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Executive Leadership at Sea


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Executive Leadership at Sea


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What You'll Learn

There are three levels of leadership: Strategic, Operational and Tactical.  On this cruise we will focus on learning how to be extraordinary strategic level leaders.  Therefore, we suggest bringing along your entire executive/C-Suite leadership team.  We will also help you create a succession plan that will guide your company into the future.  Our cruise will help you in each of these areas through a focused series of classes that will allow you to go back and transform your company.  You will also benefit from networking with other executive level leaders and meet and learn from the senior leaders of the cruise ship itself..

Pre-Conference

Receive a companywide staff Vital Signs survey and personal consultation ($4000 value) that will identify your organization's strengths and weaknesses.

Optional but Recommended:  One month prior we can set up our Strength-based Leader 360 Leadership Profile.  This confidential and anonymous instrument allows your direct reports, peers and others to rate you in a series of questions aligned to eight categories of leadership success.  We will provide you the results in a private, eyes-only report, along with a self-guided interpretive workbook for you to use in creating your own personal ILDP (Individual Leadership Development Plan).  We can provide one-on-one coaching on board and after the cruise.  “Vision is the breakfast of champions, Feedback is the lunch of champions and Self-correction is the dinner of champions” (Stephen R. Covey). Let’s give you a feast and a plan!  To see a sample of the report, click here.

The first night we are on board, we will take some time to find your north star - the central purpose that you and your company revolve around. Additionally, when you arrive on board, you will receive a copy of national bestseller The 4 Disciplines of Execution, which will be the foundation for many of the topics we discuss throughout the seminar.

Day 1

Morning: The Power and Skills of Strategic Level Leadership:  We will learn the difference between strategic, operational and tactical leadership and how you can best “stay in your lane,” providing clear vision and strategy, yet also know how to do the right amount of LBWA: Leadership by Wandering Around.  We will discuss the four imperatives of leadership, and how to build trust as a senior leader. You will receive some great ideas and tools on how to think strategically, ahead of Day Two’s deeper dive into strategic thinking.

  • Learn how you can use Wildly Important Goals to guide your company towards sustainable results

  • Plan and build scoreboards that will help you hold your team accountable and point them towards an incredibly successful shared future

  • Discover and demonstrate how to successfully delegate responsibilities to others in a way that will empower them and enable you to free up your time to drive the company forward.

Afternoon: Leading Change:  As an executive, you must become adept at inspiring and leading your company or teams through change.  Here we will learn how to lead change, based on John Kotter’s book, “Leading Change” and other tools.  Identify the eight things that derail change initiatives and how to overcome them. 

Day 2

Morning:  Creating a Sustainable Succession Plan. (Two hours)

Many companies are reaching the point where it is time for one generation of leaders to pass the baton to a new generation. Creating a sustainable succession plan should be an integral part of everything that you do, starting with hiring and promoting your front-line managers. This course will help you to identify, train, and keep the people you want leading your company for the next generation.

Morning/Afternoon: Strategic Thinking and Planning Deep-Dive

Here we will learn practical nuts-and-bolts ways of thinking strategically and creating or revising your strategic plan.  This will be highly customized around your company’s situation and current needs.

  • Create a compelling vision that will transform and propel your company to new heights.

  • Draft out, discuss and revise your current strategic plan.

  • Develop WIG’s (Wildly Important Goals) to help drive the strategy into execution.

  • Master positive accountability and how to effectively hold people and teams accountable

Note:  you will have other times on the ship to continue to discuss and work on your strategic plan.

Too often people talk about creating satisfied customers. In this day and age, satisfied customers aren't enough. Your company will live or die based on how loyal your customers are. One of the most important things that any business can do is create loyal customers. In this session, you will learn the 2 things that customers want and gain powerful insights into how you can make them truly loyal.

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Our Journey*

*Sample itinerary only. VisionBound offers itineraries to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Hawaii, and the South Pacific.

The Ship

We have selected a beautiful ship for our adventure.  Inside cabins are reasonably priced, though you can splurge on luxurious suites for your accommodations.

The cruise line is selected for its combination of quality and route, ensuring that you get an incredible experience.

The Itinerary

Our cruise itinerary offers us two full sea days for our workshops, one at the beginning and one towards the end. In between we will visit beautiful Italy, Greece, and Croatia.  

  • Day 1: Spend your day in Venice and visit renowned St.Mark’s Square. Get gelato or see a glass blowing exhibition in the surrounding area before arriving on the ship at 4 PM.

  • Day 2: Spent at sea. While you are learning about succession planning and leadership, your family can relax on board by spending some time by the pool or taking in a day at the spa.

  • Day 3: We will be in Athens for 9 hours and you can spend this time touring the Acropolis or exploring the back alleys and seeing the ruins of the ancient Greeks.

  • Day 4: Spend your time in Mykonos relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

  • Day 5: Take some time to explore the bazaars of Corfu and purchase some incredible handmade items, or tour the palace of Sisi, Queen of the Austrian Empire.

  • Day 6: Enjoy your day in Croatia by walking the walls of ancient Dubrovnik, one of the inspirations for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

  • Day 7: We will spend our workshop time aboard the ship by focusing on tactical skills that will take your business to the next level. You will learn how to create Wildly Important Goals that are backed by a culture of accountability, scoreboarding, and teamwork that propel your company far beyond where you have ever been before. You will also learn what regulations your business needs to adjust to and how you can take your customer loyalty to the next level.

