The Peoplesworth Way

Since 1982, Peoplesworth has helped people who lead organizations discover greater creativity, spirit, and harmony in their workplace. Our consulting services support shared leadership, continuous learning and win/win collaboration. Many people in organizations across America feel isolated and disconnected from their peers, and from their organization’s purpose. Founder and author Jay W. Vogt has pioneered new ways of revitalizing organizations with amazingly efficiency. He works with a wide range of nonprofits and companies to clarify their mission [...]

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Why Call Peoplesworth?

You may need Peoplesworth and not really know it. Here are some typical challenges that our clients face that lead them to call us for help. Perhaps your organization has achieved many of its goals, and wants to frame new ones in a strategic plan. Perhaps your organization faces an unprecedented upheaval or a daunting transition. We can help release the dormant creativity and leadership at all levels of your organization to face this challenge successfully. Your organization or team may have had a compelling shared vision, but but perhaps it has become less clear [...]

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What is Grounded Visioning?

Too often teams, and companies, lose focus, and the future appears hazy. People say, “We’re getting stale,” or, “I just don’t know where we’re headed.” Leaders know they need a vision to bring people together. And they know a good vision will renew enthusiasm and commitment. But they may not know how to make it happen. Grounded Visioning is my name for a fast, fun process that helps a team or organization create a shared vision of the future that is “grounded” in the way they are when they are at their very best. It works great with intact teams in as little as [...]

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Recent Article: Strategic Planning in Reverse

Strategic planning is the discipline of both affirming and adapting your organization’s goals to meet a changing marketplace.  When we can, we use that discipline to grow nonprofits smartly.  When we must, we use it to shrink them wisely. That’s just “strategic planning in reverse,” says Kent Fuchs, Provost of Cornell. Most organizations start with “belt tightening.”  A recent survey of college and university Presidents conducted by Inside Higher Ed found that the most common […]

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Recent Clients

In Q4, 2014, I: • Helped in joint strategic planning between the UMass Medical School and the UMass Memorial Healthcare system • Helped Big Brother Big Sister of Central Mass and Metrowest create a new strategic plan • Helped Mass Council on Compulsive Gambling update and expand its Common Agenda for the problem gambling community • Helped the Society of Arts & Crafts create a strategic plan • Continued to help Work Without Limits transform from its business model […]

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Recent News

I will be leading a planning process – both live and online – for small- and mid-sized nonprofits this fall for the Essex County Community Foundation.  Participating nonprofits will form small planning teams and complete an Essential Strategic Plan – based on a two page template – in just three months. The process includes clarifying values; defining mission; conducting an assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; defining strategic issues; creating a vision and goals; […]

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Recent Testimonials

In Q5, 2014, I got this great, unsolicited feedback (thanks!) “Thank you again for helping us with strategic planning and keeping everyone engaged!” Beth Ann Gerstein, Society of Arts & Crafts “You can claim Two Ten as a success.  Your work with us helped sharpen our focus for the Annual Dinner that raised a record $2.3 M and we’re nailing down key focus for the 75th anniversary.” Neal Newman, President, Two Ten Foundation “Thank you for your great […]

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Me Time

Yes, I need time to restore my organization. This winter/spring I am on a six month sabbatical in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It is a beautiful Colonial “silver city,” a mile high in the desert. It’s been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Conde Nast readers ranked it as their #1 city in the world in 2013. It has great light, a vibrant arts scene, and lots of interesting characters. In April […]

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