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
The Martius Model™ provides a practical, proven 7-step method for leading change developed from research and practice working with business and non-profit boards and executives across the U.S.
It addresses 3 vital priorities behind positive organizational change: energize purpose, engage people, and enable performance.
Step 1. Shape Vision with a 12-point Performance and Potential Assessment
We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your business growth, performance, market and people. We collect confidential feedback from internal and external stakeholders, complete a balanced scorecard review of your provided business data, and provide an impartial in-depth summary of conclusions with specific actionable recommendations to focus your future vision and priorities.
Step 2. Start a Movement with Practical Strategic Planning
We facilitate an inclusive, results-focused strategic planning process that builds leader team trust, exposes critical commitment and capacity gaps, challenges old or obsolete assumptions and habits, identifies “vital few” priorities, and maps accountable actions. Our results-focused facilitation encourages each leader to actively contribute.
“The best way to predict the future
is to create it.” - Peter Drucker
Step 3. Set Mission in Motion Developing Will and Skill
Even the smartest strategies fail until people are ready to perform, so we deliver
customized Board and Executive Leadership Training that creates common cause, increases mutual understanding and accountability, reduces confusion and conflict, and builds capacity to engage, inspire, inform and influence stakeholders to act on purpose.
Step 4. Show the Way by Coaching Model Leadership
During times of change, followers will act at their leader's speed, so we provide confidential board and executive coaching that guides them to know and show the behaviors they expect to see, and to be an effective positive presence representing 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
Step 5. Sidestep Roadblocks by Planning Succession
Leadership need evolves as the organization changes, and all leaders inevitably leave their roles, so we help assess the qualities and qualifications needed in a next board or executive leader, create a succession plan that identifies and develops future leaders, address inevitable changes that occur when people exit, prepare for contingencies when those changes are unexpected or abrupt, and coach you to avoid costly recruitment mistakes so you place right people in the right roles.
Step 6. Share Success by Fostering Teamwork
Talented individuals may perform alone but successful organizations take teamwork, so we help leaders treat team building as a strategically vital business priority. We create group programs that engage, include, inform, recognize and reward people for performing on purpose, and encourage celebration of progress and contributions to build trust, accountability and commitment to common goals.
Step 7. Sustain Momentum Deploying an Interim Transition Leader
It takes time to replace a key leader. If they leave abruptly or unexpectedly, it can shake the climate and stall performance, so we can offer our clients seasoned Interim CEO service during a critical leader transition to stabilize the workplace, sustain performance, uncover obstacles and gaps, and maintain momentum until a permanent leader is placed. We also provide on-board orientation training and private coaching for new board and executive leaders to accelerate their start.
"Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times." - Niccolo Machiavelli