Sixth Factor

Why is it that some leaders and teams – who appear to have all of the right skills and attributes – never achieve the profitability or results they’re capable of?

Pouring through the data from their experience with hundreds of organizations and thousands of leaders, Paradyne’s managing partners Dorriah Rogers and Jon Swartzentruber have identified the Five Factors that predict success, and the one additional factor that has largely gone unrecognized: the Sixth Factor. Paradyne’s Sixth Factor Academy gives leaders and their teams the tools necessary to produce sustainable, profitable results both on projects and within organizations. The insights gained at The $ixth Factor Academy ensure results once only imagined.

The Academy Process

  • 3 days offsite
  • Experiential learning
  • Project-based simulations
  • Expert business facilitators
  • Peer input and coaching
  • Individual assessments
  • 360 Review (pre and post)
  • Inter-company participation
  • Micro-learning follow ups

Dr. Dorriah Rogers is Founder and CEO of Paradyne Consulting Works. Her Who’s Who client list includes many Fortune 200 companies, and the US Navy. She leads Paradyne’s project turnaround, operational streamlining, process improvement, and technical training practice areas. She is the author of Decide To Profit (SelectBooks, NY), to be released in June, 2017.

Jon Swartzentruber is President and Managing Partner of Paradyne. For 12 years the VP of Leadership Development for the 3rd largest contractor in North America, he knows what it takes to make money and build strong teams. Jon oversees Paradyne’s Partnering, Leader Development, and Team Effectiveness practices areas. He brings humor, insight, experience, and depth to his work and clients.

The first Five Factors
#1 StrategyKnow what you’re trying to do, why, and how
#2 PeopleOrganize your players around your strategy
#3 LeadershipSet expectations for yourself and your team
#4 NetworkCapitalize on a broad network of relationships
#5 PerformanceTie everything directly to results
The Sixth Factort – Ohana (The Mojo)

It’s the magic that causes a team to come together and produce wildly successful results. It is a high octane mix of shared work ethic and positive behavior, candor, transparency, reliance, challenge, and trust – when you know that your team has your back and that awesomeness is inevitable. Aided by assessments and coaching, participants will get a full tune-up on the first five factors, and learn to bring the sixth to life with their team.

decide to profit

Decide to Profit, Dr. Rogers new book, describes in detail how to implement the 5th Factor- Performance. It features prominently throghout
The Sixth Factor Academy.

Academy cost
$6,950 (lodging & meals included)
Upcoming Academies
November 1-3, 2017
January 24-26, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ

Ohana: The Origins of The Sixth Factor

The Hawaiian word ‘ohana is rooted in the Taro plant — ‘oha-ana: ‘ohā is the shoot which is cut from the plant to become the next generation; ana is a word connoting regeneration. ‘Ohana originally referred to extended family, and in modern times refers to a group of people who come together intentionally for a mutual purpose, with specific agreed-to privileges and obligations. The Sixth Factor Academy gives leaders the tools to bring Ohana to life on their teams.

No word or phrase in the English language carries the same meaning.

The expectations and attributes of Ohana bind the group together, and are the same for leaders and members. They agree to cooperate and collaborate transparently with each other, to give and receive honest feedback, and to rely on each other for the things they need. They share in their work, and celebrate the natural strengths, talents, and gifts each person brings to it. Their lives and work are inseparable, and they seek to make a difference with both. The idea of reciprocity runs through everything, and no one gets left behind. Members of an Ohana-based team strive to behave responsibly and with integrity, so the Ohana will be pleased to claim them.

Ohana is not often found in the world of business, where suspicion, in-fighting, turf wars, and silo-building are the norm. Leaders and teams who employ the principals of Ohana have more fun at work, get more done, and make more money.

Ohana is a noun, and describes both the group and its unique characteristics.