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Swift Teams

Great Teams Require Great Communication

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Does the title surprise to you? It seems so obvious.  Until I read the “second place” 2012 McKinsey Award winning article, I didn’t even give a thought to communication not being a critical component of team performance in everyone’s mind.  However, with the obvious (team communication) weighing in as the runner-up to the 54th McKinsey [...]


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Execution through Processes, Projects and Communities

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“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler”  Albert Einstein When we talk about execution- achieving some business outcome- each of us has our own bias for how.  Some of us think about who we will task with an assignment.  Others, particularly if it is a game-changing initiative for our company, will [...]


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Swift Teams

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We believe Swift-Teamssm exemplify the fusion of proven traditional change management and program management techniques enabled by emerging collaborative tools and methodologies, grounded in a “fail-fast-forward” philosophy. As an engine for driving process and behavioral change into the organization, Swift-Teams provide short-interval deliverables, typically within three to four weeks. Each team’s work is sequenced with [...]


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Rapid Assessment Framework

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Determining “What is most important?” is critical early in any effort. Working with imperfect and incomplete information is a basic tenant of business management. We have developed an objective “root cause” approach to assess enterprise performance against a prioritized short-list of 89 critical dimensions of enterprise health. The approach can be conducted in a very [...]


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Executive Alignment

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Executive teams must provide both the vision for change and “active management” throughout execution. Each leader must constantly work through political and emotional barriers to arrive at a rational consensus, and speak to the organization with a single voice. We support senior leadership teams with decision frameworks, problem solving tools, individual coaching, and a flow [...]


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General Management Framework

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It all started… …early in my consulting career when a client asked me… “How do I get my knowledge of the business into 40 regional managers’ heads several levels down in the organization?” His request drove the development of a general management framework for their business based on approximately 30 of the company’s planning and [...]


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