AUSTIN, Texas, March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of major organizational initiatives fail to produce the intended results. Some are abandoned almost as soon as they begin while others drag along, consuming resources but never quite living up to expectations. While unforeseen market events account for some of these failures, many initiatives falter as a result of leaders ill prepared for their roles. R-Conrad Consulting and The Management Doc announced today that they are partnering to offer a catalogue of leadership training courses to fill that gap.
Both firms currently provide process improvement and change leadership consulting services, but the new offering takes advantage of their complementary strengths. R-Conrad Consulting specializes in large-scale lean management and process improvement projects while The Management Doc has greater expertise in the soft skills essential for engaging staff to achieve breakthrough results.
"All too often, technically-competent managers and executives with an impressive grasp of the industry are given huge amounts of responsibility and influence without adequate preparation for their role as leaders," says Julie Rennecker, PhD, founder and CEO of The Management Doc, an Austin-based consultancy.
Both Austin-based firms have experience in a range of industries but are currently heavily engaged in healthcare, so their initial offerings will target the healthcare community. "Healthcare leaders are often promoted from within, which gives them great domain expertise, but the last several years of limited budgets, high turnover, and rapid industry consolidation have put a lot of inexperienced folks in management seats," notes Bob Conrad, founder and CEO of R-Conrad Consulting.
The new partners say the initial catalogue of courses will range from "Management 101" type topics, such as Communication, Conflict Management, and Team Building, to "Leadership 101" subjects, such as Setting Direction and Creating a Great Work Environment. "There will be something for all levels of management from supervisors in their first managerial role to executives charged with jumpstarting a stagnant division," Ms. Rennecker says.
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SOURCE R-Conrad Consulting