“Thank God It’s Monday” is to help companies thrive!
This week’s focus: business execution
A colleague offered that a client wanted to stop all consulting efforts as the business was growing rapidly and everyone was moving at 120 miles per hour.
Respectfully, this isn’t the time to disengage–this is the time to engage but engage in a way that is respectful of each person’s time.
There are 3 key components to success: people, process and technology. A breakdown in any of these can be quite injurious, particularly at 120 mph. None of these components were designed to work at 120 mph indefinitely.
A consultant can add value by watching for stress, making observations about root cause and by helping the team rapidly design and implement fixes to keep them moving at 120 mph.
When Diana Nyad tried to swim from Cuba to the U.S. recently, she had a support team. She didn’t leave the beach in Cuba and have everyone fly to the mainland to await her arrival. There were experts to help her every step of the way.
The most successful people and companies seek outside assistance to help them continue to thrive
Thought for the week:
What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!
Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting
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