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Organizational Alignment and Team Building

We lead Executive Advancement Offsites to guide team members toward more authentic, synergistic, and effective communication, strategic planning, and decision-making.

The off-site sessions are a blend of teaching and experiential exercises, encouraging and challenging team members to share their stories, issues, and personal aspirations, along with their impressions of one another, in an environment of safety, curiosity, candor, and appreciation.

Prior to the offsite we meet with each team member for an in-depth interview. At the offsite we deal cleanly and directly with any issues that drain energy from the team or mire the organization or individuals in the past. We also address the team's role, both as individuals and as a group, in realizing and perpetuating the senior leader's long-term vision.

We also teach and anchor the concepts of Authentic Relationships. These concepts allow radical change from the inauthentic relationships that plague most companies, even businesses that seem to perform well against standard industry metrics but are still operating below their full potential. When embraced, the concepts of Authentic Relationships yield positive, sustainable results.

Following the offsite we often coach selected executives. We encourage regular refresher offsites to sustain team alignment or to realign the strategic plan.

We guide you in sustaining authentic interactions in your organization

Inauthentic Interactions
Authentic Interactions
Blaming and complaining Taking healthy responsibility
Arrogance and entitlement Appreciation and gratitude
Defensiveness and control Curiosity and collaboration
Withdrawal and isolation Transparent participation
Power and micromanagement Empowerment and delegation
Enabling and caretaking Setting clear boundaries and decision rights
Seeking the easy way out Discipline to do the hard thing
Being right Being present
  • John Donahoe
    YPO – Barbary Coast; CEO – eBay
    "Jim is the most effective facilitator I have worked with. His combination of experience, judgment, and empathy allowed our forum and several of our members to achieve real breakthroughs."
  • Hamid Moghadam
    CEO – Prologis
    “Working with Jim Warner was of tremendous value to our senior leadership team. We were able to identify and work through the obstacles that were getting in the way of our making and executing important organizational decisions. I am forever grateful to Jim for his work with our company.”
  • Ian Troop
    CEO – 2015 Pan American Games
    "Jim crafted an intervention with my Global management team at ConAgra Foods International. His combination of people savvy and commonsense tools bridged cultures and had a lasting impact on how our Leadership team worked together."
  • Rob Follows
    Founding Partner – STS Capital Partners; climber of Mt. Everest and Seven Summits
    "Jim understands high achievers, how we interact, and what motivates us as people and business leaders. His work yields penetrating insights into what makes up and sustains a high-performance team."
  • Steve Lockshin
    CEO – Convergent Wealth Management
    "Jim and his associates have been instrumental in our firm's development around the most crucial area of business – communication. Day and day again we put into practice the elements developed during our OnCourse training. I'm proud to say these techniques have also had a positive impact on my personal relationships outside of work."
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