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Retained to lead discussions with executive teams, company owners, partnership groups, family offices, and Board of Directors. Objectively conduct background interviews and research. Synthesize findings into a concise presentation focused on strategic issues, root causes, future direction, and next steps. Proven track record as conductor of efficient and productive meetings. Example: Re-evaluation of market sector mix in a professional service firm’s portfolio. The goal was diversification as a hedge against an economic downturn. What it would take to introduce a new industry sector was determined and the timeframe to attract/hire the right partner to lead the practice. Over the course of one year, benchmarking the partnership position, interviewing candidates, and hiring top talent who had the right cultural fit led to a strong market presence and new revenue source in the identified sector.
Combine social and behavioral sciences with Brain Lab research to build hi-performance leaders and align their teams company-wide. Reveal and quantify multiple dimensions: Motivators & Driving Forces, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Behavior Communication Styles, and Core Competencies (soft business skills) using statistically validated tools developed over 30 years of research by TTI Success Insights®. As a client said, “… one valuable result from these assessments was a better understanding of the unique characteristics of our colleagues. Why they approach their work in the manner they do. We’ve seen dramatic improvements in our leadership team collaborating because they better understand each other – aware ahead of time about potential triggers and areas of conflict.”
Known for providing an objective point of view, MMF Strategies moderates interactive focus groups to gather opinions and feedback. Synthesize findings which help evaluate strategies or new ideas under consideration. Groups are also assembled to unearth why launched initiatives did not go as planned. What were the root causes for an unsuccessful launch? Identify remedies and test midcourse corrections. Example: 20% increase in acceptance rate by top talent at a well-regarded professional service firm. The firm aimed to attract more top students graduating from top tier graduate programs over their competition.
Gather feedback by conducting in-depth interviews (in-person and online) with key stakeholders: executives, clients, employees, vendors, and Board members. Multiple areas can be evaluated, e.g. team dynamics “pain points,” employee engagement, morale companywide or by department, individual improvement opportunities, and satisfaction with services and products.
Increase quality of decision making through a structured problem-solving process which results in consensus around the strategic direction, business opportunities, and implementation plan. Useful when teams need shared vocabulary and frameworks. The Problem-solving Process (PSP) approach used at McKinsey and other top-tier management consulting firms is taught through one- to two-day workshops.
"Meg was the most thoroughly prepared facilitator we have experienced in ten years of retreats. She digested a lot of information before the retreat and analyzed the data so that she and our partner group came fully prepared. Her approach eliminated hours of debating and conversation - we got right to the crux of the issues we needed to address."
Principal, Studio Outside | Landscape Architects
Facilitating the dialogue about
your Strategic Decisions, Path, and People