I work to ensure the barriers that get in the way of employees’ contributing to organizational success are addressed and resolved, thereby transforming collaboration and synergy.
This, when coupled with supporting leaders to assimilate feedback and optimize personal impact, leads to a higher degree of productivity, performance, ‘esprit de corps’ and profitability.
Why my clients want to work with me
Employees are so disengaged today. For the last several years, all they’ve heard either directly or indirectly is, “You’re lucky to have a job.”
There’s huge potential for companies in the area of employee development these days – companies that develop their employees can win in the marketplace. Companies that engage their employees — companies that work to attract and keep the best people — will profit in the marketplace and squeeze out companies that continue to alienate their employees.
My company assists leaders in understanding what motivates employees, removing barriers to employee engagement, assimilating feedback, and negotiating shifts and transitions.
What I help my clients with
- to be faster, better, and more efficient when changes in the competitive environment are forcing your organization to keep up
- to smoothly, efficiently, and more productively manage major change internally, such as mergers/acquisitions, new facilities or technologies, new product/service lines, and reorganizations
- to create commitment and alignment at all levels in support of your organizational strategy
- to support your people as you struggle with sustainable growth, innovation, and adaptation
- to help leaders optimize personal impact 4 to help your people maximize results
- to create systems and metrics for defining business outcomes and performance
- to assist in implementing, realizing, and sustaining business strategies
The Center for Organizational Success (C4OS) serves organizations, teams and individuals in developing the knowledge, skills and insights necessary to achieve breakthrough business results. C4OS is the culmination of over 20 years of service to organizations in leadership, team and organizational development, quality/ process improvement, change engagement and communication. We are uniquely skilled and experienced in creating high performance teams and organizations.
Dave Fleck, CEO and Principal Advisor & Coach, has nearly 15 years leading C4OS’ training and development support to over 25 Fortune 500 clients. Prior to this, Dave was the Director of Organizational Effectiveness with Johnson & Johnson and Team Leader of Organization Development (OD) with AT&T Consumer Communications.
Earlier in his career, Dave gained hands-on management/ leadership experience as a member of the management team at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Raytheon Company as well as a 6-year assignment with the United States Government as a senior specialist supporting counter-espionage/counter-terrorism efforts.
For many years, Dave taught Leadership & Collaboration as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate engineering program at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU). He has been certified as a “Coach/Consultant in Appreciative Inquiry and Whole System IQTM (whole system intelligence)” by The Leading Clinic (Seattle, WA). Dave holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organization Development (LOD), from LIOS (now LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University) and an undergraduate degree in Sociology (Summa Cum Laude) from the State University of New York. Dave is certified in Wilson Learning Social Styles, Loden Diversity Awareness & Facilitation, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and the Drexler-Sibbet-Forrester High Performance Model.
Dave has four children of whom he is immensely proud, and spends his time working with clients in the mid-Atlantic states through his company based in the Brandywine River region of the state of Delaware. He also spends time at his residence in South Carolina, where he does most of his writing.
What my clients say
I’ve appreciated knowing and working with Dave Fleck and other members of his team in developing several projects. Dave is a certified coach through our organization, The Leading Clinic, and thus joins me in bringing a whole system, sustainable change approach to his client work. He also leans in the direction of the positive, taking an appreciative stance for the well-being, strengths and capacity to learn and grow of his clients and colleagues.
I have worked and collaborated with Dave over the last 15 years. His expertise in moving corporations to higher performance and results has had major business impacts within various pharma and manufacturing organizations. His approaches to developing ‘espirit-de-corps’, employee engagement, and organizational commitment are grounded in research and experience, yet creative and flexible to meet the needs of unique client environments
The Organizational Development work done by Dave and his team is outstanding. The systematic approach with the personal recognition of the team’s needs, helped our team make tremendous strides in building trust between Management down to the the entry level associate. This resulted in more communication, working partnerships, and eventually greater productivity and job satisfaction.
I had the pleasure of working for Dave when he was rolling out upward feedback sessions for AT&T’s senior leaders. I found Dave to be an extremely insightful, authentic coach and manager. Additionally, he has excellent planning skills and is very focused on business outcomes, which is sometimes rare for OD professionals.
I had the opportunity to work with Dave at Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical (J&J) on the “Skip Level” initiative – an innovative organization effectiveness process he initiated and led in partnership with our CFO to achieve and sustain employee engagement and high performance in Finance. He effectively used his wealth of experience in coaching to guide all levels of employees through the variety of business challenges they faced to professional success. Dave is a terrific coach and mentor, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for professional support in taking their leadership capabilities, their career and their business results to the next level.