Hi – I'm a bit later than usual in getting this out today – I got sandbagged by the last minute twists of the British Open Golf championship, together with Bradley Wiggins (yes, that's his real name) becoming the first Brit to win the Tour de France.
You may think that this was just work avoidance on my part – and you'd be right. But hey, it was a tough week, as any of you who were on the storm-beset webinars this week will know.
If you weren't on those webinars, the replay details are below (you'll get to hear a little of our travails if you listen, but the electric storms didn't get in the way of delivering great content), together with some great new resources, and details of the next free webinar (Predictable Success for Mission-Driven Organizations).
Oh, and that image above? That's the number of people who have taken the Predictable Success Styles Quiz so far. We'll hit 10,000 this week, and I'm going to do something special (not sure what yet, but it will be good) for the 10,000th submitter. If you haven't taken the quiz yet, might it be you…?
Webinar: Predictable Success for Mission-Based Organizations
Not-for-profits face unique challenges. Whether you manage, work for or with a faith- or cause-based organization, an NGO, a state or local government agency – or your kids softball league – you'll know that just defining success can be difficult, let alone achieving it.
For Your Team: Free 8-Page Summaries of 'The Synergist'
Our good friends at Soundview Executive Book Summaries (who made The Synergist one of their top 30 business books of the year) have kindly given me 150 copies of their excellent 8-page summary of 'The Synergist' to donate to groups and team who would most benefit from them.
If you've read 'The Synergist' and would like to spread the word amongst your colleagues, then this is a great way to do precisely that – the summary does a great job of communicating in a precise way the vocabulary and the basics of the VOP-S model.
Obviously with the limited number of copies I have, I'd like to ensure they get placed in the hands of those groups and teams who will best use them – so if you'd like copies for your team, just hop over here and let me know – I'll review each application personally and we'll mail the copies out with our compliments to the successful applicants.
If you work with groups or teams and you'd like to go into the Synergist model a little deeper than usual, then you'll find this replay particularly helpful. And don't miss the questions at the end which pushed me even deeper.
If you missed it, and you'd like a comprehensive introduction to the Predictable Success model, this is as good as it gets (and the questions at the end are great here, too, though they do range widely over the model).
If you've listened to my teleclass on how to think strategically you'll know I highly recommend a hitherto hard-to-obtain stack of though-prompting cards called 'Oblique Strategies', produced by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt.