The Center for Leading Organizations (CLO) offers highly-tailored
educational services, valuable advice, and the delivery and facilitation
of offsites at the senior level of organizations.
Resolving Complex Organizational Issues
Many clients turn to us for help in resolving the often-complex
issues that affect their firm’s ability to achieve or retain
a leadership position, to be a truly “leading organization.”
These issues can be:
- Strategic (“What’s the best way
to serve those clients who are demanding different types of expertise?”),
- Structural (for example, “Given the growth
in our firm, are we best-positioned with a regional structure,
an expertise-based one, or something else?”), or
- Skills-driven (“How do we equip our
people to address these issues with competence and confidence?”).
Who We Help
While our clients come from across the spectrum of firms and industries,
most of our work is with financial, professional and other services
entities. We work mostly with people at the senior executive or
partner level, and people leading specific functional areas, such
as finance, HR, IT and the like.
How We Help
Our work is highly customized. Much of our content stems from our
own intellectual capital, developed as practitioners, facilitators,
instructors at leading executive education programs at Harvard and
elsewhere, and as the authors of three books, numerous articles
in the Harvard Business Review and other publications. It also helps
that we've simply been around long enough to know how and where
we can help.
If a catchphrase is helpful, it’s that the Center for Leading
Organizations helps build trust on three levels:
- Strategic (“Are our goals and strategies
the right ones?”),
- Organizational (“Do our clients and our
people have confidence in HOW things get done?”) and
- Individual (“Do our clients and our people
actually trust us in leading the entity?”).
Some clients need more personal guidance. CEOs and senior leaders
ask us to work with them on specific issues at the intersection
of strategy, organization and leadership. These are not generic
coaching engagements. Rather, they are situations in which senior
leaders need some expert assistance or advice in thinking through
the options for leading their organizations.
We invite you to get in touch, talk to
us, come visit us. We’d be happy to help you build trust
on three levels.