is an engineering consulting firm and we are good designers. Since our
inception in 1977, we have grown to the point where we realized that
our management skills were inadequate if we were to remain successful.
We have made many attempts to develop both our leadership and achieve
an ownership transition, but the help that we received, while positive,
did not address our needs. Early in 2005 we were introduced to Bill
Metzger and Renaissance Consulting. Bills approach has been to
work with key staff on leadership development and strategic planning.
Bill worked with us to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the
organization through the use of various skill assessment tools and proven
tests. Our team utilized as a model the book, Good to Great by
Jim Collins. We looked to get the right people on the bus and then get
them in the right seat. We also learned critical debate and utilized
the tool to discuss what we do best. We identified key
strategic areas and conducted both internal and external assessments,
the basis for the strategic plan. Next we developed an organization
chart, identifying roles and responsibilities for each position. Along
the journey we dealt with the loss of a key leader through death. Finally,
we utilized Bills counseling skills to deal with some family situations.
BIA is a family and we are proud of it. Bill Metzgers approach
is firm but true. He expects a win-win situation for all. The process
requires faith, but then thats Bills strong suit.
Barry E. Isett
CEO, Barry Isett & Associates, Inc.
Renaissance was brought on board about a year ago to assist with
management team building and to handle a management transition situation.
During this time period, a well respected and liked associate passed
away and Renaissance guided the firm through this difficult time. Bills
background enabled us to make a difficult situation enhance the firm.
Renaissance has done a good job guiding the firm through some difficult
Robert E. Heist
EMT, Barry Isett & Associates, Inc.
Beyond gaining a friend in Bill, Renaissance assisted BIA in truthfully
setting the direction for our future. Bills continued assistance
and ability to facilitate discussion allowed our Senior Management Team
to engage in critical debate. Without his involvement we may not have
been able to achieve what we have achieved in the few months we have
CFO, MEP Department Manager, Barry Isett & Associates, Inc.
Consulting Group, Inc.
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Solidly rooted in systems theory and the practical application
of systems analysis, Renaissance's primary focus is assisting organizations
in recreating leadership and planning for renewed performance by:
developing well differentiated leaders
operational and long range planning
program and process assessment and redesign
improving work group dynamics
conflict resolution concepts techniques and skill development
project management processes, policies and tools
operational effectiveness and efficiency
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leadership development and succession planning.