|Through the extensive
experience of the Headwaters team, we have developed five service offerings.
These offerings can be effectively implemented independently or they
can work synergistically as integrated elements of a customized program.
Through collaboration and participation, we help organizations create
a strategic plan that aligns with their mission, vision and values. Our
planning process creates a deeper understanding of relationships in both
the internal and external world. We also offer scenario planning, either
alone or as a part of strategic planning, to create stories of possible
futures for the organization. This process broadens the thinking and
understanding of participants and results in more innovative and robust
strategic plans. Once developed, the plan stays in a mode of evolution,
proactively taking in the newest data available. Genuine ownership of
the strategic plan is created among employees while strategic and systemic
thinking is developed.
The most effective and proven way to reach goals, make better,
faster decisions, lower costs and raise productivity is to create mission-critical
teams. The next most effective way is to support those teams.
With our MissionCritical Teaming, we help company teams understand their
mission-based objectives, improve performance, build the competencies
found only in the best teams, and focus the teams’ mental, physical and
emotional energies on team goals.
According to Business Intelligence, "Seven
out of ten change efforts that are critical to organizational success
fail to achieve their intended results." Research reveals that, almost
invariably, change fails because of issues related to people: underestimating
the resistance to or challenges of change by employees, poor leadership,
misalignment of change with behavioral norms or organizational culture,
or trying to implement too many changes at once. Using RapidChange, Headwaters
helps clients implement change by assessing change risks and planning
for their mitigation. We also build the leadership skills that are essential
Personal effectiveness leads to organizational effectiveness.
In support of our other programs, Headwaters’ specialized coaching process
uses highly skilled executive coaches in partnership with team members.
This coaching raises the awareness of team members of the impact their
behavior has on others, helps them make informed choices about behaviors
they need to change and, most important, helps them learn how to change
Building leaders should be a critical function of every company. Whether
the goal is increasing productivity, improving the bottom line, reorganizing
a division, launching a new process or succession planning, leadership
skills must be developed consistently, both operationally and strategically.
Using a full range of curricula and assessments, Headwaters helps companies
design, deliver and maintain effective leadership development programs
that get results.