Key components in building an effective organization

Ruth offers consulting in three core areas of organizational effectiveness:

Team Development, for the building of more effective teams. Through well-structured meetings, better decision-making, and sharpened communications skills, teams are better able to work toward and meet organization goals. Ruth meets with organization leaders to identify values and objectives, with team leaders to assess needs and goals, and with team members to gather data. She observes team meetings and provides:

  • Feedback
  • Analysis
  • Action planning
  • Project design
  • Evaluation
  • Follow-up

Where a workshop is an appropriate vehicle for knowledge transfer and application, Ruth works with team leaders to design workshops ideally suited to the specific team dynamics and communication styles with which they work. The result is stronger teams, composed of more effective employees, and that means greater success in meeting strategic goals.

Leadership Development, for helping organizational leaders successfully implement change, manage transitions, and meet strategic goals. The only constant is change, yet most organizations still haven’t come to grips with the need for change, or acquired the tools for converting change from something to be feared and avoided into something to be welcomed and embraced. Ruth shows leaders how:

  • To incorporate change into their strategic goals
  • To prepare employees for new operational paradigms
  • The change process begins with individual managers
  • Senior management’s receptivity to change becomes a model for the entire organization
  • Good leadership is primarily about inspiring and uplifting others, not placing constraints on them.

Facilitation and Meeting Leadership, for increasing the effectiveness of meetings through:

  • Clear objectives
  • Increased efficiency
  • Concise action steps
  • Better communication
  • Established roles and responsibilities
  • A defined meeting structure
  • The transfer of facilitation skills

Ruth works with stakeholders to define the desired outcomes, gathers data with which to design a training session or workshop, leads the session, and then provides follow-up coaching to ensure the transfer of facilitation skills. More effective meetings means greater efficiency and productivity and, ultimately, a better bottom line.

Living proof that success is possible

Oprah Winfrey said, "It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are — not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within — that you begin to take control." Perhaps no better proof exists of the capacity of all of us to use spiritual self-knowledge to transform the American Dream into a personal reality than Ruth herself. Her struggle to bring her dreams to life, and her ability to communicate and help others apply the lessons learned from that struggle, have inspired individuals and organizations to raise the bar in setting their goals, and to work toward achieving them with confidence and commitment.

 

 

 

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