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April 6, 2017

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I’ve helped clients in many different ways. Here are the most common areas where I help them excel.

1. Rapid Strategy Development

You need a sound business strategy that takes into account the increasing complexity of our world. SWOT won’t cut it anymore. I’ll lead you through a process that surfaces your most critical assets and challenges assumptions that are holding you back so you can set goals that leapfrog the competition.

  • Explore trends in overlooked domains becoming critical to strategy in your industry
  • Investigate parallel performers and niche players that provide insights for success
  • Consider the impact of culture and values on your strategy
  • Map out multiple scenarios and possible futures for the company
  • Complete final selection and fine-tuning of the strategy
  • Apply the 4C-S Accelerator to supercharge your strategy rollout

2. Thoughtfully Ruthless® Leader Acceleration

When I worked for IBM, I waited for someone to ‘discover me’. I knew I could do more and hoped someone would see my potential and mentor me to greatness. Didn’t happen. Finally I took control of my career, hired a coach and transformed myself, reaching the status and accomplishing results I knew I was capable of. I can help you do the same.

I care deeply about the success of leaders who need a catalyst to leap to the next level. I get energized seeing people take a dramatic jump forward in the areas that are most important to them.

  • Balance the most beneficial aspects of being a thoughtful and ruthless leader to achieve unprecedented gains in time, energy and resources.
  • Apply the Thoughtfully Ruthless® framework to meet personal and career goals, reclaiming up to 40 hours a month.
  • Develop tactics for dealing with critical and challenging situations, people, and politics.
  • Spend more of your time planning your next strategic moves.

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3. The Implementation Rocket Pack

You’ve nailed down the strategy or project mandate. Now you need to execute fast. Using over 20 years of experience on a wide variety of projects drawing on multiple certifications (Prosci, CCMP, M.A.Sc.), I help leaders find the fast path to results.

  • Set up structures that help you maintain control over progress.
  • Establish measures that indicate success and provide an early warning for problems.
  • Map out a plan that works around common pitfalls that derail other projects.
  • Get a fix on the political landscape and how leader engagement can accelerate or drag progress.
  • Apply proven tactics in change management to master people risks.
  • Increase your savviness at advertising your successes, positioning for the next role.
  • Have unlimited access to a strategic sounding board for any opportunity or issue that arises.

4. Something else you need help with?

Don’t hesitate to ask. I’ve worked on a wide variety of projects and can help you formulate a plan that will get you the results you need quickly.

  • We have no measures…it seems too daunting to put those in place. Where do we begin?
  • We keep repeating the same mistakes. Why aren’t we learning?
  • Why aren’t people responding to my leadership and my communications?
  • How do I get people to move faster?
  • Where is my team losing ground or spinning its wheels? How can we be more effective?
  • How do I get my team focused on a common vision of the future?
  • How can I draw all that great knowledge out of my team member’s heads?
  • How do we reduce the number of bad hires?
  • How can I get my team to go above and beyond when needed?