Here are a few examples of reinvention at work. With nextU, leaders and teams find that they are able to meet their greatest challenges, recognize new opportunities, and build great team experiences.
T-Mobile Engineering gathered their eighty-five directors from across the country for an annual meeting whose two-day agenda was 16 hours of slide presentations in a dark room. Posy helped senior leaders see that they were losing the collective problem solving abilities of the expertise assembled. She redesigned the meeting around collaborative learning. Senior leaders left with workable and supported solutions to huge challenges; the directors benefited from greater knowledge, appreciation and relationships.
Leadership development for team results
A Fortune 100 company was determined to win a Best Place to Work award. Senior executives instructed a demoralized director team to improve employee satisfaction. Instead of fixes, like Foosball tables in the break room, Posy first focused on improving the directors’ own satisfaction; she facilitated frank conversations about un-discussable issues and find solutions, within their control, for overcoming them. The relationships Posy fostered resulted in solving many other unrelated problems and seizing opportunities that were invisible before. Satisfaction scores went up 6 points in the department that year.
The value of natural conflict
A non-profit was excited to expand their team and restructure, but instead of increasing productivity, conflict and rumors mounted. Projects started falling into the proverbial cracks; everyone was pointing at someone else. Posy helped the team become aware of the diversity of styles and how this natural conflict could be a way to strengthen the organization. As the team began to learn from one another, they not only met but exceeded the anticipated benefits of restructuring.
The Strategic Life Plan
When he helped sell the company he was working, Bill thought he’d achieved success. However, he lost his job and a big piece of his identity. He’d always had a strategic financial plan, but it wasn’t until he worked with Posy that he “discovered that what I also need is a Strategic Life Plan. This was transformative.”
Connect Doing and Being
Shannon came looking for a new career. “I thought I was going to get job and resume counseling. Instead, Posy helped me reinvent myself. She helped me connect the dots of what was really important to me to reveal a whole new opportunity in writing for theater. Before I knew it, I was making connections with the right people and turning out really interesting work.”
Off to a Great Start
When first-time entrepreneur Adrian, told Posy about his vision and his need for resources to fuel it, she helped him “put the fundamental building blocks of leadership and clear communication in place. She helped me understand what I needed to communicate, how to tell my story and how to engage others in the process … how to make my meetings effective and how to make every conversation work towards my vision. She put me steps ahead of getting to where I need this company to go.”