Time to Celebrate!

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  Time to Celebrate! It’s been 15 years and we are launching new offerings! When I started my practice 15 years ago, I had a plan.  Of course I did…I am a planner after all.  Then after 10 years and a couple of detours I felt burned out, that the container no longer fit, and I was … Read more

Letting Go is a SHIFT Essential

  Letting Go is a SHIFT Essential Every year on this day I celebrate letting go, because along the way we pick up things we just don’t need. Attitudes, obstacles, beliefs, processes, relationships, fears, barriers to SHIFT. We say every generation faces their unique struggles and yet now, we live in a time socially, economically and … Read more

The Rest of the Planning Story

The Rest of the Planning Story Last blog I talked about planning in January and covered the first two parts of the Shift Strategies Methodology: Vision and Culture.  There is a lot more to say about both of these rich topics, but for now let’s take a look at what Process and Results means for … Read more

Why plan in January?

Why plan in January? The past few years January new year planning didn’t work for me. Maybe it was life circumstances, the hectic nature of year end or the fact that I enjoy fall so much I start thinking about what I want to accomplish next then. In any case, this year is different. After … Read more

Shift Model-Manage Better Now

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Shift Model-Manage Better Now

Shift Model™

The Shift Model™ is an integrated management road map for you to design your route and manage better now.  Many executives and business owners have some but not all management practices clearly defined and implemented.  This process enables a big picture overview and steps in four key areas to ensure effective management of your business or organization as it grows and you shift management to others.
Clients have found that having a clear strategy and an operating plan for vision, culture, process, and results along with a process to monitor progress regularly in each area enables them to manage better.
The Shift Model™ begins with an in-depth assessment of these four key management areas, followed by a review of current practices, gap identification, and practice recommendations. Your final report includes dashboard recommendations to monitor progress. The process is designed to utilize what you currently have in place and define improvements, so you can monitor and manage to know the fundamentals are operational and can be tracked. 
This management approach is the foundation of Imagine a Shift™ and client project management. It takes the mystery out of management, ensures a comprehensive approach, and enables you to focus. This gives you the ability to see, understand, make decisions and calibrate as needed to correct your course, expand your enterprise, address emerging trends, and ensure your people thrive.
If your business or organization is 5+ years old and you know a shift is needed in how you manage this could be for you. 
It works in any industry. 
This work is done primarily with small businesses and non-profit organizations.
Imagine a Shift™ in how you manage. 
Manage Better Now.

Change is Constant

Change is Constant Even for a change agent like me change can be uncomfortable at times. I like to think I have a handle on things and as a strategist and planner that I know what’s next. It is my business after all. Yet, that’s been anything but my experience this past year. I found … Read more

Shift Vision + Culture

Shift Vision + Culture

Shift Vision + Culture

Shift Vision™ is the beginning of the process that lays the foundation for strategy and clear direction.

The clarity and focus at enterprise initiation often fade and are sometimes not revisited as a vital step in times of contraction and expansion.  Vision is not a once and done. It is an essential element of comprehensive management.

It is critical in the process and implementation of strategy to revisit and adjust as needed in order to produce the desired outcomes for culture, process, and results.

Strategic Direction + Authentic Communication + Leadership Credibility

The focus of Shift Vision™ is to:

  • Set clear direction
  • Effectively communicate 
  • Lead and manage in a way that inspires 

Clients have found that developing strategic, business, and communication plans, identifying leadership strengths, and establishing values contribute to creating a healthy organizational structure for business and people to thrive.  Working with clients through coaching, interviews, focus groups, and facilitated sessions enables information gathering, alignment, and the opportunity to practice healthy cultural norms.

Imagine a Shift™ has tools and proven practices to ensure clients establish vision that is relatable, effective, and fundamental to growth and organizational development. 

Shift Culture™ focuses on people and creating a thriving work environment for all. 

Once considered primarily a human resource function the importance of inclusion, engagement, and establishing healthy norms is now valued as a key outcome for many businesses and organizations.  

Connecting people to vision, process, and results ensures a vested interest in success. It is an essential element of comprehensive management. 

Connection + Inclusion + Accountability

The focus of Shift Culture™ is to:

  • Engage employees
  • Create acceptance
  • Ensure accountability

Clients have found that implementing communication agreements, connecting people to strategic direction, identifying strengths, honoring unique skills and contributions, ensuring inclusion, and developing clear performance management and feedback practices has improved employee engagement, satisfaction, and outcomes.

Imagine a Shift™ has tools and proven practices to ensure clients establish a culture that connects people to process and creates healthy cultural norms.  

If your business or organization is 5+ years old and you know a shift is needed in how you manage this could be for you. 

Shift Vision + Culture works in any industry. 
This work is done primarily with small businesses, non-profit organizations, and municipal governments. 
Manage Better Now.