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Courtesy of Chief Executive Network
All organizations need to focus on their organizational health and root out dysfunctions before they metastasize. Drawing on all parts of his extensive library of insights and ideas, one of the most respected business thinkers of our time will give you specific, actionable frameworks and ideas to help you refresh, re-align and become a more effective leader and leadership team. In this first of a two-part session, he will delve into the lessons from his entire cannon of legendary bestsellers, including The Advantage and The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, to help your build an organization you love leading, and how to quickly improve engagement, teamwork and results.
Bestselling Author, The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, The Advantage and Working Genius
Bring your thorniest team challenges and culture conundrum to this exclusive, extended-length interactive session, as Pat workshops solutions live with the Chief Executive community. How do you really motivate people? What’s the secret to getting true alignment throughout the entire organization? What really goes wrong with top teams—and how do you rebuild them into resilient, trust-centered performance engines that operate with true esprit de corps? There’s no one in the world who knows more about what makes great organizations tick than Lencioni, and he’ll be on hand to help you and your people get better, sharper and more fulfilled in the year to come.
Select from the following topics you want to discuss with your peers and uncover ideas that are working in other companies:
Over decades of research and hundreds of in-depth interviews, Carolyn and her partners at McKinsey examined what CEOs and other top executives at the companies who rank in the top 20% of their industries (and generate 2.8x the returns of their competitors on average) do differently. They uncovered 6 common traits of top performing leaders. In this session, you will gain insights to improve:
Senior Partner, McKinsey; Co-author CEO Excellence
The creator of the world-renowned Net Promoter Score shares his latest and most powerful tool for improving financial performance: Earned Growth. It’s the shortcut to supercharging your team’s results by reshaping activities to focus on customer satisfaction and loyalty – and the impact that this simple concept can have on growth and profitability throughout your organization will astound you. Fred will share his insights into the best performing companies in industry after industry (e.g., Apple, Enterprise, etc.) and how they use it to focus their teams on the right activities. You will learn how some of the most successful CEOs use these concepts to drive repeat business and referrals – and how these actions can accelerate your revenue and profits.
Partner, Bain & Company
How you compensate people is one of the most important strategic decisions your company makes—but few “get it right and out of sight.” Nail it and you can add hundreds of percentage points to the bottom line while driving up the energy in the organization. Make the wrong call (or piecemeal the decision together), and the results will create needless drama throughout the organization.
In this highly practical working session, based on Verne’s book of the same title, one of the most widely followed and deeply respected business thinkers of our time shares his 5 principles for designing effective compensation systems along with plenty of examples from leading small, medium, and large firms across various industries.
Business Advisor; Best-selling Author, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and Scaling Up
One of the world’s most respected CEO coaches, boardroom advisors, and the author of numerous bestsellers will share his perspectives on where the world is heading – and where the smartest CEOs are placing their bets and focusing their efforts. In addition to a macro-perspective on Geo-Political trends, Ram will share how he sees technological, demographic and other trends impacting business and provide unique insights and advice to help you navigate and prepare for the future. Gain insights from Ram that top CEOs pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to make better multi-million- and billion-dollar decisions.
CEO Advisor; Author, Execution, Leading Through Inflation, and over 20 other best-selling business books
Kevin is the 7th generation leading his $700 million family-owned lumber company in Maine. For the first few decades of his career, he led as his predecessors did, as a strong leader and decision maker who made most of the important decisions. Command and control. But when a rare disease caused him to partially lose his voice, he was forced to become a better listener and ask more than he answered. The result was a surprise. As he talked less and listened more, his employees became more engaged, and his company’s growth and profits accelerated. He learned that when his employees felt more trusted, respected, valued and heard, it changed their attitudes and actions. Kevin is now on a mission to help other CEOs and their teams gain these advantages. Fortunately, you don’t have to lose your voice to learn how the power of shared leadership can transform your organization, and ultimately, yourself.
Chairman, Hancock Lumber; Author, The Business of Shared Leadership
11:00 - 5:00 pm
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Enjoy the beautiful Arizona Grand Golf Course on the resort property. This award-winning Golf Digest Top 50 Course is a links course offering panoramic views of the surrounding desert landscape. You will have access to the practice facilities before a shotgun start at noon. Take advantage of the chance to get to know fellow attendees through a friendly scramble competition and various contests. Golfers of all capabilities are welcome. A $295 fee covers greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch and cocktail reception. Noon shotgun start.
9:00 - 5:00 pm
Excited about AI but need to know more, fast? Tried your hand at it already but want to sharpen your skills? Or are you a ChatGPT 4.0 power-user who wants to spread the gospel to the rest of the team and show them what they’re missing? Whichever you are, this full-day, hands-on workshop will help you leverage Generative AI to become far more productive, leaving you with new hours in your day. You’ll leave with specific tools for specific use cases and able to apply AI in your own routines and that of your teams. Learn how to use AI to create a job description, a marketing plan, a customizable sales outreach letter, to do financial variance analysis and—most important—a process for developing your own creativity and best practices you can use to tackle whatever comes your way. A $995 fee includes lunch, instructor and workbook. Participants must bring their own laptop and have a subscription to ChatGPT to get the most out of the day.
1:00 - 5:00 pm
We are in a period of rapid change. Customer needs, technologies, competitors, and internal capabilities require companies to review and update their strategies for the new realities. In this workshop, strategy experts Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison will show you a systematic approach to strategic planning to help you refine or redefine your business strategy and approach including:
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.