Build the management capacity to reach new levels.
As an entrepreneur or small business owner, it's natural to take on many roles and responsibilities. A mantra that has likely served you well is "whatever it takes." As your business grows, it becomes necessary to share management tasks with formal and informal leaders. By sharing the load and dividing responsibilities, you'll free up more of your time and mental energy. You'll also be able to tackle more ambitious goals for your business.
According to a study from EY, only 1 in 7 CEOs have the leadership skills to execute their strategy. I'll help you challenge the status quo, see where other leaders fall short, and avoid the traps that derail many entrepreneurs and small business owners. After our work, you and your team will have the tools to thrive.
My consulting programs are engineered to help you solve four core problems found in distributing the management workload. You and your team will learn to:
Promote or Hire the Right Managers
Get Comfortable Letting Go of Control
Adopt a Common Management Playbook
Strategically Divvy Up the Work
Engagements are organized into 90-day chunks called epics. For each epic, we'll establish a few key areas to improve for yourself and your team. I will then design and deliver a customized mix of the following to help you achieve your goals:
Workshops & Training
One-on-One and Group Coaching
Facilitated Planning Sessions and Meetings
Developmental Plans and Roadmaps
Over the course of our work together, you should expect to:
|Reduce dependency on yourself and other top-level leaders.|
|Improve innovation and creativity.|
|Improve morale or turnover issues.|
|Improve interviewing skills and hiring outcomes.|
|Improve decision-making throughout the organization.|
|Reduce micromanagement and become more empowering.|
|Grow confidence as leaders instead of doers.|
|Reduce unhealthy conflict.|
|Choose managers or establish selection criteria for managers.|
|Work from a complimentary playbook as a team of leaders.|
|Become more focused and strategic.|
|Install a framework like EOS or Scaling Up.|
"Prior to this workshop, I noticed that we have high percentage of people that are stressed by uncertainty and change. This workshop solidified this observation. The good news is now we have a conversation piece and tools to help our peers with this stressor."
A manager's job is to plan, organize, lead, build situational awareness, and make adjustments along the way. Managers also must be adaptable and handle uncertainty well. These are some of the core competencies to look for in managers. It's natural to want to promote top performers or longest tenured employees. But unless they are capable and trained to do these things, you're setting them up to fail.