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Leadership and Organizational Development

Barnes Management Group provides leadership development, executive recruitment and coaching services. Faced with growing retirements, difficult organizational objectives and tight budgets, the nonprofit and public sectors are increasingly looking for talented and hardworking individuals to help resolve these and other issues.

Executive Search

We pride ourselves on employing a highly customized and thorough approach to each Executive Search assignment. BMG invests heavily in the initial consultation phase, engaging with key internal and external stakeholders to identify opportunities and obstacles impacting our client organizations. We first generate an ideal candidate profile, paying close attention to the delineation of the position’s role, mandate, and priorities. We then produce a comprehensive Executive Brief that informs the parameters of our candidate search by serving as a source document for prospective hires.

Our holistic and careful approach to primary research ensures that we correctly identify the most suitable candidates for our client organizations. We go far beyond standard background and reference checks, conducting in-depth interviews and leadership assessments to reveal a candidate’s character, aptitudes and motivating factors. These interviews also ascertain candidates’ ideas for the future growth and development of the organization in question.

All of this information is then assembled and presented to our clients in the form of a detailed summary. We provide a wealth of strategic experience and diligent attention to detail through every step of this process.

Effective Boards

An effective board has a significant impact on the success of an organization. As executives, directors, or in a Chair capacity, BMG consultants have personal experience navigating the delicate balance between oversight and operations, the criticality of proper stewardship and managing contention at the board table.

We provide decades of experience in:

  • Policy formulation
  • CEO and Board performance appraisals
  • Confidential coaching to Chairs
  • CEO recruitment and onboarding processes
  • Board development practices including:
    • Offering workshops to advance governance, alignment & cohesion
    • Coordinating the Board agenda & populating the Board calendar
  • Strategic planning to raise important questions and build closer collaboration with management & key external stakeholders

Leadership Development

We believe that leaders exist at every level of an organization. Our approach to leadership development begins by identifying organizational-specific competencies. Once we understand how our clients recognize and promote leadership, we work together through coaching, mentoring, and workshops to foster this skill and ensure it aligns harmoniously with all existing structures.

Executive Coaching

Executive coaching is valuable across many stages of one’s career, for instance, upon recent appointment to a senior position, while struggling to meet performance expectations or after mastering a position and preparing for the next challenge. Executive coaching is most effective when specifically tailored to an individual’s needs. These might include succession grooming, performance improvement, promotion support, or development of interpersonal and leadership skills.

Management Consulting Services

Barnes Management Groups’ network of skilled and experienced professionals provide the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate through complex challenges and arrive at solutions for a successful and sustainable future. Given our collective background in the public and non-profit sectors, our team of consultants is well-positioned to extend their familiarity and expertise to our client organizations. Through our collaborative and community-based approach we are able to encourage creative thinking and generate exciting ideas for bettering your organization.