July 24, 2018
Despite high-profile launches and best intentions, most strategic change initiatives fail. As just one example, published failure rates for strategic planning range from 70-90%.
Results don’t happen by chance. They happen when leaders build organizations that are systematically aligned with winning – the right environment, right focus and right team. All driven by the right commitment. In this interactive and assumption-challenging workshop, Michael will address each of the four “rights”.
To create the right environment, everything that impacts employees has to be painstakingly aligned with winning. Why? Inconsistency means mixed messages, and mixed messages demotivate employees, kill management’s credibility, and undermine execution. Michael comprehensively outlines the critical factors that must be aligned to create the right environment and drive results.
To achieve the right focus – one that is compelling, concise and clear – Michael details a robust Strategic Management Processthat has proven far more successful than mere strategic planning. A process through which leaders attack their assumptions, narrow their intentions, identify the essential few must-do’s, and institute the processes, structure and discipline required to make it happen.
The right team is comprised of a synergy of people with the necessary traits, skills, values and experience to drive execution and results. Michael challenges assumptions about recruiting and selecting the right team, and provides a model and rigorous approach to doing these right.
Using numerous, real-world business examples, supplemented with examples from participants, Michael engages, equips and provokes leaders to rethink their approach to strategy, change and execution.
Session includes: Seminar, Breakfast, Lunch, Parking, and Supplementary learning resources.
Instructor: Michael Canic, PhD, CSP
Michael Canic has one focus in business: helping committed leaders make strategy happen. He is President of Bridgeway Leadership, a strategy + execution consulting firm with offices in Denver and Vancouver. Applying his proprietary Strategic Management System, Michael has helped hundreds of leaders across North America turn their ambitions into strategy, and strategy into reality. Clients say it’s the most effective strategic process they’ve experienced.
Formerly, Michael managed the consulting division of The Atlanta Consulting Group who were forerunners in leadership development and strategy. Prior to that he spent five years at FedEx where he had a leadership role in developing and implementing service quality strategy.
Michael has delivered hundreds of invited presentations on four continents and is known as a dynamic speaker who leaves audiences with a wealth of original, ready-to-apply concepts, models and tools.
His articles have appeared in numerous publications and he has over 300 posts of his weekly blog on making strategy happen.
Michael earned a PhD in the psychology of human performance from the University of British Columbia. He helped coach their football team to a national championship.
He has served as a volunteer for various not-for-profit organizations, and mentors young people with ambition.
Michael loves adventure and has traveled to more than 40 countries. He has swum with piranha in the Amazon, trekked the mountains of Northern Pakistan, journeyed by camel in the Sahara, and summitted at over 20,000 feet in the Andes. He and wife Bernadine have six nieces and nephews and claim to be the world’s greatest Aunt and Uncle.
Objectives and Timed Outline
Participants will leave this workshop with:
1. An understanding of why the vast majority of strategic change initiatives fail.
2. A framework for strategy + execution that can be applied to any initiative.
3. Ready-to-apply models, concepts, processes and tools to implement the framework.
4. Discomfort. Knowing that things need to change. And equipped and inspired to change them.
1. 9:00 to 10:30 AM
- The Anatomy of Failure
- A Framework for Strategy and Execution
- Creating the Right Environment
2. 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
- Creating the Right Environment (cont’d)
- Developing the Right Focus
3. 1:00 to 2:30 PM
- Developing the Right Focus (cont’d)
- Building the Right Team
- The Mirror Test: The Right Commitment
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