The statistics are daunting. According to Harvard Business School, nearly 70% of business partnerships fail. The current economic climate poses an added risk: companies today are so focused on the bottom line that they often neglect to manage key relationships. And the consequences can be costly.
Shared leadership is especially vulnerable to stress. Differences that once brought synergy to a partnership can become flash-points for conflict instead. Frustration builds and morale suffers. Deeper issues are ignored and tension escalates. While a legal contract may protect each partner’s business interests, what will safeguard the alliance when trust is undermined and communication breaks down?
* Lay the foundation for an alliance that is secure and self-sustaining
* Clarify expectations and align vision,
values, and goals
* Establish trust, commitment, and transparency in communication
* Explore hidden dimensions that can cause
tension in the partnership
* Create a spirit of energy, enthusiasm, and harmony at work
Maintaining the health and integrity of these alliances is the heart of our practice. The touchstone of our work is what we call the psychological contract, an agreement grounded in four core values: trust, transparency, honesty, and clarity. Its purpose is to:
We know firsthand what it takes to build and
maintain trust in professional relationships and to transform a tenuous partnership into a dynamic and
profitable collaboration. To learn more about our method and its transformative effect on business partnerships, contact us for a complimentary consultation and initial assessment.
The focus of our coaching practice is on self-assessment as a source of critical insight for awareness, choice, and action. In the process of discovery and clarification, clients learn how to leverage their skills more effectively in the development of their careers, identify personal and professional development goals, design a strategy to achieve those goals, and find fulfillment and success in the process of discovering new dimensions in themselves. Individual goals might be to:
* Chart a career path aligned with your vision and values
* Improve communication and organizational skills
* Enhance leadership capabilities
* Manage stress and conflict
* Change self-defeating
* Build stronger relationships
From years of experience, we know that the practical application of coaching methods can produce extraordinary results. But there’s another, unique dimension that serves as a kind of tuning fork in eliciting a client’s true and best nature, and this is the ART of coaching. To each coaching relationship we bring exceptional insight, an attitude of curiosity and receptivity, a spirit of discovery, and the guiding principles of honesty, integrity, and transparency.