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The Future of Management 3.0

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 08:18

Do you want to own and scale up one of the most innovative leadership brands in the world?

Six years ago, I started working on Management 3.0 courseware and workshops. Quite rapidly, other trainers signed up to offer my classes to their own clients because there was nothing quite like it out there. Now, six years later, there are 175 Management 3.0 facilitators worldwide offering hundreds of workshops per year. We have an enthusiastic team assisting with support and marketing, a new full-color book, Managing for Happiness, that is already being translated to several languages, amazing-looking new content modules, and a new and improved curriculum that will be launched per January 1, 2017.

The next step?

I will hand over the Management 3.0 brand to others.

Management 3.0 was called one of the leaders of the Third Wave of Agile. We now see other institutions offering agile leadership workshops and certificates. After my keynote at Agile 2016 in Atlanta, several organizations reached out to me to discuss collaboration with the Management 3.0 team. Despite increased competition, our workshops are widely seen as the most successful, the most playful and colorful, and definitely the most innovative among all leadership programs. Even managers and teachers at traditional business schools take notice and have asked for my time to talk with them.

However, I am not the right person to scale up this business.

I am a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. I am not an effective CMO, COO or CEO. I don’t fly around the world to talk with training institutions, content channels, and business partners. It doesn’t make me happy. I’m not good at hiring Account Managers or Vice Presidents of Business Development. And I am certainly not the right person to develop business strategies and optimize revenue streams. I’m good at spotting new opportunities and experimenting with innovative ideas. I’m not so good at scaling up those solutions once they seem to work well and need a boost in execution.

It is time to hand over the reigns to others.

Do you want co-ownership of Management 3.0 with me?
Do you have the talent to scale up a successful startup?
Do you have time and money to invest in this business?

Contact me.

I know the Management 3.0 brand can grow to include workshops and courses to cover many more topics and target audiences. I’m sure there are hundreds of channels and publishers that will be glad to distribute our colorful materials. And it’s certain that training institutes worldwide are in desperate need of innovation.

I do my best work when I contribute as a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. If you let me do that, I will happily let you grow the company.

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Categories: Project Management

Manage Your Workshops with Workshop Butler

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 21:00
Workshop Butler

I am officially an investor now.

I have always been an investor. After all, I have always invested my time, energy, and resources in ideas that seemed to make sense to me. That’s what entrepreneurs do!

But now, I have taken my Lean Funding approach to invest in someone else’s idea. Actually, it is my idea as well, but I have no time to pursue it. I happily let Sergey Kotlov take our idea in a new direction and grow it into something fantastic.

Whether you organize workshops for managers, developers, marketers, or yoga students, there are always things you need to do for your classes, particularly when you work with more than one trainer:

  • Manage your trainers and their licenses
  • Publish the event schedule on your website
  • Provide info about topics, locations, and trainers
  • Process registrations online
  • Send notifications to participants
  • Process feedback and evaluations
  • Produce certificates of completion
  • and much more

Not surprisingly, Workshop Butler started its life as the back-end system for all Management 3.0 workshops worldwide. It has served the brand well, with more than 100 facilitators using the system on a regular basis.

Now, Workshop Butler has evolved to power other brands as well, including Collaboration Superpowers, Lean Change Management, and more.

If you offer classes under a brand name, with multiple trainers, various topics, and different locations, I suggest you check out the Workshop Butler public beta and get Sergey Kotlov to show you around the system.

It would make me happy. {8-)

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Categories: Project Management

50 Days Away from Home

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:50
US Tour Destinations

I feel a bit strange.

Saturday was the first of a 50-day trip across the USA as part of my global book tour. I was on the first of what will be 14 flights, looking at a schedule comprised of 20+ cities, 17 events, 3 road trips, a couple of train rides, a handful of national parks, and many, many coffees.

I have never done this before. I’ve never been away from home for more than 4 weeks. Given that I’m someone who loves to be home, this will be a challenge. A slight feeling of homesickness is nothing strange to me.

Fortunately, I won’t be all alone. Raoul will join me on this trip after 14 days. And I’m looking forward to meeting many people with both familiar and unfamiliar faces. Maybe you are one of them! If you are, don’t be offended when I politely decline some social invitations. It will be hard enough already for me to keep my sanity. And I can only recharge when I’m not socializing.

Now and then, we should all do something that feels uncomfortable. When we do something that is a little bit scary, we are creating a new experience. And experiences make us happy. I’m sure I will feel that way about this trip as well.


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Categories: Project Management

Managing for Happiness FAQ

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:55
Managing for Happiness cover (front)

In June 2016, John Wiley & Sons will release┬áreleased my “new” book Managing for Happiness, which is a re-release of last year’s #Workout book. Some people asked me questions about that.

Why do you re-release the #Workout book with a publisher?

My aim is to be a full-time writer. That means I must sell more books so that I can earn a full income from writing. (Right now, I don’t.) A global publisher can help me with that. A second reason is that I want to reach as many people as possible with my message of better management with fewer managers. A third reason is that wider availability of the book (in bookstores and libraries) is not only good for new readers but also for my reputation as a public speaker.

Categories: Project Management