Jeff Kimball is the former CEO of L. Robert Kimball and Associates, a family engineering and architectural firm that included third-generation employees. For over forty years, he grew with the company, helped them expand from a small-town operation to a sought after nationwide leader, and eventually oversaw the firm through its successful sale to a publicly traded company. For 17 years, he was the leader of a team of over 500 talented individuals, helping the firm to earn the reputation of being an industry leader, maintain solid client relationships through difficult economic times, and cultivate an organization-wide allegiance to your company’s core values. He is also a member of the World President’s Organization (WPO) / YPO Gold.
Jeff has served on community, economic development, educational, and private for-profit boards. He now helps leaders of local, national, and international businesses boil down seemingly complex issues into actionable business growth strategies. His process focuses on the key areas of strategic planning, organizational alignment, change management, process improvement, and performance monitoring.
Mr. Kimball’s business and leadership experience includes: Mergers and Acquisitions including the Negotiation of Sale and Documentation for a Private to Publicly Traded Company; Strategic Planning and Execution; Reporting and Documentation; Government Relations; Brand Development and Strategic Marketing Plan Implementation; Federal, State and Local Government Contracting; EEOC Compliance, Human Resources Oversight; Federal Security and Secure Facility Clearance; Captive Insurance Company Management; and Deferred Compensation. In addition to government contracting, Mr. Kimball has had experience with electric utilities, oil and gas field development, mining, and commercial and industrial development.
Simplify the Complex
As the team’s facilitator my value is to listen to all participants and help condense many ideas into concise thoughts. This is critical to being able to achieve clarity of goals and communicate the plan to the entire organization.
Set the Right Priorities
Knowing the long term goals and vision for the organization are important. Knowing what to do next in order to achieve these goals is essential. Every quarter it is necessary to define the top priorities for the organization in order to continue to make progress toward your collective goals.
Choose Metrics that Drive Results
Fortunately what gets measured gets done. The right metrics allow you to create the desired behaviors necessary to achieve your priorities.
Establish a Rhythm
Establish a rhythm to measure progress, remove obstacles and instill accountability. Annually reset your strategy. Quarterly make corrections and react to changing conditions. Monthly keep the team aligned and focused on priorities. Weekly measure progress against agreed upon metrics. Daily change tactics and remove obstacles.
Align Your Team
Communicating the plan in simple terms with absolute clarity is essential to organizational alignment. If the organization understands the top priority and can see how they can contribute, much can be accomplished.