The Ventures Training and Development Workshops are available on-site. Tom Cuthbert will engage your team, teach practical skills and leave them with valuable take-aways.
There are nine programs and presentations to choose from:
The Art of Leadership
In this introductory class for the Ventures in Leadership series, Tom Cuthbert will help leaders find their voice. Every leader has their own unique style, gifts and abilities. Learning to use this skill to help others perform at a high level and grow is the art of leadership. Tom will teach participants the three pillars of leadership and practice them with others. Each person will walk away with a specific action plan and commitments to improve. Additionally, resources will be provided to aid in learning and development.
"We cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.” Max DePree
“The most important conversation is the one you’re not having.” Everyone agrees effective communication is a key to business success. And yet, we tend to stop short when communicating, fail to give candid feedback and avoid critical conversations. The cost is high; lower productivity, turnover, missed opportunities and even losing a competitive advantage.
Tom Cuthbert will outline a process to equip you to have a difficult conversation. This model will be demonstrated and practiced. Leaders will leave with both a new confidence and determination to have the critical conversations to move their business and life forward.
Making Meetings Matter
Ineffective, unnecessary and unproductive meetings cost businesses time, money and momentum. They can be dreaded and avoided and are often the brunt of jokes. There is a formula for successful meetings.
Tom Cuthbert will lead the group to assess their own meetings and teach tools to ensure more effective meetings. The approach will save companies thousands in lost productivity, add clarity and purpose and regain lost momentum.
How often have you said "yes" when you wanted to say "no"? The cost can be high. Without a clear focus and an ability to communicate clarity, our precious time can be wasted. While we may be well intentioned, have a "servant heart" or be just plain nice, there is a cost to saying yes.
In this highly interactive presentation, Tom Cuthbert will lead you through a set of tools and techniques for saying no. You will regain time, better control your schedule and deepen relationships.
TIme Management and Productivity
We all have the same 24 hours. Technology was supposed to help us better "manage time" and increase our personal productivity. But look at us... too busy, totally disorganized and stressed to the max. We have time for the urgent, but not the important.
Tom Cuthbert will teach you techniques and provide tools to stop the clock. Tom's approach will help you regain at least an hour a day, guaranteed.
You'll walk away with;
How to value and track your time to invest it wisely
How to create focus on the important and overcome the urgent
Learn techniques to deflect distractions and avoid interruptions
Find the tools that fit your needs, your job, your goals and your life
Break the myths of "time management" and build a plan to achieve balance
In business and life, there is a clear definition of accountability. And yet, we often end up in relationships with finger pointing, low morale and diminished productivity.
In this session Tom Cuthbert will present the true definition of accountability. Participants will learn how to instill, model and enforce accountability in their own company and life. Everyone will walk out with an action plan to achieve results and equip others to be more accountable.
Setting and Achieving Goals
Give a man a bow and arrow and tell him to, “SHOOT!” and his first response would be, “At what?” When there is no target there is no purpose for shooting. He could shoot the arrow anywhere and wherever the arrow ended up would be where the arrow ended up. Not much to it. On the other hand, if you gave the archer a target and challenged him to hit the bullseye – everything changes.
Tom Cuthbert will teach principles of vision, mission, lenses and goal setting. Additionally, the purpose and intent will be framed by a system of accountability. Participants will walk out with specific goals and an action plan to succeed.
How to Have a Successful One to One
There is no more more effective tool than private, candid conversations with your team. Creating an the opportunity to sit down uninterrupted with our key people to process through issues, brainstorm and even allow them to vent is critical to success.
Tom Cuthbert will teach an approach and process to make our one-to-one meetings high impact. Participants will walk away with tools and goals to improve communication. We will practice these tools and build an action plan to commit to improvement.
Disruptive Growth: The Ten Clicks That Rocked Google
The story of Adometry is one for all businesses. Online advertising was growing, almost out of control in 2005. Google, Yahoo! and others were dominating the market and there were no checks and balances in place. Along comes a small start up company from San Antonio. They had a plan and a playbook to go with a big ambition.
In this presentation, Adometry co-founder and former CEO Tom Cuthbert, will share the playbook for disruptive growth. You will learn the ten steps to disrupt, leverage relationships and grow your business. Tom will share an approach and insights from a fascinating story of growth to acquisition.