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Permanent change must develop from the inside out

 

We invite you to take a more in-depth look at the powerful methodologies we use to conduct our consulting work. Our advanced training and specialized expertise have allowed us to assemble a high-impact set of tools, techniques, and processes. Below, you'll get a close-up look at how we do what we do and why it's so effective.

 

Building A High-Performance Organization That Is Value- And Values-Driven ©

Changing an organization — changing a human system — is, at its heart, a process of finding and then using sources of organizational leverage. From the very beginning of the change process — the Discovery Phase — to the final step in the cycle — the Monitoring and Refinement Phase, mastering the change process is about identifying an array of leverage points (organizational levers) and then taking advantage of these levers’ multiplier effects. What follows is an overview of the leveraging process, as we practice it in our work, for shifting or redesigning an organization’s cultural and social architecture.

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Substantial Liquidity (Finally) Happens for You… But What Now? ©

Life-changing events come in all shapes and sizes and most of the time either barge in unexpectedly or creep up on us. Most of us expect traumatic events (like divorce, health crises, or career derailments) to be just that—traumatic. On the other hand, most of us still find it counter-intuitive to think that various forms of success (like career advancement, acclaim/fame, or wealth) could have a disruptive or even traumatic impact on our lives…but they frequently do.

While admittedly ironic, it is nevertheless relatively common that ending up with a big pile of money in our lap before the retirement years (or even after, in some instances) can create an existential crisis, unnerve us, and even replace our passion for work or for life with too many relentless, seemingly insoluble questions.

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Family-Owned Businesses: Is There a More Difficult Type of Business To Run? ©

Creating, building, and sustaining a family business is not only a fundamental American dream (over 20 million family businesses in the U.S.—92% of all U.S. businesses), but is also a powerful dream in most other modern capitalist economies (for example, over 75% of all U.K. businesses are family owned). The benefits of family businesses are manifold, genuine, and in many cases psychologically profound.

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Firm Talk: The Art of Partnership in Professional Service Firms ©

What do you do when, one day, you're a half-dozen partners—a band of merry men—and then, seemingly overnight, you've surpassed some kind of optimal critical mass and become a not so intimate group of 100 partners and counting, in a fast growing, hard-charging, entrepreneurially-driven law firm?

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Is Your Organization Changing As Fast As Your Business Is Changing? ©

It’s no secret that over the last ten years or so virtually every business and every working person has been buffeted by constant and relentless transitional — and, at times, even transformational — forces. However, the key to competitive advantage in these tumultuous times is still not broadly acknowledged. Learn how LECG’s unique capabilities can help your organization extend and maximize its competitive advantage during these challenging times.

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Caution: Career Derailment Ahead ©

Why do even key, talented employees flounder or derail? In the vast majority of cases, career derailments occur because an individual has a psychological blind spot that is all too visible to others. However, both patience and termination are extremely expensive responses to a potential derailment situation. Read this White Paper to learn about a significantly more effective solution and one that is dramatically less expensive than some combination of patience and outplacement.

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Enhancing Effectiveness: Coaching Managers, Professionals, and Leaders ©

Even if Executive Coaching were to cost $50k - which it doesn't - it would be barely a rounding error to invest in the coaching of a key player who has the responsibility for millions of dollars and for critical human resources. Find out how our four-phase Coaching cycle works and how it will help key players in your organization turn potential into performance.

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Creating Masterful Leadership ©

As a result of the chaotic and transformational business environment of the '70s and '80s, the art and science of management has also been radically transformed. Read this White Paper and learn what the six primary leadership roles are now. Our firm knows how to help leaders and leaders-to-be hone their leadership acumen by showing them how to improve in four critical areas: Mental Agility, Interpersonal Finesse, Change Mastery, and Goal Orientation.

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Executive Development and Succession Planning ©

Strong executives and leaders don't grow on trees. They are, instead, grown by leading-edge companies that have the foresight and strategic clarity to provide their high-potentials the nurturing and the developmental experiences required to mature into high-impact contributors in their organizations.

Discover in this White Paper what the four most reliable and valid predictors are of leadership potential. Further, find out how to design and implement a potent Succession Planning Process.

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Hiring By Design, Not By Chemistry ©

Every new hire will ultimately contribute either to moving your business forward or to holding it back. The acquisition of intellectual capital has quickly become the primary competitive advantage for most companies as they move into the new millennium. So, why handicap your organization's drive to acquire new talent by not exploiting the most advanced technology available for selecting the strongest and best-fit candidates and for avoiding costly selection errors?

Learn from this White Paper how our firm, with its proprietary methodology, can identify critical information about job finalists that most hiring managers are unable to dig out.

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Managers and Developers In The Information Age ©

As organizations move into the new millenium, many are more keenly aware than ever of the primary challenge of our age: mastering permanent white water (i.e., mastering change) in order to remain competitive.

Key to this mandate is the design of powerful human performance methods. And, central to this challenge is the re-engineering of your Leadership Development Programs. Learn from this White Paper what the underlying parameters and objectives must be to ensure that your organization achieves its strategic business results.

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