“Lesson for me and other consultants – keep it simple. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it. Or you’ve just gotten lazy and rely on the jargon.”
Many of the challenges in growing your company will require a focused analysis and initiatives that are best addressed through a consultative approach. ACT One is able to help you in the following areas:
Strategic thinking is what an organization does in becoming smarter, targeted, and nimble enough to prosper in an era of constant change. To think strategically, an organization must have both focus and flexibility.
Focus involves figuring out what your organization does best. It means identifying your customers’ changing needs and developing the key skills – often called core competencies – critical to acquiring and keeping your revenue decision makers (your customers).
Flexibility allows your organization to respond to change – to seize upon innovation and unexpected opportunity or to react effectively when the status quo is challenged or changed. It means creating a corporate culture in which everyone is constantly looking for ways to do things better.
Without strategic thinking, strategic planning is useless, and typically results in an operational plan that is based on what is happening today. Most companies focus on “what” and “how,” and fail to start with “why.” We will help you start with “why” working on Vision, Alignment and Execution.
Our Strategic Thinking process will challenge your leadership team to look at the following:
- How to get out of your “planning” comfort zone. If it feels comfortable, it is not strategic.
- How to not conform to “cost-based” thinking.
- Focus on where to play, and how to win.
- How to identify and test your assumptions.
- How to keep it simple.
Coaching for Executives, Managers, and Supervisors
Our goal is to help you develop as a leader. Sometimes, there are specific issues to deal with, other times it is just ongoing development, Either way we will set the stage to allow the leader to engage in candid discussion, while maintaining objectivity to either resolve an issue, or open doors for further growth.
Coaching Objectives for the Individual:
- Increase capability in areas of weakness or desired improvement.
- Reduce stress.
- Increase confidence and leverage areas of strength and opportunity.
Our approach is not based on a template where we start with a pre-determined module and end at a certain place. Rather, it is prescriptive in nature, and each coaching situation takes on its own life.
The Coaching Structure
- Establish Relationship
- Gain Clarity
- Goal Setting
- Value Measurement