Innovative consulting to support businesses sharpen their effectiveness and improve their success
In today's business world, irrespective of what industry you are in, the pressure to deliver success can be overwhelming (and costly).
Often the response is to come up with a new, untested strategy but this does not come without risk. The risk of delivering the wrong thing, the risk of it not being accepted or being subsumed by competing demands, the risk of delays or overspend to delivering it; to name but a few.
At Shiageto Consulting we help businesses reduce those risks by making sure they are following the right strategy, with the right effectiveness and the right focus; we call this "sharpening their Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Quotient (EQ) & Focus Quotient (FQ)".
IQ - We sharpen strategies to make sure you are following the right path; we help ensure that your strategy is clear, measurable, underpinned by fact and stress-tested
EQ - We sharpen business, team and individual effectiveness to better deliver your strategy; we help ensure that your business is working well together, that your culture supports your strategy and that your teams better engage and influence others to deliver it
FQ - We sharpen business focus to increase your success of delivering your strategy; we help ensure that your business does not have competing demands, blockers or too much to deal with that would hinder delivery of your strategy
These are the hidden levers that greatly improve your chances for obtaining whatever success you are after at a fraction of the cost.
Let's use an example below to bring to life what we mean when we talk about sharpening your IQ, EQ and FQ.
Let's imagine the context is that your team's vision is to scale a mountain.
The sharpest IQ would mean that you:
have a clear goal (is it reach the peak? or reach a certain height? or do a certain amount of climbing? - each is a slightly different goal and might mean a different approach can be used)
have identified all the possible approaches to achieve your goal (if your goal is the peak then there may be multiple routes and ways to get there - you could just get a helicopter for example)
decide what your key criteria to achieving your goal are (is speed important?, cost?, safety?, amount of equipment needed?, etc. - the importance of each of these will impact which approach is best)
assess each option against your criteria, select the best approach and a plan to achieve it
stress test your approach and prepare alternatives in case things don't go to plan
It's easy to assume you have done all the thinking and planning before you set off but we often are so keen to get going that we don't define the right problem nor address the right questions in a structured way