Transforming leaders to have a new and confident perspective on uncertainty
Market challenges left previously confident thriving teams, second-guessing and demoralized
Rebuilt belief in winning by developing inspiring leadership, a new perspective on uncertainty and a strategy to deliver
The recent history in US medical reconstruction had been one of winning; sustained revenue and market share growth throughout most of the decade. Changing industry conditions had begun to shake the tried and tested methods of success, having a significant impact on mindset and morale in the business. The caused an environment of siloed behaviours, misaligned initiatives, defensiveness and blame of other functions. At its most extreme, people were rapidly losing confidence and becoming victim to the circumstances. Feeling powerless to impact the situation or provide the leadership needed by their teams and peers.
Three critical components over 6 months:
1. Rebuilding the belief and appetite to win again, this time as a cross-functional team:
2. Focusing on priority initiatives that provide a platform for growth in the new market conditions:
3. Leadership, communication and a common language:
Creating accountability and choice by letting go of conventional, past thinking
Embedding a common language to engage and join-up functions to coherently generate ideas, take action and make decisions
Managing and escalating cross-functional issues effectively
Ability and appetite to re-inspire teams and remove obstacles
Described by the President of the Orthopedic Reconstruction business as “the strongest inflection point I’ve ever seen” in the context of business change.
"We participated in Achieve Breakthrough training as a 25-member business leadership team consisting of sales, franchise resources (marketing and development), sales support functions, and operations support. This program gave us practical tools to unlock traditional thinking, silence the little voices that create traditional expectations, and open our minds to transformational future possibilities. We brainstormed, developed, refined, and articulated Breakthrough goals for the business. The end result has been a very cohesive, aligned, collaborative leadership team with an executable strategy that can be driven throughout the entire organisation. Within five months of the first training session, we have accomplished our short-term goals, and fully expect to over achieve the even more audacious long-term goals utilizing the Achieve Breakthrough methodology" Vice President, Knee Reconstruction