Plus Delta’s Featured Project
April 2nd, 2013 by Jessica Weinandt
Plus Delta needs an experienced OCM Consultant to support Change Management efforts with a healthcare organization in Northern California. Email resumes to email@example.com.
Plus Delta Consulting specializes in improving performance and implementing positive changes in organizations to produce better business results. With a continued focus on business transformation and performance improvement, we are now searching for an experienced OCM Consultant to join our team as part of an exciting opportunity with a large healthcare organization that is starting mid-May in Northern California.
- OCM Consultant–10- 12 years of progressively challenging experience leading complex enterprise-wide change projects (IT systems implementation, business process improvement, organizational design and restructuring, etc.). Proven track record performing and supervising organizational impact assessments, change readiness surveys, stakeholder engagement and alignment strategies, change communications plans and end user training programs. Healthcare experience preferred.
o Client profile: Healthcare Industry
o Work Location: San Francisco Bay area
o Project term: Start mid-May with 6-9 month contract expected
This is a great long-term assignment for seasoned consultant who brings not only organizational change management expertise but also that “can do attitude” to get the job done! Consultants currently living in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area are preferred, but those who can travel to this area on a weekly basis are also encouraged to apply.
For more information and immediate, confidential consideration, please forward a copy of your complete resume, a cover letter highlighting your particular expertise in these areas, and your salary requirements to our Talent Management team at firstname.lastname@example.org. This project is starting soon, so don’t wait to respond!
3 Simple Questions and the Most Impactful Management Tool You’ll Ever See!
May 14th, 2013 by Jeremy Lurey
One of the simplest and most impactful management tools I’ve ever seen is the Stop-Start-Continue framework. It’s so powerful and easy to use that I’ve used it quite successfully in my own business as well as with all of my leadership coaching clients before concluding our coaching programs.
Most of the leaders I know – and yes, that includes me! – get so wrapped up in their day-to-day busy-ness that they neglect to take the time to think more critically and strategically on any regular basis. Work becomes a constant stream of unplanned conversations and reactive tasks that the year is nearly half over before you realize it. By the time you pause to catch your breath and you do realize it, it seems too late to accomplish many if not all of your strategic objectives for the year. Read the rest of this entry »
Start Your Summer off Right with a Positive Change Strategy Session
May 8th, 2013 by Jessica Weinandt
That’s right! Plus Delta is kicking off this year’s 98 days of summer by offering you – our most valued clients and colleagues – Positive ChangeSM Strategy Sessions.
These ½-day sessions are perfect for any Executive Team or functional work group that wants to create that powerful breakthrough they haven’t been able to create before now. With a little out-of-the-box thinking and a series of highly engaging activities with you and your team, Plus Delta’s CEO & Chief Architect Dr. Jeremy Lurey and our team of talented consultants will help you address your most pressing organizational issues – the ones that keep you up at night and seem to keep holding you back. Read the rest of this entry »
How Many Leadership Coaches does it take to Change a Light Bulb?
May 7th, 2013 by Jeremy Lurey
None of course! A good leadership coach would never actually change the light bulb for his/her client. That could be the role for your management consultant or other trusted business advisors. A good leadership coach, though, would instead offer fresh insights and ideas to that client based on past experiences and current thinking to enable him or her to change the light bulb independent of the coach.
While this little tale may seem a little silly, it actually speaks to the profound power and impact coaching can – and often does – have on business leaders. Leadership coaches don’t get wrapped up in the political landscape and broader context of what happens in organizations. They have the privilege of being – and often uncanny ability to be – laser-focused in their diagnosis about what’s going on and bringing fresh ideas to the table for their clients to consider. I call it “challenging my clients’ thinking” – and not in a bad way by any means. Read the rest of this entry »
Acting Like You’re Going to Lose Your Job Anyway
April 30th, 2013 by Jeremy Lurey
How many times have you not taken action for fear of losing your job? One of the things I’ve always appreciated about being an external consultant is that I don’t have to play “office politics” the same way internal employees do. In fact, my clients pay me not to play politics, expecting me to speak my mind and call it like I see it. In essence, I show up and do what I get paid to do.
