People-Powered Growth

HOW FIREPOWER WORKS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

FirePower is strategic, foundational workforce development.  We are your partners in people powered growth. Our work is honed over 25 years to bring scaled and optimized people structures that are doable and flexible for small business.

We start with a look at the strategic business plan to know exactly where and how you can move your business from owner driven to team driven and achieve your next level of growth.  We are hands on, creating the plan, helping your teams to envision and drive change, and ensure transformation, so you can get out of all-hands-on-deck response to growth.

GROWTH STRATEGY AND FRAMEWORK

Shift your mindset toward a new framework for engagement, contribution, and growth

PEOPLE-POWERED STRATEGIC PLANNING

  • Create strategic plan view of your company
  • Get crystal clear on your business vision and priorities
  • Connect your people to your strategic growth plan

DEFINE YOUR OWNER SWEET-SPOT

  • Re-shape your owner role to its most powerful influence on growth
  • Increase decision-making autonomy to your team of growth contributors

KNOW YOUR TEAM

  • Where are you now?
  • Initial Team Assessments
  • Role reviews
  • Identify growth contributor gaps
  • First Draft Role Maps

RE-SHAPING THE ORG

Restructuring Roles and Processes

Redesign your traditional org chart for maximum firepower, transition job holders into business contributors, and form a framework for your unique business culture

TALENT ASSESSMENT

  • Assess Individual and Collective Talent
  • Clarify current team input
  • Role Reviews; Understand who is on your team
  • Growth Contributor Gap Analysis
  • Identify Leadership Potential

RESTRUCTURE ROLES FOR PEOPLE-POWERED GROWTH

  • Align team strengths into a new People-Powered Org Chart
  • Design your UCRs – Unique Contributor Roles
  • Cultivate proactive leadership in every role

TALENT AND TEAM

Cultivate an engaged team of growth contributors

ENGAGE INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHS

  • Unify individual strengths with shared growth objectives
  • Activate previously untapped talents, skills and passions
  • Kolbe M.O. Assessments guide productivity and efficiency
  • Final Role Mapping drives unique team contributions

HIRE AND ONBOARD NEW TALENT

  • Team expansion of new employed or contract members
  • Build Role Description and Selection Criteria
  • Create Interviews – Screening, Role, and Final
  • Conduct Kolbe RightFit® Assessment
  • Partner to vet potential talent for the role and facilitate final selection
  • Create a 90-day Unique Contributor Onboarding Plan to ensure success from day one

NEW CONTRIBUTOR ROLE MAPS

  • Role Purpose, Responsibilities, and Contributor Requirements for every role
  • Personal role maps illustrate roles and career paths
  • Provide a clear view, narrative and expectations for success of each newly designed role
  • “Do more of this, less of that” approach to locking in your best contribution
  • Enable teams to see how their role fits into the big picture
  • Create personal scorecards and review KCIs with your team

UNIQUE CONTRIBUTOR ENGAGEMENT PLAN

  • For a productive start to revised roles
  • Translate your growth plan into specific scorecard and KCIs
  • Connect your people with specific personal contributions to company growth
  • Make sure they are on board and can envision their best contribution to company success
  • Get your whole team on-vision, self-directed, and on fire as growth contributors
  • Identify, develop and engage New Leadership
  • Create and nurture self-directed work teams

GROWTH PLAN PERFORMANCE

Keep your growth plan fueled and on track

Create the system, track progress and manage priorities to ensure people-powered, next-level growth and success

OWNER PROGRESS CHECK

  • Continual updates on the growth plan from owner perspective
  • Guide alignment of employee contributors to growth
  • Transfer decision making with Decision Points planning
  • Engage teams to manage meeting agendas and ensure productivity
  • Shift your time and energy toward mentoring your business instead of managing it

CONTRIBUTOR PROGRESS CHECKS

  • A key strategic tool, the Progress Check reveals successful work to continue developing, opens dialogue about employee goals and personal desires for their role, and detects problems early so they can be resolved in a timely manner
  • Informs strategic planning alignment of expectations and capability for the role
  • Provides direction for continual professional advancement toward shared growth goals

DYNAMIC TEAM MEETINGS

  • Conduct meetings as self-directed and collaborative teams
  • High-level client outcome/revenue goals, scorecard, contributions
  • Brief and productive format for Quarterly or bi-annual team meetings considers a snapshot of the week ahead or work in progress
  • A continual check and balance for longer term growth initiatives
  • Team Meeting Scorecard is provided to owners and management – with metrics for team meeting success