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Brian Klapper: “The Q-Loop”
The business environment has never been more fast-paced and competitive. Survival, let alone success, depends on an organization’s ability to recognize possibilities, innovate, implement change, and sustain that transformation. Yet a paradox exists. How does an established organization filled with long-time employees, a deeply entrenched culture, and a history of drawn-out planning and development cycles become nimble, innovative, and responsive? In The Q-Loop Brian Klapper reveals the “art and science” of lasting transformation based on a proven, repeatable model. Learn how to unlock the potential of your organization’s collective intelligence to create buy-in from top to bottom. The Q-Loop extracts the deep knowledge that resides with front line employees, breaks down their inherent resistance to change, and converts them into passionate advocates who are fully invested in leading the organization to achieve transformational results.
About the Speaker: Brian is the President and Founding Partner of The Klapper Institute. He is an internationally recognized expert in transformational change, working with a variety of global companies in financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, food service, utilities, retail, and healthcare. His experience spans all elements of the value chain, as well as all customer touchpoints. A recognized thought leader, Brian is currently working on a new book that provides insights on the complex cultural and operational issues that companies must address to achieve and sustain transformational change.
Before founding The Klapper Institute, Brian was the President of The Tatham Group, a boutique process redesign firm. Previously, he was a Partner at Mercer Management Consulting (formerly Strategic Planning Associates, now Oliver Wyman) focusing on strategy development and operational transformation.
8 steps to leadership excellence: Kanishka Sinha
Mr. Sinha passed out from ISB in 2003 and has worked in companies like Arthur Anderson and HUL before founding Stillwater consulting. Stillwater Consulting is a corporate training firm that specializes in leadership development and organizational effectiveness.
How to Create Camaraderie in Your Family Business
Family Business Coach, Pete Walsh, encourages family businesses to get out of the office and create camaraderie. Go on a camping trip, spa weekend, golf trip or whatever you like to do.
12 Ways To Save Your Family Business
At the 2013 Top Producer Seminar, Tom Deans, author of “Every Family’s Business,” explains how to secure success and prosperity with your family business.
The Family Business FORUM – Larry Klar
Transferring Your Business: Exploring Some Tax Issues in Succession Planning
Larry Klar — Argosy Partners Ltd. Succession Fund
Equity to Help Your Family Succeed in Business Succession
Succession planning should be a deliberate process and not a one-time event. Business owners should realize that the best time to plan is when you can afford the time to properly evaluate alternatives and seek input from professional advisors. You ideally never want to be forced to accelerate your family business succession because of illness, divorce or death, so be prudent and plan ahead with care and candor.
The Succession Fund of Toronto buys shares from selling shareholders in owner-operated businesses, and helps resolve family business ownership transition issues. The Succession Fund adds value by improving the depth of management teams, and providing financial and strategic input to support corporate growth plans. The Succession Fund helps family business owners/founders achieve a partial liquidity solution by taking “Chips off the Table”™.
Larry is the Managing Partner of The Succession Fund, and a Partner with the merchant banking firm Argosy Partners. He is an accomplished professional in the mid-market private equity business. Larry is on the Board of the Family Firm Institute’s Ontario Chapter.
Who Around You Matters? – Jackie Freiberg
Jackie Freiberg has been on a mission to expose the unconventional, business-best practices of globally admired leaders. Jackie has dedicated her career to helping executives and managers practice the art of leadership and build great companies, where the Best places and the Best people do their Best work to make the world Better.
Jackie has become a connoisseur of cool companies, places where people want to work and choose to stay. Jackie is on a mission to cure the Dead People Working™ syndrome, a global epidemic sweeping through so many companies today. Her goal is to create a movement of leaders who choose to defy mediocrity, take charge of their success at work and make a difference in their own little corner of the world.
Small Business Management–All in the Family and Beyond
Published on Jan 8, 2013
Ronald Norelli, Northeastern alumnus, and president and CEO of Norelli & Company; and Kimberly Eddleston, associate editor of The Journal of Family Business Strategy and associate professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, discussed succession planning and other management strategies for small and family businesses. They talked about trends in innovation and organizational change for small businesses, and discussed how they must periodically transform themselves to improve or sustain their competitive positioning.