That’s a rare privilege that, unfortunately, many employees in organizations don’t experience though. I was coaching a senior leader the other day, and it became very clear that for months she had been holding back and waiting for permission to do what she felt she needed to do. Her boss was not the most supportive or empowering leader, so this woman literally didn’t take action for fear that she might be fired for being insubordinate or for taking action that had not been authorized by her boss. Who would stick their neck out there under such tenuous circumstances? Read the rest of this entry »
Celebrating Our Successes – One Accomplishment at a Time!
April 23rd, 2013 by Jeremy Lurey
Did you just sign a new customer you’ve been chasing for 2 years? Find the simple billing errors that explain why your numbers are off so much this year – simply because you forgot to bill your clients? Those accomplishments can be game-changers for a small business and truly are worth celebrating.
For the past few weeks, I’ve shared with a number of my coaching clients how I can close a $1 million contract and without missing a beat immediately turn to the next opportunity as if it’s not enough and I need to keep selling more. The reality is I rarely celebrate successes to the extent I could – even when my successes are those big game changers that deserve a bottle of champagne. Imagine how quickly I gloss over those little wins in life! Read the rest of this entry »
What to do When the Boss is Your Dad
April 16th, 2013 by Jeremy Lurey
I coach a lot of business leaders these days. Many of these individuals are successful Directors and Vice Presidents who want to take it the next level – and fortunately for them report to bosses who believe they can!
Oftentimes, the boss is not just the boss for these leaders though. In the family businesses I support, the boss is also these leaders’ fathers. As you can imagine, this creates a very rich work environment where people tend to have very deep and intimate relationships with one another. With that said, this parent-child relationship can present certain challenges to an otherwise less complicated hierarchical structure. Read the rest of this entry »
Catching Spring Fever to be a Better Leader
April 9th, 2013 by Jeremy Lurey
I was just in Minnesota with a couple of coaching clients and was thrilled to see – and feel – the sun shining again. I’ve been supporting the leaders in this family business since November, about the same time the sun disappears every year yielding way to grey skies, extremely cold temperatures, and oh yea lots of snow! It’s a recurring event for those who live in the area that lasts for several months. I believe they call it “winter”. Just because we have a name for the season does not mean that it doesn’t have extreme impacts on everyone, their attitudes, and especially their behaviors though.
I remember the first time I heard about – and discovered first-hand – winter depression (also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD) during my freshman year at Northwestern, a prominent university in Chicago where they also experience extreme winter weather. Read the rest of this entry »
Getting Your People in the Right Seats on the Bus with RASCIs
April 4th, 2013 by Jeremy Lurey
In his book “Good To Great”, Jim Collins taught us that one of the principal reasons why great companies achieve such greatness is because they have the right people on the bus. No matter how great a leader is, he/she can’t do it alone. No matter how great a company’s product or service may be, companies don’t just make great products or deliver great services. It takes great people to be great.
Well, I would offer that in addition to having the right people on the bus great companies successfully put those right people into the right seats on the bus. I’ve consulted to and supported countless companies – for profit, not for profit, large, and small - over the years, and one thing is a constant no matter where I go or who I work with. Every company has at least a few of those top-performer A-players who will go the extra mile pouring their own sweat equity and individual perseverance into their work. Unfortunately, having a few A players rarely makes a championship-caliber team. It might win you a few games, but more often than not that’s about it. Read the rest of this entry »
Plus Delta’s CEO to Lead Two High Impact Workshops in Phoenix – April 17th-18th
April 2nd, 2013 by Jessica Weinandt
Are you ready to improve performance in your organization and with your consulting clients? Are you looking for a good professional development opportunity to up your game this year? If you live or work in the Phoenix area, ASTD Valley of the Sun and the Arizona Organization Development Network have partnered with Plus Delta’s CEO and Chief Architect Dr. Jeremy Lurey to bring you two high impact workshops this month you don’t want to miss.
- Low-Tech Leadership Practices for the High-Tech Era – In today’s high-tech environment where text message chats seem to outnumber good-old-fashioned phone calls, more and more of our leadership seems to be happening via email and iPhones. That clearly is not conducive to leading others, so in this workshop we will explore people’s differences and practice using a proven framework for communicating with and providing effective feedback to others in a way that is less contentious, less confrontational, and best of all produces better business results. The program is based on a fun and engaging Work Style Profiles inventory that participants will complete at the beginning of the session and then practice applying together. Wed April 17th, 5:30-9:00pm Read the rest of this entry »