Think Like an Owner Academy Course Outline

Course meets the fourth Wednesday of every month in Urbandale, IA

Virtual Participation is Available By Request!


Leadership & Personal Development

A leadership and personal development session designed to equip you with new
perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways.

• Understanding Behavioral Styles

• Leveraging and embracing your stengths

• Communications vs Connections

• Making the choice to work “Above the Line” – How you and your team become
responsible for YOUR actions and YOUR results

Understanding Financial Management Statements

Reading Statements/Business Metrics (ratios)

Measuring What Matters

“What gets measured gets managed.”~ Peter Drucker

KPI’s are an actionable scorecard that keeps your strategy on track. They enable you to manage, control and achieve desired business results. This session covers the use of KPIs, Dashboards and the practicality of a balanced scorecard.

Understanding the Three P’s

Product, Price and Placement – assessing your marketing, sales and pricing plans.

Customer Service & Hospitality

“Service is delivering on your promise. Hospitality is making people feel good while you’re delivering on that promise.” – Aaron Bare, entrepreneur and strategist

Human Resources Legal Environment

Trying to comply with the myriad of HR-related laws can be tricky—be in compliance or face time-consuming and costly investigations and litigation.

Human Resource Management & Organizational Development

Hiring, interviewing, performance reviews.

How to be a REAL Success

Success is not a destination. It is a process – a lifelong strategy of building on strengths, minimizing weaknesses, and focusing on the people and points of life that are most important.  This session will help you understand the four very important success building areas: Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership.

6 Keys to a Winning Team

Without a great team, you can only play ‘small’. These 6 keys will get you the winning team you need to play at a whole new level.

Mid-Year Business Reviews

For small-business owners, conducting a mid-year check-in is an essential part of staying on track for meeting annual revenue, growth and organizational development goals.

Financial Planning/Commercial Banking

• Business Ownership – How & When to Harvest
• Commercial Banking – Sources of Funds

Two Business Conferences

Learn from local business experts, speaking on topics regarding leadership, better business practices, and marketing/communication.

Professional Development Plan


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