What We Do

We all work hard to improve, but the one shortfall we see is organizations have no business management platform (or its fragmented) to base lasting change on.  We offer a variety of unique business performance services, each designed to offer you the most effective solution to your strategy execution challenges.  At the core of our services is Six Disciplines, a performance management system connecting plans to accountable action.
Just find the right services for you and your organization, then CONTACT US!

     

    Strategic Planning


    Does the thought of conducting your next annual strategic planning retreat make your eyes glaze over? Tired of planning sessions that do nothing but produce 3-ring binders full of "great ideas", collecting dust on a shelf for the rest of the year?

    The Six Disciplines Strategic Planning service is designed to get your leadership team on the same page about where they want to go, and how to get there. The service begins with a benchmark survey of what your customers and team members have to say. A management review of competitive trends and other external factors is also completed. This review is distilled into a prioritized list of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT).

    From this point, we work with your leadership team to focus on defining your mission, shared values, and a very crisp vision statement. The group is challenged to develop a strategic position that differentiates your business from your competitors. This strategic position provides the blueprint around which plans are aligned. Next, a list of vital few objectives is developed to guide planning. With these clear objectives in mind, your leadership team is challenged to agree on what to stop doing, in order to free up more resources, so you can allocate them to higher priority goals.

    The strategic planning process then moves into operating plans for the upcoming year. We work with you to define the key change initiatives required to move your company toward its vision over the next year. Initiative outcomes are clearly defined along with the responsibilities for meeting those outcomes.

    The end result of the Six Disciplines Strategic Planning service is that your leadership team will be enthused about having a clear strategic roadmap, and they'll be committed to the upcoming year's priorities.

    CONTACT US! - Strategic planning services with a transformational difference - using Six Disciplines.

     

     

    Outcomes  
    • Leadership team on same page 
    • Customer survey results
    • Team survey results
    • External trends analysis
    • Prioritized SWOT statement
    • Updated mission, values
    • 10-year vision statement
    • Strategic position statement
    • Vital few objectives
    • Change initiative definitions 
    Investments
    • 3 days per participant
    • 4-6 weeks elapsed time
    • Coaching fees  

     

    1:1 Executive/Leadership Coaching


    Rather than involving many people in the company in a transformational program, some leaders prefer to start by spending some private one-on-one time with an experienced business professional (a certified business coach) who brings an outside perspective to your current challenges. 

    Certified Six Disciplines business coaches offer 1:1 Executive Coaching services, and serve as an independent sounding board. During your interactions, you'll both explore your current situation and alternatives for moving your business - and your career as a leader -  forward

    All private discussions with our business coaches are handled with the highest standards of confidentiality and trust. Unlike other alternatives than involve a long-term commitment, our 1:1 private executive and leadership coaching sessions continue as long as you receive value from them. 

    Executives who engage with the Six Disciplines 1:1 Executive Leadership Coaching service frequently adopt other Six Disciplines services to address related challenges in their businesses.

    CONTACT US! - Let us help you bring the change and leadership you envision for the company. Six Disciplines executive business coaching will grow your leadership capabilities and be a foundation for you to grow your organization.


     

    Outcomes

    • Clarified thinking
    • Outside perspective
    • New ideas for old problems
    • Accountability

    Investments

    • Weekly or monthly sessions
    • Coaching fees

    SWOT Analysis

     
    In preparation for taking action, an effective starting point for any team is to get agreement on the organization's internal Strengths and Weaknesses, as well as external Opportunities and Threats. 

    The Six Disciplines SWOT Analysis services uses an innovative approach for engaging your team and getting them to a shared understanding.  Our clients have consistently found this service to be much more effective and productive than simple brainstorming exercises. We engage every participant in a structured way that draws out individual perspectives, and helps your group learn from each other.

    While the Six Disciplines SWOT Analysis service is very effective for senior leadership in crafting corporate strategy, it's also extremely useful for divisions, functional departments, and project teams in their planning processes.  

    CONTACT US! - Need help performing a SWOT analysis? Six Disciplines business coaches make it easy, painless, and results-driven. 

     

     

    Outcomes 

    • Prioritized list of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats

    Investments

    • 2-4 hour session 
    • Coaching fees 





    Strategic Initiatives


    Every organization has high priority challenges that need to be overcome. Some projects and initiatives are more strategic, others are more operational - but both need immediate attention and quick resolution. 