  • Day 8: Disembark at 8 AM in Venice and enjoy a typical Italian breakfast before returning back to your business ready to implement the powerful lessons you've learned on board.

Do you want more information about our next sailing? Contact us and we will get back with you within 24 hours by email.

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Great Sales Teams at Sea


Great Sales Teams at Sea


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What You'll Learn

Sales are the lifeblood of your success in almost any business.  Becoming a great salesperson is a career-long process because the needs of your customers constantly evolve.  In this powerful week you will learn some great sales and marketing skills and network with other successful sales people to learn the ins and outs of sales success!

Pre-Conference

Receive a companywide staff Vital Signs survey and personal consultation ($4000 value) that will identify your organization's strengths and weaknesses.

The first night we are on board, we will take some time to find your north star - the central purpose that you and your company revolve around.  You will also receive a copy of one of the latest sales books and our Super Selling Workbook.

Day 1

In the morning we will break out into concurrent sessions to maximize the value for everybody who comes. Here are some samples.  If there are enough participants, we may divide these into plenary sessions.

Morning: The Art of Selling

“People who buy power drills do not necessarily want a quarter-inch drill.  They want a quarter-inch hole.” Clayton Christensen.  In this session we will help you dig into the real needs your customers have and how to use great sales skills, such as S.P.I.N selling, to diagnose and offer just the right solution to your customers.  You will also have time to network and share best-practice ideas.

Afternoon: Customers Only Want Two Things: Winning Loyalty in a Competitive World

Now you will experience the full workshop that we have successfully taught all around the world.  Customers only want two things:  solve my problem and leave me feeling great about the experience.  Your loyal customers are your best sources of referrals…the more loyal customers you have, the less “door knocking/cold-calling” you have to do!  In this session you will receive our renowned deck of Hot Tip Cards and many other tools, including a copy of Kevin’s new book.

Day 2

We suggest using this day to build your sales team and learn how to lead and motivate a sales team. 

Morning: The Foundations of Leadership

  • Create a compelling vision that will transform and propel your company to new heights.

  • Learn how to use the 4 Disciplines of Execution to identify goals, lead measures and create scoreboards for your sales people and teams

  • Master positive accountability and how to effectively hold people and teams accountable

Learn how to empower and motivate teams and individuals

Afternoon: The Imperatives of Leadership

  • Learn the four imperatives of leadership and how to unleash these in your life professionally and personally. 

  • Learn how to lead inspiring meetings.

  • Plan and build scoreboards that will help you hold your team accountable and point them towards an incredibly successful shared future

  • Discover and demonstrate how to successfully delegate responsibilities to others in a way that will empower them and enable you to free up your time to drive the company forward.

Optional:  You have the option of also participating in our Strength-based Leader 360 Profile.  We will set this up a month ahead of the cruise and allow others to rate you in a series of questions that align to eight areas of being a successful leader.  The results are completely confidential and will be provided to you in a personal profile which we can then spend one-on-one time on the cruise or later on to help you develop yourself as an effective leader. 

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Our Journey*

*Sample itinerary only. VisionBound offers itineraries to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Hawaii, and the South Pacific.

The Ship

We have selected a beautiful ship for our adventure.  Inside cabins are reasonably priced, though you can splurge on luxurious suites for your accommodations.

The cruise line is selected for its combination of quality and route, ensuring that you get an incredible experience.

The Itinerary

Our cruise itinerary offers us two full sea days for our workshops, one at the beginning and one towards the end. In between we will visit beautiful France, Italy, and Spain.  

  • Day 1: Spend your day in Barcelona and visit renowned Sagrada Familia or tour the Ramblas before arriving on the ship at 4 PM.

  • Day 2: Spent at sea. While you are learning about succession planning and leadership, your family can relax on board by spending some time by the pool or taking in a day at the spa.

  • Day 3: We will be in Nice for 9 hours and you can spend this time touring the ancient city of Eze or enjoying the world famous casinos of Monte Carlo.

  • Day 4: Spend your time in Florence by viewing Michelangelo’s works or touring the Duomo. Enjoy the culinary delights of Tuscany by touring the countryside on a foodie tour.

  • Day 5: Take some time to explore ancient Rome and the massive Colosseum. Tour the Vatican and see the singular ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

  • Day 6: Enjoy your day in Palma by spending some time on the famous Mallorcan beaches or take a trip to see the quaint town of Valdemossa.

  • Day 7: We will spend our workshop time aboard the ship by focusing on tactical skills that will take your business to the next level. You will learn how to create Wildly Important Goals that are backed by a culture of accountability, scoreboarding, and teamwork that propel your company far beyond where you have ever been before. You will also learn what regulations your business needs to adjust to and how you can take your customer loyalty to the next level.

  • Day 8: Disembark at 8 AM in Barcelona and enjoy a typical Spanish breakfast before returning back to your business ready to implement the powerful lessons you've learned on board.

Do you want more information about our next sailing? Contact us and we will get back with you within 24 hours by email.

