I serve as a strategic advisor to CEOs of leading global companies on strategy attainment and business transformation. Working with Shane, I have come to see that his own strengths lie precisely in these areas. I would recommend him unequivocally to business leaders who might be struggling with strategy execution, performance improvement or organizational change.
I have worked with Shane through many highs and lows of building a successful business. His core strength lies in his ability to get a team aligned to a clear strategy and to hold individuals ‘feet to the fire’ in the delivery of the plan. Shane works in a way that challenges people to think big, yet focus on the task in hand, and to be accountable for their own outcomes.
Shane has an outstanding ability to get a leadership team focused on what matters most in their business at any given moment and then consistently deliver results against those priorities. He understands how to transition leaders from entrepreneurial to managed growth at a pace that is right for them. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
The business plan for next 3 years was more in my head than anything tangible and activity lead. Engaging Shane to work with me and the senior team on making it a living thing was a priority. Over two days we explored all aspects of the business including people, operations, finance and sales and marketing, identifying their relative strengths and the weaknesses. With the help of Shane we constructed a 3 year business plan identifying and agreeing actions to achieve it. Shane’s approach was positive, supportive as well as challenging whilst providing everybody with the time and space to have their say. His knowledge, experience and approach were just what we needed and look forward to continuing working with him.
Shane has a real strength in leading, motivating and managing teams. He is a man of the utmost integrity and fully commits himself to the task in hand. He brings a strategic perspective to an organisation as well as an ability to keep people engaged through turbulent periods of change. His insight into people and behaviour and his ability to inspire trust ensures an environment where people can perform at their best.
I observed Shane demonstrate real strength in getting our senior leadership team engaged in building a clear and focused plan and then holding each other to account in the execution of that plan. This coupled with his ability to understand people and behaviours, to lead by example, and build trust, created an environment where the team performed at their very best and delivered outstanding results.
Of all the executives and consultants I have worked with, Shane best holds the tension between commercial reality and people. He brings strong financial, operational and interpersonal skills to develop and implement strategy successfully.