We Listen. We Think. We Deliver.
We recognize that your company and objectives are unique, so the approaches and solutions to address them ought to be, too. Although we leverage the value and rigor of successful frameworks and methodologies, we create the right approach for you after we talk – not before. We’re also quick on the uptake, and oftentimes craft an approach on the spot.
We’re really, really good at identifying and seizing upon opportunities in a dynamic, competitive market environment (hence our name). It’s a “finding the seam” and “making order of the chaos” thing. We like to refer to it as “the art of knowing where you’re going”.
We approach everything we do from a market- and customer-driven perspective, because that’s the only real way to ensure a strategic, growth, or other performance improvement initiative will result in competitive advantage.
We identify what “should be” and then help you get there to enable market-driven performance that’s an order of magnitude greater than traditional consulting approaches that start with “what is” and, therefore, are limited to incremental performance improvements.
The same senior-level people you’ve been speaking with about your needs actually will be working with you to address them. We don’t throw junior staffers at you to do the real work.
We’re flexible enough to work independently and handle it for you, or to team with you and transfer knowledge. If it makes sense, we’ll use a directed approach, give you the right answers, and then implement the solutions you need. Alternately, we’ll work together with you and your team in a facilitative way, guiding you to the right solutions and through the implementation so you can build internal capabilities and carry on the good work once our engagement is completed.
We bring the hard skills derived from our “big consulting firm” experience and combine them with the soft skills of a small consulting boutique. We’re laser-focused, tenacious, fiercely competitive and determined. We’re also creative, flexible and – above all else – get a rush helping you succeed. Our staff therapist says this apparent paradox is a good thing.
If you’ve engaged us for CEO-to-CEO advisory, we’ve got ears you can bend and we promise to call it like we see it. There are some items a senior executive just can’t discuss with the balance of the organization and, let’s face it: there’s probably no one else in your building who’s going to be brutally honest with you. We won’t be brutal; just honest.