LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. CLEAR PURPOSE AND DIRECTION.
In today’s rapidly evolving business world, many employees will have had five jobs by the time they reach the age of thirty. Learning how to deftly navigate a new environment, position yourself for the next level, and connect with new colleagues and bosses is vital. For seasoned employees, finding ways to reinvent and take advantage of new opportunities sometimes requires an outside partnership.
For organizations, the profitability issue looms large when the right people aren’t in place. Data shows that a bad hire can cost up to 27 times their salary – and once an employee is in the door, they often need a substantial amount of guidance in order to succeed. Sometimes an employee isn’t the fit the company was hoping for. It becomes a struggle to refit these employees so they are not managed out. Our approach is to understand that person – their behavioral style and values, and what success looks like to them – but also to learn the requirements of the job.
In organizations, we acquire a working knowledge of the needs, objectives, and requirements of each position, and then fit the right people into the right roles. Our goal is to make the overall firm successful; marrying the right people to the right roles is paramount to that success.
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Presenting with confidence, sharing ideas with clear communication, motivating and inspiring, understanding people – all are requirements of a strong leader.
So is creating the vision, setting clear objectives, and outlining a path to success. Leaders are not always born – they are made. We provide the skills to make great leaders.
In today’s fast-paced world, with too much to do and not enough time to do it, the common complaint is stress. Managing stress and knowing how to respond in the heat of battle is critical to career success. The employee who “loses it” by yelling or crying will also lose credibility with coworkers – and with the boss.
The Collaborative has a solid background in hypnosis. We use proven skills and techniques to minimize stress in the moment when it’s most needed.
Behavioral style is a very important factor in the way humans communicate with one-another. Less than 10% of what is perceived contains the words we use, while the rest is tone of voice, pace, and body language. Without an objective understanding of style, we are limited in our ability to communicate most effectively with everyone.
While behavior is what we do, values are why we do what we do. Understanding what motivates you, your colleagues, the boss – and how the leader’s values impact the culture is important to long term success.
Many employees today are disenfranchised, and feel disconnected from their employer and workplace. A happy, engaged worker is more likely to be a productive, contributing partner.
We understand people. We understand business. We are experts in communication, and we combine this knowledge to create systems, processes, answers, and approaches to get your employees involved, engaged, and motivated to succeed – for you!
SHIFT WITH PURPOSE
This truly revolutionary program was launched to help managers manage, and leaders lead, more effectively. Shift with Purpose is based upon the time-tested consulting we have used for over 15 years to help teams and organizations set and achieve goals. The program uses the S.H.I.F.T. Model™ to help you accomplish five proven steps to realize your goals.
There is so much to do in an advisory firm –following the markets and keeping up on economic developments, responding to client inquiries or preparing for client meetings and events, hiring and developing employees, working on the marketing message, ensuring technology is up-to-date… Lots to do and, most weeks, seemingly little time to do it in. Sometimes a firm can evolve into the fire drill mentality, where people are just running from one fire to another and trying to address the urgent, knowing they should focus on the less urgent, but having no time to do so. Things are getting done but people are worrying and wondering what’s being missed. Employees have less restful sleep at night, and can become very stressed and agitated during the day. While the work gets done, no one is at a high level of productivity and effectiveness – they can’t be. If this sounds…
As a rule, it is worrisome when a new boss comes on the scene, especially if you were comfortable working under the former one. You could have been doing a good job, but then you get a boss that is very different from you or from your previous manager. All of a sudden what you did before isn’t working, and now the same behaviors are actually getting you in trouble. Maybe the new boss isn’t seasoned or hasn’t learn how to manage well, but sometimes there is nothing wrong with the new boss – it’s just that you and that person don’t click and don’t seem to be on the same wavelength with one another. You might have even heard great things about the new person from colleagues but for whatever reason, he or she isn’t working well for you. Oftentimes the disconnect lies in differences in behavioral styles and…
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Time at work can be wasted in so many different ways. While some employees end up wasting time due to boredom or job dissatisfaction, others have simply never learned how to cope effectively with their workload and obligations. In Part 1 of Major Time Wasters, we discussed some of the common ways in which employees tend to waste time at work, as well as how their unproductive behaviors eat into the company’s bottom line. We also identified a number of strategies employees can adopt in order to help them increase their productivity; for example, getting better at prioritizing, minimizing distractions and streamlining routine tasks. While employees can take some steps to improve each day, it is also the manager’s responsibility to coach and motivate their staff. Many employees really want to bette themselves and become more efficient. Taking simple steps, such as were outlined in Part I, will eventually improve…
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"The Collaborative doesn’t so much train people, as it evolves them. They focus on the person and the process, fostering an experience that enables sales professionals to make their work a life experience, not just a job experience."− Stuart Sheppard - Managing Director of Sales & Marketing, Netage Solutions
"CresaPartners has used the DISC profile as a pre-employment screening tool for several years. Last year, we were referred to The Collaborative to assist in putting together broker teams within our company. (Their) insights, combined with the PIAV (Personal Interest, Attitudes and Values) profile, greatly facilitated the “match making” process. We plan to continue using The Collaborative in the future to make better employment decisions and to avoid costly personnel mistakes."− Paula Fowler - Senior Vice President–Operations, CresaPartners
"The Collaborative has been providing DISC behavioral style assessments to our company since 2004 as part of our hiring process. These assessments help ensure that we understand a candidate’s behavior style and that their values are compatible with those of our company. I highly recommend The Collaborative to any company that wants to optimize its hiring process, build smoothly running teams, and minimize turnover."− Randal Chinnock - President, Optimum Technologies, Inc.
"We built a new and enhanced team over the past year at the executive level with very accomplished and experienced executives. Our aggressive growth plans call for a great deal of communication, cooperation and objectives management between the executives and our associates. To accomplish our goals, we hired The Collaborative, and our experience was fantastic. The team was fully engaged in the process and the results were exceptional. Certainly, our team can attribute some of our ability to reach our goals to them!"− Tommy Thomasson - President & CEO, Daily Access Corporation