Aligning for Powerful Results

Helping CEOs build bigger, better companies

  • Are you doing your best work?

  • Is your organization aligned for profitable, sustainable growth?

  • Is your organization aligned to drive agility, growth and efficiency?

  • If not, why not?

Listen to Karen's Podcast series: No Dumbing Down

“ Dumbing down is insidious, like a corporate virus.”

It is no longer enough to be individually technically good at your position – you also need the ability to operate well within a team. Today’s organizations need teams where individuals are working at their peaks - no dumbing down.
— KAREN WALKER

NEW BOOK RELEASE


"A No Nonsense Guide for CEOs on Organization Growth is a book for a company’s senior-most leaders. It teaches them how to do a job only they can do: aligning the organization’s internal and external strategies for profitable, sustainable growth. Why do leaders need this guidance? The problem is misunderstanding what it takes to grow. When most companies try to grow, they invariably over focus on sales and revenue-growth — at the expense of making sure they’ve aligned the infrastructure needed to support that growth. The result? Sales outpace the company’s ability to fulfill its promises. 

Suddenly, product quality drops; employees get overwhelmed by rework; customers grow dissatisfied as commitments are missed; firefighting becomes the norm; top people run for the exits; and the company’s reputation tanks. What happened? It’s not that Marketing did a poor job building demand, or Sales couldn’t close, or Engineering designed a lousy product. It’s that the organization’s cross-functional alignment was missing. The fix is something only the senior leaders can do. Only they have the necessary control. Only they can see from above. Only they can make sure that what happens inside the company can support what’s happening outside. This book will help CEOs and other senior leaders create and align the internal strategies and structures that support external growth.”

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When it comes to running a business, none of us has time for approaches that leave us asking, “So what?” In our decade of working together, Karen demonstrated an unflappable bias for action and an obsession for meaningful results. Her book will enable you to achieve those same kinds of results and all the different types of success that goes with them.
— Rod Canion, Founder and former CEO, Compaq Computer

Featured Podcasts: No Dumbing Down


Karen has been an incredibly valuable asset to the strategy and growth of our business. Her work began in the area of strategic planning and now includes staff development, growth assessments, talent acquisition, organizational structure...and global growth strategies that include M&A. She is a trusted advisor to our senior leadership, counted on in numerous ways. Her character is impeccable, which goes along well with acute business acumen.
— STEVE SCHLESINGER, CEO SCHLESINGER ASSOCIATES