Frequently Asked Questions 

What is a Leadership Team?
Leaders of e.g. functional departments, geographic areas, who share a common purpose.

Re Leadership and Mangement, is one preferable?
We see leaders as visionary, inspiring role models who come from the heart.  We see management as functions defined in systems that are continually upgraded for responsiveness.  Both are necessary.  Supervision for new employees is also necessary as they learn the systems.

Where do we start:  With the Organization, Leadership Team, or Individual Leaders?
The diagnostics:  Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership Team Effectiveness are both excellent starting points.

Progress begins with the individual.  Individuals make their own decisions when to 'buy in' to initiatives. 

Provide an environment for people to grow and your organization will flourish.

Why the emphasis on diagnostics?
Periodic measurement guides growth initiatives.

How does 'Competitive Advantage' apply to a non-profit?
Governments, NGO's Non-Profits, Businesses all compete for audience attention and resources.  The stronger your organization compared to others, the more attractive you will be to prospective employees, volunteers, donors, investors, suppliers and your defined customers.

What exactly is Employee Engagement?
For several years international survey firms have been using the term to describe interest in and attention to work.  While somewhat elusive, employee engagement intrigues many employers.

How do we 'do' Employee Engagement?
Make it a natural part of your organization's culture rather than an add-on program. 

Each leader's span of influence as a role model and a resource to employees is pivotal to employee engagement.  Employees engage on their own terms.

Is the agricultural verbiage (grow, nurture, enrich) intentional?
Yes.  The message, as well as conveying the reality that change takes time, is to make continuous learning and innovation a normal part of doing business.