Our Growth Framework
Thriving emerges from increasing Collective Intelligence: a group’s capacity to quickly and fluidly solve problems and develop opportunities. An increasing Collective Intelligence enables rapid, on-demand thinking and action.
In sports, performing arts, the sciences, special forces, and many professions, continuous training and preparation with the right coach is essential. The same is true in business leader groups.
Our Growth Framework is the neuroscience of how people work together. It is a lens for extreme clarity and focus, and a structure for fast, efficient and effective business development.
Increasing Collective Intelligence (CIQ) through Training (coaching), drives extraordinary Innovating (leading) and Executing (managing).
The job of Coaching is to continually increase Collective Intelligence ... to enable exceptional Leading and Managing.
Chief Growth Officer domain.
Increasing CIQ is the neuroscience of how human brains work and how human beings interact. Your brain is designed for growth.
Focused learning and good coaching expands thinking and releases cognitive surplus, causing remarkable new capacities to emerge.
Group members expand their own knowledge and skill sets, and engage in activities that add new perspectives and rebuild natural curiosity.
New broad knowledge causes your brain to make new connections, thoughts and perspectives ... the foundation for ideas.
As members' thinking capacities expand, the group improves communication.
Through self-assessment and practice, barriers are removed, and information flows expand quickly and dramatically.
Good training releases a group that thinks and acts quickly and fluidly together ... CIQ increasing naturally and automatically.
The job of Leading is to define and Innovate a compelling future ... to create a Vision that focuses and inspires.
Chief Executive Officer domain.
A vision is born when you see an unfilled need, have an idea, and define the opportunity.
An increasing CIQ expands capacity to explore and evaluate more opportunities more quickly. It supports first principals thinking that opens more opportunities in more industries.
Good opportunities are distilled down into clear definition and direction for the organization.
Comprehensive Value Propositions and Business Models are developed in intense, robust Workshops.
Value Propositions define the detailed needs of each business function to be developed and implemented in a Business Plan.
Innovating in today's world is continuous. Technology, thinking and problems are changing so fast that today's ideas are too late tomorrow.
A vision based on stable end-point needs won't change ... but, the path to get there will.
The job of Managing is to build and Execute the present ... to deliver the Value Propositions that emerge from the vision.
Chief Operating Officer domain.
Without exceptional execution, good ideas and visions are worthless.
When operations are executed well, products deliver what customers expect, marketing & sales is fast and efficient, and customers give positive feedback through re-orders, requests and endorsements … driving more growth.
Managing starts with a Business Plan built around Value Propositions. It oversees implementation and testing, resource acquisition, and deployment and operation.
A high CIQ increases people’s ability to focus, organize, and attend to details.
A high CIQ enables your group to see anomalies and exceptions quickly, and to realign or correct before they become problems that reduce value.
Exceptional Managing is extraordinary day-to-day execution. It is continuously scanning for refinement and improvement opportunities, and new innovation ideas.
Connect = Friendship
Collective Intelligence is robust information flow between people. Increasing Collective Intelligence depends on a group of people working well together. Human beings need to work together. We each have an incomplete collection of gifts ... we need to mix with others' gifts to complete a mission.
Maximizing information flow requires group members commit to each other ... to others' success, to support and to protect, to watch others' backs, to not allow others to fail, to not compete with each other.
Human connection barriers dramatically constrain Collective Intelligence. Treating others with respect, caring, and compassion is being a friend. When each group member decides to be a friend to the others, barriers dissolve and information flow increases dramatically and quickly.
All our Workshops help the group grow as people genuinely caring for each other.
Our engagements center around Workshops that help leader groups more efficiently, more effectively, and more quickly do more. Workshops each focus on activities in our Growth Framework with specific business-creating objectives:
Train / Coach Workshops: Increase Collective Intelligence and expand capacity for Innovation and Execution: Understand neuroscience; Expand base knowledge; Develop emotional and social intelligence; Practice Connection & Commitment; Train
Innovate / Lead Workshops: Broaden knowledge of current technology and thinking; Explore industry and market developments; Define a compelling future; Target markets, products, innovation opportunities; Create new Value Propositions and Business Models
Execute / Manage Workshops: Develop Business Design & plans; Acquire resources; Engage partners; Test products and sales materials; Develop, test & deploy processes; Operate extraordinary well