What matters is strategy, a leader's road map for getting results.
LeadingStrategically began with a question - could we take the fuzziness out of concepts of leadership and strategy? Even better, could we find a way to measure leadership? If we could, then, as Peter Drucker said, we would have an opportunity to develop more and better leaders something that would benefit business and government.
There has been a great deal of work done in the area of leadership development focusing on personality, results, hierarchy, and managing process. Some have tackled the fundamental question whether leaders are born or made. We have taken a different approach starting with the observation that there can't be a leader without followers. We asked ourselves how leaders attract and retain followers. They seem to know where a leader is heading and are persuaded to go along. It does not appear to matter whether hierarchy, results, personality or process management defines the leader.
What does matter is strategy, a leader's road map for getting results.
We asked ourselves why the Department of Defense has written extensively and supported extensive research on the relationship between leadership and strategy but outside DOD very little work has been done. That led us to parse out the relationship between them distinguishing 6 dimensions and 5 levels of capability comprising the LeadingStrategically Capability Model. This model makes use of the fundamental connection between leadership and strategy to measure the capability of leaders and then help them to develop.
LeadingStrategically is not about developing a strategy or about improving a strategy that is already in place. It's about practicing leadership with a strategy that is explicit, shared, understood, and appropriate. We expect that weaknesses in strategy will be exposed in the LeadingStrategically analysis. It will be up to the leaders with a better understanding of the utility of strategy to find improvements.
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"I have worked with Jennifer for many years. She helped us build our strategy and that, in turn, has helped us build our business."
"Greg and Jennifer have brought new thinking to the practice of leadership. Their passion and creativity in the area of strategy and its impact on organizations is refreshing."
- Joan Bartl
"They helped me think about how to work more effectively with my board. Just participating in the process got the wheels turning."
- Michele Tuck Ponder
Jennifer Guy knows how to leverage the leadership potential of her clients to help them thrive in today's rapidly changing business environment. With 20 years as a consult and and coach, she has turned her experience in a wide variety of industries into tools and programs which apply universally.
Jennifer has consulted in the US, Canada, and Great Britain with projects groups extending to India, Japan, China, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. She has mastered one-on-one executive coaching, managing comprehensive change, and workflow refactoring in several industries. She excels in organizational optimization including culture change and executive development.
Gregory Burnham has made a career using strategy to strengthen and build businesses. He knows how to get to the core of business opportunities quickly, frame the opportunities in the context of strategy, turn the framework into workable solutions, and lead the teams responsible for execution. He has a broad background in general management and 20-years' experience leading major company initiatives in the areas of strategy, innovation, and implementation. His guiding principle is a constant and clear focus on the business outcome. He has considerable experience analyzing investment alternatives, building coalitions, negotiating policy, designing governance processes, and coaching and developing senior staff.