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The 25th Annual Gathering of Games All-Star Winners

Every year at The Annual Gathering of Games we celebrate practitioners of open-book management with the All-Star Awards. This year we celebrated the 17th All-Star Awards, and had a great pool of nominees. It was not easy to decide this year between the nominees by any means! Without further ado, here are 2017’s All-Star Winners:

Continue Reading » 10.19.2017 / All-Star Award Winner, All-Star Awards, Gathering, Gathering of Games, The Annual Gathering of Games, Hall of Fame Inductee

The Great Game Changed Our Culture and Business

We are humbled and honored to be inducted into the Great Game of Business All-Star Hall of Fame. GGOB has changed the way we do business, but that is secondary to the sense of pride, ownership and resilience that has come from playing the Game. Our team member’s reflections on how our culture has changed say it best 

Continue Reading » 09.21.2017 / All-Star Award Winner, All-Star Awards, Business, Business Culture, Company Culture, Award Winner

Break the Status Quo with OBM and GGOB

The number one rule of running a business is “know thy numbers.” We depend too much on accountants, bookkeepers, CPAs, controllers, etc. to inform us on our numbers. In my experience these folks, as necessary as they are, mostly look in the review mirror. We can’t do anything about the past.

Continue Reading » 09.01.2017 / Annual Gathering of Games, Gathering of Games, The Annual Gathering of Games

Top 5 Inflection Points of Business Ownership Succession

There are a lot of “moving parts” in the day-to-day management of a business. Business owners are likely wearing many hats and ownership succession may not be top of mind. However, it is a topic that must be addressed. When it does, it can be a stressful, but ultimately a worthwhile conversation. 

Continue Reading » 08.29.2017 / Annual Gathering of Games, Gathering, Gathering of Games, The Annual Gathering of Games

The Who’s Who of Speakers at The Gathering – Part 2

If you have any interest in open-book management, you will not want to miss The 25th Annual Gathering of Games. This conference offers several networking opportunities, as well as a chance to learn everything you need to know about The Great Game — from speakers who will cover a variety of topics about the business world in their sessions. In part one of this blog series, we covered the pre-conference speakers and sessions on the agenda. Today, we'll cover the speakers that are lined up for Day 2 of the conference, which takes place on Thursday, September 7th.

Continue Reading » 08.18.2017 / Annual Gathering of Games, Gathering, Gathering of Games, The Annual Gathering of Games

The Who’s Who of Speakers at The Gathering – Part 3

If you have any interest in open-book management, The 25th Annual Gathering of Games is a conference you can't miss. The speakers are experts in a variety of topics. The Gathering of Games going to be a great way to network and learn. In part two of this blog series, we covered the pre-conference speakers and sessions on the agenda. Today, we'll cover the speakers that are lined up for Day 2 of the conference, which takes place on Friday, September 8th.

Continue Reading » 08.15.2017 / Annual Gathering of Games

Creating a Recognition Culture: Best Practices

A strong corporate recognition culture not only inspires and motivates employees, it also attracts and retains top talent—a win for the company and a win for the employee. There’s nothing we like better at The Great Game of Business!

Continue Reading » 08.09.2017 / Annual Gathering of Games, Gathering, Gathering of Games, The Annual Gathering of Games

How High Involvement Planning (HIP) Accelerates Your Company’s Growth

For many years, when I would speak with Jack Stack about implementing the Great Game at my company, imageOne, I was usually explaining to him why it wouldn’t work for us. “We are unique,” I would explain to him. Jack would just snicker and shake his head. I remember those days vividly and now I know that he was right: business is business and the Great Game works for thousands of companies - why would mine be so different?

Continue Reading » 07.27.2017 / Annual Gathering of Games, Gathering, Gathering of Games, The Annual Gathering of Games

The Who’s Who of Speakers at The 25th Annual Gathering of Games – Part 1

The 25th Annual Gathering of Games is not only going to be a fantastic networking and learning event — it’s going to feature some of the brightest and most influential business speakers in the world. You simply can’t miss these Great Game experts if you have any interest at all in open-book management. The pre-conference speakers alone cover a wide variety of topics and industries that you’re sure to enjoy. 

Continue Reading » 07.25.2017 / Annual Gathering of Games, Gathering, Gathering of Games, The Annual Gathering of Games

6 Steps to Successfully Use Analytics

You’ve likely heard that analytics is all the rage.  Marketing.  Sports.  Fraud detection.  Analytics is everywhere, yet many organizations struggle with successful implementation.  Before covering the six steps to successfully use analytics, a quick definition:  analytics is generally defined as the procedures and methods used to extract useful information from data to help answer a strategic question.  

Continue Reading » 07.24.2017 / Annual Gathering of Games, Gathering of Games, The Annual Gathering of Games
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