Jeff Pallister is a speaker, author and management consultant who specializes in applying creativity and teamwork to generate increased profitability.
The book itself is about the company president Ryan Vale who was hired by the founders to get the company back on track. Most of the founders are reaching the end of their careers and want to cash out by selling the company and then enjoying retirement.
One big problem. The business is not worth nearly as much as the owners thought it was because it has some issues:
- Not profitable enough,
- People are leaving the the work is falling to others; increasing stress and problems
- Dependencies on key people,
- No recent innovations and the great products of the past have been copied by competitors,
- No real strategic plan,
- No accountability,
- Not working on the business and fixing the real issues,
Ryan then hires a consultant who guides him through the "12 Best Practices" to turn the company around. I won't spoil the ending. I recommend you get a copy of the book if you are suffering from any of the issues mentioned above.
Chain Reaction and Manifast
Manifast is the software product we developed to help small and mid-sized businesses and organizations find the right balance between: "Strategic Planning, Working on the Business and Developing Your People" and "Working in the Business".
Using a integrated software tool to keep your team focused, accountable, communicating, etc. can add a lot of value and effectiveness to execution of your plans. Using a coach/consultant and software tool together can add tremendous value.
Here is a quick overview of how our tool can be used to support the implementation of the 12 Best Practices in Chain Reaction.
Chain Reaction Practices
Tap Into Creativity
Work Through Teams
Team Planning, Developing People
Set a Clear Direction
Strategic Planning Module
Know the Score
KPI Tracking, Goal Setting
Create a Productive Work Environment
Working on the Business, Developing Your People
Apply Rigorous Methods
Brainstorming, Entire Tool
Working on the Business
Eliminate Hidden Costs
Working on the Business
Deliver Innovative Products
Strategic and Team Planning
Create Exceptional Customer Value
Create the Chain Reaction
We are honoured that Jeff chose to work with us and become an early adopter of Manifast for both himself and his clients.
What software tools do you use to implement your business planning and execution? Do you use a coach or business consultant to help your business? Leave a comment.