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Entrepreneurial Leadership at Sea


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What You'll Learn

One of the fastest growing segments of business and the economy today is being led by visionary entrepreneurs who transform their ideas and vision into reality.  It’s an exciting world, filled with endless opportunities but also fraught with many a disaster.  Being a successful entrepreneur is an art-form that involves many facets of creativity and leadership.  Just because you have a good idea…. even a great idea…does not guarantee success.  On this cruise you will have the opportunity to learn how to be a great entrepreneur and how to lead your ideas into reality, while networking and sharing best practices with other entrepreneurs.  Who know where the voyage will lead?

Pre-Conference

Optional: Receive a companywide staff Vital Signs survey and personal consultation ($4000 value) that will identify your organization's strengths and weaknesses.  This would be useful to you only if you have a team in place.

Optional but Recommended:  One month prior we can set up our Strength-based Leader 360 Leadership Profile.  This confidential and anonymous instrument allows your direct reports, peers and others to rate you in a series of questions aligned to eight categories of leadership success.  We will provide you the results in a private, eyes-only report, along with a self-guided interpretive workbook for you to use in creating your own personal ILDP (Individual Leadership Development Plan).  We can provide one-on-one coaching on board and after the cruise.  “Vision is the breakfast of champions, Feedback is the lunch of champions and Self-correction is the dinner of champions” (Stephen R. Covey). Let’s give you a feast and a plan!  To see a sample of the report, click here.

The first night we are on board, we will take some time to find your north star - the central purpose that you and your newly forming company revolve around. You will also receive a copy of our book Entrepreneurs on Fire.

Day 1

Morning: The Power and Skills of Entrepreneural Leadership:  We will learn the difference between strategic, operational and tactical leadership and how you can best “stay in your lane,” providing clear vision and strategy, yet also know how to do the right amount of LBWA: Leadership by Wandering Around.  As the founder or co-founder of your new company, you want to provide just the right amount of “directed autonomy,” to not squash the creativity of your team members while keeping them focused on the right goals and vision. We will discuss the four imperatives of leadership, and how to build trust as a leader. You will receive some great ideas and tools on how to think strategically, ahead of Day Two’s deeper dive into strategic thinking.

  • Learn how you can use Wildly Important Goals to guide your company towards sustainable results

  • Plan and build scoreboards that will help you hold your team accountable and point them towards an incredibly successful shared future

  • Discover and demonstrate how to successfully delegate responsibilities to others in a way that will empower them and enable you to free up your time to drive the company forward.

Afternoon: Leading Change:  As an entrepreneur you will sail in a sea of change and must become adept at inspiring and leading your company or teams through change.  Here we will learn how to lead change, based on John Kotter’s book, “Leading Change” and other tools.  Identify the eight things that derail change initiatives and how to overcome them. 

Day 2

Morning:  Customers Only Want Two Things: Winning Loyalty in a Competitive World

Winning loyal customers is one of the keys to your initial and continuing success. Also, winning the loyalty of your staff as “internal customers”. Now you will experience the full workshop that we have successfully taught all around the world.  Customers only want two things:  solve my problem and leave me feeling great about the experience.  In this session you will receive our renowned deck of Hot Tip Cards and many other tools, including a copy of Kevin’s new book.

Morning/Afternoon: Strategic Thinking and Planning Deep-Dive

Here we will learn practical nuts-and-bolts ways of thinking strategically and creating or revising your strategic plan.  This will be highly customized around your company’s situation and current needs.

  • Create a compelling vision that will transform and propel your company to new heights.

  • Draft out, discuss and revise your current strategic plan.

  • Develop WIG’s (Wildly Important Goals) to help drive the strategy into execution.

  • Master positive accountability and how to effectively hold people and teams accountable

Note:  you will have other times on the ship to continue to discuss and work on your strategic plan.

Too often people talk about creating satisfied customers. In this day and age, satisfied customers aren't enough. Your company will live or die based on how loyal your customers are. One of the most important things that any business can do is create loyal customers. In this session, you will learn the 2 things that customers want and gain powerful insights into how you can make them truly loyal.

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OUR JOURNEY*

*Sample itinerary only. VisionBound offers itineraries to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Hawaii, and the South Pacific.

The Ship

We have selected a beautiful ship for our adventure.  Inside cabins are reasonably priced, though you can splurge on luxurious suites for your accommodations.

The cruise line is selected for its combination of quality and route, ensuring that you get an incredible experience.

The Itinerary

Our cruise itinerary offers us two full sea days for our workshops, one at the beginning and one towards the end. In between we will visit beautiful Hawaii.  

  • Day 1: Spend your day in Honolulu and visit renowned Waikiki Beach. Wander the International Bazaar or take in a luau in the surrounding area before arriving on the ship at 4 PM.

  • Day 2: Spent at sea. While you are learning about succession planning and leadership, your family can relax on board by spending some time by the pool or taking in a day at the spa.

  • Day 3: We will be in Maui for 9 hours and you can spend this time going up Haleakala or exploring the renowned road to Hana.

  • Day 4: Spend your time in Hilo relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

  • Day 5: Take some time to explore the North shore of Oahu and take in the show at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

  • Day 6: Enjoy your day in Kauai by hiking the Na’Pali Coast or taking a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

  • Day 7: We will spend our workshop time aboard the ship by focusing on tactical skills that will take your business to the next level. You will learn how to create Wildly Important Goals that are backed by a culture of accountability, scoreboarding, and teamwork that propel your company far beyond where you have ever been before. You will also learn what regulations your business needs to adjust to and how you can take your customer loyalty to the next level.

