Join us – with your team – to learn, create and use:
Over the past decade, Futurist Thomas Frey has built an enormous following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead.
Thomas pushes far beyond the limits of conventional wisdom, often talking about extreme futures and building intriguing “what if” scenarios as a tool for discussing far-reaching implications. His presentations not only stretch the imagination but also challenge current thinking.
Thomas has been featured in thousands of articles for both national and international publications including New York Times, Huffington Post, USA Today, US News and World Report, Popular Science, The Futurist Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, World Economic Forum, and many more.
Find out more about Thomas Frey on his website.
Jess Dewell is Founder and CEO of Red Direction and brings over 20 years of advising, consulting, and facilitation experience in operational strategy and organizational culture where values and purpose intersect. Both practical and unexpected, her views tune into to the uniqueness of your organization.
Companies working closely with Jess learn to ask the right questions and think effectively on their feet. Jess is your Business Advocate, specializing in working with companies at critical growth points in development to balance their growth with constraints found in leadership and operations.
When not working with leaders to make companies successful, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son in Boulder, Colorado.
With technology and perceptions changing quickly, the ability to adapt and build resilience comes from using time differently. Often, leaders approach situations quickly with just the teensiest bit of forethought because there’s an urgent need. Once set in place, these fast responses tend to drive long-term goals, but not always effectively.
A little counterintuitively, leaders who use long-term goals as a filter to address unexpected situations and medium-length goals get better results over time. The safer bet: take the time to establish viable goals that support future short term decisions through guidelines and frameworks.
This team workshop is geared toward taking advantage of what you already know, have experienced, and the problems you are trying to solve right now. The Summit will focus teams as to where the company is going, using insights and research from industry experts.
“I love working with companies seeking growth, that just need more tactical support for their teams’ greater involvement; developing and achieving their company’s potential through a powerful growth strategy.” Jess Dewell
Your role – as a leader with budget responsibility and team performance accountability – has a lot of unknowns. The way you lead has roots in how confident you feel dealing with ambiguity … the fact is; information is imperfect and often incomplete. How you address these unknowns can instill confidence in your team, or not. On February 1, interactive exercises will build on the information shared, through grappling with ambiguity.
“Falling back on ingrained habits that we default to, with some level of success in the past, will not support great leaps in sales, in scaling, and in positioning for acquisition.” Jess Dewell
You are in your role because of specialized skills and leadership acumen. In both capabilities, past performance was a factor in your promotability. Now, the stakes may be much higher. The scope of your role directly impacts the bottom line, product delivery, manufacturing, supply chain … human resources and sales. Every senior role in an organization has a responsibility to implement and execute the company’s growth strategy. And there’s another expectation for your role: ensure all employees are engaged and involved to achieve growth goals.
How can leaders generate deep understanding and approaches to avoid trials and tribulations…as much as possible…and triumph?
Jess will lead discussion and activities on three key areas:
Participating Denver Metro business leaders will learn recent thinking and insight from national and global leaders, and practice addressing these three major challenges.
The Growth Strategy Summit is a good reason to work away from your office that Friday, to refresh your methods and approaches, investing in your own professional development with 100 of your peers.
The way you operationalize the company’s values becomes obvious in the tangible cohesion of your direct reports’ interactions and performance.
Leading today requires that you are able to articulate company value, demonstrate behaviors that build value, and create a dynamic knowledge base that is steeped in an understanding of how you and your team fulfill and achieve objectives.
“I believe employees appreciate tracking growth results and learning how value is created and how it appears in terms of innovation, improvement, and problem-solving.” Jess Dewell
For Jess, lifting business leaders’ vision, perspective and confidence for business growth is as important as the agenda’s data and recommendations; to fan the flames of your appetite for growth.
Increase confidence and move more effectively through pressure-cooker situations.
Attain more results and ignite possibility within your team – and achieve more together.
Find and use the intrinsic motivation of each person on your team.
Lead with confidence and build Leadership Capital at the same time.
Harness the dynamic of an objective to fuel priorities.
Use learning from your own experiences and from others.
Foster open dialogue that makes a place for everyone’s personal goals to work better together.
Find the power in slowing down – harness the potential that comes with active thinking.
Change your default response to launch into problems by choice.
Find THE RIGHT solution RIGHT NOW.
Think differently about resources and energy – chose paths that will require less backtracking.
Incorporate compassion with a mindset shift to rely on strengths and use them to improve upon weaknesses.
Compassion, Decision-Making, Arbitration, Consciousness, Awareness, Creativity