Getting started


We’d like to offer you two tools as starting points to determine whether you’d benefit from our help. The first assessment gives you an overall sense based on eight areas of management practices at your organization. The second assessment allows you to drill down further.

The first assessment is based on the work in What Really Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success. The authors undertook a major, multi-year research effort in which they carefully examined more than 200 well-established management practices as they were employed over a ten-year period by 160 companies.

Their findings took them quite by surprise. Most of the management tools and techniques they studied had no direct causal relationship to superior business performance. What does matter, it turns out, is having a strong grasp of the business basics. Without exception, companies that outperformed their industry peers excelled at what they call the four primary management practices—strategy, execution, culture, and structure. And they supplemented their great skill in those areas with a mastery of any two out of four secondary management practices—talent, innovation, leadership, and mergers and partnerships.

To help you assess your organization’s potential for success and to pinpoint areas where your organization may be lagging, we’ve developed an assessment tool, based on the 4 +2 formula. Click here to take the 4+2 assessment today. [Please contact us for online access to this assessment]. The tool will allow you to gauge with over 90% accuracy the likelihood of your organization being successful on a sustained basis.