  • Day 8: Disembark at 8 AM in Honolulu and enjoy a typical Hawaiian breakfast before returning back to your business ready to implement the powerful lessons you've learned on board.

Do you want more information about our next sailing? Contact us and we will get back with you within 24 hours by email.

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Healthcare Leadership at Sea


Healthcare Leadership at Sea


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What You'll Learn

Healthcare organizations are under assault from all sides. For your company to thrive into the future, it is essential to develop your current leadership team and create a succession plan that will guide your company.  Additionally, to survive the increasing regulatory burdens and payment pressures, it is imperative to stay current on home health regulations. Our cruise will help you in each of these areas through a focused series of classes that will allow you to go back and transform your agency.

Pre-Conference

Receive a company wide staff Vital Signs survey and personal consultation ($4000 value) that will identify your organization's strengths and weaknesses.

The first night we are on board, we will take some time to find your north star - the central purpose that you and your company revolve around. Additionally, when you arrive on board, you will receive a copy of national bestseller The 4 Disciplines of Execution, which will be the foundation for many of the topics we discuss throughout the seminar.

Day 1

In the morning we will break out into concurrent sessions to maximize the value for everybody who comes. We have two fantastic topics for these breakouts.

Breakout 1: Creating a Sustainable Succession Plan

Many agencies are reaching the point where it is time for one generation of leaders to pass the baton to a new generation. Creating a sustainable succession plan should be an integral part of everything that you do, starting with hiring and promoting your front line managers. This course will help you to identify, train, and keep the people you want leading your company for the next generation.

Breakout 2: Leadership at All Levels

This class is designed to train leaders throughout your organization in the fundamental principles of leadership. You will learn how to create loyal customers both inside and outside your organization. Additionally, you will discover how to use the power of trust and how you can develop emotional intelligence to create extraordinary relationships with your colleagues, supervisors, and staff.

Plenary Session 1: The Foundations of Leadership

  • Create a compelling vision that will transform and propel your company to new heights.

  • Learn how to use the 4 Disciplines of Execution to unleash the power of leadership in your company

  • Master positive accountability and how to effectively hold people and teams accountable

  • Learn how to empower and motivate teams and individuals

Day 2

Plenary Session 2: The Imperatives of Leadership

  • Learn how you can use Wildly Important Goals to guide your company towards sustainable results

  • Plan and build scoreboards that will help you hold your team accountable and point them towards an incredibly successful shared future

  • Discover and demonstrate how to successfully delegate responsibilities to others in a way that will empower them and enable you to free up your time to drive the company forward.

Breakout Session 3: Creating Loyal Customers

Too often people talk about creating satisfied customers. In this day and age, satisfied customers aren't enough. Your company will live or die based on how loyal your customers are. One of the most important things that any business can do is create loyal customers. In this session, you will learn the 2 things that customers want and gain powerful insights into how you can make them truly loyal.

Breakout Session 4: Staying Compliant in a Changing Healthcare World

The regulatory world is constantly changing and it is imperative that you stay current on the changes that CMS is making and how those changes will impact you. This session will go through the 2016 regulations for home health and hospice so that you will be able to adapt and adjust 

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OUR JOURNEY*

*Sample itinerary only. VisionBound offers itineraries to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Hawaii, and the South Pacific.

The Ship

We have selected a beautiful ship for our adventure.  Inside cabins are reasonably priced, though you can splurge on luxurious suites for your accommodations.

The cruise line is selected for its combination of quality and route, ensuring that you get an incredible experience.

The Itinerary

Our cruise itinerary offers us two full sea days for our workshops, one at the beginning and one towards the end.  In between we will visit beautiful Mexico, Honduras, and Belize.  

  • Day 1: Spend your day in New Orleans and visit the National World War II Museum or visit antebellum plantations in the surrounding area before arriving on the ship at 4 PM.

  • Day 2: Spent at sea. While you are learning about succession planning and leadership, your family can relax on board by spending some time by the pool, taking in a day at the spa, or

  • Day 3: We will be in Cozumel for 9 hours and you can spend this time touring the Mayan ruins at Tulum, swimming with the dolphins, or relaxing on Cozumel's famous beaches.

  • Day 4: Spend your time in Belize exploring the jungles, rafting down the Sibun River, or exploring the Mayan ruins at Altun Ha and Lamanai.

  • Day 5: Take some time to relax in Roatan, Honduas with a day golfing on the shores of the Caribbean. Alternatively, you could spend your time sunning on the beach or exploring the magnificent oceans around Roatan on a snorkel or scuba tour.

  • Day 6: Enjoy your last day in Mexico by taking an ATV or Jeep safari through the jungles and beaches of Costa Maya.

  • Day 7: We will spend our workshop time aboard the ship by focusing on tactical skills that will take your business to the next level. You will learn how to create Wildly Important Goals that are backed by a culture of accountability, scoreboarding, and teamwork that propel your company far beyond where you have ever been before. You will also learn what regulations your business needs to adjust to and how you can take your customer loyalty to the next level.

