Our world is anything but simple.
Still, the two most fundamental tasks of a leader are to:
- Make sense of our complex environment in order to form a vision for the future and, then,
- Work collaboratively with their others to translate that vision into a mission, strategic goals, actions, and systems for accomplishing it.
Though simply stated, neither task is so simple.
For this reason, the best leaders recognize their own limitations and reach out for the help they need. Tenacious Change LLC offers genuine expertise based on deep knowledge, wide experience, and an innate desire and ability to work collaboratively with leaders to innovate solutions. Our common sense, practical, and evidence-based “know how” qualifies Tenacious Change LLC as a unique and valued resource for leaders.
Collaboration and partnership is our secret.
Our mission is to animate and equip leaders, organizations, and communities to lead change for the greater good. We work in partnership with clients to strengthen the capacity of their leaders to bring positive change to their teams, organizations, and even whole communities. We work with clients in a way that is mindful of the complex context in which leaders promote the greater good and social change. Our approach is best described as:
Appreciative: Whenever possible, we prefer to promote change and growth by working to amplify the assets and strengths of leaders, organizations, and communities. Indeed, there are always problems and challenges. However, it is easy to miss the opportunities to leverage assets and strengths for growth when too much time, energy, and focus is spent on fixing problems. We do not ignore the problems and challenges. We just choose to address them differently, from an evidence-based appreciative approach.
Collaborative: Collaboration is both a science and an art. It requires each party to know and have confidence in what it brings to the relationship; to prioritize and honor mutual trust and respect; to continuously seek ways to create value in the relationship; and strive to achieve mutual benefit. We work closely with clients to identify their goals, select strategies, and manage a change process that will move them toward achieving their goals while building their confidence and capacity.
Consultative: We strive to use a humble consulting approach. This involves listening carefully to get the full story first; asking questions to seek clarity and understanding; conducting the necessary research to more fully understand the situation and its context; offering a menu of recommendations, when appropriate, for next steps; supporting and aiding, as needed and requested, in the implementation of the chosen next actions; and then helping openly and honestly assess the results and adapt as needed.
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