Research has shown that companies achieve extraordinary, long-term results when they are motivated by a single compelling vision.  Although many companies have gone through the exercise of creating a vision, few achieve the sustained success that a vision can provide.  Many company visions become nice words on a plaque and in the employee manual.  Usually this is the fault of the process itself, not the leaders: most consulting processes fail to guide the organization through fully adopting and implementing a new vision.

At Transcendent Solutions, we provide proven methods for creating and maintaining the long-term processes which support leaders in keeping themselves, their employees, and their organization aligned with a single vision.  In so doing, we offer greater success and fulfillment for all parties involved in the organization.  Here are more details on our methods and how they can work for you:

Visioning
Our services are all geared toward discovering, clarifying, and implementing a vision that will carry your organization forward.  The process begins with identifying the vision of the leaders, and aligning this vision to the organization.  This is a process of discovery; just "coming up" with a vision produces words with which everyone can agree, but rarely something to which people will rally.  We use methods that will provide each member of the visioning process with an opportunity to explore his or her own vision for himself, and to collaboratively sculpt a vision that is inspiring, motivational and essential to all team members.  This process also begins laying the groundwork for a new paradigm of collaboration within your organization, so that your team can work better together, right from the start.

Strategic Alignment
The vision must then be reconciled with the organization’s strategic direction and culture.  Skipping this step can create huge problems later, if the vision runs afoul of "how things get done around here." An organization’s culture can be a powerful facilitator or inhibitor of its success.  Often the culture is not visible to the leaders, because they are unaware of the actual day-to-day experience of their employees.  Very few people are willing to give direct, honest feedback to powerful leaders.  

Our consultants will bring their experience and observational skills to the culture of your organization, with an objective eye that will bring clarity and direction to the process of implementing your new vision.  Many of our clients are surprised at the wealth of knowledge and insight they gain from this objective viewpoint, and find this information invaluable in navigating from conceptual vision to realized success.

Executive Coaching
In order for an organization to change, its leaders must change.   This does not necessarily mean different leaders! Rather, the leaders must be committed to changing how they do business, in support of the changing organization.  Leaders rarely get clear and honest information from their subordinates about how they are helping or hurting their organization.  Executive coaching is an excellent way for a leader to improve his or her skills through objective feedback and experienced advice.   Many leaders find it very helpful to have a confidential "sounding board" who is not materially involved in their business.

Your Transcendent Solutions executive coach is that "sounding board," applying the same outside perspective that is so valuable during the strategic alignment process.   We can help you see and avoid obstacles, stay on track with your vision, and provide you with the feedback you need to negotiate the transitions of your change effort.

Collaborative Team Building
Many leaders spend the majority of their time tracking, motivating, and checking up on their subordinates.  Often they must make decisions that could be made at lower levels, and resolve squabbles between groups.  Converting the organization from a hierarchical, power-driven one to a collaborative, team-driven one can alleviate these time-consuming activities, freeing leaders up for more strategic pursuits.  This is not simply touting collaboration as a value; it is an entirely new paradigm in which teams set standards, resolve their own disputes, actively pursue results, and leaders serve as facilitators and communicators.  Many consulting companies talk about increasing collaboration in their clients’ organizations, but very few have the complete methodology for achieving it.

Transcendent Solutions’ proven techniques and experience form the basis of our comprehensive methodology.  We see you and your organization from "top to bottom," and will execute a fully-formed plan to take you from whatever level of collaboration your organization currently demonstrates to a dramatically more efficient, results-driven team that gets the most from its collective efforts.

Training
Finally, we will help you create customized training to give your team the skills it needs to deliver on your vision.   Training can be an effective way of implementing new values and practices throughout your organization.  New styles of interacting and functioning require new skills.   Employees need alternatives to the same old way of doing things.

Our training is designed both to implement your change effort throughout your organization as well as give you an opportunity to lead your team in a new way.  This means that you can practice your own personal change in approach while your employees and co-workers receive the information they need to do the same.  Your Transcendent Solutions trainer will be on hand — delivering feedback, helping to shape the training you are conducting, and making certain that you and all members of your team are amply supported in your growth process.

 


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