I help my clients understand their choices and make better decisions across a range of business issues. In the rapidly evolving and uncertain healthcare, technology, and social sectors this can be an especially big challenge.
When you hire an advisor–whether a lawyer, an architect, or an investment manager–you’re looking for better results than you think you could achieve on your own.
You want someone to help you do two things: See the big picture and focus your attention on the most important things in it. You may be looking in a mirror or out a window.
Working with clients, I start with the right questions and keep pushing until we find answers together.
- What does your gut tell you about what you personally need to succeed at this moment in your career?
- What do your vital signs tell you about the health of the organization?
- Do you have the relevant facts?
- What are the most important factors contributing to your current situation?
- How visible are the symptoms of the problem?
- Who should participate as you try to understand the current and future conditions?
- Do any contextual clues in customer, employee, or trustee feedback suggest possible solutions?
- What communications considerations should you take into account?
An advisor can help you stand back and decide what to do because he or she has been staring a little longer, or taking a broader perspective, or observing from a slightly different angle. Chances are good you already know what to do, but it helps to narrow the field of vision.