B122: Keynote Speaker Series: Strategic Evolution: Driving Superior Growth and Performance in your Organization
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EASTERN TIME)
(C-Level topic)
How are we supposed to achieve higher performance when research shows best-selling management theories fail 70-90% of the time? Anthropology and evolutionary genetics reveal why and how to fix the problem.  Audiences leave with a new way of thinking for accelerating sales.
Learning Objectives
  • Understand why traditional strategic planning failure rates are very high in industry.
  • Learn a new framework for your strategic planning process which is based on scientific and evidence-based research
  • Understand how to separate strategy from tactics. 
  • Learn to use elements such as Strategic Intuition, Creating a Compelling Saga, and Stimulating Tribal-alignment.
Don Schmincke
Author and Speaker, Sage Leadership
When CEOs asked Don to research the high failure rates of M&A, strategic planning, culture change, and management theory, they didn't realize the primal, genetic triggers he'd unearth would grow their companies faster than traditional methods. What else would you expect from an MIT and Johns Hopkins researcher who was nearly arrested as a capitalist spy in the Soviet Bloc, got shot off an aircraft carrier, survived in the Kurdish capital as the Ayatollah held hostages in Tehran, and developed missile inertial guidance systems while his frat brothers took Vegas (later portrayed in the movie “21”)? As a best-selling author, Don trains 700 CEOs annually, and can be found sharing his unique methods at keynote speeches or implementing them with clients. His scientific methods make him the thought-leader in applying genetics, evolution, and anthropology to strategic growth. The industry agrees, finding it a refreshing alternative to the trendy theories and "programs-of-the-month" that frustrate senior executives: 
 - Acclaimed as a Top 10 speaker for the world’s largest CEO organization. - Author of best-selling books "The Code of the Executive" and “High Altitude Leadership” (with NBC Emmy-nominated climber Chris Warner). - Published in over 14 languages, - Featured by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more than 60 industry publications annually. Today, Don flies 200K miles annually working with clients across every industry including healthcare, manufacturing, non-profits, distribution, technology, communications, finance, and insurance. He occasionally can be found at universities inflicting his unconventional techniques on innocent graduate students. Learn more now:
Level Intermediate Delivery Group Internet-Based
CPE(NASBA Category) Management & Organization Reviewer Wade Tetsuka, CPA
CAE (Field of Study) Executive Leadership CPE/CAE Credits 1.5
Prerequisites and advance preparation needed 1 year management experience prerequisite. No advance preparation required Cost $0.00
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