    When it comes to introducing and managing change initiatives, our business coaches use the Six Disciplines Strategic Initiatives service to get teams together, helping your team to come to an agreement about what the problem really is, and defining a plan of action for fix it - quickly. 

    While the Six Disciplines Strategic Initiatives service sets you on the right path to go it alone, many clients also decide to have our business coaches remain involved through the execution of the plan, to make sure it stays on track.   

    The best way to solve any problem is to make sure you have "the right people in the room" - the people who understand the problem, and can help solve it from the beginning.  Our business coaches will help you to select the right people for your change initiative teams. Then, we use our methodology to systematically engage each member of this team to define the problem, and to identify the solution. 

    The end result of using the Six Disciplines Strategic Initiatives service? Everyone is on the same page about what the plan is, why it's important, and what their role is in making it happen. 

    CONTACT US!  - Transform your organizations with innovative project and change initiatives using Six Disciplines.

     

     

    Outcomes 

    • Clear problem definition
    • Action plan
    • Responsibilities assigned
    • Effort estimated

    Investment

    • Two 2-hour sessions 
    • Coaching Fees
    • On-going oversight (optional)
    • Program enrollment (optional)

    Team Performance Development


    Does your organization have a strategic team, division, department, or project team that is, quite frankly,  just not performing to its potential? Perhaps their attitudes and intentions are positive, but they just can't seem to get moving in the right direction? These kind of situations, while common, frequently cause turmoil and tension between managers and their employees. 

    The Six Disciplines Team Performance Development service is tailored to any situation where there is a team of people that need to have a common mission.  

    The Six Disciplines approach cuts through all the hype: we work with you to interview the key players, understand what the problem is, form a working team of 5-7 people to define the problem, and develop a plan for moving forward. 

    While the Six Disciplines Team Performance Development service sets you on the right path to go it alone, many clients also decide to have our business coaches remain involved through the execution of the plan, to make sure it stays on track.

    Let's be clear: what we help you do isn't rocket science, however, it is hard work and generates tremendous results. 

    After using the Team Performance Development service, many clients find our One-on-One Executive Coaching, and SWOT Analysis services, very effective. 

    CONTACT US!  - Need to jump-start your teams' performance? Get growth-oriented results using Six Disciplines.

     

     

    Outcomes  

    • Teamwork
    • Shared goals
    • Clear responsibilities
    • Open communication

     
    Investment

    • Three 2-hour sessions
    • Management interviews
    • Coaching fees 
    • On-going oversight (optional)
    • Program enrollment (optional) 
    • SWOT (optional)
    • Team benchmarking (optional)  

     360 Performance Reviews


    When it comes to our assessing our own performance, the hardest thing to be objective about - is ourselves.  The Six Disciplines 360 Performance Review package is designed to provide each participant feedback from those who observe that person's work the most clearly. 

    The Six Disciplines 360 Performance Review service begins by educating participants on the purpose and benefits of 360 feedback. The feedback offered in a 360 Performance Review needs to be candid, specific, and constructive.  We coach each participant to work with their manager to identify the most appropriate people who have a stake in their success: their boss, direct reports, and internal or external customers/suppliers.

    Our 360 Feedback Survey Reports compile the feedback in an anonymous format,  helping you to compare your own ratings with your peers, manager, direct reports, and customers/suppliers. The greatest value received and learning takes place where your view differs the most from your reviewers.

    All survey feedback information is maintained in a confidential database so you can compare your results in subsequent years, when you choose to establish an on-going 360 Performance Review program.

    CONTACT US! - 360 Feedback surveys are easy and painless when the process is managed using Six Disciplines.

     


     

     

    Outcomes

    • Trained participants
    • 360 survey instrument
    • An individual 360 feedback survey report for participant
    • Dialogue with team leaders

     

    Investment

    • 2-3 hours per participant
    • Coaching fees
    • Program enrollment

    Strategy Implementation 


    So. you've engaged a Six Disciplines business coach for your Strategic Planning.  Or perhaps, you've already completed your strategic planning, and now want to focus on the Strategy Implementation or execution of that strategy. Now what?

