Do You Have a Plan for This Year?
Well, most plans are generally of no use. Yes, you read that right. Your plan isn’t what you really need. It only provides an illusion of control. The key is not creating a plan, but learning how to plan, so you can remain flexible and adaptable. To plan is a verb, not a noun.
We have been working with a group of elite clients, getting down there right beside them, showing them how to build a complete plan to develop their organisations. We provided them with exclusive tools and strategies that teach the hows and whys of planning, so they can feel confident not only facing any unforeseen challenges to come, but also to improve the overall asset value of their organisation.
However, we came to a few realisations:
- Too many organisations think plans are just for a loan, and while it’s an important document for that purpose it is definitely not the only purpose and should definitely be more useful to you than that!
- Most executive teams don’t even have a written plan, and a survey conducted by the Kauffman Centre of Entrepreneurial Leadership says that they’re missing out on 50% of sales growth and 12% higher gross profit margins!
- Most business executives blame themselves and try to work harder to change their mindset when growth slows down. But nothing changes because it isn’t your mindset that’s the problem; it’s the MODEL. Instead of running faster, you need to get off the hamster wheel first!
When these things became clear to us, we realised it was time to open up the doors and introduce new business executives to these tools and help more organisations get on the right track.
3 Reasons Why A Good Plan is Critical
1. To Weather UNCERTAINTY
You actually never know what is going to happen in the future. Your plan is NOT designed as a definite path, but as a guide to correct actions and to give you the right strategies to keep you on track, no matter what bumps you encounter on the road.
2. To Give Yourself A REALITY CHECK
A plan is not a wish list. It creates real, tangible and achievable goals along with actions to reach those goals. Your plan lets you assess where you and your industry are now and plan out the next steps accordingly.
3. To Give Your Team CLEAR GOALS
Knowing what you’re working towards provides the motivation to get there. Your plan isn’t only important for your own higher-level strategising, but is also a critical document for your team. It should lay out clear performance indicators for them as well as displaying how their personal achievements fit into the broader plan.
It’s a simple fact – executives with a good plan do better than those without one.
What Do You Get?
COMMUNITY OF PEERS
At the Strategic Thinking & Execution Planning (S.T.E.P.) Workshop you sit alongside our full group of executive clients and experience first hand what it is like to work with us. You receive the same guidance and training as they receive during the workshop.
This high-impact event is divided into two halves:
- The morning is spent building your plan. We provide you with a full workbook and take you step-by-step through how to construct an achievable path to reach the goals you have set for yourself and your organisation.
- Then after lunch, we will have our Performance Summit, where you will get training from our team and hand-picked guest speakers.
We usually run the S.T.E.P. Workshop for a full day. Lunch will be included, to provide an opportunity for you to mingle with like-minded professionals.
All of this training – which we can and have previously charged up to £5000 for – is currently available for a rather small investment considering the potential gain (as long as you implement your learning).
And There’s A Guarantee…
This will be a day of our very best, you can be assured of that. However, 2 hours into the workshop we will give you the opportunity to let us know you aren’t satisfied. You can then return all the materials to us and leave with a complete refund. Additionally, we’ll even give you £5 as a thank you for giving it a shot.
“I’m Ready! Book Me In!”
Hold your horses. While this planning workshop may sound like it’s for absolutely any executive, we must also stress that this is quite an advanced session. There are a few criteria you should meet if you really want to benefit from this session:
☑ My organisation is more than just an idea – I am already in the game.
This planning workshop isn’t for people who are thinking about getting into business or hoping to raise finance to start-up. This isn’t about building an initial feasibility plan; it is about helping already successful executives and organisations who currently have an established market need to become even stronger and achieve even more.
☑ I am not lower-level management, I’m a decision-maker in the company.
This is a workshop that requires a complete understanding of your organisation, which means you need to be someone who makes the higher-level decisions if this is going to be useful to you.
☑ I am serious about taking my organisation to the next level.
Many executives are happy to continue at the rate they are currently at because it’s steady, safe and it’s working for them. That is totally ok. However, if that’s the case, this planning workshop isn’t for you.
☑ I have the time to commit a full day to this.
There’s no point coming to the workshop if you are going to have to leave halfway through for any other reason than that it’s not working for you. And we’re absolutely sure it’s going to work for you – otherwise, we’ll give you your money back – so make sure you can put aside the time to focus.
If you can check all those boxes then there’s only one thing I ask of you. If you sign up, show up. Seats to this workshop are limited, so if you take a seat, it means someone else misses out.
They’re All Talking About It
Other executives have already experienced the power of the S.T.E.P. workshop. Here’s what they had to say about it:
A few moments from previous S.T.E.P. workshops
A high-impact planning workshop and training summit for executives, which includes a complete workbook to plan quarter-by-quarter with 150+ strategies.
£747 + vat
10am – 5pm
7th October 2021
6th January 2022
7th April 2022
1st July 2022
6th October 2022
Note: dates & venue are subject to change according to circumstances – please email us to confirm dates.