Senior Management Planning 

Jack and Tufts Entrepreneurship Center -1We’ve found that the job of building businesses and creating success today is increasingly difficult for even the most experienced business managers-- and that was before the pandemic!  Today, the issues around creating business success are 100% more complicated and threatening. That being said, we believe that 2024 represents an opportunity for significant growth, which demands more detailed planning and preparation than ever before.

We also recognize that success comes more quickly to those managers who feel comfortable to ask for help when they are unsure or unaware of the next steps forward. Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know."

The complex competitiveness of every market in 2024 plus the geopolitical instabilities in Ukraine and in Israel and Palestine, coupled with the unknowns of the U.S. elections require more clarity from us as senior managers as we tackle the challenges of building our  businesses and moving forward.  These are managers like you who have the will to demand growth and are bold enough to explore more innovative strategies to meet the market challenges and growth opportunities of 2024 head on!  I mention this here since in the worlds of Sales and Marketing, where there has already been extraordinary change over the past three years, the impact of generative AI in Marketing and in Sales will be similar to the invention of the wheel.  

In this very exciting environment of 2024, we provide a confidential one-on-one sounding board 12/7 through which your ideas and tactics are challenged, operations are objectively analyzed, and real-life improvements are created in the short term. Our strategic and business planning facilitated through highly interactive virtual Whiteboarding Sessions and two half-day virtual management retreats are developed to equip the senior management of your company the processes and tools you need to achieve your 2024 objectives. 

The format of these sessions is typically...

  • ... a half-day whiteboarding to begin the process, set objectives, and get into the details.
  • ... two back to back, half-day virtual sessions from 8:00-1:00.
  • follow up online quarterly review sessions.  
  • ... calls at anytime 12/7.

"At one time during our growth, the picture for Ward Leonard looked bleak.  Everyone was dispirited.  12 months later, we posted excellent results and have continued to grow very nicely since then. 

Today, we have firm operating objectives bought into by a revitalized management team and tied into performance bonuses. Every year, we are growing consistently. Shipments are on schedule  and orders and backlog are up. We are just now in the process of completing a major acquisition that will almost double our size.

We owe much of this to Derby Management who came into our company in January of that year and perfectly executed an amazing turnaround for me and our company.  Jack and George continue to work with me and our management team as a strategic advisors on a continuing basis."

Jon Carter, CEO, Ward Leonard