What a beautiful morning in Mona Vale – so beautiful in fact that we ditched the inside table and moved outside. Sunglasses a must as we worked through our plans for thanking our clients over Christmas and completed working through our Sellability Reports.
Wasn’t the same without our fearless leader – Steve Purcell
Mona Vale – standing in for Steve ‘Grisham’ Purcell.
Great discussion on the Ansoff Matrix, looking at how we can grow our businesses and discussing the famous examples of large companies who have either overestimated how much clients love / trust their brand or they have underestimated how hard the new product will be to deliver.
Jimmy Power is there as well – just cut out of the photo by the waitress.
A smiling group at Mona Vale this week reviewing the takeaways from the Ant Gaddie seminar – being the value hub and structured networking lunches.
Found this photo again yesterday. This was the first ever Converge Coaching Day back in 2010.
A very small group days before Christmas, we were lucky enough to have some “bucket list” coffee, digested by lemurs (or something like that) in Indonesia and drunk by the nuvo rich in New York. Aside from all the hype and the $600 per kilo cost – it was really good coffee. It was a long day but productive as I remember.
What is really nice is that when this photo was taken in 2010 I saw 5 great local business owners who had taken a chance on my idea and had only just joined the first ever Converge group – coming up to 2 years on what I see now are 5 good mates.
If we do nothing else than form some great friendships in Converge – then we have done enough.
What can I say about this photo?
I think Mark C and Peter B might have some news for us all. I don’t remember the uni-bomber joining? And there is no sign of Grisham? It is great to see Gabrielle and Margaret lifting the standard of the group though.
By all accounts everyone loved the session run by John Prentice (Leading Teams and Converge Double Bay). I got the same feedback from Dee Why the day before and Mosman / Parramatta the week before.
Mona Vale actually working. Caught unaware of the quick shooting photographer.
We were discussing Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effectively People – and we were doing it very effectively.
Can anyone say ‘cold’. Not that the guys at Mona Vale are soft but we needed beanies, jumpers, scarfs and two heaters just to get through our business capability discussion this morning.
Five points if you can name the suspicious looking blow-in at the end of the table?
Value propositions today as we start the BMC (for some…again). It really is an exercise that should happen every year, much like planning. Or a better analogy would be like servicing your car. Over time things get out of sync, distraction and inefficiency creep in and unless you lift the bonnet and have a good look, you could find things starting to break.
Check your business model every year – and if you can, do it with people you know, like and trust:)
The reign of Steve continues – employee engagement, what motivates us and the Gallop Q12.
Mona Vale meet Thursday morning’s 7:30 at the Inch Cafe.
First official week with Steve Purcell at the helm, as opposed to all the times he just took over anyway.
By all accounts – it went swimmingly. Nice to see two of the other champions in the crowd to keep him on track.