120VC is a Transformational Leadership Consultancy on a mission to enable leaders and teams who can move people, organizations, and the world into what’s new and next; the Status Go.
For over 20 years, we worked with leading companies to help people lead and respond to change—with eﬃciency, agility, and humanity. We specialize in project and product leadership, operational eﬃciency, and organizational change management that Gets Sh*t Done #GSD.
These aren’t just job openings, they’re positions of leadership.
We are looking for leaders who share our growth mindset, passion for people, and ambition to lead transformations. Positive people who believe in the transformative power of teamwork and #GSD.
Stop Holding Your Team Members Accountable, It Doesn’t Work
Everybody, say it together: “Great leaders hold their employees … .” If you said “accountable” you’re dead wrong. And I don’t blame you. It’s a common, and destructive, misconception that hits at the core of human nature. But if you want your team members to succeed, you have to stop holding them accountable.
The Transformation Accelerator
I don’t know a single IT executive that feels their teams are driving change fast enough to support the promises being made by their Sales and Marketing teams. According to DXC, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have disappeared since 2000. And, according to research performed by Michael Gale co-author of “The Digital Helix” 84% of the Forbes Global 2000 have failed in some way at Digital Transformation and more than 50% failed completely.
How to Effectively Manage a Team From Home
120VC is a change leadership services firm whose purpose is to inspire people to reach for THEIR potential, and we are always looking for ways to help. As a global community, the way we work has been completely disrupted.
Finding Closure: The Best Way to End a Project
The following is adapted from The Irreverent Guide to Project Management. It may seem that when a project is at an end, the work of a project manager is done. Well, not quite…
How to Build a Charter that Creates Velocity
The following is adapted from The Irreverent Guide to Project Management. Some organizations believe that developing a charter is a waste of time and would rather begin by developing a work plan. This is a terrible idea! Skipping the charter and jumping straight to a work plan will put the project definition in the hands of the team members, and they will only be basing their work off what they assume the project owner and executive stakeholders want.
2 Tools You Should Take Away From Your Team
The following is adapted from The Irreverent Guide to Project Management. Every successful team has a robust set of tools to back up their efforts. Skills, expertise, experience, confidence, and passion are essential to seeing a project through to a happy ending. But there are some tools that hang out at the bottom of the toolbox, promising to break or wreak havoc the first time they are put to use.
5 Business Values that Will Get the Job Done Well Every Time
The following is adapted from The Irreverent Guide to Project Management. Over the course of my career, I have had the great fortune to contribute to global transformational efforts within organizations like DirecTV, Trader Joe’s, Sony Pictures, and Mattel. During these transformations, I’ve learned a lot about what kinds of cultures lead a business to success, and which ones don’t pan out over the long run. Overall, a business’s goal is to continuously deliver value to customers, which is a deceptively simple thing to promise. Even some of the largest companies let that central goal slip from time to time. There…
Why You Should Communicate Your Accomplishments Daily
The following is adapted from The Irreverent Guide to Project Management. In project management, one of the most important things we do is to create a daily status report. Every day, we publish a list of the things we accomplished, the things we’re planning to accomplish the following day, and three things for which we’re grateful. These reports are designed to communicate to our team and clients that we are moving our projects forward as aggressively as possible, thereby ensuring transformational outcomes. Even if you aren’t in project management, communicating your daily progress is an extremely valuable habit to develop—even if…
5 Steps to Becoming a Project Management Professional
Despite common misconceptions, becoming a project management professional requires more than taking a popular exam. In fact, that mindset is leading to a widening skills gap that puts $22.5 billion in GDP at risk. Instead, project management hopefuls need to be smarter about how to prepare. Here’s how to get there:
4 Crucial Skills Every Project Manager Should Possess
ThereÕs a skills shortage among project managers. This project management talent gap is expected to result in a loss of $207 billion in GDP by 2027. A big reason is that business leaders, and project managers themselves, don’t know what it takes to be a successful project manager. In fact, only 58 percent of organizations understand the value of project management. Here are the crucial skills that every project manager has to possess if they want to succeed.
It’s Never Just Business.
It’s About People.
Purpose & Values
Today there’s a lot of talk about being a "purpose-driven" company. For us, a purpose bigger than profit is part our DNA . It’s the passion that drives all that we do. We exist to enable Leaders and their teams to reach their potential. We fundamentally believe that when people and teams succeed by delivering the expected and necessary results, they are significantly happier. We imagine a world where the majority of teams and companies can deliver this change to increase the quality of life, a higher happiness quotient, and economic prosperity for everyone. This is the transformative power of #GSD, Getting Sh*t Done.
Leadership & Teamwork
We’re not into layers of org chart hierarchy. At 120VC, we believe anyone can become a leader regardless of positional authority. Leadership is about putting the interests of stakeholders ﬁrst and enabling others to reach their potential. Our team is kind of like playing basketball: When someone passes you the ball, you’re in charge of what to do with it next.
Autonomy & Ownership
You’re given an incredible amount of freedom and autonomy at 120VC. You control your own destiny. Work from anywhere. Set your own schedule. Wake up every day and apply your expertise, experiment, and get shit done. Sounds awesome right? Here’s the rub: with freedom comes a ton of ownership and responsibility. Are you up for the challenge?
Mastery & Change
Welcome to the Status Go. If you’re not leading change, you’re reacting to it or made obsolete by it. Transformational Leaders are needed to see what’s next and make what’s new. We hire top talent with a growth mindset who thrive with change. Individually and as a team, we feed our curiosity with constant learning and experimentation. We provide TLA certificate training and workshops, mentoring, and coaching to every member of the team.
Positivity & Gratitude
Changing the status quo is hard f@cking work. But it doesn’t have to be. Our brains perform better on positive than negative, neutral, or stressed. Research says we are 31% more productive when we’re positive. The good news is that only 10% of our happiness is attributable to the external environment, which means that we have control over 90% of our own happiness by adjusting our worldview. At 120VC, we see things as pathological optimists. We use daily gratitudes to help cultivate a can-do culture.
We get that a lot of businesses today offer perks like foosball, kombucha kegs, and hipster gym memberships. Nothing wrong with that. But we believe part of being a leader is deciding for yourself what to do with your time and money. Not everyone wants to do goat yoga at work, some just want to get sh*t done. So we offer competitive salaries and a portfolio of beneﬁts options so you can do you. At work and outside of work.
Be a leader
Become a Certified GSD Practitioner who helps some of the world’s biggest brands lead and respond to change—with efficiency, agility, and humanity.
Our team’s health and wellness is a top priority at 120VC. We offer company-sponsored health benefit plans across Medical, Dental, and Vision.
We support families and offer flexible work schedules to ensure that we can always excel in their primary role—being an amazing partner or parent.
Call it teamwork, culture, or community. We embrace the cliche; one dream, one team. We’re both friends and coworkers here. We bring our whole and authentic selves to work.
Get paid to get sh*t done. We offer the members of our team a competitive salary based on position and experience plus additional commission and incentive options.
Paid Time Off
It’s important to relax and recharge. We offer paid
holidays time, and unlimited PTO, and sick time. We hold weekends sacred and keep schedules flexible.
Getting old doesn't have to suck. We offer company match retirement plans for those who take advantage of our employee contribution plans.
We invest in your growth and development with coaching and access to 120 TLA workshops including the 14-week, online Transformational Leadership Program worth $2,500 and 47 PDU’s from the Project Management Institute.
*All beneﬁts are within the guidelines of our policies and procedure manual
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