  • Day 8: Disembark at 8 AM in New Orleans and enjoy a typical New Orleans breakfast at the world-famous Cafe du Monde before exploring the French Quarter and returning back to your business ready to implement the powerful lessons you've learned on board.

Do you want more information about our next sailing? Contact us and we will get back with you within 24 hours by email.

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Educational Leadership at Sea


Educational Leadership at Sea


 

Join leadership expert Kevin R. Miller and education experts Johanna Mayra and Nathan Cureton in this exciting adventure.  We are bringing aboard fifty top teachers and administrators from around the country to learn how to transform classroom and school cultures through the power of leadership.  Learn how to increase your personal influence as educators during our two sea days. You will learn from Kevin how to apply the 4 Imperatives of Leadership in the classroom and in the school and gain practical leadership skills and tools. Ultimately, great educators are great leaders: learn how to unleash the power of personal leadership to further your influence and power.   

Professional Education Units/CEUs will be awarded and the workshop and cruise costs can be tax-deductible.

Space is limited to fifty teachers: sign up now to included on this cruise!


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What You'll Learn

The world of education is fast-moving and fast-growing.  Educators today face new challenges every single day, whether in the classroom or the boardroom.  On this cruise we intend to bring aboard a wide variety of experienced educators from around the country or even the world.  We will share best-practices on how to teach and lead.  Depending on the mix of participants, we may have both teachers and administrators and thus will have concurrent sessions or “tracks”….one for administrators and one for teachers, plus sessions with everyone together.

Note:  This cruise is best when you bring an intact team of educators from one district or region or charter/public school system so we can target directly to your unique needs.  However, we also can invite single advisors along and the exact mix of content will depend on the makeup of the participants.

PRE-CONFERENCE

Optional:  Receive a organization-wide staff Vital Signs survey and personal consultation ($4000 value) that will identify your organization's strengths and weaknesses.  This is good for an intact or larger group from within one district or school.

Optional but Recommended:  One month prior we can set up our Strength-based Educator 360 Leadership Profile.  This confidential and anonymous instrument allows your direct reports, peers and others to rate you in a series of questions aligned to eight categories of leadership success.  We will provide you the results in a private, eyes-only report, along with a self-guided interpretive workbook for you to use in creating your own personal ILDP (Individual Leadership Development Plan).  We can provide one-on-one coaching on board and after the cruise.  “Vision is the breakfast of champions, Feedback is the lunch of champions and Self-correction is the dinner of champions” (Stephen R. Covey). Let’s give you a feast and a plan!  To see a sample of the report, click here.

The first night we are on board, we will take some time to find your north star - the central purpose that you and your school revolve around. Additionally, when you arrive on board, you will receive a copy of national bestseller The 4 Disciplines of Execution, which will be the foundation for many of the topics we discuss throughout the seminar.

Curriculum:

In the two days, we will organize into concurrent tracked sessions to maximize the value for everybody who comes, depending of if you are a teacher or an administrator.  Sample content can include:

DAY 1

Morning:  Everyone together (administrators and teachers)

Customers Only Want Two Things: Winning Loyalty in a Competitive World

Start by experiencing the full workshop that we have successfully taught all around the world.  Customers only want two things:  solve my problem and leave me feeling great about the experience.   Some educators today just don’t “get it”…they don’t grasp that you are in customer service as much as any business.  Parents today have many choices for educating their children: private school, charter school, public school, home schooling and even on-line school.   Your students are a key to your success because they support school programs and activities, study harder, bully less and simply do better across the board.  Loyal parents support school activities and bond issues, trust you with their children and give you more instructional time by interfering less.  In this session you will receive our renowned deck of Hot Tip Cards and many other tools, including a copy of Kevin’s new book.

Administrator Track:

DAY 1

Morning: The Power and Skills of Strategic Level Leadership:  We will learn the difference between strategic, operational and tactical leadership in education and how you can best “stay in your lane,” providing clear vision and strategy, yet also know how to do the right amount of LBWA: Leadership by Wandering Around.  We will discuss the four imperatives of leadership, and how to build trust as an administrator/senior leader.  You will receive some great ideas and tools on how to think strategically, ahead of Day Two’s deeper dive into strategic thinking.

  • Learn how you can use Wildly Important Goals to guide your school or district towards sustainable results

  • Plan and build scoreboards that will help you hold your educators accountable and point them towards an incredibly successful shared future

  • Discover and demonstrate how to successfully delegate responsibilities to others in a way that will empower them and enable you to free up your time to drive the team forward.

Afternoon: Leading Change:  As an administrator, you must become adept at inspiring and leading your school, district or teams through change.  Here we will learn how to lead change, based on John Kotter’s book, “Leading Change” and other tools.  Identify the eight things that derail change initiatives and how to overcome them. 

 

DAY 2

Morning:  Creating a Sustainable Succession Plan. (Two hours)

Many companies are reaching the point where it is time for one generation of leaders to pass the baton to a new generation. Creating a sustainable succession plan should be an integral part of everything that you do, starting with hiring and promoting your next generation of leaders. This course will help you to identify, train, and keep the people you want leading your school for the next generation.

Morning/Afternoon: Strategic Thinking and Planning Deep-Dive

Here we will learn practical nuts-and-bolts ways of thinking strategically and creating or revising your strategic plan.  This will be highly customized around your school’s situation and current needs.

