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Getting High Performance Results


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Discusses the bridge that companies try to navigate between the strategy they want to achieve and the behaviors that will deliver it.

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Getting High Performance Results

  1. 1. An Introduction to Center for High Performance 2009 Center for High Performance. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Every leader seeks to build a bridge between the company’s strategy and the behaviors that deliver it 2009 Center for High Performance. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. It’s not just whether you’re asking the right questions Are we Does our unleashing the Is our senior environment brainpower in leadership team foster and our high accelerate high organization? performing? performance? Are high performance Are we practices addressing the replicated in our tough questions company? that deliver high performance? …it’s also whether you’re prepared to accept the answers 2009 Center for High Performance. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. At CfHP, we help leaders successfully ask and answer their most challenging questions About Us The Center for High Performance (CfHP) helps companies attain high performance by: • Working with top-tier executive teams and boards of directors to enhance collaboration, stimulate creativity and A company can’t be higher improve complex decision-making. performing than the leadership • Leveraging the direct correlation team that runs it. between the way a company's senior leadership team functions and the organization's ability to drive sustained profitable business performance. • Increasing a company’s competitiveness through maximizing the collaboration of strategic, financial, and human capital investments. • Helping companies identify and dismantle the inhibitors to achieving high-performance throughout its operating environment. 2009 Center for High Performance. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. We address strategic problems by providing insights critical to driving sustainable growth Identifying market opportunities Analyzing value chain dynamics Benchmarking competitive factors Creating original strategic Assessing competitive dynamics Spotting high value market segments positioning of re-structuring Validating product messaging and Brainstorming ways to achieve Developing TAM/SAM sizings positioning operating excellence Contextualizing relevant market Honing market or product value Developing processes and dynamics propositions policies that led to high- performing environments Interpreting marketplace trends 2009 Center for High Performance. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. And we help leaders model the behaviors of high-performing teams to deliver results Leadership Development In our customized programs, you will learn to: Customized Leadership Programs 1) Apply the 15 most important differentiators between high-performing and − “Secrets” of High-Performing nonperforming groups to your business unit Teams to drive better results 2) Identify barriers that inhibit high- − Leading the High-Performance performance Team 3) Create an action plan that overcomes the − Straight Talk for Tough Times obstacles to driving sustainable profitable growth − Strategic Leadership for Women 4) Spot and address the reactive, emotion- based behaviors killing your company’s − Leveraging Your Leadership performance Brand 5) Uncover strengths and use them collaboratively to make the “talent” pie bigger and more resilient during periods of change 2009 Center for High Performance. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. Our leadership team is highly respected Susan Lucia Annunzio, President and CEO • Strategic advisor to CEOs of leading global companies on strategy attainment and business transformation. Strong track record helping leaders maximize returns on strategic, financial and human capital investments. • Ran the research-based high performance consulting subsidiary of Hudson Highland Group, Inc., a leading international professional staffing and talent management solutions companies. • Presented study internationally at such prestigious venues as the World Economic Forum, The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change at the University of Greenwich, and Vacature's 2004 "Talent Economy" launch event in Belgium. • Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, guest lecturer at INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France, and taught at General Electric's Crotonville Corporate Training Center. • Authored Contagious Success (Portfolio, 2004), which revealed a global standard for high-performing workgroups. Contagious Success was voted Fast Company's Readers' Choice selection in January 2005. • Authored two more business books: Communicoding (Fine, 1990; Penguin USA, 1991) and Evolutionary Leadership (Simon & Schuster, 2001; Fireside, 2002). • Quoted extensively in the business press, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, BBC, USA Today and Bloomberg. • Won numerous industry awards for pioneering work with Fortune 100 companies crossing all industry sectors while leading the change management practice at Nextera. • Member the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives' Club of Chicago and the University of Chicago Women's Business Group. Active volunteer and advisor at the Metropolitan YWCA of Chicago and The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. 2009 Center for High Performance. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. and focused on actions that drive results Franchee Harmon, Vice President • Partners with top-tier executive teams to make more collaborative decisions, works to extend CfHP’s thought leadership platform around the world, and pursues business development opportunities. • Consults with companies’ cross-functional senior management teams to develop and execute business plans and strategies; prepares market and competitor analyses supporting investment decisions; and assesses value propositions, market strategies, competitive positioning, and business plans. • Served as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development for The Crucible Corporation, an early- stage venture capital fund in Dublin, Ireland. • Honed her consulting skills as a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, where she conceived, built, and led the firm’s High-tech Toolkit consulting service, which served Blue Chip companies on three continents. • Known for creating leading-edge tools and strategies that assist companies in identifying and solving problems. • Honored as one of the first African-American women to serve in a management role in the construction industry. • Authored several articles for publication in business journals, contributed to The Real Cost of Capital (FT Prentice Hall, 2004), and wrote Making Purpose Work: The Challenge of Growing Ourselves and Our Companies (HPH Publishing, 2005). • Received her MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University’s School of Engineering and Technology. • Served as VP of Personal and Professional Development on the Board of the University of Chicago Women's Business Group. An avid runner, completed first marathon in Berlin, Germany. 2009 Center for High Performance. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. At least, that’s what our clients tell us Testimonials “We already had smart, creative, passionate executives but we all needed to become strategic and organized if we were to reach our goal. I couldn’t be happier about the progress we have made as a cohesive, results- oriented team — and we have a lot of fun. The journey continues.” Dr. Susan Kelly, President and CEO, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA “I frequently refer to your successful intervention with our board, which has served us well; particularly as external market conditions have inevitably raised the temperature of concerns and activity in our board discussions. It would have had a hugely negative impact if our board had not been able to address difficult issues so robustly. Thank you on behalf of the UNITE board.” Geoffrey Maddrell, Chairman, The UNITE Group plc, London, England “Susan ensures that the leadership team is capable and aligned to achieve high performance. She takes the team out of their comfort zone. There are some really genuine, authentic conversations going on. She doesn’t go too’s a very fine line – and she walks it exceptionally well.” Nicholas Porter, Chairman, Capital Values Group “Susan quickly established credibility and rapport with my leadership team, and inspired them to engage fully in the session. The work we did with Susan has been highly valuable throughout the year and frequently referenced.” Sharon Rossi, V.P. Customer Development, Unilever, Saddle Brook, NJ “A big thanks for the great work—you are so good at illuminating the mysteries that afflict business performance. Thankfully, a new transparency is already running through our business and we are starting to see things (good and bad) that we never knew existed!” Jonathan Gliksten, Managing Director, Urbanest Pty Ltd, Australia 2009 Center for High Performance. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. Here’s how you can learn more Contact Us The Center for High Performance 440 West Superior Chicago, IL 60654 T 312 493-5781 F 312 276 4256 2009 Center for High Performance. All Rights Reserved.