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Managers help people achieve great things together.

The Center is an association for serious students of management at all levels.  Our development and succession plans keep business growth and careers from stalling.  We support these plans with:

Standardized terms

Collaboration takes everyone speaking the same language.  We are the global standards body for management terms, tools and practices.  Members use The GMs Index and The GMs Toolkit to get everyone on the same page.

Hands-on training

Our Certificate of General Management is 15% the cost and 25% the time of an MBA. Small cohorts learn to work cross-functionally by developing and executing practical solutions to real problems.  See also Training & Coaching.

Learning community

Our members tackle real problems in facilitated Workgroups and CEO Intensives.  Their contributions are recognized in our Best Practices blog.  Our community helps each other as their careers evolve.

Think like a CEO

"I'd used the Center's Index and Toolkit for planning, so I looked forward to their CEO Roundtable Intensives. I've rarely seen 20 executives as engaged. The Center has the content and contacts I need for growth." - Ed Purcell, President, Vertical Greenwalls

Make meetings work

Anyone who has or aspires to a general management role knows the importance of using standard terms and tools.  The video (1:05) summarizes this breakthrough in clarity and consistency.

Get measurable results

Listen to five members describe how they measurably--and substantially--improved sales, productivity, quality, customer satisfaction and retention. (Lubar podcast series)

Offer careers with a cause

Being a good manager is hard.  It takes practical skills as well as compassion and quiet strength.  But the rewards are great:  helping people feel included, respected and proud of making a difference.  Who wouldn't want to work at a company like that?

Delegate confidently

Using the same terms and tools lets cross-functional team perform and report on their best work.  CEOs know projects will be on time, in budget and provide the promised return.  Executives are freed to focus on the biggest issues.

Develop your career

Our Milwaukee Model of Manager Development clearly defines the manager's job (and includes a self-assessment).  It identifies what each manager needs to learn to make the core decisions and get ready for promotion.

Learn about The Center

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Organizations that have used The Index and The Toolkit:

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