenting during each of these presentations, so the meeting moves along quickly and efficiently.
After everyone has spoken, we continue with group discussion. This is a time for debate, clarification, new insights, and deep understanding. We begin working as a team, using the emerging "collective wisdom" as our foundation. The individual presentations and group interaction help us discover the new common themes.
During the evening session, the group engages in a fun and creative activity designed to foster individual expression and team building. Mask-making, drumming and golf have all proven to be successful.
Each individual member spends a minimum of one half-day with me in interview and three days at the Offsite.
From the interview and Offsite, participants leave with the following:
Two days of follow-up sessions are scheduled to ensure that every issue raised at the Offsite has been assigned a champion and a time-line for accomplishment. Any other un-resolved issues are also addressed.
My promise to you is that this session will exceed your expectations and that we will together build a stronger foundation for the future of your company.
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