Leadership DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS

Profound. Performance. Power.

DAKOTA 3 CONSULTING FIRM

"Innovation Is Our Design"

Management Consulting

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Dakota 3 Consulting Firm, Inc., (D3) design management strategies to innovate business success. We provide instructional design and training solutions, project management, and process improvement strategies to support a healthy and stable workforce.

IDEA & INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

AGENTS OF CHANGE

Dakota 3 Consulting Firm, Inc., (D3) design management strategies to innovate business success. We provide instructional design and training solutions, project management, and process improvement strategies to support a healthy and stable workforce.

D3’s has in-depth experience in designing, conducting, and facilitating various training programs and managing education and professional development focused events. Our three past performance references reflect how we exceed expectations. We use state of the art, scalable, and secure technology. Our team offers rapid response capability and understand how to control costs effectively.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

ONLY 12% OF BUSINESSES INVEST SUFFICIENTLY IN THEIR FRONT-LINE LEADERS

According to Harvard Business Review, front-line managers, leads and supervisors make up roughly 60% of a company’s management hierarchy. As much as 95% of your operational output flows through their hands. They are the glue that hold a business together and they are responsible for the most critical day-to-day performance metrics.
However, most front-line leaders are often promoted up from the workforce without the proper training around best practices and leadership skills necessary to function effectively and increase productivity. A 2014 Harvard Business Review report uncovers that only 12% of the businesses surveyed invest sufficiently in their front-line managers.
Rarely do they know how to motivate people and successfully integrate the tools, methods, systems, and processes required for your organization to operate efficiently and at full capacity.

The Challenge

Your front-line leaders are often chasing problems and fire-fighting every day. Over time they learn to survive in the chaos, leading to disengagement from their positions and sub-standard performance. Ultimately, burn out and departure frequently becomes the result. Finding someone to replace them can be time-consuming and costly. When trying to make these front-line leaders more effective, companies face many challenges.

The D3 Strategy

We dig in, side by side with you and your team to uncover the issues affecting performance to put transformative and sustainable optimization solutions in place. By implementing our expert recommendations, you will empower your front-line leaders to deliver the performance metrics you need now and over the long term. They will become more engaged and value their contributions towards the mission of the organization.

WHAT DO YOUR FRONT-LINE LEADERS NEED TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE?

Team leaders require training to master the language, interactions, and behaviors that will result in the performance improvements you need in the short and long term.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Understanding and awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses interacting with others with different strengths and weaknesses.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

The ability to listen for understanding, and transfer information from people at all levels.

LEARNING AGILITY

The ability to quickly apply lessons learned to new challenges.

MOTIVATING OTHERS

The ability to inspire excellence in others.

INFLUENCING OUTCOMES

Accomplishing goals by inspiring actions and decisions in the team.

POLITICAL SAVVINESS

Initiating and developing positive work relationships.

OUR UNIQUE AND PROVEN APPROACH TO FRONT-LINE LEADERSHIP TRAINING

D3 developed our approach to managerial and supervisory training through years of working with small and large-scale firms, empowering leaders, and delivering sustainable performance improvements. We deliver our training program during the time regular business operations take place throughout the day. This unique approach provides coaching and mentoring opportunities in real time. This method further develops a leader’s practical skills and its impact on the overall company’s performance.

OUR APPROACH IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:

IDENTIFY

Identify the daily reality through side-by-side work.

INVESTIGATE

We work hand in hand with your staff to investigate the best metrics of success.

BUILD

Build trusted relationships.

TRAIN

Train with a primary focus on creating solutions.

REALIZE

Realize fundamental leadership principles.

CUSTOMIZE

Customize an implementation plan for your operation.

PLAN

Devise a plan based upon your corporate mission and vision statements.

DEFINE

Define strategies by your corporate culture.

SUSTAIN

Sustain performance improvements with reinforcements.

THE FULL POTENTIAL OF PERFORMANCE WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION IS A FUNCTION OF YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE:

COLLABORATION
and the products/services you offer.

TEAM BUILDING
to customers and employees.

FLEXIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT
desired and actual.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Your organizational needs, goals, and performance metrics are unique. D3’s approach to Leadership Training and Development is customized to the needs of each of our clients. We prioritize corporate culture, leadership style, and company values when providing our services.

REALIZE AND SUSTAIN YOUR FULL OPERATIONAL POTENTIAL

We augment basic leadership training with the skills that your team needs to perform while maintaining a work environment that is conducive to growth and productivity.

IMPLEMEMTATION & EXECUTION PRACTICALS PERFORMANCE PROVEN TRAINING INNOVATION

D3’s Strategic Solutions Approach delivers operational change that takes less time, is less intrusive, and is less distracting than designating an internal team to perform the task.

PHASE 1. DISCOVERY

CONDUCT ANALYSIS OF ORGANIZATION’S MISSION, VISION, STRUCTURE, LEADERSHIP AND OPERATIONS
The heart of the 2-week assessment discovery is assessing your organization's operational culture and finding opportunities. Working closely with your team, we will determine the strengths and weaknesses of the existing operations. Staff skills and behaviors, as well as policies and any processes that may present obstacles in reaching performance goals. Clients are pleased to learn the magnitude of opportunities for improvement that are discovered during our assessment phase.

Week 1: Discovery Assessment
Using proven methods, we perform comprehensive analysis in areas including workflow processes. We often uncover pervasive operating issues that have become indoctrinated into the corporate culture and never adequately quantified to reveal the true impact to the business.
As part of our Strategic Solutions Approach, we take the time to detail line by line each operational improvement needed to achieve targeted results. We also specify the process for performance metrics and learning outcomes.

Week 2: Discovery Approach
After Discovery we outline the approach, we lay out the facts, and connect the dots with your team to validate the findings and set a course of action to bridge any gaps, eliminate root causes, and develop the roadmap of how to get from the current state to desired future state for success. Your organization is unique and requires a custom-built approach that fits your business and maintains your values and core beliefs to drive a sustainable performance improvement culture long after the engagement ends.

PHASE 2: IMPLEMENTATION/ EXECUTION

ONCE WE HAVE UNCOVERED THE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNTIES IN DISCOVERY, WE MOVE TO IMPLEMENTATION.

Once we complete the Discover Phase, execution and implementation can begin. Once the Discovery Phase is completed, we present the findings to your team to determine the most effective implementation approach. We also provide a timeline defining the critical milestones and events, the scope of the engagement, the financial performance tracking methodology, and the duration of the partnership.
We roll up our sleeves and get to work with your front-line leadership and their teams to build a solid level of trust and ensure the plan is understood and embraced by everyone.

PHASE 3: EVALUATE ROI/SAVINGS

WE REPORT ON THE ROI/ SAVINGS FROM OUR ENGAGEMENT

In the last phase, we provide your organization with a detailed analysis of the real ROI and improvements resulting from our engagement. Ultimately, the success of our collaboration with your company is measured using your company’s specific progress and success metrics. Our goal is to deliver your organization sustainable and measurable results that continue your organizations growth for many years.