“We lean on Richard Gerofsky, Partner at FOCUS to help develop our strategic roadmap. Richard’s sound counsel, useful guidance and effective facilitation enabled Mayhew to think strategically, keeping steadfastly committed to our corporate vision and strategic objectives.  Richard is a key asset around the Mayhew boardroom table, and considered an extension of our Executive team.” Marcia Mayhew, CEO, Mayhew
“ We believe in investing in our people and we have engaged several firms to help us do that. I must admit that none of them have had the positive impact that FOCUS has, in such a short period of time. FOCUS facilitated results are pragmatic and can  immediately put to work to increase productivity and quality as the team gets stronger. And they did that WITH our people who really liked the FOCUS approach. We will continue to work with FOCUS as we grow our organization”  Richard Cupido, President and Owner, Burlington Paving
“We have certainly come a long way in a short period of time.  Recently, we won an award for the best performing energy efficient homes in North America.  The Focus Management Team, Fred, Richard and Stephen, have become a part of the L!V Communities Team, working with us to create better communication, clarity and alignment.  Our team is now focussed on what really matters and that’s what generates results that our customers expect and deserve.”Anthony Martelli, Chief Operating Officer L!V Communities
Good things last.  I was recently asked to speak in New York, to an international group of chief librarians from major urban centres from around the world. They share innovative efforts and the results annually. The core of my presentation was about  a strategic planning and alignment system that Fred and his team at FOCUS Management facilitated  at the Mississauga Library System, 15 years ago!  The process was robust, rigorous and collaborative in nature and Ahead…Mississauga Library System
“FOCUS is able to hone in on the most important strategic initiatives and gain a level of engagement and alignment across the organization. They deliver real results. I believe in the people. I believe in the product.”Craig Gilpin, CCO, North West
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Strategic Project Management Training

“Between 70 percent and 90 percent of organizations with planned strategies fail to execute them according to plan.” Fortune Magazine

It’s a startling statistic, but not surprising. In another study by Time Magazine, 80 percent of directors said they had the right strategy but only 14 percent thought they were implementing it well.

 

Implementing a strategic plan can be just as challenging as formulating the strategy in the first place!

Most projects and strategies never get off the ground because leaders fail to effectively to turn great ideas – into great action plans. And without solid, strategic project management support, the success of your strategic plan can be uncertain.

 

Projects are the building blocks of strategy.

FOCUS trains leaders through a step-by-step strategic project management process to select, prioritize, manage and measure project outcomes. FOCUS training helps leaders identify conflicts between project goals, and the larger goals of the organization and determine the optimal project mix.

 

It’s all about choosing to do the right projects – those aligned with the strategic plan – and executing those projects well.