Even four months later, people are still talking about Afterburner seminars. Your portion of the meeting really had a big impact on our managers. Plan, brief, execute and debrief are terms we hear around the office now. I feel we have built a great working relationship and I look forward to our next project together.
The impact that the Afterburner seminar had was incredible. Not only was it the highest-rated segment of our annual meetings, but our store managers have begun to apply what they learned on a day to day basis. The Afterburner seminar received a standing ovation after every one of its programs.
I can honestly say that the seminar significantly exceeded expectations and was the highlight of our meeting. We enjoyed the fact that the seminar was delivered in a very professional manner, and had the right blend of pertinent business focus in a light-hearted and fun way.
The Afterburners Team obviously spent an incredible amount of prep time getting to know our business and our competition. This enabled them to walk and speak our language, which earned instant credibility with our senior leadership team. It opened the door to some great discussions around improving how we work together - the result of which has already made us a more effective team.
Michael gave us so many thought-provoking insights. The team are still talking about it. Nailed it!
Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. He is an economic thought leader in his role with his business, Market Economics. Stephen is often driving the debate on housing, consumer spending, investment strategies, interest rates and budget policy. This month we got his thoughts on economic sustainability.
The pandemic forced everyone to rethink their priorities and work-life balance. They’re exploring their options and resigning if their current job doesn’t offer what they’re looking for. This is only a crisis for leaders who misread or mismanage the moment. For everyone else, it’s an opportunity.
Keith Ferrazzi spoke with Marketplace’s David Brancaccio about strategies for both employers and employees seeking to get the most out of the current labor market. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.
Housing is a dominant issue for the Australian economy, and a dominant issue for most of us individuals - we love talking about house prices. Economist Stephen Koukoulas certainly knows about the housing cycle and provides insights on its impact on the Australian economy, your business, and your investments
Yossi is among the most impressive speakers we have ever had. He weaved a gripping tale of survival in the Amazon, against all odds, into a story that had practical application in all of our lives. Our team of senior managers left your presentation filled with an inspiring view of how each of them could take the adversities that are sometimes thrown at them, put these challenges in perspective and turn them into positive growth experiences.
Yossi’s keynote was a breath of fresh air, an injection of much needed oxygen for the sales force and the management team. We sat mesmerized listening to ideas that were new to us and opened us to see more choices we haven't seen before.
Yossi is nothing short of a magician, the entire audiences seemed to be transported and everyone had nothing but glowing references and felt an enormous sense of exhilaration.