  • Create a compelling vision that will transform and propel your team to new heights.

  • Draft out, discuss and revise your current strategic plan.

  • Develop WIG’s (Wildly Important Goals) to help drive the strategy into execution.

  • Master positive accountability and how to effectively hold people and teams accountable

Note:  you will have other times on the ship to continue to discuss and work on your strategic plan.

Optional:  The Imperatives of Leadership

  • Learn the four imperatives of leadership and how to unleash these in your life professionally and personally. 

  • Learn how to lead inspiring meetings.

  • Plan and build scoreboards that will help you hold your team accountable and point them towards an incredibly successful shared future

  • Discover and demonstrate how to successfully delegate responsibilities to others in a way that will empower them and enable you to free up your time to drive the team forward.

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OUR JOURNEY*

*Sample itinerary only. VisionBound offers itineraries to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Hawaii, and the South Pacific.

The Ship

We have selected an incredible cruise line and beautiful ship for our adventure. The cruise line is known for its service and the ship delivers all the modern conveniences you expect onboard, including specialty restaurants, entertainment, and shows.

The Itinerary

Our cruise itinerary offers us two full sea days for our workshops, In between our time in class, we will have plenty of time to relax on the ship and spend some time in beautiful Alaska.  

  • Day 1: Spend some time in Seattle at the eXperience Music Project and the iconic Space Needle in Seattle Center to get a great feel for what the city is all about. Take a trip up Capitol Hill and enjoy some of the unique shops that give Seattle a feel all of its own before arriving onboard at 4 PM.

  • Day 2: We will spend our day at sea learning about the 4 Imperatives of Leadership and how you can apply them in your classes and schools.

  • Day 3: Explore some of the most unique scenery on Earth in the Juneau area by taking in a canopy or helicopter tour of this unique temperate rain forest. Explore glaciers up close or enjoy a feast of fresh caught salmon.

  • Day 4: One of the most unique places in the world, Glacier Bay is home to more calving glaciers than anywhere else. Spend the day watching this magnificent landscape from the comfort of the Westerdam's decks or relaxing in one of the ship's restaurants or in the onboard spa.

  • Day 5: Take the opportunity to explore the incredibly diverse wildlife in Sitka by taking a salmon fishing trip or a nature tour where you can see bears, otters, and other wildlife that are difficult to find anywhere else. You can also spend some time exploring Sitka and discover the history of this former capital of Russian Alaska.

  • Day 6: Take a tour of the rugged Alaskan backcountry when we port in Ketchikan. Use a zodiac, Jeep, or floatplane to see this beautiful part of the world and the wildlife that live therein. When you return to the ship, administrators will spend the afternoon on board in a facilitated networking session where you will build relationships with other school administrators. This will help you discover best practices in other districts that you can bring back and implement in your schools. Additionally, you will have time for one-on-one sessions with Kevin or Lonnie to discover how you can best guide your schools into an extraordinarily bright future. Educators will spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying all the entertainment options the ship has to offer.

  • Day 7: Spend the morning learning about how you can use leadership to transform your classroom and your school and how you can influence everybody who you come in contact with for the better. As the ship docks in Victoria in the afternoon, explore this unique Canadian capital on foot and see the history and culture of this unique area. Alternatively, book an Orca watching tour to get up close and personal with these stunning mammals.

  • Day 8: Return to Seattle and disembark at 8 AM. Use your time in the morning to visit the Pikes Place Fish Market, the central hub for fishing in the United States. This is where fish from Alaska and across the Pacific is brought to shore, cleaned, and sold to restaurants across the United States.

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Financial Leadership at Sea


Financial Leadership at Sea


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What You'll Learn

The world of financial planning is fast-moving and fast-growing, with many advisors and plans.  To be successful, you need to above all win the loyalty of your current clients to win their support and referrals.  You also need to be adept at sales and presentation skills.  Additionally, to survive increasing regulatory burdens and competition, it is imperative to stay current on worldwide regulations and cutting-edge leadership techniques. Our cruise will help you in each of these areas through a focused series of classes that will allow you to go back and transform your company.

Note:  This cruise is best when you bring an intact team of financial advisors from one company so we can target directly to your unique needs.  However, we also can invite single advisors along and the exact mix of content will depend on the makeup of the participants.

Pre-Conference

Optional:  Receive a companywide staff Vital Signs survey and personal consultation ($4000 value) that will identify your organization's strengths and weaknesses.  This is good for an intact or larger group from within one company.

Optional but Recommended:  One month prior we can set up our Strength-based Leader 360 Leadership Profile.  This confidential and anonymous instrument allows your direct reports, peers and others to rate you in a series of questions aligned to eight categories of leadership success.  We will provide you the results in a private, eyes-only report, along with a self-guided interpretive workbook for you to use in creating your own personal ILDP (Individual Leadership Development Plan).  We can provide one-on-one coaching on board and after the cruise.  “Vision is the breakfast of champions, Feedback is the lunch of champions and Self-correction is the dinner of champions” (Stephen R. Covey). Let’s give you a feast and a plan!  To see a sample of the report, click here.

The first night we are on board, we will take some time to find your north star - the central purpose that you and your company revolve around. Additionally, when you arrive on board, you will receive a copy of national bestseller The 4 Disciplines of Execution, which will be the foundation for many of the topics we discuss throughout the seminar.

