Business Transformation & Strategy

Bill Fournet

Enabling Your Teams to Perform Like Navy SEALs
The Future of Work: Are You Ready?
Stop Wasting Time: How to Hold More Effective Meetings
Building Winning Teams: What Business Leaders can Learn from Great Coaches

Note: This program is ideal as a half- or full-day workshop.

In 2011, with short notice, Navy SEAL Team Six (DEVGRU) was deployed on a mission to apprehend Osama bin Laden. This elite fighting force was the frontline force in Operation Neptune Spear–made famous through the film, Zero Dark Thirty, and the book, No Easy Day. At all levels in the operation–from the SEAL Team and the flight crews to the White House and CIA, there was effective strategic and tactical planning and execution, agility within teams and rapid decision making. This program interactively teaches how this moment in history can improve leadership capabilities, decision making and team performance.
Through a mix of hands-on exercises, film clips, and techniques, Bill Fournet will show a new way to lead your teams, better manage risks and assumptions, and apply lessons learned for your teams immediately. You will learn how to evolve your leadership capabilities to become more agile and adaptive to the ever-changing business needs in a disciplined organization. These techniques may be applied to teams, large and small.

Learner Objectives:

  • Enhanced communication skills to better provide clarity, conciseness and urgency
  • Develop your team’s performance capability and productivity
  • Rapid decision-making techniques to adapt to changing situations
  • Distinctly identify task urgencies and prioritization through new approaches
  • Enable more agility in teams without losing control
  • Ability to develop discipline in an undisciplined environment
  • Understand new team leadership models and techniques
  • Learn how to empower your team while maintain visibility
  • Quickly identify and assess risks and assumptions

Are you proactively seeking ways that your organization can yield competitive advantages from today’s technological and social changes?

Current constructs of work, how we measure productivity success, and how we develop a “career”, are all in flux. Between economic challenges and generational drivers, how long an employee stays with a company continues to shrink. A vast number of professionals are choosing temporary work, a concept coined “The Rise of the Super-Temp”, with mixed results. The rise in social technology and the demand for workers with a unique set of skills shows that younger employees who are technologically reliant, and older employees who are rich in experience, can present managers with opportunities – if developed correctly.

How should we respond to these significant transitions in business? Bill Fournet’s thought-provoking presentation will address these issues that are prevalent in the ever-changing business world today.  Whether you are a newcomer, manager or executive, you will leave this talk empowered to understand and harness the future of work to benefit your organization.

Learner Objectives:

  • How to respond to turnover resulting from changing work styles that span the generations.
  • How to use social and technological fluctuations in a non-chaotic, efficient way
  • Learn what the incoming workforce expects culturally, technologically and managerially

Whether it’s a staff meeting or strategic planning gathering for your leaders, meetings can take up a lot of your time. Middle managers: It’s about 35% of your time. Upper management: It’s a whopping 50%. But effective meetings provide the crucial connection between people, ideas, and information – important to your organization’s overall success.

Hands-on and participation-oriented, this session provides relevant and applicable meeting management techniques and tools. Your time is valuable: Don’t waste another minute of it in an ineffective meeting.

Learner objectives for this session:

  • Learn the 4 major meeting types
  • Learn the top 5 symptoms of ineffective meetings and the remedies applied
  • Better utilization of time in meetings
  • Improve communication during meetings
  • Improve overall effectiveness of meetings

From Wooden to Lombardi, great coaches are revered for their ability to lead teams to extraordinary achievements under extraordinary pressure.  Business leaders often face a similar challenge.  What is it that these coaches do that allow them to be successful over time and circumstance? And what can you as a business leader learn to apply back at your organization?

As Director of the Sport Instruction Laboratory at the University of Georgia, Dr. Paul Schempp has dedicated his life to the study of elite coaches and athletes. He knows the secrets on how they achieve success, and will share how to apply them within your organization.

The information presented in this course is based on fresh research and case studies of championship coaches, and attendees will hear how to apply key concepts to current workplace conditions and challenges.

Learner Outcomes from this program:

  1. Understand the key factors of talent identification & development, preparation, behavioral routines, and decision making processes that every great coach uses to consistently build champions.
  2. Design and implement an action plan to develop their skills as a business leaders based on lessons learned from great coaches.
  3. Implement workplace practices that will increase their performance as leaders and the achievements of their team.