Key frameworks

This section provides more details on the key frameworks embedded in our Business Ownership PlatformSM.

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Business Ownership PlatformSM

Defines the five critical content areas and skills integrated into our Business Ownership PlatformSM.


Organizational AlphaSM

The incremental results and decreased risks utilizing GroundSwell’s Business Ownership PlatformSM.

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Fractal Flywheel of Organizational DevelopmentSM

Identifies the six financially predictive factors that drive organizational success and Organizational AlphaSM.

An X and Y graph with "size of organization" for the Y axis and "time" for the X axis with a straight line moving up and to the left that represents organizational development that intersects with a twisting line that also moves to up and to the left and intersects twice with the straight organizational development line. Above and below the intersection points of the two lines are are straight lines connecting the two other lines. Those straight connect lines are what we refer to as Changing Pains℠

Changing PainsSM

The pains that exist when an organization’s people, things, processes, plans and culture don't match its revenues.

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Stages of Organizational DevelopmentSM

Defines the predictive relationship between sales and stages of organizational development in the Fractal Flywheel of Organizational DevelopmentSM.


Fractal Flywheel of Management & Leadership DevelopmentSM

The underlying critical management and leadership skills required to develop an organization’s infrastructure and create Organizational AlphaSM.

The Leadership Basics℠ framework exists in an organization when at least two people manage three core roles

Leadership BasicsSM

Identifies the three key leadership roles that must exist to successfully stabilize, grow or transition any organization.

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Strategic planning

A systematic and flexible six step process that underlies how GroundSwellSM partners and invests in businesses and owner-managers.


Fractal Flywheel of Strategy DevelopmentSM

Clarifies what matters in your industry and ultimately answers the question are you different than your competition. It also provides a method to create differentiation if you’re not.


Time-driven activity-based costing

Budgeting based on time and cost that accurately predicts revenue and profits within 5%.


Fractal Flywheel of Brand & Marketing DevelopmentSM

Clarifies the critical variables of an integrated brand and marketing strategy.

A pyramid depicting seven levels of technology development in an organization

Pyramid of Tech Stack DevelopmentSM

A systematic approach to assess, plan and implement the hardware and software you need.

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Inner OptimizationSM

Enables managers to be objective in their behavior, decisions and improve overall well-being.

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Intrapersonal TensegritySM

Defines five key integrated personal development areas vital to peak performance in business ownership.

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