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The Great Game of Business' St. Louis office engages not just business owners and CEOs, but also their leadership teams with high-quality educational information and plenty of take-away information you can use right away to improve your business results.

"GET IN THE GAME" Workshop Part II - March 25, 2010

The Great Game of Business - St. Louis

Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

"GET IN THE GAME" Workshop Part II - March 25, 2010

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3 or more from the same organization to this workshop Ended $149.00 $0.00
Regular Ended $199.00 $0.00

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PART I - "Know and Teach the Rules" & "Critical Number" Full - Day Workshop  February 23


PART II - "Follow the Action & Keep Score" Half - Day Workshop  March 25


PART III"Stake in the Outcome" Half - Day Workshop  April 20


“Open Book Management is no longer a choice. Today it’s a survival guide.” - Jack Stack
There is no time more important than now to be committed to the principles and practices of Open Book Management.  Everything about this system is designed to help manage through difficult times.
Sharing the key measures of business success - and then empowering and expecting your people to use those metrics to help the organization reach its goals – was revolutionary when Stack and his team at SRC came up with the idea in the early 1980s.
Today, over One Million employees from more than 4,000 organizations have been given a chance to play The Game… and Win!
This workshop will ensure you have the knowledge, tools, and guidance to put your Open-Book advantage into action. Our hands-on “Coach-the-Coach” format will enable participants to act as internal coaches to lead and develop an Open-Book Management practice in their own organizations.

Who should attend?

  • Company leadership looking for a quick and effective approach to implementation
  • Self-implementers searching for best practices and immediate takeaways to refresh or begin their own Open-Book journey
  • Seasoned practitioners looking for fresh insights and actionable tools to re-energize their Open-Book practice
  • Internal champions charged with applying and sustaining Open-Book Management within their own organizations

Every Workshop is facilitated exclusively by a Great Game of Business Practitioner Coach

Practitioner Coach – Seasoned business owners and top leadership who have applied the principles of Open-Book Management in their own companies with great success.  They know what works – and what doesn’t!  They know what it takes to begin practicing OBM quickly and effectively, while sustaining your unique culture and building a sense of ownership throughout your organization.  They will share with you their personal success stories, and their pitfalls, and help guide your organization towards the successful application of Open Book Management.

Bill was born and raised in St. Louis. In 1988, he founded BC Group International, a regional distributor of biomedical testing equipment. In 1994 Bill discovered The Great Game of Business and implemented open-book management, and results were excellent. BC Group grew profitably for a decade, improving its gross margin, cash flow, quality, employee turnover, and customer satisfaction. The company was named to the St. Louis Technology Fast 50, a listing of the 50 fastest-growing tech firms in St. Louis, for the years 2000, 2001, and 2003. Bill sold BC Group in 2005. Today Bill is a coach with The Great Game of Business, helping companies implement open-book management and achieve financial success.

Wherever you are in your practice of Open Book Management, this “How-to” Workshop will provide you the practical insights, actionable tools, and know-how to take it up a notch.

Part 2 of this 3 workshop series is a half day session titled "Follow the Action & Keep Score." In it you will learn how to:

  • Get your team focused on the right Drivers that make all the difference
  • Use weekly Huddles to create and maintain a high level of accountability throughout your organization
  • Use Forward Forecasting to engage employees and teach them how the business makes money
  • How to turn Company priorities into attainable, actionable, measurable numbers
  • Teach each employee his or her role in creating profit and cash.
  • Enroll employees in controlling expenses
  • Turn data into actionable information.
  • Move from “them measuring us” to “us measuring ourselves.”

Helpful insights and powerful tools:

  • The single most powerful question to ask in every Huddle to ensure financial results
  • Responsibility vs. Accountability - How they differ and why your people need to know it.
  • Fool Proof approach to involving employees at all levels of the organization in the creation of the numbers
  • Leadership in a Glass House – Is Leadership different in an Open-Book environment?
  • Engagement starts with these 3 questions every employee is asking themselves – consciously or unconsciously 

Although the idea behind the Great Game of Business and Open-Book Management is reasonably simple, making it work and making it sustainable isn’t so simple.  One of the greatest sources of failure has been management trivializing the implementation undertaking.
There are undoubtedly many ways to apply the principles of Open-Book Management and The Great Game of Business. However, we’ve learned a lot over the past 25 years of piloting and refining these ideas in our own laboratory at SRC and working with thousands of companies over the past 15 years at The Great Game of Business. The breakthrough comes from shifting the entire idea of the Game from an “event” to a process and fully embedding it in the business. 
Our goal is to provide an approach that will enable you to implement the Game.  We are confident that if you follow these steps and stay disciplined to the process you will be successful. 
One-on-One Feedback! 
By design we have limited the attendance of the session to ensure that you receive the personal attention you need.  This is a hands-on, highly interactive workshop where you can discuss and strategize the unique challenges and rewards of running a workplace “Open Book”.  And most importantly, your team will leave with a specific Plan of Action, guaranteed!
In-House and Custom Training Options Available
Great Game of Business will bring the training to you!  If you prefer to customize an Implementation Workshop for your organization’s specific needs, our Practitioner Coaches are available for in-house programs. Contact us for more info.

    Attendance is limited to only 15 people, so sign up now!


     Continental Breakfast included!


    7:30am Sign-in and Networking

    8am - 12noon Workshop


May 5-7: 18th Annual International "Gathering of Games" Open Book Management Conference, Hyatt Regency at the Arch



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Crestwood Plaza

Saint Louis, MO 63126

Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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The Great Game of Business - St. Louis

The Great Game of Business improves your business results by helping you teach your employees to think and act like owners.

Bill Collier is the event host and is the local franchisee and coach for GGOB. Bill is a long-time entrepreneur who discovered The Great Game of Business in 1993 when he was president of BC Group International. He used open book management and other GGOB approaches to achieve excellent results until he sold the company in 2005. Now he helps local businesses via coaching, training, implementation of open book management, and peer advisory roundtable groups.


Bill Collier (314) 221-8558

Mary Beth Marshall (314) 517-7017




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