Day 1

In the morning we may break out into concurrent sessions to maximize the value for everybody who comes, depending on the number or the kind of financial planning you do. We have two fantastic topics for these breakouts.

Morning: The Art of Selling and Presenting

“People who buy power drills do not necessarily want a quarter-inch drill.  They want a quarter-inch hole.” (Clayton Christensen)  In this session we will help you dig into the real needs your customers have and how to use great sales skills, such as S.P.I.N selling, to diagnose and offer just the right financial solution to your clients.  You will also have time to network and share best-practice ideas.   We will also cover the eight power-skills of effective presentations.

Afternoon: Customers Only Want Two Things: Winning Loyalty in a Competitive World

Now you will experience the full workshop that we have successfully taught all around the world.  Customers only want two things:  solve my problem and leave me feeling great about the experience.  Your loyal clients are your best sources of referrals…the more loyal customers you have, the less “door knocking/cold-calling” you have to do!  In this session you will receive our renowned deck of Hot Tip Cards and many other tools, including a copy of Kevin’s new book.

Day 2

We suggest using this day to build your financial team and learn how to lead and motivate others. 

Morning: The Foundations of Leadership

  • Create a compelling vision that will transform and propel your team to new heights.

  • Learn how to use the 4 Disciplines of Execution to identify goals, lead measures and create scoreboards for your sales people and teams

  • Master positive accountability and how to effectively hold people and teams accountable.

Learn how to empower and motivate teams and individuals

Afternoon: The Imperatives of Leadership

  • Learn the four imperatives of leadership and how to unleash these in your life professionally and personally. 

  • Learn how to lead inspiring meetings.

  • Plan and build scoreboards that will help you hold your team accountable and point them towards an incredibly successful shared future

  • Discover and demonstrate how to successfully delegate responsibilities to others in a way that will empower them and enable you to free up your time to drive the company forward.

 Other optional topics:

 Creating a Sustainable Succession Plan

Many companies are reaching the point where it is time for one generation of leaders to pass the baton to a new generation. Creating a sustainable succession plan should be an integral part of everything that you do, starting with hiring and promoting your front-line managers. This course will help you to identify, train, and keep the people you want leading your company for the next generation.

Leadership at All Levels

This class is designed to train leaders throughout your organization in the fundamental principles of leadership. You will learn how to create loyal customers both inside and outside your organization. Additionally, you will discover how to use the power of trust and how you can develop emotional intelligence to create extraordinary relationships with your colleagues, supervisors, and staff.

Staying Compliant in a Changing World

The regulatory world is constantly changing, and it is imperative that you stay current on the changes that governments worldwide are making and how those changes will impact you. This session will go through some current regulations for businesses so that you will be able to adapt and adjust.  If we do this program it will likely need to be led by your internal experts. 

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OUR JOURNEY*

*Sample itinerary only. VisionBound offers itineraries to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Hawaii, and the South Pacific.

The Ship

We have selected a beautiful ship for our adventure.  Inside cabins are reasonably priced, though you can splurge on luxurious suites for your accommodations.

The cruise line is selected for its combination of quality and route, ensuring that you get an incredible experience.

The Itinerary

Our cruise itinerary offers us two full sea days for our workshops, one at the beginning and one towards the end. In between we will visit beautiful Russia, Finland, and Estonia.  

  • Day 1: Spend your day in Stockholm and visit renowned the Vasa, a 16th century galleon. Explore Gamla Stan before arriving on the ship at 4 PM.

  • Day 2: Spent at sea. While you are learning about succession planning and leadership, your family can relax on board by spending some time by the pool or taking in a day at the spa.

  • Day 3: We will be in Helsinki for 9 hours and you can spend this time exploring Scandinavian citadels or bustling markets selling unique foods and goods.

  • Day 4: Spend your time in St Petersburg by exploring the riches of the czars and seeing some of the world’s greatest art.

  • Day 5: Take some time to explore the old town of Talinn and try their unique foods. Learn about the empire that was headquartered here before the rise of Peter the Great.

  • Day 6: Enjoy your day in Riga by exploring the countryside or finding out about the latest and greatest the country has to offer in the Silicon Valley of the Baltic.

  • Day 7: We will spend our workshop time aboard the ship by focusing on tactical skills that will take your business to the next level. You will learn how to create Wildly Important Goals that are backed by a culture of accountability, scoreboarding, and teamwork that propel your company far beyond where you have ever been before. You will also learn what regulations your business needs to adjust to and how you can take your customer loyalty to the next level.

  • Day 8: Disembark at 8 AM in Stockholm and enjoy a typical Swedish breakfast before returning back to your business ready to implement the powerful lessons you've learned on board.

Do you want more information about our next sailing? Contact us and we will get back with you within 24 hours by email.

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Real Estate Leadership at Sea


Real Estate Leadership at Sea


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What You'll Learn

Sales are the life-blood of your success in real estate sales, be it residential or commercial.  Becoming a great agent or broker is a career-long process because the needs of your customers constantly evolve.  In this powerful week you will learn some great sales and marketing skills and network with other successful agents and brokers to learn the ins and outs of success in real estate!

Pre-Conference

Optional: Receive a companywide staff Vital Signs survey and personal consultation ($4000 value) that will identify your organization's strengths and weaknesses.

