TOPIC: "Skating to the Puck: A Session on Strategic Thinking With A Little Hockey Thrown In..."
SPEAKER: Ron Cox
HRCI Credits: 1 SHRM and HRCI credit(s)
Summary: How well has your company defined where the puck is going to be and how effectively are all of your teammates skating to that spot? Your business strategy should clearly define where the puck is going to be for your company several years out. After all, this is the key to having a good strategy. Initiatives are critical to helping us skate to where the puck is going to be. A typical problem is that organizations often don’t do a good job of separating their vital few from the trivial many. Too many unfocused initiatives can be a huge waste of scarce resources. Unfocused initiatives take up your people’s time and mindshare, not to mention your company’s cash.
We hope that the model framework we present will stimulate your thinking and serve as a platform for strategic discussion and analysis. For many organizations, better execution of their strategic intent is vital to both short term success and long term sustainability. Getting everyone on the same page and executing the strategy can transform short term performance and help your company create a different, more successful future.
Speaker Bio: Over the past 25 years, Ron has consulted with a number of companies and government organizations across North America, Europe, and the Far East. His experience includes being CEO of four different training and consulting companies with revenues ranging from over $200 million.
When consulting on corporate strategy, Ron is a creative thought leader who brings insight and conceptual thinking skills that add value to any strategic discussion. He is very effective as a strategic advisor and thinking partner with senior executives. He personally works with CEO’s and other C-Level executives on strategy, strategic performance and execution, strategic leadership and executive transition.
Ron is a pioneer in the use of thinking frameworks to coach executives on how to think strategically. With his leadership, Tailwind has developed a number of solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to leverage unique thinking-based solutions that improve executive performance and development.
Personally, Ron believes that focusing on the executive thinking process is an untapped opportunity for accelerating results and driving change. He also appreciates that clear and focused thinking is a critically important executive asset in today’s fast-paced work environment.
Ron served in the United States Marine Corps and attained the rank of Blackbelt in Judo while he ran a dojo in Upstate New York that focused on teaching Judo to underprivileged children. Ron received his MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester in upstate New York. He received his BS in Management from Rochester Institute of Technology. He resides in Tampa, Florida.
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