From Executive Coaching and Team Assessments to Measuring Board Effectiveness and Competency-Based Performance Management Systems and more. Peter Barron Stark Companies can provide you with the customized consulting you need.
Leadership is a quality necessary for anyone who needs to accomplish objectives with and through people. Some leaders are gifted with a high degree of technical expertise, but may be challenged in some aspect of their working relationship with employees on their team. The purpose of executive coaching is to help the executive identify their strengths as a leader as well as the opportunities that exist for them to become even more effective in their leadership role.
Executive Team Development
Designed specifically for executives, this team development session focuses on identifying the benefits of functioning as a high performance team. Emphasis will be placed on creating an environment in which participants will have the opportunity to strengthen relationships and commitment. Participants will identify current challenges, analyze the potential outcome if the current course is continued, provide suggestions for improvement, and chart a course with a new direction. Throughout the seminar, executives will participate in activities designed to help establish trust, credibility, and rapport with other members of the team.
Assessing a Board’s effectiveness is an important step in an organization’s success. An effective and strong board is a sign of a strong organization. Assessing the Board’s performance through a Board Assessment tool is the most effective way to ensure your board members understand their duties, utilize effective good governance practices and contribute to their highest potential. Conducing a Board Assessment will give your directors the information they need to take their performance to the next level.
With a Board Assessment, Peter Barron Stark Companies will help you and your Board Members identify not only the strengths and areas in need of improvement for the overall board, but provide each director with a snap shot of their individual strengths and areas of improvement as well. This information will be used to develop an Action Plan to increase the overall effectiveness of your Board.
In today’s fast paced environment, many organizations find it difficult to set time aside for tackling important strategic issues. Our strategic planning program was developed to provide organizations with the ideas and tools necessary to create an action plan that will turn their vision into a reality.
Whether your goal is to develop or clarify a vision, strengthen a strategic plan, or set goals and standards, Peter Barron Stark Companies will design and facilitate a strategic planning session that meets your unique goals and objectives, while exceeding your expectations. Prior to the meeting/retreat, a consultant from Peter Barron Stark Companies will interview a cross-section of the management team, employees, and if applicable, the board members, to gain a solid understanding of the organization, and the goals for the meeting, as well as the needs and goals of the individual participants.
Organizational Assessments are powerful tools for identifying an organization’s strengths and areas in need of improvement. They are the critical starting point for initiating any type of organizational change. Our Organizational Assessment will sift through the symptoms and identify the actual issues that need to be resolved in order to move your company forward.
We begin by conducting one-on-one interviews and focus groups with members of the management team and a cross section of employees. Input from employees and managers representing a variety of levels and departments in the organization will provide us with an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing your organization. Additionally, the interviews will provide your employees with an opportunity to be involved in the development of strategic initiatives and thereby increase their interest and “buy-in.”
Executive Team Assessments
In today’s fast paced work environment, many senior leadership teams find it difficult to set aside time for tackling the important or difficult issues that may limit the team’s overall effectiveness. Frequently, each leader is stretched, working to the best of his/her ability within their own individual area of influence, and may lack awareness of the organizational priorities of other senior leaders. In some cases, a lack of trust or competing goals may exist between some or all of the executive team members.
By conducting one-on-one interviews with executive team members and presenting your senior leadership team with a comprehensive executive team assessment including recommendations, we are able to provide an accurate evaluation of both the strengths of your senior leadership team, and the opportunities that exist to improve, as well as host a discussion on the actions to take moving forward.
Competency-Based Performance Management Systems
Successful organizations know that to win in today’s competitive marketplace they must attract, develop, and retain a talented and productive staff. Winning organizations get their competitive edge from a performance management system that communicates the organization’s vision and values, aligns individual and team performance goals with the organization’s strategic objectives, outlines career development paths for each team member, and provides ongoing feedback for staff development.
Peter Barron Stark Companies will guide you through the development of your Competency Based Performance Management system, customizing the program to reflect the unique needs of your organization. A senior consultant will work with your leadership team to develop a model that will maximize employee input, buy-in, and utilization of the new review process.
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The Manager's Toolkit
The Manager's Toolkit is the one stop action planning website for becoming an even stronger, more effective leader. Managers will read recommendations, related articles, suggested actions, and watch informative videos that will guide them through improving their leadership skills.