How we do it

Act as Project Managers to build strategic plans and creating an environment for strategic thinking

Project management is a carefully planned and organized effort to accomplish a specific goal. DMA leadership facilitates the project by assisting in developing a project plan, which includes defining project goals and objectives, specifying tasks or how goals will be achieved, what resources are needed, and associating budgets and timelines for completion. DMA includes implementing the project plan, along with careful controls to stay on the "critical path", that is, to ensure the plan is being managed according to plan. Project management usually follows major phases (with various titles for these phases), including feasibility study, project planning, implementation, evaluation and support/maintenance.

Act as Executive Coaches to develop action oriented leaders and managers that execute with purpose

DMA leadership provides experienced executive coaches that “have been there” and have made coaching a core part of executive development. DMA believes that one-on-one interaction with an objective third party can provide a focus that other forms of organizational support simply cannot. DMA leadership suggests that coaching is a vital part of a succession plan for new executives. It helps to sharpen the skills of individuals who have been identified as future organizational leaders. Coaching can aid in developing leaders within their current jobs, without removing them from their day-to-day responsibilities to attend seminars or classes.

Act as Power Brokers to identify and leverage the strengths of the organization while minimizing the weaknesses

Power Brokers aid in keeping the cogs well-oiled with the essentials: the open negotiations, the rich flow communication, and the tenacity to nurture the next generation of leaders. DMA uses a simple method called the SWOT analysis to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the internal as well as the external environment. The process engages the client and opens doors to unbridled possibilities.

Act as Change Agents to assist the transition from current reality to the ideal state in transformational and transactional change

DMA leadership acts as change agents as well as enlists the help of carefully selected volunteers to be part of a change team. These internal change agents are the ones who ultimately lead a change project or business-wide initiative by defining, researching, planning, and building business support. Numerous driving forces motivate the behavior of change agents. An agent who is constantly adapting to new practices is often motivated from a desire to make change. Change Agents must have the conviction to state the facts based on data, even if the consequences are associated with unpleasant outcomes.

Act as Innovation Officers to cultivate fresh ideas and innovative thinking towards an environment of continuous improvement
Innovators challenge or abandon existing assumptions while embracing established practices that work. Innovators live with one foot in the present reality and the other foot in the realm of future possibilities. An innovator discards outdated ideas and systems without destroying the fundamental strengths and structure of the organization. DMA embraces “innovation” hence the name “innovation Officer” as apposed to a hierarchical title.

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