Executive KnowledgeWorks
Consulting:
Leveraging Executive Education and Leader Development For Strategic Planning, Action Learning, Customized Executive Education and Enhanced Business Meetings - all supported by a philosophy of Breakthrough Centered Development.
Research and Publishing:
Eight National Benchmarking Reports.

Services Overview

For nearly 30 years Executive KnowledgeWorks has helped it's Fortune 500 clients accomplish stronger strategic planning and accelerated leader development by creatively and efficiently marrying the two. We have been able to help our clients accomplish this powerful two-for-one strategy because of our:

  • Substantive experience. We have had the good fortune of working with many of America's finest corporations. Each client a truly unique organization. Each industry a different collection of challenges and opportunities. When combined with our seven years of marrying executive education and leader development to strategic mapping inside Motorola, we have accumulated a rich heritage of tried and proven experience.
  • Results-focused information sourcing. When you employ a traditional management-consulting firm for strategic planning you buy the services and expertise of the individuals in that firm. When Executive KnowledgeWorks assists you with your strategic mapping, you work with the best available world-class information sources - regardless of affiliation. We have never employed (and therefore, have never had to prioritize the use of) an in-house team of subject matter "experts". From day one, our philosophy and practice has been to remain free to connect each of our clients with the very best available information sources. Those resources include a stellar list of:
        a. CEOs
        b. Ambassadors
        c. Consultants
        d. University professors
        e. Leading authors.
  • Creative and compelling customized design. Executives are most fully engaged when their education, development and/or planning processes are:
    • Highly relevant
    • Demandingly efficient
    • Creatively compelling.
    Executive KnowledgeWorks has delivered these kinds of results by thoughtfully employing action learning, customized cases, business simulations, live and historic cases, rich presentations and timely and artfully conducted facilitation. We have a long and consistent track record of designing and building developmental and planning initiatives that command and hold the enthusiastic participation of even the most demanding of executives. Case Studies.
  • Experienced and professional facilitation. The vast majority of our work is with CEOs, presidents, vice presidents and directors. In strategic mapping events across a wide range of industries we've helped insure engaged executives, completed agendas and productive meetings. We quietly and confidently facilitate developmental and planning processes such that key issues are dealt with candidly and respectfully, challenges and opportunities are substantively explored and the most demanding of expectations are exceeded.
  • Singular dedication to your company. In eighteen years of business, we have always agreed to work with our clients' competitors only after receiving our client's full and comfortable permission. More than once, when presented with the opportunity to take on a new client in an industry where we already served one corporation, we declined the opportunity. The services we provide and the processes we employ are a distinct competitive advantage for our clients. We do not, without permission, share that advantage with a current client's competitor.

Our services - the projects and processes that our clients and we have employed in the pursuit of those competitive advantages - include:

Finally, over the past ten-plus years of increasingly passionate enthusiasm for the Corporate University as the developmental vehicle of choice, our firm has maintained a somewhat contrarian perspective. Our hesitancy to prescribe the corporate university is, for some people, particularly surprising given our proud participation in the creation and early development of Motorola University. But, it has long been and remains our belief that most corporate universities (particularly those grounded in bricks and binders) are ultimately ill suited to advancing the business goals of their host organization.

 

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