Is there a risk your key people make you vulnerable?

risk you are vulnerableIn one of the seminars I present we do a quick organisational vulnerability audit or risk assessment. Regularly, participants list key person dependency as one of their organisation’s critical vulnerabilities.

The fact is that people do get hit by buses, laid low by the ‘flu, headhunted by competitors, or worse…

How well are you equipped to handle a risk such as the loss of one of your key team members?

What if it happened in the middle of a crisis? Or is there a risk that such an event would actually precipitate a crisis for you? How much valuable information or experience would you lose if you lost one of your key people? Can you affors the risk?

Easy risk management

One of your easiest protective actions is to ensure that your key individual’s second-in-charge is being mentored, coached and developed as a future leader and is aware of organisational issues beyond their responsibility.

Coaching or mentoring at each level in your organisation is a powerful way to encourage your team leaders and managers to think beyond their day-to-day responsibilities and contribute more to your business.  By recognising their value through a special coaching program you can also show your appreciation and develop their skills and commitment further at the same time as you reduce your own business risk.

Quote of Note

“There is no one who is successful today who has done the whole thing on their own …”

Jackie Stewart

I’ve heard some people say that training and developing people is a waste of resources because they might leave.

Smart leaders know that it is worse not to train and develop people, because there is a real risk they might stay!

See more details here on our Executive Coaching and Business Coaching Services

Investing in the development of your organisation’s current and future leaders is not just good risk negotiation, it’s essential to your long term business success.

Hopefully these tips have been helpful. What do you think?

Seminars

marketing and leadership workshops and seminarsKMG Consulting offers a range of seminars designed to develop skills in leadership, mentoring, strategic planning, crisis planning and career planning.

All seminars can be customised to your needs and time-frame and may be delivered in-house or at your meeting, conference or event. Two of the seminars are designed especially for women.

Skill-building seminars and workshops

  • Develop Your Leadership Skills
  • Successful Change Management
  • Leadership for Women
  • Mentoring Matters
  • Personal Strategic Planning
  • Women at Work – Career planning for women
  • Marketing in an Online World
  • Strategic Planning for Your Business

We are happy to provide information about running any of these seminars in-house for your company, or as conference workshops.

 

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”

Aldous Huxley

 

If you are after a more comprehensive leadership development program, our intensive and unique Mentor Magic™ program, designed especially for small groups of leaders, executives, experienced managers and business owners, may suit your particular needs.

 

Participant comments on Kerrie’s seminars:

“… inspiring, encouraging and empowering”

“… the most useful and most enjoyable I have ever attended”

“You gave me a real boost of enthusiasm and made me realise positive ways to change my life. Thank you.”

 

Contact us for more information about any of these seminars, the Mentor Magic™ Group Leadership Program and how we can work with you.

Business Marketing and Leadership Consulting Services

Our consulting services help you get more business – especially from the web.

How we do this varies according to your needs.  Our expertise includes marketing and strategy consulting, group facilitation and leadership development.  We share our expertise as a professional meeting facilitator and via conference presentations and seminars, online training and website development. The scope of our business consulting services covers the three key areas which underpin your business success:

Strategic Planning FacilitationStrategic Planning Facilitation Services

Successful organisations are built on a strong strategic foundation. With her depth of insight and practical experience, Kerrie Mullins-Gunst is a highly sought-after meeting facilitator who specialises in helping leadership teams to navigate complex business issues.

  • Facilitation of strategic planning, evaluation and review for business owners, leadership and management teams, executive groups and boards
  • Business strategy implementation and change management programs for special project groups and specific departments in business, government, professional and industry associations or other organisations
  • Stake-holder communication and group facilitation services, incident management or review meeting facilitation and identification and proactive negotiation of smouldering crises and controversial issues facing industries and organisations

See more details about our Group Facilitation Services

Marketing Plan TemplatesCustomised Marketing Plan Templates

Successful organisations translate their strategy into actions of value for their clients. As your marketing consultant, KMG Consulting will create a special customised marketing plan template, including powerful internet marketing strategies, to translate your marketing objectives into real business growth.

  • Conduct a marketing audit, clarify your marketing objectives and develop a customised marketing plan template for your business, including relevant online marketing strategies
  • Internet marketing consulting and review of your online marketing strategy, including website development, social media marketing and internet marketing promotion, mobile websites, QR code marketing, interactive marketing, video marketing, membership systems and more

See more details about our Business Consulting Services and Internet Marketing Consulting

Leadership DevelopmentLeadership Development

Strategic plans and Marketing templates are worthless if your people don’t have the leadership skills to deliver. Fortunately developing these skills is easier now than ever, thanks to new online technologies.  We offer time-saving online leadership coaching and training as well as and face-to-face contact to ensure your key people quickly develop all the skills they need to deliver your strategy.

  • Individual executive coaching services
  • Management group coaching, training or mentoring programs
  • Seminars, workshops and presentations to develop the full range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours required for successful and meaningful leadership.  These can be delivered either online or at your workplace, meeting or event
  • Online and email support packages for mentoring and leadership development programs

See more details about our Leadership Coaching Services We facilitate your organisation’s success through professional consulting services that identify and implement the most effective business strategy, marketing templates and leadership development programs for your individual situation and requirements.