Have you ever had a huge Retreat with your team to plan and then a year later, you’re still in the same position re-hashing the same discussions? Do your team members consider the Retreat as just another “holiday” that is not to be taken seriously? If you answer Yes, you are not alone. It is time to change the way you do your Retreat!
Let me spend the day with you and your team.
Success for your business is 50% philosophy, 50% implementation. Most fail on the implementation. I can help you put together a strategic plan that goes hand-in-hand with an implementation plan to ensure that time on the Retreat is not wasted. Using my own proprietary system, I can guide your team members to:
- Develop a 1 page implementation plan that will grow your business.
- Develop key Critical Success Measurements to monitor progress in real time
- Uncover the hidden treasures in your business by bringing new perspectives and insights as an independent party
- Help identify opportunities for growing your business
- Analyse your competition and provide an insight on your competitors’ marketing strategies
- Get a clear vision of your goals, culture and branding for your organization
As Peter Drucker said, “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Experience is not the greatest teacher. It is reflective experience that teaches us and takes us to the next level. It is about using that which we learn from our experiences to create our future by exploiting the opportunities that surface as a result of the change we implemented.
We can learn a lot about strategy from the ancient warriors of yesteryears.
Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things … The important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy’s useful actions but allow his useless actions.
Sun Tzu’s Art of War is perhaps the best known and most highly regarded treatise on strategy ever written. Compiled well over 2,000 years ago, it’s principles are just as applicable to the Boardroom as they are to the battlefield.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. If you know yourself, but not the enemy, for every victory gained, you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle …. Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.