We believe that the consulting relationship should strengthen the client organization and build the skills and capabilities of the team. We do this by modeling clear and open dialog with client groups and by giving and receiving candid feedback throughout the consulting relationship. Whenever possible, we mentor junior members of the client team as we co-develop and co-conduct training and facilitation sessions.
Our philosophy of organizational development is best described by Peter Senge and The Learning Organization. Through our executive coaching work, we seek to build personal mastery. Our planning work supports building a shared vision for the organization. In our facilitation projects, we build skills in dialog and inquiry and an openness to challenging mental models. Our training design and content seeks to build team learning. And finally, our understanding of systems thinking helps us to make sure that the “fixes” to the organization’s challenges are true fixes and do not make the situation worse.
We seek to constantly and consistently model the leadership behaviors we espouse and count on learning along with our clients!
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