Strategic Clarity to Create Growth – Services

Strategic Clarity Facilitation Client Case Study

Client Case Study

Situation

A high growth and leading services client enjoyed a competitive advantage, had been secure in its market position and successfully navigated regulations to win business.

Complications
Growth stalled due to:

  • New vulnerabilities created from key regulatory changes.
  • Losing a cornerstone account to increased competition and a changing market place.
  • Complications from working in silos and not performing at their peak.
  • Challenges in hiring and retaining talent that fit the corporate values and strategies.

Implications

  • Without a clear, compelling, implementable and agreed-to corporate strategy, the company’s growth will continue to stall in the face of  increasing regulatory and competitive pressures.

Approach

1.  Assess

  • Review current strategy, financials, processes, organizational structure, competitive landscape and clients
  • Conduct 360-degree interviews with key stakeholders
  • Design and administer online strategic clarity and leadership team effectiveness assessments

2.  Design and Facilitate

2-day strategy and leadership session focused on creating executive team alignment and commitment to a clear, believable and implementable business strategy with the following components:

  • Vision, Mission and Values
  • Differentiation and Target Market
  • Optimizing Strategies and Success Metrics
  • Roles and Processes
  • Key Actions and Barriers to Success

3.  Provide 1-x-1 Executive Coaching to Align and Cascade the New Strategy

4.  Design and Deliver Targeted Follow-up Leadership Sessions

5.  Measure Progress and Agree Upon Next Steps

Results

After a 12-month period,

  • 48% increase in revenue
  • 10% increase in margin
  • 45% increase in goal clarity
  • 43% increase in process effectiveness
  • 93% increase in leadership effectiveness
  • 100% retention of target accounts
  • 100% retention of top talent

“At a time of change in our marketplace, LSA Global did an exceptional job helping our executive team define, clarify and prioritize our corporate vision, mission, values, differentiation, target clients, strategic priorities, success metrics and key roles. They beautifully navigated a very difficult and fuzzy situation, respectfully cleared out all of the cultural elephants and shared impactful insights and theories along the way. They have transformed our business.  We look forward to our continued partnership to help us execute our growth strategy.”

Laurie Sewell | President & CEO | Servicon Systems

Related Information

At a time of change in our marketplace, LSA Global did an exceptional job helping our executive team create strategic clarity by helping us to define, clarify, and prioritize our corporate vision, mission, values, differentiation, target clients, strategic priorities, success metrics and key roles.

They beautifully navigated a very difficult and fuzzy situation, respectfully cleared out all of the cultural elephants, and shared impactful insights and leadership development theories along the way. They have transformed our business.

Laurie Sewell
President & CEO

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Working on our HR Strategy was so eye opening.  I feel so much better prepared to be successful as a leader individually and collectively.

Now the entire HR leadership team can drive our growth strategy forward in a way that makes sense.

Kristin Talastas
Director, HR Shared Services

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I can’t emphasize enough what a huge shift you helped to create for us as an organization. Thanks again for your change management consulting help and guidance.

The clarity, practicality, focus, and accountability are exactly what we needed to make this strategy and major transformation a success from a hearts and minds perspective.

Cris Alvarez
VP Corporate Strategy

LSA Global Cambridge Investment Research Financial Services Client

This was an extremely effective executive strategy session that helped our executive leadership team efficiently navigate through our core strategic objectives. It was exactly what we needed.  The approach was practical and valuable for our specific business and market.

I recommend LSA to anyone looking to push their strategic planning, thinking, and growth to the next level.

Blake Krikorian
CEO

LSA helped us to create the strategic clarity and alignment we needed for our team to thrive.

The practical, no-nonsense, and outcome-oriented approach really helped us all get on the same page and set us up to be a high performing leadership team to focus on what matters most.

Michael Carter
VP Human Resources

Samsung

Having recently completed an acquisition that doubled our size and geographic reach, we needed to redefine our “go forward” plan to address the increasing commoditization of our marketplace.

I was very impressed with the thoughtful and practical way that LSA Global was able to bring our leadership teams together to gain focus, buy-in, and commitment to a compelling strategic plan that we created together.

Jon Troen
CEO

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LSA has a tremendous ability to distil complex, multilayered challenges into meaningful, impactful, and clear strategies and action plans.

The time we invested as a leadership team to get aligned was well spent in gaining laser focus and identifying ways to prioritize what was meaningful individually and as a team. The facilitation and leadership style was direct, firm, and compassionate.

LSA provided the high level thinking and support for our team to co-create in a rapidly scaling business.

Bindu Garapaty, PsyD
VP, Talent and Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity

Thank you for a great leadership development session today. The facilitator was brilliant.  The team got a lot out of it (as did I).

I believe it will help us create an even higher performance culture by ensuring we have a common understanding of how to create higher performance and work toward clear and common strategic goals.

Simon Jefferson
Managing Director

AKQA

Great job in designing the Mergers and Acquisition strategy session for our global leadership team. The session was excellent.

I gained additional insight on the importance of the role of HR regarding strategy, culture, and people in Mergers and Acquisitions and would recommend LSA to anyone looking to align strategies and cultures.

Gloria Veon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Fujitsu

We recently hired LSA to help us take our client delivery methodology to the next level as we continue to grow and help our clients succeed.

The custom strategy and design session exceeded our expectations. They really understood our business and delivered within tight time frames. They were the best I have seen for this type of complex, visible, and strategic work.

LSA’s ability to get a group of 20+ executives from around the globe on the same page, push their thinking to new heights, and ensure an executable plan was excellent.

I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to take their strategy and strategic execution to the next level.

Rob Sturgeon
EVP Client Delivery

Service Source

LSA’s executive coach based his approach on understanding our business circumstances and strategy, as well as our leadership aspirations. The customized coaching covered all aspects of leadership; it was not simply a touchy-feely endeavor.

In fact, the focus on clear business outcomes and real life circumstances challenged me as a senior leader to develop my thinking and actions related to leading the business.”

Janet Pagano
Managing Director

Ovid

The LSA customized Organizational Alignment Survey gave us a comprehensive view of how our employees experience our culture, talent, and strategy.

The systemic approach provided us with a great forum to discuss the strengths and opportunities in our organization, and then to quickly get focused on the key actions critical to executing our business and people strategies.

Mark Forrest
General Manager, FSM Division

Trimble

Having tripled in size and recently merged, LSA helped our executive team to increase our level of strategic alignment, to solidify our new direction, and to push our agency forward.

As we look to rapidly scale, the clear, actionable, and critical few strategic moves combined with how we differentiate ourselves to our top accounts and target clients has really set us on a great path to success.

This is exactly what we needed to get to the next level. Thank you LSA!

Matt Britton
CEO

We selected LSA Global over 5 other companies to help our key executives improve their overall communication and executive presentation capabilities. LSA exceeded our expectations.

I highly recommend LSA to any executive team looking to better organize and more effectively deliver key executive-level messages — especially when the stakes are high.

Todd Power
Office of the CEO

We got great value from the executive strategy session.  We would not hesitate to use LSA again with our Executive Leadership Team.

Natalie McCullough
Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

Service Source

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