Joe Cullen’s Management Consultancy philosophy is driven by the understanding that the most successful companies are the ones led by men and women who are driven to develop, not simply succeed. Successful men and women understand that leading a company to success can not be a single-minded endeavor. That leading a company to success requires a broad blend of abilities, skills, and talents. They realize that no one individual has every skill required to drive a company toward success. Those leaders understand the inherit need to continue to develop the companies long-term opportunity and proficiency, as well as, their own personal skills while surrounding themselves with a strong combination people who have abilities, skills and talents that compliment their own. It is only then true success can be achieved.
This philosophy has provided the guiding direction to help numerous individuals transform themselves and their organizations, improving their own performance and ultimately the success of their organization. This transformational change and success is achieved through the analysis of personal goals and existing organizational challenges then developing strategies for personal and company wide improvement. The Strategies recommended come from years of working with small and medium size organizations guiding them to institute organizational change through personal, process and operational improvements.
Strategic Management is the foundation of success for either an individual or an organization. Strategy consulting is the determination of an individuals or organizations long-term opportunities and goals. To achieve sustainable, long-term success an individual or company must achieve balance in exploration and exploitation phases of the life-cycle. Strategic Management is establishing a course of action to explore the opportunities and exploit the resources to achieve their long-term goals. This is accomplished by careful analysis of both the internal and external environments where an individual or company competes.
Utilizing the knowledge of the environment, as well as determining the resources and materials that are accessible, only then can the fundamentals of an action plan can then be determined. Once determined this enables a true, in depth, review of the strengths and weaknesses of the individual or company and provides the basis for a determination of what GAP’s exist within the available resources and skill sets. From this analysis we can determine what areas may require focused attention before setting forth on the implementation of a long-term strategy for the attainment of the desired goals.
Operations Management is where the rubber meets the road as the saying goes. Focusing on the nuts and bolts of efficiency and capacity; operations is the day to day profit engine of the organization. By utilizing an independent, third party to evaluate operational activities areas of opportunity are identified. These can be process driven, inventory and resource controls, or in human and monetary capital utilization.
In a large cap company strategic and operations management are usually separate layers. Within the small to medium sized organizations, like the companies we generally work with, these roles are often carried out by the same people if not a single person who is most often the owner. Our role is to identify the opportunities, develop a plan for implementation, identify the metrics for measuring the success, and guiding the implementation of the initiatives.
Financial Management is accountability. Without solid fiscal controls many small business entrepreneurs end up having their businesses run them. We work with business owners to refine their financial management process and capital allocation systems. We assist owners in developing proper P&L reporting structures, understanding the importance of a Balance Sheet, and how to forecast short, intermediate, and long-term revenue and expenses for their business.