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- Executives and senior managers make difficult decisions on a daily basis, but the frequency of having to make these decisions does not make it easier. Often, the decision is made immeasurably more difficult by the fact that alternate courses of action must be developed and hypothetically tested without the benefit of input from someone in the organization. Many times "insiders" have a stake in the outcome, may be intimately affected by a certain course of action, or are unable to maintain confidentiality. Even "outsiders" such as legal counsel, close friends, family etc. often cannot provide the impartial assessment of various courses of action because they lack the technical skills or business knowledge to offer balanced assessments of different courses of action.
- Sometimes the issue is not an immediate decision but rather the need to work through and discuss ideas, strategies, interpersonal relationships, and other issues not appropriate for discussion with "insiders." There is often a need to just work through ideas and their implications in a threat-free, implication-free and confidential way. Our Sounding Board ® service offers managers a forum to test ideas, dry-run solutions to difficult problems, and to just act as impartial sounding boards where the conversation goes no further.
- We do not claim to have all the "answers" to your difficult or complex problems. What we do offer is the opportunity to help you discuss strategy, assess organizational cost-benefits, play out "what-if" scenarios, and assess ideas in a stimulating and confidential environment. Often the very act of discussion in a comfortable and low key manner stimulates new ideas or leads to solutions that would be unlikely to occur in the usual day-to-day environment of the organization.
- Our group offers professionals with wide-ranging technical and organizational skills. We are comfortable discussing technical ideas and issues as well as people ideas and issues. We have wide ranging experience with different industries in different countries. We have spent our professional careers applying ideas and technical strategies to real organizations in order to produce excellent bottom line results.