Strategic Change Solutions for Business and Nonprofit Success
“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
Success is not about what happens to us. It is how we think and respond in a situation. At Martius Group we treat change as a strategic opportunity to think differently, see the world with fresh eyes, and focus on vital few causes that create the greatest value. As a result our clients gain solutions that drive better results.
The Martius Model™ is a 7-Step change leadership process created from research and practice with organizations across the USA, and designed on three success drivers: Energize Purpose, Engage People, and Enable Performance.
Step 1. Shape a Clear Vision
To pursue a destination, first know where you. The 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 provided data, offer impartial insight and actionable recommendations to boost value, often immediately.
Step 2. Start a Movement
To guide success, have a clear, compelling and shared direction. Our Strategic Planning process is expertly designed and facilitated to engage key stakeholders, build trust, expose critical gaps, challenge old or obsolete thinking, identify “vital few” priorities, focus roles and resources, and map measurable, accountable actions everyone is committed to.
“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 perform. Our customized Leadership Training for boards and executive teams strengthens individual and group readiness to effectively pursue priorities, avoid confusion and conflict, act with value, handle challenges, and lead others in performing on purpose.
Step 4. Show the Way
During times of change, followers act at a leader's speed and to values they demonstrate. Our confidential leadership and communication coaching for board officers, committee chairs, and executives delivers best practice techniques and tools for influencing performance from peer leaders, staff and volunteers, and communicating with powerful presence to internal and external stakeholders.
“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
Step 5. Sidestep Roadblocks
Leadership evolves with the situation, and all leaders inevitably leave. Be prepared with Transition and Succession Planning that identifies qualities and qualifications needed in your next board or executive leader, evaluates and develops potential candidates, minimizes disruption from unexpected or unplanned exits, helps avoid costly recruitment mistakes, and places right people in right roles at the right time.
Step 6. Share Success
While talented individuals may perform alone, success takes teamwork. Our Team Development programs help leaders engage, include, inform, recognize and reward people for performing on purpose while building 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 culture and stall performance. Our Interim Executive Support bridges critical leader transition to stabilize the workplace, sustain performance, uncover obstacles and gaps, and maintain momentum until a permanent search is concluded. Our Orientation Training for new board directors and executives accelerates effective contributions.
"Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times." - Niccolo Machiavelli
In our connected media-savvy world, it is a strategic imperative for top leaders to effectively share and protect the brand value. The Martius Speaker System™ is a tested method for crafting and presenting a compelling, clear and credible story about your organization built on communication science, extensive research and decades of in-practice presentation success.
Using our 3-Point Elevator Story model we help craft a brief brand message that all leaders know and can deliver to gain investor or donor support, recruit talent, attract customers, motivate workers or volunteers, and even overcome critics.
We provide private Presentation Training and Coaching for board directors and executives who need to confidently, effectively represent your brand value while positively influencing internal and external audiences.
Book Martius Group President Joe Marzano to deliver an engaging, inspiring presentation or interactive workshop for a leadership retreat, employee meeting, sponsored program, hosted panel session or webinar. Popular topics include Leading Strategic Change, Recruiting and Building a Better Board, and Creating a Performance-Driven Culture.
To learn more about Joe, visit our ABOUT page.