Creating better results
Customers and staff keep coming when they love what they get. Whether in government, business or NGOs, this means that leaders and owners succeed too.Everyone gets better results when staff collaborate. Staff collaborate when their culture and strategy are well-developed and aligned. With a positive culture, staff want to work together to create great results. With consensus on a clear strategy, they know what to do to achieve them.As a leader, you create opportunities for staff to develop a positive culture with each other. You maintain a strategy that everyone involved can implement with confidence.I help leaders assess and develop positive working relationships and consensus on a clear strategy, especially in a digital context.
Positive working relationships
- Assess the current culture, the culture needed to implement the strategy, and the next achievable step towards that culture.
- Design accurately targeted interventions where participants take that next step in building work-relevant relationships.
Consensus on a clear strategy
- How actions lead to consequences, and how others use those consequences to get benefits.
- Where evidence is needed to improve things.
- The current and desired future states, and the steps to get there.
- The exact linkages between broad medium-term and specific short-term plans.
"You bring a logical, systematic approach that is fully engaged with people’s emotions.
You helped us get our strategy clear and explicit, which made it sharable. You got us feeling and standing together on things, which changed the vibe. The strategy stuff worked better because of your work with the culture. Not many people can do both.
You are very present in the work that you do. Once one has adjusted to that, it’s really helpful. I get a broader set of insights than I expect. We go into the essence, not abstract structures." Jordan Carter Chief Executive, Internet New Zealand
“Dan has a unique ability to make sense of disparate ideas. He can get a room full of people to surface their ideas, issues and concerns. Then he clarifies and summarises the conversation, communicating it succinctly so that other people can access it.” Rochelle Stewart-Allen Senior Advisor, Open Government Data Programme, Land Information New Zealand, StatsNZ.
You allowed us to achieve a lot more from the time we had than we would have otherwise done. Even though there there were many light moments, we made them work hard.” Andrew Watkins General Manager Information and Technology, NIWA.
"I learned things that were immediately useful… Straight away, I saw an upswing in performance, with staff members going the extra mile without being asked." Karen Clarke, Karen Clarke Consulting.
"Dan was instrumental in designing the interactive aspect of the day that helped to deliver a key outcome and make the overall day a success. Dan's wrangling was invaluable and he was, as always, a delight to work with." Jason Ryan, Strategy and Relations Manager, Catalyst IT.
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