Services

APB offers services to small, medium, and large organizations in the private and public sectors:
 

 

Comprehensive organization diagnosis ("health checks"), in which APB provides a framework and facilitates the top team as it:

  • develops or confirms its financial and non-financial goals
  • assesses organization strengths and weaknesses in terms of the 9 variables that influence success
  • develops a plan to overcome the weaknesses
  • implements the plan

Strategy development, in which APB provides a framework and facilitates the top team as it:

  • makes decisions regarding its future goals, products/services, markets/customers, competitive advantages, investments, and sources of growth
  • develops a plan for moving from "current state" to "future state"
  • implements the plan

Business process (re)design, in which APB provides a framework and facilitates a cross-functional team as it:

  • evaluates a current process (e.g., the product development process, the order fulfillment process, the hiring process, the budgeting process)
  • develops a more effective and efficient future process
  • develops a plan for moving from the current process to the future process
  • implements the plan

In situations in which there is no current process (e.g., acquisitions, setting up a foreign operation), APB guides the creation and implementation of that new process.

Culture transformation, in which APB provides a framework and facilitates the top team as it:

  • defines the characteristics of the culture that would best support the strategy and effective/efficient operations
  • assesses the health of the current culture
  • develops a plan for moving from the current to the future culture
  • implements the plan

Public and in-organization speeches, in which APB delivers a customized message on:

  • competing at the next level ("stepping up")
  • leadership
  • growth
  • talent management
  • strategy
  • business process improvement
  • culture transformation

 

 

 

 

Stepping Up: A Game Plan for Leading Your Business to the Next Level... and Thriving Once You're There

by Alan P. Brache

This book is not an academic text, an entertainment, or an "idea dump" that forces readers to figure out how to translate concepts into action. It is a workbook with practical tools and questions that help readers identify the unique needs of their businesses and guide them to the actions they should take to address those needs.

The book can be used by an individual or--often even more powerfully--by a select group chosen by the executive or business owner. The team may include not only managers and other creative thinkers in the business but also customers, outside advisers, and investors. The goal is to have the best heads and the primary stakeholders focused on this all-important diagnosis and action planning.