Our Business Consulting Process

Strategic Leadership Development International . . .

. . . offers an array of leadership and business consulting specialties related to strategy and business leadership development. These include

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  • strategic planning and redesign
  • promoting shared vision across an organization
  • clarifying core values
  • team-building
  • creating trust
  • executive and leadership development
  • managing change
  • succession planning
  • revamping corporate culture
  • and Graves systems analysis.

Based on client needs, we can integrate executive coaching, executive mentoring, guided facilitation, off-sites, and workshop or classroom instruction with our business consulting services, all as part of our suite of LeaderPerfect® Solutions.

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Through our working association with other business and executive coaches, strategic consultants, and leadership development specialists, we can put together a custom-built team with the specific business consulting skills you need.

We look at business consulting as a five-phase process, built around the five processes highlighted below. We treat each phase as a separate billable component in the overall business consulting process. That is, we will contract to provide any or all of these services at your discretion.

This permits clients to use our services for certain functions, while retaining other functions in house. (For an expanded description of a phase, click on its name.)

►  Pinpointing the Vital Issues (PVI)

The PVI phase begins with clarifying the fundamental challenge or problem to be addressed. This includes

  • gaining genuine clarity on what the client wants to achieve
  • identifying the underlying problems or challenges
  • stating these problems or challenges definitively

Next our business consultants work with the client to develop a list of specific outcomes that are desired. Then we lead a discovery process to identify the critical issues that must be addressed in achieving these outcomes.

►  Mapping the Course (MTC)

The MTC phase concludes with a well-articulated plan of action that promises to achieve the results that are  desired. The plan will be include timetables, assigned responsibilities for every element of the plan, milestones for measuring progress, and target dates for these milestones.

►  Pursuing Targeted Outcomes (PTO)

The PTO phase begins implementation of the plan. This phase centers on getting all essential components of the plan in place and functional. Here we are building the basic framework and structure through which the desired outcomes will be achieved. By the end of the PTO phase, this framework and structure will be fully operational.

►  Enlarging Total Effectiveness (ETE)

As we enter the ETE phase, attention turns to "fine-tuning" the system. In this phase we are improving the quality and the efficiency of the new initiatives we have implemented. By the end of the ETE phase, performance is meeting the minimal performance standards of our desired outcomes.

►  Pushing the Performance Envelope (PPE)

Now that minimal performance standards are being met, the PPE phase optimizes performance to take it to an even higher level. Our aim in this phase is to transcend the desired outcomes as originally envisioned. The success of this phase is determined by performance enhancement goals identified at the beginning of the PPE phase.