The health and effectiveness of any organization is a reflection
of the health and effectiveness of its leaders. So, for an organization
to be at it best, it leaders must be at their individual and collective best.
Over 30+ years, I’ve learned that for an organization to effectively transform
itself, the leadership must undergo transformation themselves.
My role is to guide you through the transformational process of becoming
a Well Defined Leader, focusing on the following characteristics:
Self-awareness of your strengths, as well as your blindspots
Developing a meaningful personal purpose statement, and defining your individual core principles.
Cultivating a "learner" mentality, and a commitment to personal growth
Practicing "The Five Traits of Trusted Leadership"
Creating a plan to meet goals and objectives
Introducing new skills and tools
Applying new learning to current challenges
This approach is based on the belief that each person, each leader, is uniquely
made, and for a unique purpose. Unlocking your uniqueness is the key to transformation.
Steve Jobs was quoted saying “Great things in organizations are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people”. It is true that great organizations will almost always have great teamwork. If you want to transform the effectiveness and performance of your organization, being intentional about creating strong, high-functioning teams is a great way to get there.
My role is to lead your team through the process of becoming this type of team, by focusing on these key elements of team dynamics:
Developing trust by appreciating complementary strengths
Using conflict and resistance in a healthy way
Creating individual and collective commitment
Generating a culture of mutual accountability
Emphasizing team goals and results
Teams consist of individuals with unique talents and strengths. The key is getting each person to fully contribute theirs, while appreciating and benefiting from those of others.
A "DIY" kit is available for leaders who want to jump start this process on their own. Included are: customized 1 day team workshop materials, online team survey, leader manual, and one hour prep call. Email or call for more details.
Every organization has a culture. It’s either the one you intentionally build and monitor or the one you’re fighting and constantly running up against. The latter is referred to as “Shadow Culture”. If fills the void and is represented by a collection of individual behaviors and attitudes…both good and bad…that develop over time. Shadow culture is difficult to articulate, frustrating to many, and most importantly stands in the way of growth.
My role is to partner with you to Design, Build, and Sustain a thriving culture, based on the
The 6 Markers below:
Congruence – everything in alignment with the organization’s purpose
Commitment – people are fully invested in the purpose
Consistency – the purpose is lived out every day
Connection – people have dynamic relationships within the organization
Collaboration – people naturally seek to work with each other
Creativity – people are empowered to dream new ideas and try new things
A Thriving Culture requires time and commitment from leadership. It can be your ultimate competitive advantage. As Peter Drucker said, “culture eats strategy for breakfast”.
Every organization, whether start-up or mature, needs crystal clear mission, vision, and strategic priorities. Your mission should define your organization’s purpose, while the vision describes the expression of that mission in 3-5 years. Leadership provides these for your organization so that everyone understands the difference you intend to make, and what that difference looks like. Your team needs to know where the organization is going. From there, the creation of strategic priorities establishes the work to be done in order for your vision to become a reality. Once this combined direction is locked-in, and only then, is an organization ready to put the following components in place.
Structure - where power, authority and decision making are located
Processes - activities that move information up and down and across an organization
People - policies to ensure the right people and capabilities are in place
Rewards - to motivate and align behaviors with the organization goals
Each organization has a unique direction (mission-vision-strategy) and likewise should have unique structure, processes, people, and rewards to deliver it. Let JASPER Consulting help you determine yours by facilitating this process for you and your leadership team.
SMALL & MIDSIZE
Small & Midsize Businesses have all the challenges and opportunities that larger organizations do, while operating with significantly fewer resources. As a leader, the key is to focus your energy on what you do well while tapping into third-party expertise in areas you do not.
My role is to help you succeed in a highly efficient manner by providing just the right level of outsourced services your business needs to thrive:
Fractional or temporary Chief Operating Officer
Outsourced Training and Development
New Business start-up support
Succession Planning services
Ongoing Organizational Assessments
Based on your organization's specific needs, I'll work with you to provide a customized solution to help bridge your resource gap. Services can be delivered both on-site or virtually.