“Entrepreneur’s Lego Set”
Why a Workshop?
Think of your business as an orchestra, with each department playing a unique instrument. Without harmony, the result can be discordant – like flutes playing Mozart while violins blast Led Zeppelin! A workshop is the maestro that brings all sections together for a harmonious symphony. Why not invest in one today to turn your company’s disjointed melody into a beautiful masterpiece?
Talent: Players on the Pitch
When it comes to the grand game of business, everyone needs to be a player on the pitch, not a spectator in the stands. This isn’t just about wearing the company jersey and cheering on the team, folks. It’s about taking your position seriously, owning your responsibilities, and stepping up to the plate when it’s your turn to swing. This is the high stakes game of responsibility and accountability – the secret sauce that transforms a ragtag group into a well-oiled machine.
But why should you care about putting ‘Players on the Pitch’ in your business? Well, even if you don’t implement the fanciest of models and methods, this one is a winner. It’s like a magic potion that saves you time, saves you money, and gives your business the rock-solid foundation it needs to leap taller than a skyscraper in a single bound. And the best part? It doesn’t matter if your team is tiny enough to fit in a phone booth or large enough to populate a small city – it works.
Those traditional org charts with their neatlydefined roles? Cute, but they’re about as useful as a chocolate teapot when it comes to responsibility and accountability. With the ‘Players on the Pitch’ model, you’re not just looking at who does what; you’re looking at who’s stepping up, taking charge, and owning their role. So grab a pen, put the name of the person who’s accountable for each strategy, slap on a review date, and watch your business game go from amateur hour to premier league!
Part 1 – Habits and Housekeeping
Our objective here is to equip you with the toolbox for strategic thinking, kind of like giving Batman his utility belt, but for leadership skills. Ponder over this – a business with well-documented strategies is like a car with a complete service history, it fetches a better value. So, our first job is picking out the strategies you want to start with. It’s like choosing between green or blue socks in the morning, however, this might have a larger impact on your day (and your business)! Finally, it’s time to assign our superheroes. Who will be responsible and accountable for these strategies? We can’t have Batman taking care of everything, can we?
Part 2 – Strategic thinking made easy.
The aim here is to arm you with practical tools for strategic thinking that will give your leadership skills a real boost. These tools are compatible with 21st-century leadership frameworks and can be used either in personal sessions or in group workshops.
Questions to Ponder
- Have you been a good shepherd, dedicating at least 10% of your week to tending to the strategic pasture of your business?
- Does your business crystal ball see beyond the current financial year, into two or five years in the future?
- Are there any strategic compasses or maps currently guiding your business journey?
- How are you tracking your business expedition? Are there milestones and waypoints helping you monitor progress and adjust your path?
I assure you, these aren’t trick questions. But they are designed to make you think. Remember, a lack of planning could leave your ship sailing in the wrong direction. Or worse, marooned in the doldrums.
Revenue: Economic Engine
Ah, the elusive art of business growth. It’s a bit like a game of chess, isn’t it? Just when you think you’re making progress, you find yourself in check, or even worse, checkmate. Enter our hero, the Economic Engine Model: your secret weapon in the war against stagnation and decline. This nifty tool is not some theoretical mumbo-jumbo but a practical, hands-on model designed with one aim – to get your revenues rolling again. It’s like a plumber for your business, identifying where the pipes are blocked and then clearing them to get the cash flow gushing. But wait, there’s more! This model not only busts blockages but also helps scout for new revenue streams. It’s like having a business GPS that not only reroutes you around traffic but also finds you new, scenic routes to profit town. So, put your trust in the Economic Engine Model, and let’s turn those business frowns upside down! We understand that business growth isn’t always a straight line, but with the right tools, you can navigate those frustrating detours and get back on the highway to success.
Part 1 – Culture: The Foundation of Growth
Let’s tackle the infamous, elusive beast known as “corporate culture.” Sure, it may seem as mythical as a unicorn to some, and just about as hard to pin down. But let’s not be fooled, it’s as real as the nose on your face and can hit your bottom line harder than a linebacker on a caffeine high! Now, we are no wizards, but we do know a thing or two about this creature. We believe that a distinctive, potent culture can make your business shine brighter than a diamond in a goat’s belly – or in business terms, up to 60% more valuable than those lacking one.
If you’re skeptical, we get it. Culture doesn’t show up on your balance sheet, and you can’t trade it for cold, hard cash. But hear us out. Imagine having a North Star for your business, a guiding light that helps you make decisions swiftly and with clarity. That’s what a strong culture –complete with well-defined values and behaviors – can do for you. And who doesn’t want to be a supernova in the universe of businesses, eh? So let’s roll up our sleeves and dive in, shall we?
