Thoughts

Harry is a strong believer in Ken Blanchard’s three key elements of corporate success. That is to say, what can we do collaboratively to make a company the:

  • investment of choice
  • employer of choice
  • provider of choice

The key to helping companies achieve ideal scores in these areas is based on:

  • the need to have measurable outcomes – if you don’t know where you are going and when you have arrived, how do you know if you are doing the right thing?
  • the appropriate use of technology to enable business – too many technology solutions are over architected
  • helping leaders to discover / rediscover vision, mission, purpose, core values and establishment of measurable outcomes (goals)
  • assisting leaders to build this vision with contribution from their teams
  • building teams based on their strengths and finding ways to utilize those strengths
  • creating a success model built upon individual and team purpose, where everyone knows their contribution to the success of the greater good
  • creating a sense of urgency around success – success being measured by what is considered important to the individual

There are four questions that Harry things are important.  The first three are obvious – the fourth one is the one that allows for the definition of project success.

  • Why are we doing it?
  • What are we doing?
  • How are we doing it?
  • For the previous three questions – how do we know (using non-subjective, fact-based  answers)?