We live in a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. Some experts call this the VUCA (“Leading Effectively in a VUCA Environment,” HBR, Environment,” HBR, January 2011). The core job of today’s leaders is twofold: to help their organizations move through predictable life cycles – from a startup entrepreneurial concern to one that’s mature and decentralized – while also managing today’s chaotic and rapidly changing world.

Leaders tackle these twin challenges successfully when they provide their people a different kind of “VUCA”: Vision, Understanding, Clarity, and Agility. These core capabilities are essential leadership skills as well as tools for organizational design. Vision, Understanding, Clarity, and Agility are the antidote to the traditional conception of VUCA.

Whether your organization is in the midst of unprecedented change or ready to move to the next stage in the organizational life cycle, Prior Consulting can help you create a new organizational design framework. Our goal is to help your company achieve its mission, meet new challenges, and sustain its competitive advantages.

As two interconnected processes, Talent Reviews and Succession Planning help businesses identify employees with high potential across the organization. Once talent has been identified, organizations can then implement a process to successfully develop these employees while identifying specific individuals for future key positions.

Whether your company is young and growing or mature and changing, Prior Consulting designs custom approaches for developing talent for today and tomorrow.

“As organizations grow or decline, they take along the communities that form inside them – and out. I believe that forward movement is paramount for an organization’s long-term survival.”

Lisa Prior

Culture can differentiate your company from the competition. Whether you’re a startup or a mature organization, Prior Consulting helps you strategically transition to the future you envision. We work with you to identify existing opportunities as well as the missing pieces. Together we develop an agreed-upon roadmap with outcomes and measures of success.

Lisa has over 20 years of experience as an expert consultant and coach specializing in leadership and culture change. Lisa is passionate about the new relationship between companies and people. She knows that companies want engaged people who work with purpose, and people want companies that care about them. Lisa shows how to create this visionary win-win culture in every organization. She has been a speaker at these and other events:

  • Harvard Business School; Harvard University
  • DisruptHR: Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Rhode Island 
  • Boston CIO Forum
  • PMI Mass Bay (Project Management Institute) Keynote
  • New England Human Resources Assoc. (NEHRA)
  • Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology (WEST)

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