Consulting Services
“Increased quality and decreased costs are not mutually exclusive”


The highest ranked challenges of today’s global CEOs include areas of Human Capital, Operational Excellence, Innovation, Customer Relationships, and Corporate Brand and Reputation. “Transformation” has surfaced as a buzz word today that recognizes organizations’ need to change to accommodate four generations in the workforce and their varied requirements; to adapt to speed and risk management; new customer channels, “big data,” and social media; and leadership development to drive these changes for expected and accelerated results.  

Mike Adams gets candid and frank on specific actions that support strategies with decades of experiences leading and owning strategies as well as observing organizations  “looking good” versus “acting good” from strategy deployment to people engagement to performance management.

Executive Guidance and Implementation Approaches  

CEOs today cite excellence in execution and sr. leadership execution to strategy as areas needing focus while accommodating emerging market opportunities and issues. To better ensure execution to strategic or operational objectives, measures need to be put to place to properly reflect end-to-end processes while not driving unintentional bad behavior, proper recognition of dependent functions and real resources required and reviews and a “no silos” planning process with performance management and compensation aligned to these desired outcomes. Being that these are year over year concerns suggests that this isn’t easy, though there are many successes and lessons learned that can aid the acceleration of delivering results.

Sr. Management Development

Sr. Management levels are key pivots in doing what’s right for the enterprise.  They serve as key stakeholder in having P/L ownership or key process owners; though they have many dependencies in determining their success that are too often underweighted or overlooked. Training and develop include performance management, end-to-end thinking and acting, statistics for managers, Hoshin Planning (prioritization) for the enterprise and supporting functions.   


Respect for data (available, accurate, reliable, and segmented) and systematic improvement are fundamental for dramatic improvement, continuous improvement or simply to maintain current levels of performance as organizations around you continuously improve. Training includes business planning and context for project selection, systematic improvement (Six Sigma, QI Story, Lean, etc.) and associated support processes for ultimate success (project management, change management, data systems, performance management).

Menu of Topics Covered in Services


  • Alignment
  • Assessments (holistic view of the organization)
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Balanced Work life
  • Benchmarking
  • Best Practices
  • Business Planning
  • Change Management
  • Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty
  • Facilitation
  • Hoshin Planning, Implementation and Review
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Measurement and Behavioral Implications
  • Organizational Design and Planning ("Boxes" follow Process)
  • Performance Management
  • Problem Solving Methodologies (Six Sigma DMAIC, DFSS, QI Story, 7-Step)
  • Problem Solving Tools and Techniques and supporting technologies
  • Process Management (end-to-end thinking and acting)
  • Readiness
  • Recognition
  • Strategic Planning, Deployment and Review  
  • Statistical Quality Control or Process Control
  • Training and Development Effectiveness
  • Value Stream Mapping


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