StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 46 – Your Leadership Off-Site is Wasting a Lot of People’s Time

StrategyDriven Podcast - Marketing and SalesStrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 46 – Your Leadership Off-Site is Wasting a Lot of People’s Time examines the effectiveness of leadership off-sites today and shares insights on how these events can be reshaped to deliver greater impact. We explore the reasons for this shortfall in detail and discuss an innovative approach to maximize the off-site experience. During our discussion, Dan Parisi, Executive Vice President at BTS, shares with us his insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • the importance of leadership off-sites to strategy execution
  • who is typically engaged in designing and executing leadership off-sites and the role these individuals play in the ultimate effectiveness of the experience
  • why leadership off-sites are so often a missed opportunity
  • actions that can be taken to improve off-site effectiveness
  • bottom-line impacts effective leadership off-sites can have

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights Dan shares in this edition of the StrategyDriven Podcast are the resources accessible from the BTS website, www.BTS.com.

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About the Author

Dan ParisiDan Parisi, Executive Vice President at BTS, a leading strategy execution consulting firm focused on the development and delivery of high-impact experiential learning initiatives that drive strategic priorities. Over the course of his career, he has personally designed and facilitated business simulation-based experiences for more than 8,000 executives and managers at leading Fortune 50 organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, Toyota, and others.
 
Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal, and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 67 – An Interview with Jeffrey Gitomer, author of 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling

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Special Edition 67 – An Interview with Jeffrey Gitomer, author of 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling explores the actions anyone can take to achieve extraordinary selling success. During our discussion, Jeffrey Gitomer, author of 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling: Proven Actions You Must Take to Make Easier, Faster, Bigger Sales….Now and Forever, shares with us his immediately implementable insights and experiences regarding:

  • StrategyDriven Podcast Special Editionthe importance of personal and customer perception
  • why buying decisions are emotional and then justified logically
  • the importance of social media to the selling process
  • the power of video testimonials and how to get and record them
  • why selling should not be systematized

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights Jeffrey shares in 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from his website, www.Gitomer.com. The entire collection of Jeffery’s books and webinars are now available at www.GitomerVT.com.   Jeffrey’s book, 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

Jeffrey Gitomer, author of 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling: Proven Actions You Must Take to Make Easier, Faster, Bigger Sales… Now and Forever, is one of the most sought-after international and inspirational speakers in the world; having delivered thousands of corporate and public seminars to the largest national and multi-national corporations. His Little Red Book of Selling is the best-selling sales book of all time, appearing on national bestseller lists in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Business Week more than 300 times. Jeffrey is also a StrategyDriven Principal Contributor, sharing invaluable insights with us on sales, business, and leadership every Monday. To read Jeffrey’s complete biography, click here.

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal, and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 45 – Marketing & Sales: Closing the Value Gap

StrategyDriven Podcast - Marketing and SalesStrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 45 – Marketing & Sales: Closing the Value Gap examines the evolution of the business-to-business selling process and the gap between what customers want and what their service providers and vendors provide. We explore the value of focusing on customers’ business results and how to implement such an approach so to earn greatly increased customer loyalty and higher profits. During our discussion, Lou Schachter, Managing Director, Global Sales Practice and Rick Cheatham, North American Sales Practice Leader at BTS USA, shares with us their insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • the evolution of the sales process and what customers are looking for today
  • how Accelerator Selling addresses the customer’s desired focus on business results
  • the difference in sales behaviors between Accelerator Selling and Product and Solution Selling
  • actions necessary to implement a selling process focused on achieving business results

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights Lou and Rick share in this edition of the StrategyDriven Podcast are the resources accessible from the BTS website, www.BTS.com.

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About the Author

Lou SchachterLou Schachter is the global leader of the BTS Sales Practice. He is the co-author of the book, The Mind of the Customer: How the World’s Leading Sales Forces Accelerate their Customer’s Success, which was published by McGraw-Hill in 2006. Before joining the BTS team, Lou had a long career in sales for professional services firms.
 
Rick CheathamRick Cheatham leads the BTS Sales Practice in North America. Previously, Rick was a sales leader at Avery Dennison, a leading producer of consumer products and pressure-sensitive adhesives materials. During his tenure, he transformed his organization into one that changed its focus from selling products to accelerating its customers’ business results.
 
Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal, and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 66 – An Interview with Mark Sanborn, author of Fred 2.0

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Special Edition 66 – An Interview with Mark Sanborn, author of Fred 2.0 explores the actions anyone can take to achieve extraordinary results and to build and lead teams to do the same. During our discussion, Mark Sanborn, author of Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results, shares with us his insights and experiences regarding the:

  • StrategyDriven Podcast Special Editionwhat it means to be a ‘Fred’ and the four Fred Factor principles
  • what to do if others take advantage of your ‘Fred-ness’
  • the importance of asking “Will I regret not doing this?” instead of “Will I regret doing this?”
  • what it takes to be a ‘Head Fred’
  • actions required to build and sustain a team of ‘Freds’

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights Mark shares in Fred 2.0 and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from his website, www.MarkSanborn.com.   Mark’s book, Fred 2.0, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

Mark Sanborn, author of Fred 2.0, is the New York Times bestselling author of The Fred Factor as well as seven other popular books. He is the president of Sanborn and Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is a noted authority and in-demand speaker on leadership, customer service, and extraordinary performance. To read Mark’s complete biography, click here.

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal, and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 65 – An Interview with Ed Reilly, editor of AMA Business Boot Camp

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Special Edition 65 – An Interview with Ed Reilly, editor of AMA Business Boot Camp explores today’s management and leadership challenges and the fundamentals that will help those in these senior positions achieve ongoing career success. During our discussion, Ed Reilly, editor of AMA Business Boot Camp: Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your Career, shares with us his insights and experiences regarding the:

  • AMA Business Boot Camp book reviewthe difference between management and leadership
  • actions corporate leaders should take to close their management talent gaps
  • the biggest challenges facing new managers today and the actions they should take to overcome these difficulties
  • actions aspiring managers and leadership should take to prepare and position themselves for these advanced positions

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights Ed shares in AMA Business Boot Camp and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from his website, www.amanet.org and playbook.amanet.org. Ed’s book, AMA Business Boot Camp, can be purchased by clicking here.

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The strength of our community grows with the additional insights brought by our expanding member base. Please consider rating us on iTunes by clicking here. Rating the StrategyDriven Podcast and providing your comments online improves our ranking and helps us attract new listeners which, in turn, helps us grow our community.

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About the Author

Ed ReillyEd Reilly is the 17th President and CEO of the American Management Association International. Prior to joining AMA in 2001, he was Presidetn and CEO of Big Flower Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of integrated marketing and advertising services. He also served as President of the McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Company, among various executive positions during his more than 25 years with The McGraw-Hill Companies. To read Ed’s complete biography, click here.

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal, and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.