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Ladies and Gentlemen in Pawnland!
I am happy to announce we have established our dates for our second Executive Leadership Camp for 2012. The dates for this event will be March 14th – 16th and will be hosted at the same property we are hosting the January Camp and that will be at the Orlando Marriott Airport Location.
Spaces are extremely limited to these events and sell out quickly.
We encourage all interested parties to get on the list as quickly as possible.
For a recap, here is what the programs are about and can benefit any level of operator.
These are the Leadership and Book Camp type retreats that the founders of the highly successful companies, Value Pawn and LaFamilia Pawn – John Thedford and David Johns have been perfecting over the past couple of decades in their operational worlds.
These concepts were shared at our Symposium this past year down in Naples Florida and will be blended in with other operational insights and more from the Pawn Shop Consulting Group as well.
This camp’s book focus will be “First Break All the Rules” one of the most exciting books in this 8 part series we will be conducting this year.
Here is some info on the book and the authors:
The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom. They do not believe that, with enough training, a person can achieve anything he sets his mind to. They do not try to help people overcome their weaknesses. They consistently disregard the golden rule. And, yes, they even play favorites. This amazing book explains why.
Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman of the Gallup Organization present the remarkable findings of their massive in-depth study of great managers across a wide variety of situations. Some were in leadership positions. Others were front-line supervisors. Some were in Fortune 500 companies; others were key players in small, entrepreneurial companies. Whatever their situations, the managers who ultimately became the focus of Gallup’s research were invariably those who excelled at turning each employee’s talent into performance.
In today’s tight labor markets, companies compete to find and keep the best employees, using pay, benefits, promotions, and training. But these well-intentioned efforts often miss the mark. The front-line manager is the key to attracting and retaining talented employees. No matter how generous its pay or how renowned its training, the company that lacks great front-line managers will suffer.
Buckingham and Coffman explain how the best managers select an employee for talent rather than for skills or experience; how they set expectations for him or her — they define the right outcomes rather than the right steps; how they motivate people — they build on each person’s unique strengths rather than trying to fix his weaknesses; and, finally, how great managers develop people — they find the right fit for each person, not the next rung on the ladder. And perhaps most important, this research — which initially generated thousands of different survey questions on the subject of employee opinion — finally produced the twelve simple questions that work to distinguish the strongest departments of a company from all the rest. This book is the first to present this essential measuring stick and to prove the link between employee opinions and productivity, profit, customer satisfaction, and the rate of turnover.
There are vital performance and career lessons here for managers at every level, and, best of all, the book shows you how to apply them to your own situation.
The event pricing includes 3 nights at the target property, two full days of workshops with the masters and other invited guests, breakfast and lunch for two of the days and participation in all of the functions themselves.
Package price for these events are running at $2250 per attendee per room, additional attendees sharing initial room or staying off property are billed at $2050 per attendee.
We will be hosting our event once again at the:
Orlando JW Marriott Airport Location
We are recommending that you RSVP as soon as possible.
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