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January 27, 2009 - Prafulla Pande will conduct an interactive workshop, providing practical approaches to overcoming typical barriers experienced by small and mid-sized firms. [details]

 

May 21, 2007 – Prafulla Pande spoke about CEO Advantage™ at a session organized by Gujarat Chamber of Commerce in Ahmedabad, India.

According to Jim Collins, your business is like a giant flywheel. When the flywheel turns, it creates energy that is necessary to drive the organization. It is the job of all the employees of the organization to try to turn the flywheel. The flywheel will only turn consistently when there is good alignment of forces.

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NON-PROFIT BUSINESSES

Non-profit organizations share a common concern: How do I build raise funds and keep the volunteers interested? They get frustrated when the strategies designed to build a sustained organization fail and they are forces to compromise on what they wish to accomplish. This breeds a perpetual need to rework the strategies and achieving long-term success becomes a real struggle.

This struggle comes from the failure in many organizations to create of clarity of purpose, vision, strategy and execution. Typically, key executives are consumed by the day-to-day, leaving them little or no time to think about these issues. The cure lies in adopting a sound long-term strategic focus and implementing a process for executing strategies. Further, organizations are made up of people. They thrive when people view their jobs as responsibilities and take ownership of their actions. Creating an environment that raises enthusiasm and energy level of employees and volunteers is the key to success of any non-profit organization.

Coaching is a relationship between a coach and an organization built on trust, mutual respect, discipline and accountability that enables the individuals to achieve levels of performance they may not be able to achieve on their own. Some of the things it accomplishes are:

  • Clarify your vision
  • Build a healthy leadership team
  • Strengthen your competitive advantage
  • Inspire your staff
  • Identify and implement effective strategies
  • Get you to achieve your vision

Vision

Corporate vision is a short, succinct, and inspiring statement of what the organization intends to become and to achieve at some point in the future, often stated in competitive terms. It describes aspirations for the future, without specifying the means that will be used to achieve those desired ends. It is a combination and alignment of core values, purpose, mission and the big hairy audacious goal (BHAG).

When the vision is articulated properly and shared it inspires and energizes the organization.

"Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe." - Winston Churchill

Strategy

Strategic Intent is an organization's declaration and commitment to achieve its vision. Strategy is the way in which an organization orients itself towards its target customers to increase or sustain its market share. It is the way an organization plans to gain a sustainable advantage over the competition. It is the way an organization plans to achieve its vision.

Successful companies focus their efforts strategically. They think and plan long-term but execute short-term. All strategies and actions contained therein must align with the organization's vision.

"Having conceived oh his purpose, a man should mentally mark out a straight pathway to its achievement, looking neither to the right nor the left." - James Allen

Execution

Visions are achieved when strategies are implemented successfully. It is a proven fact that organizations do not fail for lack of vision and strategies. They fail for lack of execution of strategies. Execution is getting results from strategies. Successful execution requires identifying the important priorities and having the discipline to work on them without distractions day after day after day.

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare." - Japanese proverb

Outcomes

Knowing you have a champion - an experienced business professional you can trust to guide you - helps keep you accountable and drives you to greater levels of performance. Coaching brings the advantages of facilitated thinking, consensus building and catalytic action to your vision, strategies and programs leading to desired outcomes.

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