HILL ENTERPRISES CONSULTING
A few of the situations where we’ve helped with innovative approaches include:
- Leadership succession
- Developing a high performance teams
- Fixing systemic barriers to success
- Learning how to do more with less
- Company or team start up
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Developing internal procedures for hiring, staffing,
- Diversity initiatives
Strategic Visioning and Planning
We find that many of the organizations and individuals that we work with are so busy reacting to their competitive, fast paced work environments that they don’t have time to plan for the future. This puts them in a continually frustrating cycle of responding rather than creating. Add in a widely held belief that planning is a boring, mundane task, and it’s no wonder that strategic visioning and planning becomes something that is on their “to do” list that never gets done.
We facilitate a unique process developed by the Grove Consultants International that makes planning a powerful and enjoyable event. The approach combines traditional analytical planning with creative intuitive approaches to visioning. Synergy and buy-in are created by blending four proven change management technologies:
Very large (8′ X 4′) graphic templates stimulate breakthroughs in the levels of involvement, buy in and productivity given to the process. Not only is this process compelling for unifying organizations and teams to focus on their important challenges and goals, it is also an inspiring method for individuals to use to clarify important life decisions.
When the process is completed you will have a visually compelling recap of:
Your history and what has brought you to the present moment;
“Effective facilitation is as much art as science. Jan Hill’s mastery of the process of strategic visioning, combined with her extraordinary interpersonal skills, created an environment which enabled the strategic planning group at the Music Academy of the West to address a challenging task with focus, energy and optimism.”
– Howard Chase, Music Academy of the West
People want to know two things about the person who wants to lead them:
It can be challenging for a leader to effectively articulate their vision in a way that makes others want to follow. So, we begin our work with leaders by asking questions about how they see themselves, the values they embrace, the challenges they face and the aspirations that fuel them. We go deep to understand their organizational opportunities and obstacles so that we can all understand the leadership challenges they will face.
In our experience, leaders possess a “leadership brand,” an essence or promise that makes them distinguishable from other leaders. We work with leaders to help them understand and craft this brand in an way that feels integrated to
Today’s leaders must also possess a healthy level of emotional intelligence, meaning they have the ability to identify, assess, manage and control their own emotions in order to work effectively with a wide range of people. We believe that the EQ in Action Profile provides insight for coaching and development of this ability in leaders.
Leaders must also have a clear view of how others
Our consulting and coaching can help leaders grow and contribute in variety of situations:
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
All successful organizations are fueled by teamwork. And, yet, getting people to work together with passion toward a common goal is one of the hardest things to do.
Our approach is to first understand if the leader and the group really want and need to be a team. Are they willing to make the strategic choice to invest heavily in terms of time and energy to do what it takes to solidify a highly functioning team? If the answer is yes, then Hill Enterprises can help you with the following:
We have established strategic partnerships with some of the best providers of assessments and simulations that help develop teamwork. Here’s a few of our favorite team assessments:
Additionally, we utilize a few learning simulations to aid with developing teamwork:
Competencies are the critical knowledge, skills, behaviors, and results defined for key positions in the organization that ensure a common understanding of what is required for performance excellence in your company.
Competencies provide the foundation for organizational excellence. They are based on the belief that it is the people who generate the results, and the people who provide a company with its competitive advantage.
We help organizations go through the rigor to determine the precise skill sets required for goal achievement and high performance, thereby establishing measurable criteria for:
We can then assist with the creation of 360 degree assessments and coaching to help your organization understand, learn and develop these critical skills.
We’ve learned that most people aren’t motivated to change until they examine hard evidence that indicates they need to do so. That’s why we love assessments Over the years, we’ve worked with partner companies to assemble a core group of strategic assessments that we believe bring real value to our clients. This provides a brief overview of the current choices we have to offer.
To me, Hill Enterprises is a strategic consultant and their broad and deep experience enables them to understand my issues quickly and easily. They have always been able to adapt their approach to meet our specific needs. They are a very professional team and I’ve enjoyed working with them tremendously.”
– Siew Hong Teo, Microsoft