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Data-driven People Energy for Agile, Adaptable Change and High Performance:
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What is your particular interest or business need?

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Possible topics:

    • Beyond Performance Appraisals (how to transition)
    • Social Media and Your Digital Presence for Business Growth
    • Strategy, Visioning, Planning
      • (includes retreat facilitation, Open Space/Preferred Futuring & more)

 

We help you with Performance, Change Leadership and Transition to:

    • Develop new capacities to challenge, coach and create as your business adapts to new business realities and fertile opportunities, from scarcity to abundance
    • Develop your approach – using data to inform change champion, initiator, implementer  and  facilitator roles
    • For transitioning leaders:  Enhance your early actions in your new role with executive coaching and consultation
    • Sponsor, plan and lead key events including your board meetings, leader, faculty and staff retreats and project kick-off sessions
    • Free you from the facilitation burden, allowing leader time for reflective listening, full engagement in strategic content and relationship building
    • Engage all levels of staff and managers in the organization while considering cross-functional impacts/involvements
    • Increase leader, manager, faculty, staff commitment vs. compliance or indifference
    • Work through ongoing, frustrating problems where previous change efforts have not worked – managing disengagement and/or resistance to change and co-creating and engaging in implementation of the business vision

We provide Leader Development and Coaching to:

Deb with a board member of the Arab American Heritage Council (AAHC) board member and Executive Director, Mona Sahouri, September 2012

Deb with a board member of the Arab American Heritage Council (AAHC) board member and Executive Director, Mona Sahouri, September 2012

    • Build your competency for the continuously evolving challenges that face you, using a robust conceptual framework focused on leader effectiveness described here
    • Clarify core issues, develop commitment, and build support to sustain learning and effective leader results

We help you with Strategy Development and Implementation to:

    • Engage all organizational members – improving commitment and the likelihood of sustained change
    • Include appropriate community stakeholders including customers in the strategic conversations process – engaging the “whole” organization for a full, not partial, solution
    • Design a roadmap and timeline for strategic change – well-written goals = increased chance of implementation success
    • Navigate the change process, including helping you respond to various forms and types of feedback
    • Help you and your organization create your Preferred Future
Photo:  Deb Nystrom, Lavender Hill Farm, Michigan, Flickr.com

Photo: Deb Nystrom, Lavender Hill Farm, Michigan, Flickr.com

We help you with Event Design and Facilitation to:

Laughter, at the wrap-up of Open Space

Laughter, at the wrap-up of an afternoon Open Space Technology learning application session

    • Design meetings to make sure the right people have the right conversations at the right time
    • Provide expertise in large group methods, that build energy & engagement while working through conflict and historical roadblocks
    • Engage your strategic business skills via agenda and event design – increasing the likelihood of fully implementing strategic decisions/priorities – vetted and supported through effective group process
    • Leverage your content to create an engaging, dynamic design driven by purpose, clear communication with results that include commitment to action.

We help your Management and Union Leadership to:

    • Build working partnerships on practical issues in a way that is harmonious with and parallel to the collective bargaining process
    • Develop collaborative approaches to resolve conflicts
    • Build trust and positive relationships
    • Jointly develop initiatives that management and union can live with and support

We help you Champion Culture Change by:

    • Providing tools and methods to strengthen relationships
    • Identifying your Preferred Future culture so that organization members understand their differences and capitalize on their diversity to better create a climate of trust and inclusion
Taking an afternoon retreat break in the garden, AAHC board members & executive director, Mona Sahouri, 2012

Taking an afternoon retreat break in the garden, AAHC board members & executive director, Mona Sahouri, 2012

We provide Independent Data Collection, Interviews, Investigations, Focus Groups and Report Development to help you:

    • Access sensitive or difficult to access information within your organization enables you to see the “whole picture”

      Ron Koller & Deb Nystrom presenting at the OD Summit

      Deb Nystrom presenting at the OD Summit on Agile Change and Social Media in Detroit, with Ron Koller

    • Develop approaches to focus group, interview and survey data collection that fits their group’s culture and needs  – a better fit means time spent is more effective
    • Write and/or co-develop reports that capture the organization’s voice and galvanize group support to move into needed new areas of work and group development

We also provide Customized Training including, but not limited to the topics of:

Deb facilitating a graduate level course session on change for social work administration students, 2010, Video on Change Results, YouTube.

Deb facilitating a graduate level course session on change for social work administration students, 2010, Video on Change Results, YouTube.

    • Leading through Change
    • Competency System Development
    • Performance Management Updates
      • Behaviorally Based Interviewing
      • Work Planning
      • Coaching
      • Performance Feedback
    • Strategic Planning
    • Roles and Tools for Career Development within Organizations
    • 360 Feedback Tools
    • Masterful Meetings

For consulting, coaching & speaking information, including rates, contact Deb here for a no-obligation conversation or follow-up via email, phone, Skype, Google+ hangout, in-person (local, referred clients), etc.

Whatever your preference, we’re pleased to discuss what’s a good fit what what is needed for tomorrow as well as today.