GOFORWARD LLC

Cool Tools

We believe that the best organizations realize that

  • Everyone can be a source of useful ideas
  • The people closest to the problem usually have the best ideas on how to solve it
  • Systematic thinking– seeing connections among issues, events, and data as a whole rather than a series of unconnected parts-is a key leadership attribute.

We have adapted a set of  “cool tools” (diagram below) from the disciplines of

  • Lean Thinking – simplification of processes, and
  • Six Sigma – elimination of variation
    to support “visible thinking and listening” as a way of working.  The opportunity to be heard is powerfully motivating for staff and translates to high engagement.

“When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship you get the magical alchemy of great performance” – Jim Collins “Good to Great”.

Featured Case Study

When this fast-growing organization landed a new partner, they worked with GOFORWARD to set the stage for success - by developing leadership potential, clarifying rhe goals and roles, and engaging employees in the change process. GOFORWARD developed the right solutions and helped the organization reach their potential.

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What Our Clients Say

June quickly translated her valuable corporate experience to our non-profit situation. She effectively lead us every step of the way in the development of a Strategic Plan, so that now we have a shared sense of organizational direction. June's broad skill set - ranging from the technical rigor in designing and interpreting a stakeholder survey to the professionalism and compassion she showed in coaching our staff through the resulting organizational change - positions her as a unique consultant for a small, dynamic organization.

-Dan McLellan, Leader, Durham non-profit organization