Some companies are “born” great; others change and become great along the way. This seminar will discuss how both new and established companies become great. This seminar benchmarks world class companies to understand the underlying principles that made them great. Help your organization transition from being merely good to truly great.
This course features a live instructor and has been specifically designed for the NJCPA.
Corporate financial managers
The seminar begins with key lessons about business start-ups from Paul Hawken, author of Growing a Business
, and Guy Kawasaki, author of Art of the Start and Enchantment
Next, the seminar looks at research on existing businesses, beginning with the management classic In Search of Excellence and then focusing on Jim Collins’ research presented in Built to Last, Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall and Great by Choice.
- The link between great companies and their core values
- Getting the right people on the bus and in the right seats
- The Hedgehog Concept– a model to identify your company’s focal point to create maximum value
- How great company leaders differ
- Why a great company is like a flywheel
- Why some great companies fall from greatness
Participants should have at least six months of industry or public experience and a thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles and practices. Management experience will be helpful.
This seminar includes group discussion of several cases.