ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT  
  STRATEGIES TO ACCELERATE   

  SYSTEMIC CHANGE.  

THE KURTZ GROUP transforms Fortune 500 multinationals, startups, and humanitarian organizations around the world. For 30 years, we've partnered with executive teams to spearhead moonshot initiatives and lead their people through periods of rapid change and adaptation.

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WE GROW HIGH PERFORMING 

 

We accelerate leaders to advance their strategic agendas and have outsized
impact on 
their organizations. We shift how executive teams think and behave with their people to unleash peak performance and innovation.

PRACTICE AREAS  

Our executive coaching, team development and innovation catalyst services have been designed and refined to meet the evolving needs of the leaders and organizations we serve.

I

TRANSFORMATION

organizational development

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II

LEADERSHIP

executive coaching + training

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III

LEADERSHIP

INNOVATION

co-creation + intrapreneurship

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DO NOT GO WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

PRATICE AREA I

 TRANSFORMATION                                      

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE FROM WITHIN

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GROW YOUR HIGH PERFORMING TEAM INTO A HIGH PERFORMING ORGANIZATION

Building a High Performance Organization that effectively adapts to change is a top priority for leaders. Linked to corporate strategy, we guide executive teams to cascade their development efforts into the DNA of their organizational culture through our flagship Strategic Alignment programs.

 

Tried-and-true formulas for building High Performing Executive Teams have successfully supported the strategic imperatives of leadership teams around the world and helped transform industries for over three decades.

We multiply your business results by boosting your team's capacity to:


— Align leadership vision and corporate strategy with workforce operations

— Strengthen collaboration by clarifying accountability and interdependencies 

— Transform tough business issues into productive dialogues that fuel growth​

 

PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER: A CLIENT STORY

Managing The Matrix: Transitioning Organizational Structures in a Global Consumer Healthcare Leader 

Bringing members of Country and Regional teams together we put the key issues on the table, explored perceptions of working independently and/or collaboratively and formed a common narrative for what success could look like. The unifying theme for members was ‘transcending structure’ to collaborate for results. The country team managed to hit their targets in a transition year as the Regional team gained acceptance and support for their innovation agenda.

TIMELESS WISDOM

TIMELY RESULTS.

We transform how leaders think and behave to unleash higher levels of performance.

We work with visionary leaders to accelerate their missions and develop their abilities to create impact at scale.

Assess Your Team
PRATICE AREA II

EXECUTIVE COACHING & TRAINING 

EMPOWER AND ENABLE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S VISIONARY LEADERSHIP

INDIVIDUAL

LEADERSHIP

ACCELERATOR

 

&

 

TEAM COACHING

Leader’s today are called upon to combine strategic leadership and functional management with an ability to engage and develop their workforce. For many leaders this is a steep hill to climb without specific support. Coaching provides the necessary development to close gaps in performance and prepare leaders for today's business challenges. 

We provide pragmatic coaching results to leaders and teams across a variety of arenas:


— Strategic Leadership Coaching

— Transformational Coaching

— Change and Transition Coaching

— Peer Coaching

— Executive Assessment and Development Planning

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Our clients operate in rapidly changing environments that require new leadership skills to communicate, engage staff and manage transitions. Our hands-on approach to development combines classic training theory with new and evolving content that makes learning come alive.


Learning and Development programs include:
 

— Transition Leadership

— Influencing Skills

— Team Engagement Skills

— Conflict Management

— High Performing Team Leadership Skills

— High Performing Team Facilitation Skills

 

EMBRACING CHANGE: A CLIENT STORY

COACHING A FAST MOVING CONSUMER GOODS EXECUTIVE THROUGH A CHANGING CULTURE

 

Our coaching client was rewarded for getting results “by doing whatever it takes.” When changes in management style and company culture were initiated the coaching assignment became clear; support the executive to embrace a new mindset for leading. Establishing personal motivations for shifting was essential to head off ‘acting-out’ behavior that would limit her career path. Key to the initiative was building trust with the client to support her efforts to become the model for the new leadership style. Continuing to achieve results combined with embracing collaborative behaviors have been rewarded with an engaged staff and promotion to Regional Leadership.

TRANSFORM LEADERS, TRANSFORM SOCIETY.

Learn more about our flagship program, celebrating 30 years of successful application in the market.

