Change Management and Succession Solutions That Make Sense

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change management and leader succession solutions

Stop chasing change. Start driving value. 

Change is not what happens to us, it is how we think and respond. At Martius Group, we see change as a strategic opportunity to discover fresh ideas and better solutions.  

“Without changing our patterns of thought we will not be able to solve the problems we created with our current patterns of thought.” - Albert Einstein

build readiness to lead change

The Martius Model™ was developed from research and practice working with boards and executives across the U.S.

Our model provides a practical, proven 7-step method for leading change through 3 vital drivers of business success.

energize purpose

Step 1. Shape a Clear Vision

To pursue any destination, you must first know where you. Our Business Value Profile™ is a comprehensive 12-point assessment that evaluates qualitative and quantitative information about your organization's growth, people, market and performance. Confidential interviews with internal and external stakeholders, and a balanced scorecard review of your provided business data, provide impartial, impactful insight and specific actionable recommendations you can use to boost value, often immediately. 


Step 2. Start a Movement

To guide your organization to success, you need a clear, compelling and shared strategic direction. Our Strategic Planning process is expertly designed and facilitated to objectively engage key stakeholders, build team trust, expose critical capacity gaps, challenge old or obsolete thinking, identify “vital few” priorities, focus roles and resources, and map measurable, accountable actions everyone is committed to advancing and achieving. 

“The best way to predict the future 

   is to create it.” - Peter Drucker


Step 3. Set Mission in Motion

Even the smartest strategies fail until people are ready to perform. Our customized Leadership Training programs for boards and executive teams strengthen individual and group readiness to effectively pursue a common cause, reduce confusion and conflict, act to enhance value, handle hard challenges, and engage and lead others in performing on purpose. 

Step 4. Show the Way

During times of change, followers will act at leader's speed and to witnessed values. Our confidential Board and Executive Coaching guides leaders to know and model the behaviors they expect to see, and be a positive presence for the organization during meetings, events, interviews, presentations, performance appraisals, negotiations, social media activities and more.

“No company, small or large, can win over the long run without employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”  

- Jack Welch

enable performance

Step 5. Sidestep Roadblocks

Leadership need evolves as the organization changes, and all leaders inevitably leave their roles. We prepare you with Transition and Succession Planning that identifies the qualities and qualifications needed in your next board or executive leader, evaluates and develops potential leaders, minimizes disruption from unexpected or abrupt exits, and coaches leaders to avoid costly recruitment mistakes and place right people in right roles. 

Step 6. Share Success 

Talented individuals may perform alone while successful organizations take teamwork. Our custom Team Development programs help leaders engage, include, inform, recognize and reward people for performing on purpose while building team trust, accountability and commitment to achieving common goals working together. 

Step 7. Sustain Momentum

It takes time to replace a key leader, and if they leave abruptly or unexpectedly it can shake the climate and stall performance. Our seasoned Interim Executive Support helps our clients bridge a critical leader transition to stabilize the workplace, sustain performance, uncover obstacles and gaps, and maintain momentum until a permanent executive search is completed. We also provide on-boarding orientation training and private coaching for new board and executive leaders to accelerate their effectiveness and minimize ramp up time.

"Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times."  - Niccolo Machiavelli

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prepare leaders to represent your value


In our interconnected media-savvy world, it is a strategic imperative for all top leaders to effectively share and protect their brand and its value story. Our Martius Speaker System™ is a tested methodology for teaching and coaching leaders to create and deliver a compelling, clear and credible story about your organization.

Craft A Powerful Message

Gain investor or stakeholder buy-in, recruit talent, attract customers, handle hostile media, motivate workers and address crisis by creating a clear, compelling brand message that all board and executive leaders know and support. Our 3-point process provides a proven, impactful strategy for crafting a story that moves people to actions you want. 

Present Your Value Story

Inform, inspire, and influence desired change by developing board and executive communication readiness to deliver an impactful, consistent pitch or presentation to any internal or external audience. We offer small group training and private individual coaching using our proven Martius Speaker System™ built on communication science, extensive research and decades of in-practice success. 

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Hire Joe Marzano to Speak

Some stories are best heard and received from outsiders with fresh perspective. 

Martius Group President Joe Marzano delivers engaging keynote presentations and interactive workshops that support your goals and agendas during leadership retreats, employee meetings, sponsored events, hosted conferences and private functions.

 Joe’s popular topics include Leading Change, Creating a Culture that Cares, Building a Better Board, Evaluating Board Performance, Engaging Effective Work and Volunteer Teams, Recruiting for Right Fit, and Presenting with Presence and Power. 

To read more on Joe, visit our ABOUT page.