Training: Think like a CEO
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin
Our training emphasizes hands-on learning and peer interaction, not theory or soft skills. We focus on the pragmatics of a) cross-functional decisions, b) strategic planning and c) overseeing multiple projects. Our training sticks: Center membership provides career support in workgroups, events and roundtables. The GMs Index is a framework for life-long learning.
As a franchisor or OEM, success is 100% correlated to how well your franchises or dealers are managed. We run interactive conference workshops to share the Center’s standards and tools, so they can share ideas and raise each other's game!
Experienced "high potential" managers might have serious P&L responsibilities for a department, division, region or branch. They now need to work cross-functionally, making connections inside and outside their organization, and dealing with sensitive issues. Our trainers can work with them to fit their personality and schedule.
We help both publicly-held and family businesses (term 1.4.3) prepare for succession. This often take more than management training: it can require an operational self-assessment, developing a strategic plan and conducting a risk assessment. The Center's training and tools empowers leaders to shape the future.
The best way for a chief executive to focus everyone's energy and is to create a strategic plan (see our training model) in the same, standard language. Our planning toolset produces a 1-page "Goal Tree," and the five-meeting process lets the senior executive see which manager can see the big picture.
"The case-based “Connect the Dots” got my management team asking questions at a high level and helped them collaborate comfortably across departmental lines. It introduced them to The GM's Index as a powerful, yet easy to use utility. As CEO, I could spot talent for big-picture thinking." – Bryon Johnson, CEO, Madison Cutting Die, Inc.