1-2 August 2016, Bytes Conference Centre, Midrand
Strategy that Works is a practical guide to formulating a reliable strategy for turbulent times. It is founded on sound theory, and two decades of experience by business strategist and best-selling author, Ian Mann.
Ian will review with you the most prevalent theories of strategy, and explain why we can not use them today. He will present his unique approach based on many profound insights. These insights have never before been amalgamated into a single coherent theory and method, and are the subject of his best selling book, STRATEGY THAT WORKS!
You will be guided in the use of scenario building, for your specific organization, so you can navigate through an unpredictable future. You will be lead you through the nine questions you need to answer to develop an effective strategy for your organization.
Ian will also show you how to make your strategy become the company culture and be self-perpetuating.
Clear, insightful and entertaining, Strategy that Works makes strategy accessible to managers at all levels, in all sizes and types of organisations.
Managers will also be able to empower staff to make many more decisions based on their understanding of the role and contribution expected from their unit by the company.
Managers will now be able to align the people and the resources of the company to the strategy so that the greatest efficiencies are possible along with the greatest success.
Too many managers get bogged down in operational issues and forget to look at the bigger picture. Stop! Break this cycle now by following strategy expert Ian Mann’s easy-to-apply strategy development framework. Make a real difference in your business.
Find out if you should be doing things differently. If you are on the right track, find out how to get the most out of the track you are on.
His insights into strategy are penetrating, his research thorough, the results eye-opening, and the methodology he outlines is easily applied to improve or even transform businesses of any size.
Who should attend?
Financial Managers, Analysts, Business Unit Managers, General Managers
About the Presenter: Ian Mann: Director of Gateways Business Consultants
Ian Mann is a director of Gateways Business Consultants, a boutique consultancy specializing in leadership and strategy. He has consulted to large and medium-sized businesses in 14 countries.
The author of five books including “Strategy the Works,” Ian is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable practitioners of strategy. His innovative approach, Functional Strategy, has been used in seven countries in widely different contexts with exceptional results. He is the author of South Africa’s best-selling book on management, “Managing with Intent.”
Ian Mann is passionate about business and selects and reviews the best of the latest business books in large public forums (and has been doing this for 18 years!) He appears regularly on Radio 702 on business issues, writes a weekly column for FIN24. He had a weekly slot on CNBC Africa in 2009, appears intermittently on SABC, and wrote a column each week for the Sunday Times.
He holds five degrees.
Ian’s greatest strength is his ability to communicate sophisticated and complex ideas in an easily understood, stimulating and engaging manner.
08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:30 Seminar commences
10:30 Mid-morning refreshments
11:00 Seminar continues
13:30 Seminar continues
15:00 Afternoon refreshment break
15:30 Seminar continues
16:30 Seminar concludes
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This seminar is accredited for two ECSA CPD points.
2 full days:
R5 200.00 (Including 14% VAT) - per CESA Member
R5 600.00 (Including 14% VAT) - per non member
R 4 420.00(Including 14% VAT) - Group discount for standard
R 2 600.00(Including 14% VAT) - YPF
How to enrol
Reserve a place electronically by clicking here: Register Now
Please note that telephonic reservations and enrolments are not accepted.
Please note that payment is due strictly before the seminar or at the latest on the morning of the seminar.
Telephone: 011 463 2022
Praise for Ian’s work
Ian’s strategy methodology helped our group, locally and internationally, to clarify a number of important issues.
Phil Duff, Group CEO
During a two-day management program entitled “Scenario Planning: Developing Functional Strategies” by Dr. Ian Mann, the usual approach where an organization’s long-term plan is practically hinged on the unfolding of a single scenario has been challenged. Instead, developing a functional strategy that remains consistent across a range of different scenarios has been shown to offer great value to the organization”.
Director of Strategy
We have used Ian to facilitate our strategic workshops. His methodology is practical and the results are executable.
Ian’s approach to strategy is fresh, effective and enriched by his encyclopaedic knowledge of contemporary business.
Minister of Trade and Industry, Botswana
Strategy That Works is a practical guide to developing a strategy that can really make a difference in one’s business. The insights into strategy are penetrating and the methodology can be easily used by businesses of any size.
District General Manager - Saudi Arabia, Honeywell
Strategy that Works is an insightful and practical contribution to the question - ‘what can we do to make organisations both more competitive and better places to work? This excellent new book by Ian Mann one of South Africa’s leading strategy experts succeeds at both these levels. It reflects Ian’s many years of consulting with a diverse array of organisations in several countries. Improving, indeed transforming the practice of management is its aim and this is achieved. It resonates effectively for both practising executives and those who teach strategy at business schools.
The book gives an insightful critical evaluation of contemporary strategy models, their strengths and weaknesses and then offers some practical alternatives. These integrate effectively well-known practices such as scenario planning with a key central big and compelling idea that is difficult for competitors to replicate. It moves beyond the notion of competitive differentiation which he argues competitors can and do eventually also replicate as they strive to catch up with your business.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Ian Mann’s new work. It will add real value to senior executives and business school strategy teachers alike.
Professor Frank M Horwitz
Director, Cranfield School of Management
Ian’s knowledge is wide and his insights are practical.
Michael Mark, CEO Truworths