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Jim Huston's Lessons from the Recession & Preparing for Your 2014 Economic Future will take place in August.

| May 6, 2013

Jim Huston will be hosting a special three day brainstorming meeting  in Boston for green industry contractors where the theme(s) of the meeting are Lessons from the Recession & Preparing for Your 2014 Economic Future. Huston will be leading and facilitating discussions centering on how Green Industry companies have weathered the storms of reduced cash flow during the recent recession and how they are preparing for their economic future in 2014.

The meetings begin on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 1 and end Aug 3. You can bring up to three others from your company to participate for one price of $995 ($695 for GBC members). Companies who have used Huston's on-site consulting services qualify for the $300 GBC discount.

 

 

Potential Agenda Topics:

During summer and fall BSM events – weather permitting, site visits take precedence. We plan to visit as many job sites and companies as possible. The discussion format takes precedence during winter BSMs unless site visits are possible. Attendees input will help the group decide upon the final topics.

1. Client communication

2. Company structure and stages of growth

3. Compensation

4. The Economy

5. Economic forecast for 2014

6. Employee incentives & bonus systems

7. Employee training programs

8. Evaluating a business

9. Exit strategies

10. Green Industry job descriptions

11. Immigration

12. Industry Benchmarking

13. Marketing

14. Strategic thinking & planning

15. Winter work

16. Books:

a. Good to Great, Jim Collins

b. The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker

c. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, Patrick M. Lencioni

d. Who: The A Method for Hiring, Geoff Smart & Randy Street

Contact Tiffany Huston to register. For information regarding reservations and lodging, call the hotel directly at 508-480-0015. Tell them you are in the J.R. Huston Consulting group to receive the special rate of $109 per night for a Run of House room. Reservation cut-off date is July 3.
 

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