Emotional and insightful.
Very effective way of generating ideas. I am looking forward to undertaking this process in the regional office.
Very effective. Has lifted my eyes up out of the rut and inspired me to continue to improve my communication and interaction with the leadership team.
Honest, consultative and productive.
Thanks Paul so much for your warm facilitation skills which you use with such smooth and compassionate ease. You bring a wonderful atmosphere to our board meetings, and I really appreciate what you do and how you do it!
The program was interesting and very positive. The group was surprised by the outcome. The approach that Paul used for the group to engage in the task and communicate was not confronting, very inviting and inclusive, for all group members to participate. The actions that were decided are being implemented now.
Everyone was involved and engaged and working towards achieving an important agreed objective. All staff ... and particularly a team who need to be reenergised [could benefit from this program].
Inclusive, refreshing, engaging, energising. Break-out sessions with opportunity to come up with/discuss top level strategies [were especially helpful].
Awareness of the leadership group's styles, including my own [was particularly helpful] - the 360 description and 'reactive styles' was a new concept to me ... The strategic setting and thinking for the upcoming year is already starting to shape up.
I really enjoyed the sessions we had with Paul. There are lessons I learned about listening and dealing with people that I will take beyond this project... It is a rare and highly useful skill to 1) listen and understand everyone's point of view, especially if they differ, 2) sense possible tension and know how to work with it respectfully and gracefully and still be productive, and 3) be able to balance the evidence for the exercise with the actual exercise. Paul did this all so well and it allowed us to whittle down a large amount of primary data into something succinct and useful.
A plan that ignites
We suspect you're right. Your strategy planning sessions should be engaging, exploratory, rigorous, and enable the change you need. Strategy sessions can be exciting and grounding, head spinning and rigorous. And they should deliver a plan that’s impregnated with your senior team’s passion, savvy, intelligence and direction. A plan that ignites the rest of the organisation.
The how really matters
After all, a powerful organisation strategy is undoubtedly one of the most critical components of business success. But it is not just the right strategy that counts; it’s whether it actually works to align and ignite activities within your company and group. That’s why it’s important how it is created and who it is that creates it. While your organisational strategy sessions with the change company will actively engage your senior team, we naturally expand the process to include at least one level below that team, as appropriate. Your outcome will be a clear, decisive, and compelling strategy that enjoys deep commitment by the people that really count.
A comprehensive plan
Through engaging us to assist your strategy development you will achieve the following outcomes:
- A defined purpose consisting of mission, vision and values
- Clear goals for your business
- Measurable objectives for each goal
- Critical success factors
- Key initiatives to achieve your goals