Transform, Transition & Change

Transform ▲ Transition ▲ Change

by Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz

Words we are all very familiar with yet simultaneously love and hate!!  Everywhere you look you witness major shifts from status quo, whether it is politics, global warming or in fact our business models.

Mostly likely you will agree with me that the option to remain status quo is not a sustainable one.  One of my favorite words is A-G-I-L-I-T-Y because it hints at not standing still.

How are you going to transform, transition or change your business to provide your customers continuous value with optimal agility?

This January marks the 15th year of Next Stage Solutions offering strategic finance and operations to midmarket companies.  I am humbled at the hundreds of conversations with clients and prospects around sustainable growth, profit optimization and value creation.  I am proud to say that we have

The past 15 years have led me to a cross roads myself today, both professionally and personally.  I am in the middle of transforming. Transitioning and changing.  With that in mind I am working on the following:

  • Write a book/guide for CEOs on Value Creation. Each chapter provides hands-on tools and check lists for the busy CEO.  Looking to publish this spring
  • Transition NSS to an online digital platform for CEOs and CFOs to access finance and operational tools, proven methodologies, charts and guides
  • Develop a new online platform called Finance Beyond Numbers to establish a presence of forward-looking finance with a horizontal approach to leading
  • Lead XPX New England as the newly elected President of this 3 state chapter. It is an active and engaged group of professionals who help owners build valuable businesses and assist them in preparing and executing successful transitions.
  • Support my daughter Natasha with her brand new business that has the grand opening scheduled for January 16. It is a barre3 studio in Bedford, MA.  I have been taking her classes for over two years and I love the concept and work out. Words cannot describe how very proud I am of her for pulling this off single handedly.

Now that I have shared my five examples on transform, transition and change, what are yours? You may have heard me quote one of Yogi Berra sayings:  “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”

I imagine that you do not want to be in that situation, we all want some kind of predictability.  More important than ever is for you to be WORKING ON the business, this way you have a chance to get to where you want to be.

Make it part of your culture to transform, transition and change and agility will be your friend.

 

 

Join CEOs of Harpoon, Jotul, CBIZ, Barrett Distribution, Atrion and more…

Summit

In two weeks from today we will be bursting at the seams! We have 14 speakers and lively discussions lined up.  An event not to be missed.  Join me today by signing up.

At the end of the event we will have a wine and beer tasting.  See what the folks at Harpoon had to say…

Harpoon

2015 XPX Summit: The Progression of Succession

Transition options you should be aware of now, to plan for your succession in the future.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 – 8:00 am – 4:25 pm  

followed by Networking Reception & Harpoon Beer Tasting

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The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

Videos from NSS Workshop The People Factor: Leadership Development and Succession Planning

This is NSS’ second year of providing topic specific CEO workshops. This workshop was sold out at 45 attendees and we are gearing up for our next one on April 11, 2012. Save the date now for a debate on how to grow your company in this economy. We will have two CEO debate teams on Growth, one on the Acquisition side and the other on the Organic side. This is an opportunity for CEOs to come and hear what works for some and not for others and if you are on the fence in how to grow your business, don’t miss this debate!

In order to capture the discussions from our last workshop, we are posting all nine videos so that we can share them with more CEOs and other thought leaders.

We take pride in our selection of expert panelists and moderators who are leaders in their respective fields. Our thanks again to the workshop panelists:
Moderator:
Bonni DiMatteo, President of Atlantic Consultants, Inc

Panelists:
William Bachman, COO of Bingham McCutchen LLP
Lyn Kaplan, Business Performance Advisor at Insperity, Inc
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach at Medical Development Partners, LLC
Larry Stybel, President of Stybel & Peabody Associates

The videos cover the following discussion pieces:
Video 1 – Leadership Retention
Video 2 – Developing the Right Culture
Video 3 – The Affect of a New Culture at Bingham
Video 4 – Structures and Processes of Leadership
Video 5 – What Leaders need to Develop today to Excel 15 years from Now
Video 6 – What are the Biggest Mistakes made in terms of Talent Development?
Video 7 – How do you get People in the Room with 100 Job Interviews?
Video 8 – Key Elements to Effective Succession Planning
Video 9 – How to Avoid Conflict between Citizenship and Compensation

If you would like to have a conversation with an NSS Team, please do not hesitate to call us at 617-449-7728 today to set up a time to meet.