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MATTER

MATTER: Create more value, move beyond the competition and become the obvious choice!

As the pace of commoditization accelerates and the emergence of technological disruption threatens our existing business models, we must find ways to remain relevant and differentiated in the hearts and minds of our customers! This inspiring, case-study rich session will show you how to find opportunity in disruption to reverse the downward spiral of commoditization and matter more to your customers than your competition. This journey will require that you:

  • Understand the difference between value creation and value extraction
  • Move towards the very disruption that challenges you and your customers
  • Elevate your Impact in the Five Critical Dimensions that clients and customers value most during times of rapid change
  • Elevate your Perspective by learning at the ‘Edge of Disruption’ and becoming a thought leader in the business models of tomorrow
  • Elevate your Relationships to position you not just as a trusted adviser but as a strategic partner for your customers
  • Act in a way worthy of your desired leadership position

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FL!P

FL!P: Proven strategies for turning challenge into opportunity, and change into competitive advantage!

The fact that the world is changing is not new to anyone. The more important question is, what do we need to do in the face of change? Whether you are dealing with disruptive technology, shifts in customer expectations, or changes in regulation, as a leader you must apply an innovative approach to effectively navigate disruptive forces. With deep experience accelerating transformation in some of the world’s most innovative companies, Peter knows first-hand how to take disruption and turn it into competitive advantage. 

Peter will explore best-practices from multiple industries that have experienced transformative change, and unpack the key insights from those who profited from the change compared to those that became victims to it. In this provocative, research-based session, we will inspire you to:

  • Embrace change and break free from thinking that made you successful in the past but could undermine your success in the future
  • Re-think competitive advantage and leverage intangibles to manufacture tangible points of difference in your market
  • Improve your margins by driving non-sexy innovation and finding new ways to innovate across the value-chain 
  • Turn chaos into opportunity by leading the market in response to new regulation, customer expectations, and technological disruption
  • Take the intelligent risks required to innovate and drive change within your organization and industry

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ACCELERATED GROWTH

ACCELERATED GROWTH: Building organizations and teams capable of sustaining growth through a culture of innovation, courageous leadership, and aligned individuals!

As the cliché suggests, you are either growing or you are dying.  But in today’s marketplace, it’s no longer about growing or not. It is about growing faster today than we did yesterday and doing so in spite of the larger base we now operate. In this engaging, case-study rich session, we will unlock the keys to accelerating growth in your team and your organization in order to: 

  • Help you understand the difference between arbitrary double-digit growth targets and true ambition
  • Define the levers you can pull to create a growth-enabled culture defined by innovation, excellence, and accountability
  • Provoke you to reflect on the critical role you play as a leader to unleash the necessary appetite for intelligent risk-taking and action orientation required for growth
  • Introduce you to the three critical questions required to ensure market relevance and position your organization for accelerated growth
  • Orient your thinking towards alignment and the reduction of friction inside your organization

BOOKS

MATTER

Matter

How do you become the obvious choice in the hearts and minds of your customers, employees, and community? The answer is value. You either create more value than your competitors or you don’t. The more important question is how? In this case study-rich, and highly insightful book, Peter Sheahan and Julie Williamson PhD unpack for you the results of a multi-year, multi-industry study which answers the following questions:

  • What constitutes value in the mind of your most important customers?
  • Where are opportunities to create more value found?
  • What capabilities are needed in your organization to find and exploit those opportunities over and over again, even as the market changes and disruption continues?

You will be given a road map to finding your most valuable edge of disruption, develop the tools for building the relationships required to influence and partner with the right customers and clients, and find the inspiration and courage to lean into complexity and solve the higher order problems your clients face.

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GENERATION Y

Generation Y

Peter Sheahan and the Karrikins Group work with hundreds of thousands of members of Generation Y and Generation Z every year. It is this real world experience that Peter draws upon in this groundbreaking book on Gen Y. You cannot change a group of people you don’t understand. This book addresses that gap. This international bestseller is referred to as the "Bible" for understanding this influential generation.

Generation Y comprises the highly influential segment of the population born between 1978 and 1994. This book, by the same name, specifically covers the following issues:

  • Their mindset (and what caused it)
  • How to attract and retain them as customers and staff
  • Strategies for communicating to and engaging with them
  • Their impact on organizational development and leadership styles

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FL!P

FL!P

The thinking that has made us successful to date will not in the future; in many cases, it will hinder us. The expectations of customers and staff are changing rapidly and leaders need to keep pace. Fl!p will show them how. Emphasizing a new philosophy for leadership, Fl!p will offer a counterintuitive approach to innovation and change, and inspire leaders to take the intelligent risks required to find and exploit new value in the coming years.

Specifically it addresses the following challenging ideas:

  • Action Creates Clarity — To move forward, you must act in spite of ambiguity
  • Fast, Good, Cheap: Pick 3 — The acceleration of competitive advantages into competitive necessities
  • Superficial Is Anything But — The emergence of intangibles as the only source of sustainable competitive advantage
  • Business Is Personal — The emergence of relationships and connectivity in a world of data and information overload
  • Find It On The Fringe — To win mass-market success, be courageous and seek genuine differentiation on the fringe of mainstream positioning and practices
  • To Get Control, Give It Up — Embrace new business models and leadership styles anchored in influence and trust, not compliance and control

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MAKING IT HAPPEN

MAKING IT HAPPEN

The world is not short of ideas, but it is short of people who know how to carry them out. Making It Happen unravels the process of taking a good idea and turning it into a successful venture. Peter Sheahan guides the reader through the five competencies that will enable you understand and utilize the forces that drive buyers’ behavior, break through mental barriers and effectively position your offer in the market. Whether you are looking to start a business, get promoted or launch a social movement, this book will streamline your thinking so you can finally turn your good ideas into great results.

The five competencies are:

  • Packaging: Turning your aspiration into a commercial offer
  • Positioning: Aligning your offer with a market need
  • Influence: Convincing the buyer to buy what he or she needs from you, NOW
  • Acceleration: Rapidly increase demand for what you offer with proportionately less time and effort
  • Reinvention: Expanding your impact into new and exciting areas

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