Research has consistently shown that a company's investment in learning -- for their executives, managers and front-line employees -- is the most powerful predictor of their ability to outperform their competitors.
How To Execute Fast
-- Feb 15, 1pm ET Webcast - more below, but first...
Closing Big Deals -- entitled "5 Ways to Close Big Deals" my latest Venture Column in Fortune is online. Take 1 minute to scan down the list and see if any of the 5 practical ideas can move you from talk to contract more quickly.
5 Big Ideas -- ...5 huge trends that will impact all our businesses is the topic of my latest February "Growth Guy" syndicated column: Return on Luck; Big Data; Reverse Innovation; Newsjacking (Trump is the master!); and Robots/Capita. Take 3 minutes to scan through the article. Useful list for your next marketing meeting.
Sizeup.com -- in my column I highlight www.sizeup.com as a way to experience the power of Big Data. Within seconds, this free site will tell you how many competitors exist in a specific locale, how your revenues stack up against theirs, and where to hunt for new business. Give it a try.
Create Leaders At Every Level -- the only way for the senior team to free up themselves to work on the big ideas/deals is to turn over the day-to-day running of the company to the middle managers. David Marquet's book Turn the Ship Around!: How to Create Leadership at Every Level is a key - a VERY how-to execution book on how he took the worst sub in the nuclear navy and made it #1. I named it in my Fortune column one of the top 5 biz books of 2012.
Stephen Covey's Take -- when you get David's book, go immediately to Stephen Covey's Foreword (probably the last one he ever wrote) and take 4 minutes and read his insights into what it takes to create leaders at every level and why he felt David's sub had the most empowered team he had ever met. Then come hear David keynote the Leadership Summit May 9 - 10 Orlando. Book club members will get a copy of David's book next week.
Execute FastWebcast -- to executive with speed, your team must be able to make critical adjustments weekly - if you want to move faster you MUST pulse faster. Join our complimentary webcast with Patrick Thean, "How to Get Your Team to Execute Faster Than Your Competition." You will learn how to: Create the right baseline metrics; Set up a simple rhythm to get every member to share WHY they are off track; and a structure for weekly meetings so your team can execute with speed and make critical adjustments. February 15th @ 1:00pm EST Register Now.
Topgrading Certification Starts February 14 -- we're enrolling right now executives to participate in 6 webinars (recorded if you miss the live session), 3 hours of online video training watched at your own pace, a 90 minute private coaching session scheduled when you're available, access to specific Topgrading tools, and a personal coach - spread over three months -- a quick and easy way for someone in your firm to learn and become certified, in-depth, the Topgrading methodology. No time for amateur hour. Enroll someone in your company now. Hiring is one of the two most important executive skills. 100% Money Back Guarantee. For more info.