We exist to make the world better for everyone through healthy, purpose-driven organizations.

We are committed to the creation and support of healthy, purpose-driven organizations. We believe this is the most effective way to make the world better. Better for executive leaders. Better for managers, supervisors, and front line employees. Better for employee families. Better for customers and communities. We dedicate our careers to this purpose. A better world requires companies that perform.

Performance isn’t an obscure hope that if we’re nice to everyone the bottom line will magically improve.  The work of performance improvement is hard, full of challenges, and is for people with the guts to ask hard questions.  We wade into messy conversations about performance because it’s the only way to build organizations that create meaningful change. Contact us to discuss how we might be able to support your organization.

Driven by Purpose. Focused on Performance.

We are committed to the creation and support of healthy, purpose-driven organizations.

We believe this is the most effective way to make the world better. Better for managers, supervisors, and front line team members. Better for team member families. Better for customers and communities. We dedicate our careers to this purpose. A better world requires companies that perform. Performance isn’t an obscure hope that if we’re nice to everyone the bottom line will magically improve. The work of performance improvement is hard, full of challenges, and isn’t for people without the guts to ask hard questions. We wade into messy conversations about performance because it’s the only way to build organizations that create meaningful change.

The Purpose & Performance Process

A strong and clear purpose, when applied to every part of an enterprise, will supercharge revenue and retention. The Purpose & Performance Process demonstrates why purpose is critical to all areas of business, and is our model to measure company health.

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Gap Analysis

Every leader has a list of projects and problems that require more time to address than they have in their planner. One of our first tasks is exploring and prioritizing these lists so senior leaders know where to focus for maximum impact. Using surveys, interviews, and business data analysis, we build a picture of the current state. We then clarify a vision for the desired future. The rest of the work is about quantifying the gaps, prioritizing action items, and aligning all areas of the organization to address the highest priorities.

We Address Challenges as Learning Labs

Whether it’s in the trenches with front line team members or with executive leaders in the boardroom, we ensure that we explore the reasons behind change so that every initiative we tackle is a leadership development experience. Today’s solutions won’t last forever. Rapid change and disruption will require new business models and operating techniques we haven’t yet dreamed of. We equip teams to face the future with confidence and understanding of timeless practices that drive performance. Our work is only as valuable as the expanded leadership capacity we develop.

Science

Every week new business books hit the shelves with the promise of a simple solution to what ails you (usually in 5 EASY STEPS!!!). We know better. Every business is different, and understanding the unique factors is critical when crafting a program that actually moves the needle. That’s why we make a habit of measuring things like engagement, culture, and leadership effectiveness from the get-go. We combine hard data with the latest research, best practices, and case studies we can get our hands on. Believe it or not, we even understand the data because our entire team have earned advanced degrees and performed empirical research in the organization development field. It’s not all corduroy jackets and pipe smoking, though. We really get our kicks by closing the gap between what science knows and what businesses do.

Experiential Learning

Experiential interaction with business assessments, strategy concepts, and operational initiatives is more effective than classroom-based learning. We’re firm believers in research that shows high performing teams are more than just smart; they’re emotionally healthier than their competitors. Experiential learning activities help us address organizational health and business intelligence at the same time. If all that isn’t enough, it’s also more fun.