I work as a trusted advisor to leaders helping them close the gap between their aspiration and current reality. I help bring their vision to life, craft strategies and have conversations that count throughout their organisations. In short…I help leaders do the really hard part of the soft stuff
In reality this means working on 3 broad areas of client need:
1. Develop Leaders
One of the primary ingredients of organisational performance is human performance. The way people act, interact, communicate, engage and perform is key to the success of any enterprise. The people who work for you are one of your very few unique competitive assets and helping you master how to engage them well and focus the energy this engagement can release on strategically significant outcomes is where our Human Performance Consultancy Skills are used.
2. Develop Leadership Teams
Michael Jorden said; “Talent wins games, but teamwork & intelligence wins championships”. In my long consultancy career I have been fortunate enough to consult, coach and facilitate leadership teams from some of the world’s leading organisations and this experience has enabled me to develop my own unique approach to helping leadership teams along the journey from good to great. If you feel your leadership team is being trapped on the ‘Operational’ treadmill and needs to break free to do some ‘Leadership’ and/or ‘Strategic’ work then I can help.
A wise man once said ‘when you are born you are given a brush – you can paint heaven or you can paint hell, the choice is yours, so choose well my friend.’
I often replay these words when I get asked to help leaders and their teams look into the future and ‘imagineer’ a vision and mission for their team, function or organisation. I know from my personal experience leading sensei that the art of predicting the future is fraught with difficulty, but just because it is difficult does not mean we should not try and do it. As most of us live our lives at such a frantic pace it is rare for us to stop and ask what are we doing all this for?
In this area of support we help senior leadership teams take the ‘time out’ necessary to consider some of the harder leadership questions such as where are we taking this organisation? What will the strategic journey look like and do we have the capabilities, resources, energy and enthusiasm for the journey that lies ahead?
To help leaders get started with the conversations necessary to answer these questions we have developed a simple Strategic Health Check which you can download (here) and see where this takes you.