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14 POWERFUL WAYS TO BOOST YOUR STRATEGY SESSIONS

If you’re a CEO planning a strategy session or kick off with your Executive Team, it’s important to be well prepared.  Particularly if you’re going it alone.  Here are several useful tips gained from my experience facilitating sessions with many different clients over the years.


Overcoming Adversity And Learning To Think Differently with Alex Lewis

In November 2013, Alex Lewis was rushed to hospital with just 30 minutes to live. He was 33 years old. Leading up to his hospital admittance, he’d been suffering with a cold and a sore throat. Within hours of being admitted to hospital he was on full life support and was given less than 3% chance of survival. What had brought this otherwise healthy man to his knees? Strep A, Toxic Shock Syndrome, Septicaemia and Necrotising Fasciitis. 

In order to survive, Alex needed a quadruple amputation, extensive skin grafts and facial reconstruction surgery. With his life turned upside down, it was time for Alex to start living.  

“Everything that’s gone on with losing my limbs and legs and arms, everything else, I think the biggest driving force is having the ability to help people like me, in a similar condition.”

Alex is the ultimate motivational speaker because he hasn’t had an epiphany that he wants to share with the world, he’s had a near death experience. On top of that he’s had to overcome adversity in order to take on new challenges such as living day to day life, becoming an entrepreneur and hand cycling up mountains. In this extraordinary episode, Alex shares what it takes to go through something like this, what resilience really looks like and what we can learn from his experience.


SCALING UP WORKSHOP – TUESDAY, 3RD NOVEMBER
(Only a few seats left!)

Are you a CEO or business leader looking for clarity on your business strategy? Are you passionate about scaling up your business and achieving sustainable growth? If you said yes to both questions, then it is CRUCIAL that you join us.

You will learn and implement the tools and techniques that make the Scaling Up approach so effective. Dominic will walk you through the Four Decisions critical for growth:

People. 
Getting clarity on your organisational structure and how to retain the right people in the right seats.

Strategy. 
Building a 3-year plan with metrics for each of the 12 quarters that it represents.

Execution.
 Focusing on the initiatives that will help you achieve your business goals.

Cash. 
Keeping the tank full, so you can keep investing in growth.


Join us at Foundry Farm, near Salisbury, to experience for yourself how this coaching programme has benefited over 2.700 companies worldwide.


RECOMMENDED PODCAST

Tech Nation

Tech Nation and its regular segment BioTech Nation is a weekly interview program talk show that airs four times each weekend. Hosted by award-winning science journalist Moira Gunn and produced by Tech Nation Media at the studios of KQED in San Francisco.


RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

10 Ways Leaders Can Improve Engagement and Wellbeing

Employee engagement has long been recognized as an important driver of employee retention and performance. And wellbeing — most often manifested as a wellness program — has been adopted by some organizations to drive down healthcare costs.

Agile resilience in the UK: Lessons from COVID-19 for the ‘next normal’

Agility has been a useful attribute for many global and UK-based organizations weathering the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s how they can build on agile practices for more long-term operational resilience.


RECOMMENDED READS

The why of work by Dave and Wendy Ulrich

According to studies, we all work for the same thing – and it’s not just money. It’s meaning. Through our work, we seek a sense of purpose, contribution, connection, value, and hope. Digging down to the meaning of work taps our resilience in hard times and our passion in good times. That’s the simple but profound premise behind this groundbreaking book by renowned management expert Dave Ulrich and psychologist Wendy Ulrich. They’ve talked to thousands of people–from rank-and-file workers to clients and customers to top-level executives–and synthesized major disciplines to identify the “why” behind our most successful experiences.


White House Inc. by Dan Alexander

White House, Inc. is a newsmaking exposé that details President Trump’s efforts to make money from politics, taking us inside his exclusive clubs, luxury hotels, overseas partnerships, commercial properties, and personal mansions. Alexander tracks hundreds of millions of dollars flowing freely between big businesses and President Trump. He explains, in plain language, how Trump tried to translate power into profit, from the 2016 campaign to the ramp-up to the 2020 campaign.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Acetech Summit, Whistler – April 2021 (re-scheduled)

An exclusive annual gathering of high-growth tech CEOs. This powerful three-day summit will transform how you define success and deliver growth in 2021 and beyond. whistlersummit2020.com


QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Strategy is simply resource allocation.  When you strip away all the noise, that’s what it comes down to. Strategy means making clear cut choices about how to compete.  You cannot be everything to everybody, no matter what the size of your business or how deep its pockets.”

Jack Welch

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