Business of Winning seminar Sept. 10

By Website Administrator | Jul 25, 2002

Kettering University and popular author Robert Evangelista '89 will present The Business of Winning Leadership Seminar Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Fox Theater in Detroit.

Kettering University and popular author Robert Evangelista '89 will present The Business of Winning Leadership Seminar Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Fox Theater in Detroit.

The one-day seminar teaches the championship approach to coaching teams in today's workplace.

During the 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. session, real-life lessons will be coached by legendary winners.

 

Information/registration:www.businessofwinning.com

The day's events and the distinguished panel include:

Introductory remarks
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
The need for coaching in today's management repertoireSports coaching as a platform for today's management lessons

Robert Evangelista '89
What can we learn from studying the techniques of legendary coaches?
Proven success with the coach's methodology

PHASE 1: Create and focus on the game plan
Bill Walsh, former NFL coach, three Super Bowls
J.T. Battenberg, chairman of the board, CEO and president of Delphi Corp.
The game plan - the foundation for all coaching; clearly linking individual actions to bottom-line results

PHASE 2: Develop the players and their roles
Mike Krzyzewski, NCAA coach at Duke University, 3 national championships
Bo Schembechler, NCAA coach at Michigan, 13 Big Ten championships
The coach must be the teacher; finding the perfect fit for individuals with unique styles

PHASE 3: Allow the players to execute at game time
Scotty Bowman, NHL hockey coach, four championships
Denise Ilitch, vice-chair, Little Caesar's
Understand the urges to micromanage employee actions; the coach can't play the game

PHASE 4: Learn from the game after the game
Pat Riley, NBA basketball legend, four championships
Making performance evaluations immediate, effective and easy; reinforcing behavior by focusing on the game plan

SUMMARY OF LESSONS
CLOSING REMARKS
Robert Evangelista & Virgil Spight, Detroit P.A.L. executive director

The seminar is based on the award-winning book, "The Business of Winning: A Manager's Guide to Building a Championship Team at Work," which was written by Evangelista. Both the book and seminar take the methodology that a sports coach uses to create and support a team-based approach to winning, and applies it to the field of management. Combining lessons learned from famous coaches and successful business leaders, the methodology becomes easily transferable to management.

Evangelista is production launch manager, GM Powertrain. In one year, using the Business of Winning method, his GM manufacturing units experienced increased production by 50 percent, increased quality by 40 percent, reduced scrap and repair costs by 50 percent, reduced manpower needs by 33 percent and reduced operating costs by 25 percent.

Evangelista was awarded the Entrepreneurial Achievement Alumni Award by Kettering University in 2002.

Information/registration: www.businessofwinning.com