What Alan Did
There were four critical things Alan did for the organization. 1. He showed the CEO and COO that there are a number of different models to work together. The CEO and COO were surprised to discover they were working with two completely different models and mindsets. Getting their models aligned helped them and the organization immensely. 2. Alan did a leadership team 360-degree feedback. This included the COO but also added others in. This enabled the next two critical steps. 3. Alan mentored the COO on how to use his marine background in a way that worked in the world of high tech development. 4. Alan mentored other key players in how to work with the COO and how to help him achieve his objectives and keep organizational morale high.