Leadership Team Therapy and ConsultingTom Miller2019-10-27T18:59:49+00:00
There’s no such thing as the perfect management team. Yet, organizations can (and often do) spend millions of dollars and hundreds of hours searching for the perfect person to fill a role, or shuffle people around to get a better team.
What’s needed instead is a commitment to fostering great teamwork among the members of the management team. High performing teams aren’t “born”– they’re made. And they’re only made when leaders and members put in the work needed to create great teamwork.
When they do what it takes, they can build a team made up of individuals who trust each other, have no fear of conflict, are committed and accountable to one another, and who do great work together.
Our Leadership Team Therapy and Consulting services offer a set of concepts and tools to assess your team’s situation and performance, and guide your team to create an environment where great teamwork can happen.
Here’s how I can help.
“I have used the services of Dr. Jeri Mersky over the last 8 years, in different organizational situations, to help my team understand our team dynamics, get people to embrace change and improve staff morale. She has also helped me to improve my own effectiveness as a manager and a leader.
Jeri is a gifted “generalist” consultant and coach, assisting me with team building sessions, departmental planning meetings, and personal leadership coaching. I believe there are few other consultants with her combination of expertise, commitment to results and a personal style that puts people at ease.
Jeri can deliver immediate and tangible benefits to your organization.”
David M. Bowen, Former Sr. VP and CIO, Blue Shield of California
A Key 3rd Party Voice During Growth Transitions
The leadership teams within growing organizations are constantly in flux. And decisions at these inflection points have dramatic impacts on the future of the organization.
I play a key third-party role during these transitions by:
Helping the organization to clearly articulate its values and vision, and determine which key decisions need to be addressed.
Working with the leadership team to build the infrastructure, roles, and cohesive high-performance environment needed in order to execute on that vision.
Proactively facilitating difficult, candid conversations in a safe environment.
Providing an honest, forthright and transparent outside voice to aide in decision-making.
“We were at a critical crossroads, going through a ton of different transitions and really needed to figure out as we went to this next stage of growth who was going to be doing what. I don’t think we knew what that needed to look like. I think we just knew that we needed someone outside to come in and help us…
…The piece I appreciated from Jeri is it felt like the right combination of what was therapeutic, almost like talk therapy, combined with actionable work we could do individually and collectively to dig through and clean out any mud that was there… to be able to get down to what was really going on.”
Tanya Scott, CEO & Founder, Juvo
Using the TEAM Model To Create Powerful Cultures and Results
Here’s how our TEAM model works to create powerful cultures and achieve real results for their businesses:
Target – Be it a laser-focused goal or a broad guiding vision, family businesses and startups need a target to aim for. Teams with a clear purpose work with focus and direction– something that every family business and startup needs.
Environment – Our approach will help your team develop the trust needed to thrive. Great teams have a working environment that includes open communication, mutual respect, direct feedback, and a willingness to work through constructive conflicts.
Accountability – In a fast-paced startup or family business, there’s just not room for duplicated work, “turf wars”, and lapses in responsibility. The TEAM model helps you clarify roles and responsibilities, allowing everyone to do their best work as they know what to do and who they can count on for results.
Methods – How will your team work? Many organizations fail to address this critical question, focusing instead only on their target. Our consulting program will help you and your team decide upon methods that will help you to work together.
Each team has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. You may already have a team that is practicing all four characteristics of the TEAM model. Or perhaps your team may be quite strong in one or two areas but need a bit of help to optimize their performance.
Our consulting programs begin by determining at “where you are” and providing you with the training and skills your team needs to get “where you need to be.”
Our approach emphasizes:
Assessing the current state of your team
Customizing our consulting program to focus on your team’s needs
Developing an action plan to implement in your workplace
Reinvigorating your team with frequent follow-ups
“It has been a pleasure working with Jeri Mersky. She has helped us to build a stronger and more effective leadership team by helping us to appreciate and value our different personalities and learning styles. Jeri spent time with each of us, digging below the surface, and challenging us to address the issues that needed to be confronted. I always look forward to our off site retreats together, knowing that we will learn and grow as a result.”
Jeff Bialik, Former Executive Director, Catholic Charities, San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo
Schedule a Discovery Call with Jeri
If you’d like to explore whether we there’s an opportunity to help your leadership team thrive, let’s block off 30 minutes to chat about your business, explore your goals, and determine if we’d be a fit.