There are two mind-bending transitions for a business

Phase 2 and Impeachment

The first is a growth stage, the second a decaying one.

They can be desperate and painful or, a beautiful evolution for an organization.
Phase 2 Transitions

Phase 2 is the transition of a company from leader-centric to business-centric; from “cowboy” style to structure and systems, doing everything at hand and putting out the fires in front of you and getting back to your specialty and then, adding the skills of leadership to your tool belt.

bronco rider Luc Novovitch

This is the critical point where a company shifts from adolescence into a prime, thriving competitor… or into premature aging, and soon… failure. It’s the teetering edge between sharing your beautiful intentions (and widget) with the world and stumbling with pain and confusion into looking back, wondering what went wrong.

If you’re prepared, congratulations! Most of us aren’t. Most of us have not yet had all of the training, or raw instinct, required to bridge this gap. As you likely know, business failure rates in the first five years are insane!

Consider this – even Steve Jobs was fired by his own company for his inability to make this transition. Yes, years later he was hired back. And in those 12 long-gone years, he gained a lot of scars, pain, and education.

Even if you’re that good or, do you really want to wait that long?

Identify, Define, Strategize & Do

Sounds simple, right? How’s that going so far?
Every company has its own special magic, it’s own distinct way of doing and sharing things. That’s because companies are led and run by people; beautiful, deranged, delusional, brilliant people who are constantly changing and growing their how and rarely, their why. Heck, most of us can’t even define our why!
We’re going to help you challenge your thinking and learn why you do what you do. Believe it or not your why drives all of your how. And when you haven’t defined that, you flounder, PERIOD.
Then we’ll develop systems with you, for you, for your team(s), and for your clients that are driven by your why, thus have energy and enthusiasm behind them, thus are driven and accomplished.
This is not cookie cutter, one size fits all stuff. It is though, wonderfully consistent in the strategy of our approach. Because our approach is science-based, brain-based, and evolving as we all learn more about the mind and the heart and how they work to drive our results.
Impeachment Transitions

The Impeachment transition is when a company has had success, sometimes exceptional, but they haven’t embraced the 21st Century perspective on leadership, management, and team. They’re still trying to maintain a pyramid org chart and department compartments including a system of hierarchy based on title and education NOT ON CONTRIBUTION AND RESULTS.

This is a broken system and a failing structure. No matter the context, silos within an organization get in the way of speed, superior customer service, and growth.

Silos are dead!

Cross-departmental communications are in. Scrums are in. A suggestion box that’s monitored, responded too, electronic, and even encouraged is in.

  • Tracking lead measures and getting help when the project is going sideways, not getting hanged the month after it did.
  • Learning from our experiences, in public, with learning loops so the knowledge is useful.
  • Employees who know and understand how to be most effective in their roles, why their mentors are, and what else needs doing.

The list is growing. In today’s society, we all want to contribute and we all want to be heard. And, we can. Whether you want to hear (pun intended) that or not.

We want our leaders to ask us what’s wrong with our own departments that we work in every day and, we want action based on our input and we want to see it in action. We want to feel like we have influence and our ideas count.

We want flex time off, optional benefits packages, and the opportunity to express ourselves. We want to feel like we matter! 

With culturally cutting edge companies like Edelman Financial, Southwest Airlines, and Google leading the way, even your grocery cashier trusts that they have an opinion that counts and that there is a company out there willing to listen. Can your people say the same?

And if you don’t get it yet, your HR Department is your Marketing Department. Your employees, your ambassadors. Your leadership, your culture.

Read above, or…

Working intimately with you, we will identify, define, and strategize a plan to make this your company’s most fruitful and fun phase yet. Then help you execute it with coaching, group facilitation, and process creation.

Every company has its own special magic, it’s own distinct way of doing and sharing things. That’s because companies are led and run by people. Beautiful, deranged, delusional, brilliant people who are constantly changing and growing their how and rarely, their why. That is very helpful.

Here’s what we know. Humans will try a new tactic every day of the week if we think it might help improve our performance, our outcomes. What we rarely do is challenge our strategies.

We’re going to help you challenge that thinking. We’ll be talking a lot about communications, about systems, and about outcomes. A lot. And we’re going to ask you to be candid about these things and how clear they are in your organization. And then we’re going to train your people in these areas wherever you seek improved results. Together, we’ll develop or restructure frameworks for your communications, your workflows, your strategic philosophy, your goal setting, agreements, accountability, in other words, whatever isn’t working for you or your team(s) based on your transitional evolution.

This is not cookie cutter, one size fits all stuff. It is though, wonderfully consistent in the strategy of our approach. Because our approach is science-based.

We help leaders consistently let their people do the jobs they were hired for while they do the two jobs they are now in the position of needing to do: lead, and that other skill that got them where they are.

Our Framework

Inquiry. 

It depends on your distinct situation but most often it looks something like this…

We interview internally and externally, the C Suite and the delivery person, your favorite client and most common client (not always the same.) We learn your culture and we evaluate the systems in place making it happen. Then we co-create the change you want to see and do it.

Investigation.

It depends on your distinct situation but most often it looks something like this…

We dig deeply into the only five ways all companies make money. We get the current stats, the wants and the needs and, we evaluate the systems in place making those things happen. Then we co-create the change you want to see and do it.

Insight.

It depends on your distinct situation but most often it looks something like this…

There is not one element of a good business well run that is not learnable, teachable and repeatable. We have a lot of experience in doing and sharing. We do that… with you.

And we help you build sustainable systems and structure by helping you change your thinking about your business and your role in it.

Be SMART

Using our (yes proprietary) SMART (insert appropriate solution) Model we give you a new lens through which to view your business and the people who help you make it successful. With this education, you’ll never go back, fall back, or lose sight of your objectives because they are now, a part of your ongoing organizational conversation.

To learn more or sign up for one of our TEAMS Courses, call the office or shoot us an email and we’ll learn more about you and your wonderfully unique situation.

Your solution could come in the form of an organizational SMART TEAMS strategy, a leadership team SMART TEAMS strategy, a “key man” SMART TEAMS strategy or, a 1:1 consultation relationship. It is up to you. Clearly, though, we encourage a SMART TEAMS Framework because they have proven their worth time and again.

So now…

Where’s your greatest pain?

Organizational Development

Feeling disconnected from your widget? Company’s goals a bit fuzzy no matter what you say?

Team(s) Energy & Results

Feel like communications aren’t landing? Loosing your influence? Teams aren’t preforming?

Data & Finance Intelligence

Feeling mostly confident in your actions but want affirmation in your data? Don’t know how to get it?

Leadership Development

Even Steve Jobs was fired from his own company for his inability to change. Ready to learn & grow?

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