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We Achieved Our Ultimate Goal in Our First Two-day Strategic Planning Session
"I was a bit skeptical that we could accomplish our ultimate goal in our first two-day strategic planning session, but we did. We have set the course to success, and demonstrated we have the commitment to stay the course. I am excited for the next steps and particularly encouraged by the enthusiasm of our executive team."
Our Executive Team Is More Excited About Our Business Than We Have Been In Ten Years!
"In just two days of strategic planning our executive team has become more excited about our business than we have been in the last ten years. I am very encouraged about our future. Pulling it off will be great fun and the process will unite us in a common purpose. I have a lot of confidence in John"
The Importance of Execution, Focus and Accountability
"Going into the workshop, I didn’t know if the content would relate to a non-profit healthcare organization. It did, and I plan on following up on some items that will help in the hospital’s operations and our ability to execute more effectively. The workshop reinforced things that leaders have heard before, but drove home the basics and importance of execution, focus and accountability"
A Systemic Culture Change System
"I believe in a systems approach to improvement. I was introduced to the Joseph M. Juran (Quality Trilogy) early in my career in management, and I worked with an organization that used it. It worked. John's executive seminar takes this to another level. By tying together quality (customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and business results) with metrics management, constructive steps can be taken to remove dead wood, recognize and reward top performers, and execute a process to eliminate 'busy' and 'good' workers with 'focused' and 'excellent' performers. This systemic cultural change allows a company to align the organization effectively."
Brings Home the Importance Focus and Execution in Meeting Strategic Objectives
"John’s Execution Workshop reinforces the importance of focus and execution in meeting strategic objectives. It is too easy to get caught up in the 'business' of the everyday and lose sight of that truth. A strategic plan is just a piece of paper without alignment of all involved, accountability and a shared commitment to execute the plan. John covers these topics with a directness that hits home and a sense of humor that allows us to look at ourselves with honesty"
We Are Truly Prosperous and Happy Today!
Thanks to John Lankford, we are truly prosperous and happy today, and as you know, both prosperity and happiness in business can be elusive commodities these days. If you are seeking success on all levels of your business, seek out John Lankford."
Our Organization is Hitting On All Cylinders!
"After listening to John’s presentation and consulting with my two partners, we agreed to hire John as a professional business consultant. In all aspects, it was the right decision then, and it remains the right decision now. Our firm is thriving on every level, from planning to operations to financials, we all communicate more effectively, our organization is hitting on all cylinders, and I actually sleep better at night."
"Fortunately for me, I attended a business executive marketing program at which I heard John Lankford speak. Everything changed. After listening to John’s presentation and consulting with my two partners, we agreed to hire John as a professional business consultant. In all aspects, it was the right decision then, and it remains the right decision now."
Alignment is Essential for Business Improvement!
"John Lankford has helped me to see much more clearly that organizational alignment is essential for business improvement. I believe his coaching and counsel will help our firm and culture become stronger and more successful."
We Learned What Gets People Moving in a Common Direction!
"Once again John Lankford challenged us to be ruthlessly focused on results. His workshop, Execution Starts with Alignment, is all about accelerating financial performance. Most valuable were John’s surveys research from CEOs and insights on human behavior and what gets people moving in a common direction."