- Visioning, Strategic Planning, & Goal Setting
Executive teams throughout the business world have spent countless hours developing and honing
their company’s mission and vision statements, only to receive a ho-hum reaction from their employees.
Notebooks are filled with strategic plans, only to be placed on the shelf until the next year. Goals are
only loosely tied to the vision, strategic plans and other goals, leading to disappointing results.
We can help you avoid these situations through the creation of a focused vision and strategic plans that energize
employees. We help you create goals that support your desired future and create bottom line results.
- Performance Improvement & Cost Reduction
company looks for ways to get a jump on its competition and improve its bottom line. We work with your management team and
employees to analyze your situation and identify ways to reduce costs and increase profits. Most consultants stop at this
point in the process. However, we continue to work with you to ensure implementation and measure impact. We help you through
the change process and then help you institutionalize the change using such tools as Total Quality Management and Business
Process Redesign as appropriate to your organization and situation. We produce results, not just promises.
- Executive Testing & Assessment
Hiring a new executive or making
an internal move is a big challenge for an organization. You make the best choices you can based on information from interviews,
references, and experience. However, research has shown that most executives that “derail” do so because of less
obvious qualities such as personality and organization “fit.” You deserve the information needed to help avoid
a costly mistake.
We start the assessment process by gathering information from you about
the culture of your organization. Using well-researched personality and ability tests, we can then provide you with additional
information about candidates to help you make educated decisions.
Although other firms may
offer executive assessments, the partners of The McCollum Group bring a unique combination of qualities to the process that
most firms cannot offer. We have the experience of successfully working in executive positions for major corporations. We
understand the demands of executive positions. Additionally, we have a technical understanding of tests and testing. A Licensed
Psychologist analyzes all of the test results.
- Individual & Group Coaching
Coaching can provide multiple benefits to
an individual and an organization. Sometimes the target of the coaching is underperforming. Sometimes the target has high
potential and can profit from outside mentoring. We consider our coaching engagements to be a partnership between the individual,
the organization, and the coach. Our coaching is focused on meeting specific objectives through leveraging the individual’s
strengths as well as targeting their specific developmental opportunities.
We target teams
as well as individuals in our coaching activities. As organizations place greater emphasis on teamwork, the coaching of teams
becomes more important. As any sports enthusiast knows, teamwork does not just happen.
Design & Implementation
The partners of The McCollum Group have over 30 years experience
in the design and implementation of custom designed training programs, with topic areas ranging from leadership training to
specific job skills. We can create a customized program from scratch based on a specific need you have identified or based
on a training needs analysis that we conduct. Or, we can develop a program based upon modules from previously created programs.
We are available to present programs to your employees, or we can train your own employees to do so.