Andrew Blum, CEO & Managing Partner
Founded over 20 years ago, The Trium Group was based on a fundamental observation which was not broadly understood or embraced at the time—that all leadership problems are strategy problems, and all strategy problems are leadership problems. By acknowledging the significance of that intersection from the start, Trium was able to fill a niche that is only now being widely recognized as important.
In over 25 years of global consulting, Andrew Blum, Trium’s CEO and Managing Partner and a well-published thought leader, has seen one thing again and again—the most sustainably successful leaders start from “why,” lead with purpose, and guide their organizations to do the same. While yesterday’s companies focused primarily on speed and execution, Blum says that today’s leaders must be effective interpersonally, grounded in their own authenticity, and agile strategically. This requires that they lead from the front, pay attention to culture, demonstrate emotional maturity and intelligence, and get clear and aligned on why they are in business.
By combining their expertise in traditional consulting disciplines with executive coaching and leadership development, Trium’s unique value proposition holistically addresses these tensions. Their breadth of capabilities enables them to work as effectively with Fortune 50 teams as they do with scaling start-ups. For start-up innovators who may be brilliant technical founders but lack business execution knowledge, this could mean facilitating a strategic road mapping process, supported by executive coaching and team off sites to help the leadership team become more aligned, clear, and connected.
In the case of senior executives struggling to get their new team to work effectively together, Trium might deliver individual and symmetrical team coaching to provide the skills and emotional intelligence to lead with confidence, and also increase collaboration. Through top-100 leader summits, regular executive offsite meetings, workshops, and learning circles, the company deeply engages teams and facilitates dialogues that result in clients feeling truly invested in outcomes and operating differently.
In one such instance, a large consumer-products company wanted their 75 executive-level leaders to be more accountable for developing and leading strategy in their specific areas. They knew the growth of the company required those leaders to up-level their ability to think strategically and execute cross-functionally, while also becoming stronger mentors to their teams. To address their challenges, Trium built a customized leadership development program that included extensive skill-building sessions, real-world in-role application, and the creation of peer learning circles. The program’s success was widely acknowledged to be based on its hands-on, highly-connected approach that addressed the company’s genuine business issues as they were facing them.
Being able to deliver holistic results such as these requires a unique group of people. As such, the Trium team is comprised not just of senior management consultants, but also of former military officers, clinical psychologists, former government officials, and previous C-suite executives who have led major businesses themselves. This rare blend of talent enables Trium to create lasting and impactful change in organizations, based on real-world experience. In addition, in order to give the best to their clients, Team Trium adamantly practices what it preaches, devoting significant resources to talent development. Partners are expected to spend as much as 15-30 days a year working on their own leadership skills and capabilities, allowing them to support their clients by sharing their personal journeys.
Trium believes that the world is shaped by the decisions of business leaders. If these decision-makers are authentic, connected, and brilliant at executing strategies, then organizations thrive in ways that feed the human spirit and unleash potential. On a mission to change the world by transforming the way business leaders think, Trium has placed its unique mark on the enterprise world.