How Epoxy, Maslow and a Crank can Transform your Relationship with your Team Members
Far too often, business owners struggle to get their team members engaged in helping them make their business better. Instead, they simply work harder and harder by themselves trying to improve the business. It happens because many business owners can’t communicate with their team about how our business works in a way that makes sense to them. When they start to talk about “strategy”, all they hear is “blah, blah, blah” and they mentally check out. They don’t understand, they don’t see how their role fits and they don’t get why it matters. But what if it were different? What if your team listened with genuine interest, understood with clarity and actually got excited about making your business better? It is possible! Rich Allen has discovered a very powerful two-part formula that captures the attention of team members at all levels and inspires them to get “radically engaged”. He will share powerful real-life stories of how he unlocked the key to “radical” team engagement and will share with you how you can use these techniques to do the same!
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
● See clearly how there are two critical parts to building a “radically-engaged” team.
● Recognize that a bicycle is a perfect metaphor for a business.
● Understanding how a business works and being able to communicate it in a simple, straight-forward way.
● Engage your team members in critical business conversations without losing their interest.
● Tap into the natural needs, emotions and fears of your team members and bring them to the highest level of engagement and performance.
Areas of Expertise:
● Performance Improvement
● Integrated Talent Management
● Change Management
● Business Skills
● Interpersonal Skills
● Personal Skills
Rich Allen is on a mission – Energizing leaders to transform their business by creating Radically-Engaged teams.
It all started with his father’s family-owned business. Rich worked with and watched his Dad struggle, trying to make his business work. Since then, Rich has been a student of business and has learned many lessons while having a successful career in both large and small companies including running and growing a manufacturing business to well over $100M in annual revenues.
Today Rich speaks with small business owners to help them engage their team in their business strategies so that they can virtually failure-proof their business. Then, with their team fully-engaged, they transform their business into one that is profitable, sustainable and one that provides them the freedom they have been searching for.
In addition to being an inspirational business speaker and author, Rich is a coach and advisor to business owners, a strategic facilitator and successful entrepreneur.
Rich published his first book, “Tour de Profit – a 52 Stage Race to Grow Your Business” in 2011. His 2nd book, “The Ultimate Business Tune Up – a Simple Yet Powerful Business Model That Will Transform the Lives of Small Business Owners” was published in February 2017. Rich is currently writing his 3rd book, “The Radically-Engaged Team” TM with plans to publish in early 2020.
Prior to becoming a small business coach and advisor in 2007, Rich was an officer in the U.S. Army and held executive positions with both Texas Instruments, and Pella Corporation. Rich is active in the community having served on the board of directors for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, is a proud Rotarian, and active board member of ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship Center in McKinney, TX.
Rich holds a B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA in International Business from the University of Texas at Dallas.
He lives in Prosper TX with his beautiful wife Drew and has three grown, talented, young adult children, Megan, Rhett and Anne Drew.