Timeless wisdom. Timely results.

STEP UP YOUR GAME
PRATICE AREA III

SOCIAL INNOVATION & IMPACT

UPGRADE YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM AND ACCELERATE YOUR MISSION

Corporate Strategy 

Business Innovation

#FWOW

Our age is one of exponential change. Every aspect of life on earth calls for sweeping reformation. Lead boldly with vision and purpose. Experiment with promising ways of thinking and operating differently. 

 

New capabilities drawn from entrepreneurs, holistic systems-thinkers and designers of our day offer a new set of leadership literacies for the 21st century. Question the limits of your existing processes and protocols. Learn to lead through transition. 

Our flagship innovation programs support our customers to stratetigically integrate:


— New Product Development + Intrapreneurship

— Exponential Technologies + Demographic Megatrends

— Customer Experience + Business Improvement

— Open-Innovation Ecosystems + Lab Activations 

— Thought Leadership & Cross-Sector Partnerships

— Movement Making & Purpose-Driven Cohorts of Change-makers

— Exponential Technology Incubators + Accelerators

— The future of convening: Hack-a-thons, Sprints and Unconferences

— Human Centered Design Thinking

> CO DESIGN & CO CREATE A NEW STRATEGIC WAYS OF OPERATING

Tiger Teams

Startup Innovation

Scale Up Best Practices

 

Kickoff Workshops

HACKER HUSTLER HIPSTER

#SOCINT

#SOCENT

Expedite development of breakthrough product launch teams.

Leader’s today are called to combine strategic leadership and functional management with an ability to engage and develop the workforce. For many leaders this is a steep hill to climb without specific support. Coaching provides the necessary support to close the gap on performance and prepare for leaders for their next challenge. 


Our clients operate in rapidly changing environments that require new leadership skills to communicate, engage staff and manage transitions. Our hands-on approach to development combines classic training theory with new and evolving content that make learning come alive.


Learning and Development programs include:
 

— Transition Leadership

— Influencing Skills

— Team Engagement Skills

— Conflict Management

— High Performing Team Leadership Skills

— High Performing Team Facilitation Skills

E-learning available for development

>> ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEMS & INNOVATION LABS ACTIVATIONS

>>> HACKATHONS, UNCONFERENCES & JEFFERSONIAN DINNERS

We offer a complete innovation operating system for firms that has a winning track record. It powerfully triages both tech and social innovation to stand up visionary new products, business models and entirely new industries.

Reboot your source code with our out-of-the box organization-wide approaches to get the most creativity, ingenuity and precision from your people.

Build in a cadence. Install a High Performing Leadership operating system

-Hackathons

- Industry Advisory Boards

-Accelerator Programs

Operating System Level Innovations

 

Social Innovation

Implementation
 

 

CLIENT STORY

THE RADICAL EFFECTS OF PURPOSE

DRIVEN MOVEMENT MAKING INSIDE

A 100-YEAR OLD AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTION

Installed an entrepreneurial startup ecosystem inside one of Australia's most well-known brands. Developed a cross-disciplinary, companywide network of Intrapreneurs. Produced multiple cross-functional, multi-site Hack-a-thons to develop new ideas for products, prototype cross-sector research partnerships and reform outdated administrative systems. Substantially advanced the corporate innovation agenda in less than 2 years. Resulted in launching a $10M Innovation lab in the heart of Melbourne CBD. ## Hits in National Media. Stock spikes ##% during 2-year contract. 

STARTUP YOURSELF,

DISRUPT THE WORLD.

We believe in CHANGE FROM WITHIN.

SAY SOMETHING PROVOCATIVE. Beyond business.

Purpose-driven business beyond boundaries is being called in by the next generation of leaders. 

JOIN THE MOVEMENT
PARTIAL LIST OF COMPANIES WE'VE WORKED WITH
MANY WHO WE RETAIN ARE MEMBERS OF ONE OF OUR INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARDS

WORK WITH US

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
OUR EXTENDED TEAM OF COACHES & CONSULTANTS

JOIN OUR PRACTITIONER NETWORK

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GLOBAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
OUR BROADER FAMILY OF PARTNERS

THOUGHT PARTNER WITH US

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LEARNING 

EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 INTERNATIONAL MARKETS