Austin Business Community – Know what MBQ is?

MBQ thought leader Michael Canic flies in from Denver, Colorado for his August 15th 3 hour morning “business owner” workshop at the Austin Country Club titled:

Ruthless Consistency: Aligning Your Organization To Win…Or Else!

Program Description

Results don’t happen by chance. They happen when managers create an environment that is uncompromisingly aligned with the strategic focus of their company. An aligned environment means people processes, business processes, and organizational structure. And it means alignment through the eyes of employees, not just through the eyes of managers and leadership.Dr. Michael J. Canic outlines in detail the “Strategic Alignment Model” and the four critical areas that need to be aligned for organizations to achieve results. Taking actual business problems from the Vistage group and guests, he provides a methodology for diagnosing misalignments and gives practical suggestions for correcting them. Members and guests can apply these tools and techniques to a range of business challenges including:

  • Strategy implementation
  • Organizational change
  • Workforce motivation

Value to Vistage Members and Guests: Members and guests will leave with:

  • an understanding of what constitutes an “aligned environment” and why it is critical to achieving results
  • the ability to apply an “alignment template” and assess how well their company’s environment is aligned for results
  • a checklist of tools for remedying specific misalignments

Here’s his MBQ link:

How “Management by Questioning” (MBQ) Can Build Engagement

Please RSVP via Ed Stillman, Chair and facilitator at (M/T 512.422.6232) space is limited so please let me know you are coming. Thank You


Biography: Michael J. Canic, Ph.D., is the president of Bridgeway Leadership, an executive consulting firm that focuses on making strategy happen. He has helped hundreds of executives across North America achieve quantifiable results through a relentless focus on strategic alignment and execution. Canic earned a doctorate in the psychology of human performance from the University of British Columbia.

Published by edstillman

I grew up in Carlsbad, north San Diego County, lost my dad as a teenager, went into the USAF for four years and hired on with 3M in 1969. Received my AA from Santa Barbara City College, BA and Masters from Redlands University and after 33 plus years, I retired from 3M in 2002. As I look back on my life, I have been creating myself and developing my skill sets to be a business coach and a Vistage Chair. I am president of SEOT, a "personal improvement" consulting firm spending most of my time working with Central Texas executives running small to medium size for-profit companies who are focusing on improving their profitability greater than their competition. My area of interest is assisting senior executives in creating a better balance between business commitments and personal relationships. I also facilatate three leadership labs each consisting of a dozen owners, presidents and CEOs. We meet monthly both in a group setting as well as in a 1-to-1 coaching session. Our focus is to sharpen each others' skills in becoming better leaders, making better decisions and taking ourselves and companies to that next level. Who are we? My members are experienced top executives who recognize that they don’t have all the answers and who actively seek the company of successful peers—both to give and receive insights and ideas. My members mine the 200 plus years of chief executive experience that comes together in our monthly meetings and members are eager to offer their own experience and insights in the process. As a group, we spend our time exploring topics members can't discuss anywhere else. My members have many other places where they can engage in idle, "cocktail party" chatter. Our mission is to provide the setting for discussing the "undiscussable." Where or who can you go to for confidential, honest feedback to assist you in minimizing your personal "Worry List"?