The first night we are on board, we will take some time to find your north star - the central purpose that you and your company revolve around.  You will also receive a copy of one of the latest sales books and our Success in Real Estate Workbook.

Day 1

In the morning we will break out into concurrent sessions to maximize the value for everybody who comes. Here are some samples.  If there are enough participants, we may divide these into plenary sessions.

Morning: The Art of Selling Real Estate

“People who buy power drills do not necessarily want a quarter-inch drill.  They want a quarter-inch hole.” (Clayton Christensen)  In this session we will help you dig into the real needs your customers have and how to use great sales skills, such as S.P.I.N selling, to diagnose and offer just the right solution to your clients.  You will also have time to network and share best-practice ideas.

Afternoon: Customers Only Want Two Things: Winning Loyalty in a Competitive World

Now you will experience the full workshop that we have successfully taught all around the world.  Customers only want two things:  solve my problem and leave me feeling great about the experience.  Your loyal customers are your best sources of referrals…the more loyal customers you have, the less “door knocking/cold-calling” you have to do!  In this session you will receive our renowned deck of Hot Tip Cards and many other tools, including a copy of Kevin’s new book.

Day 2

We suggest using this day to build your brokerage team and learn how to lead and motivate a sales team. 

Morning: The Foundations of Leadership

  • Create a compelling vision that will transform and propel your team to new heights.

  • Learn how to use the 4 Disciplines of Execution to identify goals, lead measures and create scoreboards for your sales people and teams

  • Master positive accountability and how to effectively hold people and teams accountable.

Learn how to empower and motivate teams and individuals

Afternoon: The Imperatives of Leadership

  • Learn the four imperatives of leadership and how to unleash these in your life professionally and personally. 

  • Learn how to lead inspiring meetings.

  • Plan and build scoreboards that will help you hold your team accountable and point them towards an incredibly successful shared future

  • Discover and demonstrate how to successfully delegate responsibilities to others in a way that will empower them and enable you to free up your time to drive the company forward.

 Optional:  You have the option of also participating in our Strength-based Leader 360 Profile.  We will set this up a month ahead of the cruise and allow others to rate you in a series of questions that align to eight areas of being a successful leader.  The results are completely confidential and will be provided to you in a personal profile which we can then spend one-on-one time on the cruise or later on to help you develop yourself as an effective leader. 

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Our Journey*

*Sample itinerary only. VisionBound offers itineraries to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Hawaii, and the South Pacific.

The Ship

We have selected a beautiful ship for our adventure.  Inside cabins are reasonably priced, though you can splurge on luxurious suites for your accommodations.

The cruise line is selected for its combination of quality and route, ensuring that you get an incredible experience.

The Itinerary

Our cruise itinerary offers us two full sea days for our workshops, one at the beginning and one towards the end. In between we will visit beautiful Italy, Greece, and Croatia.  

  • Day 1: Spend your day in Shanghai and visit the historic Bund as you take in the sights and sounds of the old city.

  • Day 2: Spent at sea. While you are learning about succession planning and leadership, your family can relax on board by spending some time by the pool or taking in a day at the spa.

  • Day 3: We will be in Kyoto today. In the city of a thousand shrines, see breathtaking views from Kiyomizu or explore the bamboo forest of Arashiyama.

  • Day 4: Go to Osaka’s famous Nambu neighborhood and try unique and interesting cuisine that is only available in this part of Japan. See Osaka Castle, the symbol of the city and try your hand at pachinko or visit one of the city’s famed sword makers.

  • Day 5: On this day in Kobe, travel south to the famed Himeji Castle, one of the treasures of Japan. Try the city’s world-famous dish, Kobe beef.

  • Day 6: Enjoy your day in Tokyo by exploring the futuristic electronics district of Akihabara, or spend a few hours at the ancient shrine of Senso-ji in the city’s Asaksa neighborhood. Take a day trip to the Mount Fuji area to try unique dishes and get a close up view of one of the world’s most famous mountains.

  • Day 7: We will spend our workshop time aboard the ship by focusing on tactical skills that will take your business to the next level. You will learn how to create Wildly Important Goals that are backed by a culture of accountability, scoreboarding, and teamwork that propel your company far beyond where you have ever been before. You will also learn what regulations your business needs to adjust to and how you can take your customer loyalty to the next level.

  • Day 8: Disembark at 8 AM in Shanghai and take a leisurely stroll through the Pudong district to explore this futuristic city before catching your flight home.

Do you want more information about our next sailing? Contact us and we will get back with you within 24 hours by email.

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Custom Cruises for Teams and Companies


Custom Cruises for Teams and Companies


Sun, Sea, Sand, Schooling. What better way to reward your whole team for a job well done than to take them on a cruise? With VisionBound at Sea, we can custom design a cruise for your team drawing from the entire VisionBound course catalog, focusing on what matters most for your team. We can customize the itinerary and time in class to make it a rewarding experience for your employees and for your company. This can be a once in a lifetime opportunity your employees will not just remember forever, but that will pay extraordinary dividends and send ripples of improvement across your organization. We can accommodate teams of anywhere from 30-60 on any number of cruise lines and locations, from Europe to the Caribbean to South America to Asia. Contact us using the field below and we can get the ball rolling today!

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