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Management Consulting

Lytham Partners, together with PGS Partners, LLC, provides client companies effective management consulting tools in the critical areas of executive coaching and Board of Directors development.

PGS Partners is a consortium of organizational psychologists whose consultation is focused on enhancing a client's understanding of the psychological processes operating within their organizations. This increased understanding enables the development of concrete steps aimed at improved functioning. The consultation is targeted to the Board of Directors and Senior Executives, since this is where the greatest impact occurs.

Senior Executive Services

The senior executive group's patterns of behavior and dynamics are the models the entire organization follows. Our consultation is focused on increasing an executive group's understanding of itself both on a group and individual level.

Services Include:

Executive Team Assessment and Development:
Through interviews and process observations conclusions about executive team functioning are made. The analysis is reviewed with the team and plans created to leverage positive aspects of its functioning. The team also develops plans to correct any dysfunctions.

Individual Executive Assessment and Development:
Through interviews and process observations individual assessments are created. This assessment is reviewed with the individual executive and concrete plans for leveraging strengths and working on weaknesses are developed.

Executive Team/Board of Directors Relationship:
Through interviews and process observation analyses of this vital relationship are written. The analysis is then reviewed with both groups and plans developed to leverage positive aspects of functioning and correct any problem areas.

Managing the "Street":
Managing the relationship with the investment community is a critical executive skill. Through observation of earnings calls, earnings call preparation, and other activities, patterns of behavior are identified and reviewed with the executive. Consultation then focuses on how the executives could handle the "street" more effectively.

Board of Directors Services

Board of Director functioning is a powerful force in any corporation. Healthy board functioning drives optimal functioning throughout the company. Dysfunction gets replicated as well. Our consultation is focused on increasing a board's understanding of itself both on a group and individual level.

Services Include:

Full Board of Directors Assessment and Development:
Through interviews and process observations analyses of board dynamics and functioning are ascertained. The analyses are reviewed with the board and plans developed to optimize functioning.

Individual Board Member Assessment and Development:
Through interviews and process observations analyses of individual board member functioning are ascertained. The analysis is reviewed privately with the board member and plans for change are created.

Board/Management Relationships:
Through interviews and process observations an analysis of this relationship is conducted. The analysis is used to fully leverage the positive aspects of this relationship as well as identify and correct any problems.

Acquisition Analyses:
Cultural and talent components are the issues that account for most merger and acquisition failures. Boards could be accused of not doing appropriate due diligence if they fail to consider these issues. PGS Partners conducts cultural and talent compatibility analyses which become an integral part of the due diligence process.

Management Consulting

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