Again for the second year, the Equipment Service Association in conjunction with the 2019 Fluid Power Technology Conference & Expo will be hosting its Annual Spring Convention at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on May 13-15. The ESA is also celebrating its 60th anniversary at this year’s event.
This year’s ESA sponsored keynote speaker is Mark Thompson, Master Business Strategist. His keynote presentation at the 2019 Fluid Power Technology Conference will be, “The Five Pillars of Strategic Thinking.”
During his post-lunch keynote on Tuesday, Thompson, partner with Decision Processes International, will teach attendees how to stop wasting time on strategic planning and start planning strategically to achieve competitive advantage and results.
“A Wall Street Journal survey just listed strategic thinking as the # 1 skill that executives need to have. Further the survey revealed that only 3 out 10 executives are strategic thinkers. This results in the development of benign strategies and the lack of effective execution,” Thompson said.
Thompson will teach attendees how to move above strategic planning to generate new insights.
“The participants learn how to begin to think strategically. Through a series of examples, they will see how completely different companies applied strategic thinking,” he said. “This allows them to begin to think differently about their organizations than they ever had before and to achieve greatly improved financial performance.”
“Pause to validate your strategy prior to criticizing tactics and execution. Think strategically for the generation and application of insights on a continual basis to produce competitive advantage,” Thompson concluded. “Strategic Planning is the channeling of those insights into goals and objectives to execute the strategy. Unfortunately, companies spend their time day to day working on applying old insights.”
ESA Member Annual Convention events will include:
May 13th – Optional pre-conference workshop/tour, ESA board meeting and optional Lakefront Brewery tour
May 14th – Fluid Power Technology Conference & Expo and networking reception/dinner
May 15th – Fluid Power Technology Conference, ESA Annual Meeting, banquet and silent auction
To register, visit www.2esa.org/2019-Spring-Conference.
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