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Creating Adaptable Strategy and Leaders

Mead Consulting's approach combines strategic planning with a process that teaches people how to create a company that adapts -  Accelerates Decisions, Attitudes, and Processes in Time.

  • Always assessing the situation and being prepared for multiple scenarios.
  • Knowing what decisions need to be made quickly and who needs to make them.
  • Cultivating the attitudes needed for achieving objectives.
  • Zeroing in on the key processes and metrics connected to desired results.
  • Plus doing it in a timeframe that gives a competitive advantage or meets necessary deadlines.

Old thinking - A company that develops an annual strategic plan with "static" assumptions and then initiates change leadership programs in order for employees to work the plan.

  • Change implies a beginning point (how things are now) with the intent to reach a desired end point (how things will be).

"Adapt" is New thinking   - A company learns how to create a strategy and a culture that continuously adapts to customer, competitive, and company challenges. Theres no beginning and end.

  • Employees innovate often, make better decisions, and focus on key metrics tied to company sustainability.
  • The value in adapting is that it encourages a sense of freedom as opposed to change program constraints.

Why Now?

  • The nature of work today can be desperate - layoffs, recession, companies closing, banks failing, and there s no time to wait.
  • Market opportunities have a much smaller - and shorter opening. Companies must be nimble enough to act quickly.
  • We must learn how to adapt to this new economy.
  • As leaders, you must change the way you think about your own company.
  • You want accountability for results to be imbedded throughout your organization.
  • People want to take action and want to see quick hits - and sustainable hits.

It's All About Results:

  • The deliverable is a customized adaptable strategy and an adaptable leadership team that provides vision and guidance for achieving objectives, mobilizing change, improving performance, increasing revenue, measuring progress, and rewarding results.
  • Companies will achieve desired results if people embrace the freedom of adapting versus the fear of changing.
  • Companies report that their organization is more capable of recognizing and adapting to changes in their market environment. They also get better at ensuring strong alignment amongst team members, resulting in optimal execution.
Click here for an article on Adaptive Leadership by Chris Carosella 

It's all about results

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The Mead Consulting Group includes more than 30 senior consultants. Each of these seasoned professionals has general management experience and background in marketing, strategic planning, sales, business development, manufacturing, distribution and finance and has worked with Fortune 500 companies and successful small and mid-size companies.

Most importantly, our team of consultants who work directly with CEO's have three vital assets:

♦ Broad functional experience with larger companies in a P&L role.

♦ Have started a company and FAILED (it is true that we learn more from failure than success).

♦ Have been with a mid-size business that SUCCEEDED.