New Ideas –
After ten years helping to introduce new products into supermarkets
and drug stores for large U. S. firms, we turned our focus entirely
to the “process” by which companies create and implement new ideas regardless of their industry.
Issues and Defined Strategy – We
found our clients needed to carefully identify their
core issues, defining the strategy into which to fit the new ideas they want
to create. We developed facilitation mechanisms to support
planning teams in more quickly devising basic strategy.
Informed – Core
strategic issues often need illumination to make sense of them. We
carried forward ongoing training and experience in research to help
clients get the knowledge they need to make informed strategic plans.
Team – Strategy
planning teams and teams tasked with creating innovations cannot create
well together if they are not in a high degree of alignment
and harmony. Early on we set out to create the coaching and group
processes needed to develop and enhance the level of harmony among our
Systems – As
our consulting practice unfolded, it became clear that powerful strategy
and inspired innovation were only part of the equation. This led us
to develop ongoing consulting support for our clients in their long-term efforts
to implement their plans to the highest standards.
and Communication – In the final
analysis we came to see our consulting as a support for the leadership
of the men and women whose job it is to move their enterprises ahead.
Our work helps them refine the messages they must deliver and to
motivate the action required to succeed.