Boards and businesses thrive best when difficult conversations are part of strategic planning, however, knowing that considerable time and effort (and often confrontation!) will be needed can be rather off-putting.
Amanda Santos says addressing the elephant in the room needs to happen at a board level before the businesses’ strategic plans are created.
Engaging a person outside of the organisation to help guide the Board make its decisions, ensuring a holistic approach to designing a plan, and encouraging as many people as possible have input, will create a living, breathing document that will shape a positive future for your business.
Amanda Santos calls this opening the can of worms that everyone has put a lid on, and says results come quickly once the can of worms are on the table and the team works to clean the mess.
This approach seems to be working for Amanda's clients. Founding Director of Wellington owned business Tekron, Brian Smellie says that Amanda’s approach has been key in driving business success for his 20 year old company.
Amanda Santos is a high-growth CEO, sales expert and sought-after business advisor, providing governance and strategic support to over 100 enterprises within New Zealand.
Currently the Chief Executive of Tekron, a global market-leader in high-precision atomic and GPS precision timing hardware for power, telecommunications and enterprise industries, Amanda is unafraid to break the traditional CEO stereotype.
Often asked to speak as well as lead interactive business workshop sessions for NZ organisations, Amanda’s track record for accelerating businesses has seen her publicly acclaimed as a finalist in the 2017 Women of Influence Awards, as well as a finalist in the Business Category for the prestigious 2017 Welly Awards.
For strategic planning advice and to enquire about Amanda’s new Board Workshop Series, you can get in touch with Amanda Santos here