A promising start-up.

Downward spiral triggered by destructive leadership styles, lack of focus, misguided middle management, & plummeting trust.

Time for a bold change.

Who

Innovative partners with a proprietary software platform for improving how companies make purchasing decisions. Their differing leadership styles — one too hands-off and one too hands-on — created a crippling pattern that sent the company’s direction, focus, and ultimately, their polarized employee base, into a tailspin that almost destroyed its bright future.

How

An in-depth 360 assessment, which included interviewing everyone from past and present employees to management, revealed the deep cracks in this promising company’s foundation. But more importantly, it allowed the partners to clearly see how their actions and styles were severely hindering the start-up’s mission and ultimate vision. While one executive found great market success, he had lost touch with his employees — and they felt it. The other executive compensated with a controlling style that allowed for little self-expression or career fulfillment. Each developed different visions for the company and tried to counteract the mounting disconnects and structural issues with reactions that only increased distrust, resentment, and poor morale among staff. Both executives received coaching and quickly made positive changes.

With a fresh view of the company’s core vision, we were able to pinpoint where things went wrong, create a new roadmap forward, and use regular employee check-ins to monitor the company’s pulse and quickly course correct when necessary.

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360° Company Assessment

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Turnaround Toward Trust and Fulfillment

Clearer Focus for Hiring

Employee Morale at All Time High

Success

After enlightenment from the 360 and related explorations, both partners did a 180. They began connecting authentically with their employees, nurturing trust and fulfillment, and ultimately inspiring a wonderful sense of job satisfaction and positive companywide spirit. A clearer focus helped them to hire new top talent. Morale is at an all-time high. Their partnership stabilized and grew rock-solid through unified vision and complementary leadership. They were even able to head-off any client departures or bad publicity. The entire company is now moving forward together as one — and the future looks brighter than ever.

Increased Growth & Prosperity

Their differing leadership styles — one too hands-off and one too hands-on — created a crippling pattern that sent the company’s direction, focus, and ultimately, their polarized employee base, into a tailspin that almost destroyed its bright future. They are now a focused, unified company that is experiencing fast growth and entering new client markets.

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CEO Assessment & Retraining

With a fresh view of the company’s core vision, we were able to pinpoint where things went wrong, create a new roadmap forward, and use regular employee check-ins to monitor the company’s pulse and quickly course correct when necessary.The two founders received coaching and made bold changes to their leadership styles.

Energizing the Executive Team

The entire company is now moving forward together as one — and the future looks brighter than ever.