Our meeting this week was all about ‘Reflection 2013 ‘
Discussion over the following topics :
- What were our goals ?
- Did we attempt them ? achieve them ? make some progress with them ?
- What was your biggest( stand out ) challenge/s for the year ?
- What were some of the success stories / big achievements ?
All members have all had success stories over 2013 and attribute this in some part to what the Converge idea brings to the table – support, sharing , idea generation, problem solving , education and allowing them to express their challenges and success stories at every meeting.
Here at the Gordon Group we would like to wish all Converge members a Merry Xmas and a great 2014 !!
Here are some of the Curly group have a walk and a talk as one of the last meetings of 2013.
2014 is going to be great
Congrats to the DB group which had 8 new faces to their meeting this week. Great group of business owners and managers – added a lot to the discussion on delegation.
Another rare photo of the elusive Double Bay group. Is that a member of the fairer sex in the shot????
This group is doing a great job working through the big and small business challenges
Converge Newport has started with a great group of members.
They meet every second Friday at the Harvest Cafe in Newport. If this is your area and you would like to attend please email email@example.com
From Andrew De Souza – Champion of Converge Gordon
Welcome to the Experience Economy at Converge North Sydney.
The topic today was the HBR article on the experience economy – the key message is that you are what you charge for…
“You really are what you charge for – if you charge for stuff then you are in the commodity business. If you charge for tangible things then you are in the goods business. If you charge for the activities that you execute then you are in the service business. If you charge for the time the customer spends with you then you are in the experience business. If you charge for the demonstrated outcome the customer achieves, then and only then are you in the transformation business”.
Where does your business fit?
A fabulous sunny morning at Beautiful Balmoral Beach. Our topic today was Mindfulness, what does it mean, and how can it enhance our work/business. Andrew Hurrell surprised us with a box of Lindt chocolates, and proceeded to guide us through an exercise in Mindful Eating – feel the chocolate in your hand, smell it, take a bite, let it melt on your tougue, feel the texture, the taste……….you get the picture?? Quite a way to start your morning, let me tell you. Our discussion, while being aimed at our businesses, covered Pat Rafter, NBL, baseball, the Waratahs, Shane Watson, the Australian swimming team….oh and yes, a bit about our businesses.
Try it, I think you’ll enjoy it.
First photo of Converge Fitzroy. Off to a great start
First photo from the new and improved North Sydney group (formerly our Lane Cove group who have moved).
If you run a business in the North Sydney area and are interested on coming along please contact Granville on 0414 880 374.
Loving the beard…..