You have an idea and you want to get going. But you hear that a business plan is a critical part of the next step. What are the components of a business plan that you need to develop? Presenter: Jim Goetz, Partner, Sequoia Capital. Recorded: February 27, 2008
Tony Robbins – Create a New Story
Unleash the Power Within is Anthony Robbins’ cornerstone weekend program: a crash course in taking massive action to change the quality of your life forever. In three and a half of the most empowering, educational, and entertaining days of your life, you won’t just deal with-you will vanquish-anything holding you back from utilizing the force that can instantly change your life. You will learn not merely how to survive global changes in the economy, environment and political arena, but how to thrive and prosper at a level beyond what you may have thought possible.
Unleash the Power Within. Three and a half days is all it takes. Even a moment of insight can change your life. A big shift can change everything.
The Business Plan
Jim Ellis talks about the elements of a successful business plan as well as common mistakes related to its development and use.
Inheriting a business: how to make it a success
Every year in Europe, 600,000 jobs are lost simply because entrepreneurs don’t prepare their company’s transition properly.
Making sure company hand-overs take place smoothly is an integral part of Finland’s business culture.
Forty-year old Oliwer Campbell runs a company selling office equipment.
Founded by his grandfather in 1933, it was taken over by his father 20 years ago, before Oliwer himself became the boss two years ago.
Even though he has been working in the family-run business all his life, the transition, with its heavy load of responsibilities, was a real challenge for Oliwer.
“The emotional part is probably the strongest challenge you face. But once you overcome that, you become much stronger as a person as well, and that’s a big help,” says Oliwer Campbell, CEO of Bruce Campbell Ltd.
The transition was smooth and successful: turnover has doubled in the past decade and some twenty jobs have been created.
Oliwer was well-prepared: he took no less than ten courses on management strategy in the three years preceding his take over.
“It helped a lot. Because sharing these thoughts, and ideas, and questions, and getting answers to them, and knowing that you’re not alone… Having family businesses that are looking into giving over the business to the next generation is something that touches everyone,” says Oliwer Campbell.
“It’s also about networking. Getting to know people, maybe you can do business in between, and getting life-long friends that you know you have the support from,” he adds.
Oliwer also turned to an organisation which brings together 400 family-run businesses from across Finland.
It offers programs to help future firm owners face not only the cost of taking over a business but also have the right attitude.
Krista Elo-Pärssinen, senior adviser at the Finnish Family Firms Association, explains what kind of advice they give:
“What is it like to run a family business, what is it like to work with personnel and other stakeholders, and how do you have a shape vision for the family business.”
For Oliwer Campbell, success is down to several factors:
“My keys to success are: make sure you know what you’re putting yourself into, don’t be afraid of asking questions from other people if you feel you need help and support, and make sure that within the family the sooner you start the transition the better.”
Prof Norbert Winkeljohann summarises the results of the 2012 PwC Family Business Survey
To learn more about the The PwC Family Business Survey 2012, click here.
What do family businesses need to do to continue to be successful?
Eric Andrew talks about the unique characteristics that have helped family businesses navigate the downturn successfully.
To learn more about the The PwC Family Business Survey 2012, click here.
Most business leaders can take only so much pressure before their performance slides. Yet some CEOs deliver their greatest successes when times get toughestwhen customers’ preferences are shifting away from a company’s products, when new regulations are shrinking profit margins, when political unrest is destroying supply lines.
In Better Under Pressure, Justin Menkes reveals the common traits that make these leaders successful. Drawing on in-depth interviews with sixty CEOs from an array of industries and performance data from two hundred other leaders, Menkes shows that great executives strive relentlessly to maximize their own potentialas well as stoke their people’s innate thirst for their own triumphs. To do so, they draw on a set of three essential and rare attributes:
Realistic optimism: They recognize the risks threatening their organization’s survivaland their own failings while remaining confident in their ability to have an impact.
Subservience to purpose: They dedicate themselves to pursuing a noble cause and win their team’s commitment to that cause.
Finding order in chaos: They find clarity amid the many variables affecting their business by culling data and forming the conclusions that matter most to the company.
The good news: these three capabilities can be learned. Drawing on a broad range of examples from real companiesincluding Avon, Yum Brands, Southwest, Procter & Gamble, and Ryerson Steel, to name just a fewMenkes demonstrates how each psychological attribute manifests itself in real life and enables top performance under extreme duress. He also shows you how to develop and deploy those attributesso you can transform yourself into a leader who only shines brighter as the pressure intensifies.
Deeply personal, brimming with compelling stories from real-life CEOs, and packed with powerful insights, tools, and practices, this book is a potent resource for aspiring, emerging, and seasoned business leaders alike.