MICHAEL D. TATE
Michael Tate brings change and focus to
stalled organizations needing new energy. Directs Tate-Francesca Company,
since 1990, prior to which he was a partner and senior in two major consulting firms, and a manager and policy analyst in
In initiating, managing and implementing change for
clients, works with presidents, Boards, senior executives and working staff.
client base: industry and professional associations.
and management skills include consensus building, project/program management, strategic planning, organizational development,
evaluating alternatives, change implementation.
“get it done” and “get it accepted” is key in many groups; acceptance by staff and customers/constituents
is key to long-term effectiveness. Clients will attest to his sound judgment on balancing pace, pressure, and performance
Successful organizational change demands:
- Discarding “same old, same old” thinking; defining new practices, services
- Shaping structural and cultural aspects for
organizations to reflect clear mission and vision.
institutions respond to external needs, but are limited by uncertain staff direction.
Tate has prompted sharper focus, improved cooperation, revised strategic direction, analysis of new
business models, and enhanced member service – with varied clients.
management philosophy: collaborative, analytic, disciplined, and accountable.
- Managing and supporting change requires governance, management, staff and constituents to work in concert.
- Leadership, communications, analytic skills, and adaptability
- Consensus is found in active listening, clarifying
needs, and tenacity. More orchestration than command and control, effective change rests on defining mutual values and exploring
Client participants are typically the Boards,
CEOs, staff and constituents/customers/members.
- Planned change
recognizes market realities and identifies creative opportunities.
change puts a premium on knowledge of strengths and weaknesses, and intelligent response.
- Openness to new ideas, challenges to assumptions, and ability to find potential for order in chaos:
all contribute to synergy, trust, accountability and results.
has long and successful experience with change management. He is a skilled facilitator, a creative problem solver, and an
effective writer and speaker.
Across a broad client range, he has
aided analysis and advocacy, learning new areas quickly through immersion and intense questioning & exploration.