Part 2 – Culture Due Diligence
Oh, mergers and acquisitions, those glamorous corporate dances where two become one, often forgetting it’s not just about crunching numbers but also about meshing cultures. It’s kind of like when you move in with your partner, and you discover they believe in pineapple on pizza. Shocking, right? Well, this little culture health check is our corporate equivalent of a pre-cohabitation chat. We’re basically peeping through the keyhole to see any cultural faux pas before we commit, a little like checking if they have a secret pineapple pizza stash. So, when quizzed by curious team members, you can sagely tell them that this exercise is the board’s way of taking the company’s cultural pulse. It’s all about figuring out where we’re vibing and where, just maybe, we need a little bit of cultural CPR.
Part 1 – Thinking Big: Mindset
So, you’re cozy in your comfort zone, huh? Nice and snuggly. But maybe it’s starting to feel a bit more like a straitjacket than a warm blanket. You’re yearning for more, aren’t you? Well, buckle up, my friend. This program is for those of you who want to go where no businessperson has gone before. We’re not talking about a mere hop, skip and a jump. We’re talking a giant leap. If your business growth chart looks more like a toddler’s first steps than an Olympic sprint, this might not be your cup of tea.
But hey, if you’re done with the merry-go-round of same old, same old results, you’ve come to the right place. This program isn’t about just hearing; it’s about deep listening, understanding, and truly learning. We’re here to crack open that noggin of yours to new ways of thinking, daring to be different. But remember, honesty is the best policy. So, get real about where you stand and the results you’re getting. If you’re ready to swap comfort for growth, hold on tight. It’s going to be a wild ride.
Part 2 – Thinking Big: Mindset
Let’s take a fun little detour into the inner workings of your mind – it’s quite a fascinating place, I assure you. Think of your brain as a GPS that’s seriously under used. You’ve got this supercomputer in your noggin’, capable of navigating you to the land of Health, Wealth, Relationships, and Success – wherever that might be on your personal map.
Now, hold onto your funny bones because we’re diving deep into the realm of self-image. It’s like that mirror you avoid at all costs because it shows that one unruly hair. But here’s a plot twist: persistence, my friend, is the comb that tames that stubborn lock.
And let’s not forget the Entrepreneur’s Journey (Spoiler: it’s not a new reality TV show). It’s more like an extreme sport of the mind. It’s challenging, it’s exhausting, but oh boy, isn’t it exhilarating?
Next up on our tour, we have “The Rule of Three -Razor’s Edge.” Sounds like a blockbuster movie title, doesn’t it? But it’s all about making those minute tweaks that tip the balance to success.
And remember that vision you concocted in our last heart-to-heart? Well, it wasn’t just an exercise in daydreaming. It’s your compass, your Northern Star, pointing you toward your dreams. So, buckle up, because you’re about to embark on a road trip to the place where your dreamslive, with your trusty brain acting as your TomTom. Let’s go!
Part 3 – Thinking Big: Mindset
So, you’ve had a word with your neurons, and they’re all fired up and ready to go. Splendid! But remember, the mind is a great servant but a terrible master. It needs a game plan, a mission, a raison d’être if you will. So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, the meat and potatoes of what we’re here for. How do we define success? Is it a fat bank account, a fancy title, or an Instagram account brimming with beach selfies? Well, if you ask me, success is as unique as your fingerprint. It’s that sweet spot where your passion meets the world’s needs. So, roll up your sleeves, dust off that ambition, and start right where you’re standing. Time waits for no one, not even for you, my friend!
Part 4 – Thinking Big: Mindset
And so, we arrive at the grand finale of our “Thinking Big (No, Bigger!)” programme. If you’ve been diligent with your homework and taken our advice to heart, you might have noticed that the universe is now your personal jukebox, playing your favorite tune on repeat. The exercises in this final session – suitable for a solitary contemplation or a team-bonding sweat-fest – are engineered to catapult you into the stratosphere of success. So, buckle up, folks! Prepare for your life to make that much-anticipated swerve into the lane of your dreams. Remember, it’s not magic, you’re just finally starting to think big enough!
21st Century Leadership
Buckle up, you’re in for one heck of a ride! Leading a business in this supersonic-speed 21st century is like a thrilling roller coaster ride. Our 21st Century Leadership Course is your mega-pass to this ride, ensuring you can enjoy the thrills while nailing the challenges.
Got a rocket of a business that’s blasting off? Awesome sauce. Feeling like you’re juggling flaming chainsaws? Don’t sweat it, we’ve got ice buckets ready. Feeling more like a fish out of water than a suave captain when it comes to leading and managing? We’re here to transform you into a master angler.
This course is designed for:
· Current team leaders and managers – business owners, you’re included too! Steering the ship in these choppy waters is tough, but we’ve got your lifejacket.
· The fresh faces – yup, we’re looking at you. You might be the new kid on the block, but who knows? Tomorrow, you might be the one calling the shots! (Just when you thought you’d escaped the spotlight, right?)
So, hold on tight to this roller coaster we call the 21st Century Leadership Course. It’s time to conquer those loops and turns!