Unlike the folks in the big consulting firms, I know what it’s like working on the front lines of executing a strategic goal. Throughout my career, I've worked on the inside, solving organizational problems and actually delivering results. Over the years, I've seen multiple scenarios for why strategic programs fail to deliver. While there are many excuses, in my experience, the root causes mostly come down to five common pitfalls:
Keen observational skills, years of experience managing technical and strategic programs, and an uncanny ability to ask the right questions allow me to spot these issues from a mile away. And once my scope is focused on the real problem, I can zero in on a solution and help you eliminate it without prejudice.
Most recently, I’ve used my expertise to support various Fintech and blockchain companies.
Specifically, to execute mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; oversee regulatory pursuits; and design & implement financial processes and controls.
“Roy’s broad skill set and perspective helped us get through a very turbulent time. His problem-solving abilities are unique and effective. And he’s willing to do the hard work to move things forward.”
The certification validates that holders are highly skilled in the following:
People: Emphasizing the soft skills needed to lead projects effectively in today's changing environment.
Process: Reinforcing the technical aspects of successfully managing projects.
Business ENVIRONMENT: Highlighting the connection between projects and strategy.
Lean Six Sigma methods help organizations improve quality and maintain productivity throughout business operations. Implementing Lean Six Sigma methods can help your organization become more profitable, exceed customer expectations, and achieve even greater financial returns.
A proven process for lasting behavioral change.
The Basadur Profile is a unique, research-based tool for identifying people's different approaches to problem-solving and innovation. Understanding innovation styles allows you to utilize the full spectrum of thinking and innovation available for solving complex problems.
"Roy’s ability to evaluate options, and his clear sense of stakeholder priorities, program risks and budgetary constraints, enabled our success on a critical, high-visibility program."
"I feel like I could talk to you all night." The woman I'd been enjoying the evening with leaned in and said with a devilish smile. That's when I knew that I was onto something big. The next day thoughts danced inside my head like ancestral cavemen who had just discovered fire. Over the next month, the same scenario played out again and again and again. It seemed like I'd slipped into a modern version of Groundhog Day. Would you believe I hadn't really said anything? In fact, I had barely told this person anything about myself. And it wasn't because I was trying to be evasive. I was simply practicing a newfound skill that made talking about myself almost irrelevant.
If I could do it all over again, I would have practiced my negotiation training and calmly replied in my best FM DJ voice, “You’re from Chicago?” I hate getting sidetracked. Whenever I learn something new, I try to practice that new skill. But someone or something always seems to appear out of thin air to distract me like a jelly donut brigade parachuting into a fat camp. Then, I spend days or even weeks ruminating before unlocking the hidden lesson.
Where are you going? Why are you so dressed up? Are you meeting someone important? These questions often come up when I meet new people. I sometimes smile and give the devilish reply, “Yes, I’m meeting you. Aren’t you important?” I view clothing as a communication tool that allows us to express the identity we want to be associated with. The process of getting dressed puts me in a good mood and reminds me to be more present. This gives me confidence and helps me connect with others. But things weren’t always that way.