It’s a proven fact that peer groups, professionally facilitated in a highly confidential environment, stimulate high level brainstorming, problem solving, and personal and professional growth.
Being passionate about your business is part of the DNA shared by business owners. At the same time, being a business owner can be as rewarding as it is challenging. To keep the passion ignited, having healthy, honest, and stimulating discussions with other non-competing business owners will help you with the wide variety of strategic and tactical issues you face each day.
We know what it takes to grow strong business leaders. We help emerging leaders articulate their vision, lead by example, inspire others, be mentors, demonstrate courage, and build on the characteristics of great leadership.
Your son, daughter, niece, nephew, or non-family member has been working in your company for several years. As they learn the various aspects of the business and get to know the employees, they continue to earn more responsibility. To gain a balance between the application of technical and interpersonal skills, these young leaders need to develop, hone, and practice their leadership skills and styles early in their careers.
We take the pressure off business owners by expediting the learning curve for their next generation of emerging leaders. Once a month, for 12 months, the next generation members come together to learn and grow.
Bringing the next generation into your business creates a wonderful opportunity for you to start planting the seeds of a long-term succession plan. In an ideal world, business owners would have the time and ability to teach and mentor these younger family or non-family members. But, time becomes a limiting factor and the budding leaders typically get bounced from one department to the next, without gaining a clear understanding of how all the pieces fit together.
FOCUSED Forums for Business Owners group meets one-half day per month and includes:
FOCUSED Forums for Emerging Leaders meet one-half day per month and learn through a variety of elements including:
FOCUSED Forums for Next Generation meet one-half day per month, for 12 months, to learn and grow with:
“In the speed of business today, consistent mentoring of potential leaders is a challenge. Emerging Leaders expedited this process for me and took pressure off the owner. In addition, sharing challenges and solutions in a confidential group of peers is an invaluable experience and can apply to any industry. Without the help from my Emerging Leaders group, I would not be as successful in my role today.”
“For me, hearing different opinions and learning different perspectives on numerous management issues has been great. We learn from the pros and then we are able to discuss issues in confidence with our peers and gain valuable feedback. It has also been valuable to have a forum to formulate and discuss personal and business goals while knowing the facilitator and other members will do their best to hold me accountable.”
“FOCUSED has helped me gain confidence in my role as the third generation working in the family business. Now that I’m in management and am making key decisions on a daily basis, FOCUSED continually helps me to develop my career goals and fully comprehend all facets of the business. As the group continues to develop both professionally and personally, the progress we continue to make both individually and as a whole has been remarkable.”
““Focused Forums is my sounding board. It’s great to be part of a group of business professionals, from all different industries, pulling together to strengthen each other.””
– Ron M. Bressler
President, Bressler’s, Inc.