    The Six Disciplines Strategy Implementation package helps you to build out detailed operating plans, including clear measures for key business processes required to sustain your business. In addition, our Six Disciplines business coach helps you define clear project plans for change initiatives required to move the organization toward its strategic priorities. These plans are then broken down into individual goals, and each team member enrolled in the program has a software balanced scorecard on their desktop for managing and reporting progress. 

    Six Disciplines research has proven that effective execution requires strong leadership of every person in your company - not just by your company's executive team. By personal leadership, we mean the ability for everyone to understand where the organization is going, and how they fit into that direction. This also means the discipline and skill to focus on what is strategic in the flood of daily distractions. 

    The Six Disciplines Strategy Implementation service helps to ensure that your strategy will be executed according to plan, consistently and repeatedly. 

    CONTACT US!  - Need help implementing your strategy? Don't go it alone - Six Disciplines business coaches are experts at strategy execution.

     

     

     

    Outcomes

    • One year operating plan
    • Change initiative plans
    • Key measures
    • Balanced scorecard
    • Individual plans
    • Teams on same page
    • Weekly, monthly and quarterly accountability
    • On-going coaching

    Investment

    • 2 weeks of implementation
    • Coaching fees
    • Program enrollment

     

    Succession Planning

     

     

     
    Faced with transitioning your business to other family members, or to another interested investor? For family-owned businesses, the transition horizon may be 5-10 years. For others, the transition is fairly rapid (1-2 years).  

    Successful businesses frequently approach Six Disciplines business coaches to help them with Succession Planning. 

    The Six Disciplines Success Planning service starts by getting all the key stakeholders in a room to agree on a long-term vision for the company that reflects the shared goals of the group. This can be difficult in a family-owned business: Junior’s vision is to grow the business as fast as possible; Mom and Dad's goal is take substantial cash out of the business for retirement purpose.  Obviously, getting the needs of the stakeholders on the table and building a practical, shared plan that addresses these needs requires a mutually agreed-upon decision to be made.   

    Six Disciplines business coaches overcome these challenges by viewing them as part of the Strategic Planning process.  A key part of this is learning how to listen to each other and begin working together toward shared goals, instead of pulling in opposite directions. 

    After using the Succession Planning service, many clients conduct a Strategic Planning and SWOT Analysis, to prioritize their learning and build team focus on improvement.

    CONTACT US!  - Transitioning your business to the next generation? Succession planning with measurable results - using Six Disciplines.

     

     

    Outcomes 

    • Open communication
    • Shared 10-year vision
    • Strategic plan
    • First-year operating plan
    • Change initiatives
    • Successful hand-off  and transition

     Investment

    • 3 days per participant
    • 6-8 weeks elapsed time
    • Coaching fees
    • Program enrollment

    Complete Strategy Execution Program


    Solving your most immediate, pressing challenge is what Six Disciplines does best. But it's critical for you to realize that the more successful you are, the greater and more diverse the challenges you'll face. 

    The complete Six Disciplines Strategy Execution Program engages your entire organization in crafting and executing strategy. It's an on-going business excellence program that builds four types of leadership capability, using an on-the-job coaching model. 

    First, our Six Disciplines business coach works with your senior leadership team in their role of setting clear strategy and priorities for the company. Then, we work with you to strengthen the leadership capabilities of functional managers and supervisors in building teams that learn how to craft operating plans and execute them. 

    Next, we develop project managers who can lead cross-functional teams to implement the key change initiatives to move the company forward. Finally, and most importantly, we develop personal leadership in each person. By personal leadership, we mean developing the individual capability to take responsibility for knowing what's important to the company, and managing your day according to those priorities.  

    Our complete Six Disciplines Strategy Execution Program blends a proven business-building methodology with professional coaching and powerful execution management software, all with the aim of growing your organization's ability to execute strategy.

    CONTACT US! - Helping you to solve one problem works for today, but what about tomorrow, next month, quarter, year? It takes a complete program to transform the performance of your organization - from the leader in strategy execution coaching - Six Disciplines.

     

     


    Outcomes

    • Well-defined strategy
    • Clear operating plans
    • Clear individual goals
    • Clear project plans
    • Clear measures
    • Responsibility
    • Accountability
    • Less firefighting
    • Greater predictability

    Investment

    • 3 days planning retreat
    • Half days quarterly
    • Coaching fees
    • Program enrollment
    • 6 months to launch