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:
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
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.
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.
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