Stephen Lynch is the author of the award-winning book; “Business Execution for RESULTS – A practical guide for leaders of small to mid-sized firms”. The book was judged Winner in the “Management” category of the 2014 Small Business Book Awards in the USA. He’s also written articles on strategy and management for The Economist magazine.
Stephen previously managed a global team of more than 50 strategy consultants and has personally consulted with hundreds of companies in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, assisting them with strategic planning, business execution, and management best practices.
With unique and privileged insights into the day to day operations of thousands of entrepreneurial growth firms around the world, Stephen has seen what really works (and what doesn’t) in terms of strategic planning, business execution, goal setting, tracking performance, running effective meetings, and coaching employee performance.
Certification modules include:
Modern Management Certification
Traditional management training has its roots in the industrial age. It was good for managing standardized work but falls short in the information age. This course teaches how to lead and manage your people in the modern era to successfully navigate these times of rapid change.
Effective Meetings Certification
Companies that run effective meetings achieve superior results. This course will teach you how to run well-structured meetings that keep everyone focused and engaged. Hold people accountable for performance, and achieve your goals faster
Project and Task Execution Certification
Managers complain that Projects and Tasks seldom get completed on time. This course will teach you how to properly scope out the work, get commitments you can count on, make progress visible, and hold your team accountable for getting things done on time.
Metrics (KPI) Certification
This course will teach you how to identify and manage your key metrics; the critical success factors that drive the performance of your organization and functional teams. Clarifying and simplifying performance expectations will enable you to manage your people more effectively.
Hiring Best Practices Certification
Hiring is too important to get wrong. The course teaches a disciplined hiring methodology to significantly increase your chances of hiring A-Players for every role. An A-Player is a person who consistently achieves the agreed standard for results in their role, and who consistently demonstrates behaviours aligned to the Core Values.
Strategic Planning Certification
Many leaders are mistaken about what strategy is. This advanced course will teach you a step by step process to make robust strategic decisions and create a strategic plan for your organization in a simple one-page format that will provide direction and focus for your team.
To save you from spending several lifetimes trying to figure it all out for yourself, these self-paced management training courses contain videos and articles that teach best practices, and multichoice exams to certify learning.
But it is more than just theory.
After each theory module is completed a virtual, 1-hour Q&A “ask the expert” session can be scheduled with Stephen for training participants to discuss and share the best practices from each module, and to workshop solutions to real-life scenarios from the business that the managers are currently experiencing
These discussion sessions are a unique benefit and major differentiator from other training programs. Your team will learn the practical management skills to immediately apply the training in their work environment and reinforce their learning every step of the way.
Contact Stephen Lynch to discuss your needs