Guided by a relentless focus on our "Three Pillars of Management," GDA will constantly strive to implement the critical initiatives required to achieve its stated vision. The three pillars are Guidance, Development and Achievement.
Through industry experience, professional relationships, and unparalleled passion, GDA will guide its clients during each phase of their respective careers, and present the best possible options for both short and long-term benefit. GDA and its partners will strive to truly change the way relationships are formed and maintained, while supervising players with the utmost care, trust and responsibility. One of the core tenets of the GDA philosophy is acting only in the clients' best interests, by acting with integrity and engaging in fair dealings. Through GDA's significant and substantive research, GDA will provide educated answers to its clients' questions and concerns, in an effort to continually reinforce its relationship, and to provide continuous value. GDA will strive to readily identify crucial issues, to generate practical alternatives, and to respond with sensible direction, regardless of what the client wants to hear. GDA employees will always advise clients based on an unbiased reality. GDA will analyze each client's situation, identify and highlight the critical needs of the client, share those needs with the player and the player's family, and guide the client through the process of making decisions that will address those needs in the most meaningful way. In order to accomplish this, GDA will first have to engage the player and their family, learning what success means for them, in order to help them accomplish it.
GDA will work to provide its players with the tools, resources and intellectual guidance they need to ensure they continuously develop their skill set. GDA will make every effort to bring out a player's talent, develop their leadership skills, and keep them motivated while eliminating all performance barriers. As part of the development process, GDA agents will map out a clear course of action that will allow for optimal player development, both on and off the ice. GDA's purpose in this method of guidance is to achieve a positive impact by increasing performance while achieving continual and sustainable gains in said performance levels and abilities. GDA will provide resources for professional and personal gains. Professional gains will be realized through access to off-season camps, skating instruction, skills instruction, injury prevention, nutritionists, sports psychologists, and personal trainers. GDA's full network of professional relationships through its Major Purchases Network will assist clients in making sound decisions in the personal arena as well. The well-rounded nature of professional resources that GDA will provide for its clients will allow them to realize their full potential, both as players and as people. Should a player veer off of their planned professional course of action, the GDA team will work to intervene in an effort to keep the player's focus on achieving their goals. In doing this, the GDA team members will show the client where they have erred, and propose a corrective course of action specific to the client's individual
GDA employees will share a philosophy that values achievement. Its success is measured solely by the achievement of its clients. In order to keep focus on the achievement of goals, both the GDA staff and the players will both be managed in the Management by Objectives philosophy. Players will be assigned clearly identified target objectives. The GDA staff will be assigned goals that will support players in their achievement of those aims. The GDA culture of knowledge-sharing and continual development will support players in their quest for professional and personal development. GDA will be an active partner for its clients, investing in their potential to help them realize measurable results.