Fine-tune your ability to communicate and work together as an executive team. Uncover and understand the real sources of interpersonal conflicts, and recognize how to resolve them. Learn how decision-making systems differ, and why those differences are essential to success. Define the best practices for effectively interacting with other members of senior management. The end result is your senior management team will be less distracted by interpersonal differences, better able to focus on the real issues affecting your business and capable of providing clear focused direction for the organization.
Articulate your vision and values and put them into action. Values are a set of deeply held beliefs that govern and guide our behavior in our relationships with customers and team members. Forming shared values causes people to build trust with each other and the organization and be more willing to take risks, explore alternatives, learn and grow. We will conduct a values distillation process and a visioning process that allows all senior manager team members to contribute and buy-in. These processes will illuminate the underlying principles and values that will guide you and your organization as you strive to fulfill your vision for the future.
Develop effective strategic plans for meeting the challenges of tomorrow. Our process for strategic planning is activity based, solid in it's own foundation and designed to teach you to become more strategic day in and day out. This process is designed to tease apart the team's 3-5 primary goals, identify corresponding objectives and establish accountability for each. The process will assist you in:
Properly planned and implemented, retreats are far more than a mere respite from the daily work world. They offer opportunities to establish new relationships, examine assumptions and processes, and explore creative possibilities in a reduced-risk structure. An executive retreat includes several elements - fun, relaxation, learning, strategic planning, team-building, personal development, and renewal - to name a few. A well-designed retreat can make a significant impact on both the executive team and their organization by acting as a catalyst for positive change.
Designed to help those in leadership positions achieve their full potential, this program will assist you to develop your ability to mobilize, inspire, challenge and lead others. Join us for an exciting and challenging journey of self-exploration and development, which will dramatically expand your range and effectiveness as a leader.
The purpose of a company wide initiative such as this is to identify the traits of a successful culture in your industry that is strategically positioned for the future, and then to design and implement a strategy for building and sustaining that intentional culture. We will begin by focusing our research on your industry in order to lead the management team through an exercise to understand the trends of the industry as it relates to culture and the professional development of the workforce. We will then assess your current culture and the issues you face.
The assessments will cover the following areas:
This will provide a means to benchmark key indicators including employee morale, retention, productivity and others most vital to your business. This will position us to agree upon the characteristics of the desired intentional culture and build an implementation plan. We will guide the senior management team through a transition management process so that they may lead and manage the transition to a new intentional culture.
Clarify the roles, responsibilities and position of teams within the organization, from the Executive Team to functional/department teams to cross-functional/project teams and dramatically improve their performance. Cultivate a foundation of the common values of trust, respect, acceptance, and personal accountability. Develop the skills of clear effective communication, fact based team problem solving, and complex team decision making. Create a forum for honest communication, systemic perspectives and break through thinking.
We will assign our HRD expert to consult with, and train as necessary, your HR department for the purposes of reviewing and evaluating Human Resource activities and suggesting improvements. Efforts will focus on organizational alignment, performance management and team member development.
Consulting topics include:
Upon completion of this set of consulting activities, your organization will have aligned its employee policies and processes with the demands of its new culture and completed the initial stages of an Employee Development process. The projected result of these activities should create a stronger bond between corporate goals and employee actions, which should increase the effectiveness of all employees.
Bringing your company values to life. We will design new employee orientation programs, train-the-trainer programs, specialized curriculum, human resource campaigns and company-wide events that help employees understand how to live your company values in daily behavior. When values are expressed in action, policy, projects and results they become more than words; they become the foundation of your company's heart and soul.
Newton Learning compliments its work within organizations by offering regularly scheduled development programs for individual participation. These programs assist people to make significant performance improvements. Participants develop a deep understanding of accountability, dramatically improve their relationship skills, and become more inspired, creative, and motivated. Whether its learning to be a masterful facilitator, a visionary leader or an effective team player, we are sure to have a solution for your individual employee needs.