When was the last time you conducted a thorough and objective assessment of your business?
If you’re like most top executives I talk to your answer to the above question is, “It’s been a while.” Or, “I can’t remember the last time we did that.” That’s why my first project with a new client is almost always an in-depth, no-holds-barred assessment of their business. When you contract with me for an assessment you and your business will benefit in two key ways:
- For a small investment you’ll gain insight and feedback that, in and of itself, can help make your business more competitive.
- You’ll be better able to determine if a larger investment in my services will earn your business a correspondingly larger payback.NOTE: In most cases, my assessment work leads to larger add-on projects and in a majority of these instances I will credit the assessment fee toward the larger project.
The assessment process isn’t difficult, but most executive teams have a hard time implementing it on their own. The main reason for this is –
- Lack of objectivity– Try as you might, it’s extremely difficult (if not impossible) for you to be totally objective about your business. Especially if you’re one of the founders. After all, it’s your “baby.” You gave or helped give it life.On the other hand, I’m an outsider. I don’t know your company. I may not even know your industry. I don’t care about the status quo or “how we do things here” or “how it’s done in our industry.” I care about bottom line results. So you’ll get a blunt, forthright assessment that, if acted on, will make your business more competitive.
In conducting my assessments I use a comprehensive web-based tool called DIALOG. This highly effective tool is based on the criteria used for determining the winners of the Baldridge Award. DIALOG is an acronym that stands for the following:
D – Diagnostic Data
I – Indicating
AL – Alignment of
O – Organizational
G – Goals
The biggest benefit of DIALOG is that it enables us quickly zero in on -
- Strategic issues
- People issues
- Process issues.
In this way it’s a huge help in identifying strategy, people and process initiatives that your organization can implement to improve in these vitally important areas of your business.
Email or call me today to learn more about how a Bottom Line Coach assessment can lead to better bottom line results for your business.
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