Everyday that you are in business you’re making countless decisions that affect your business…your team…your product and your bottom line. Some of these decisions are easy, almost automatic in the way in which you deal with them. However some aspects of business bring bigger questions to light, these are the kinds of questions that can make or break a business. So how do you ‘make of good decision’?
Andrew Hatcher, mentor at The Judge Business School, will be joining us at Drive - Cambridge in November to share his knowledge and insight of the key decision process. Andrew has 20 years experience identifying, developing and managing new and innovation projects, working with both corporate and startup businesses.
Whilst at Reuters he created a management system to uncover, unleash and manage innovation, this system worked internationally, throughout the business. Today we know that as the MAPP coaching system that is used by hundreds of companies looking to create effective and implementable plans that help them to develop and grow. That, by anybody’s standards is a key (think massive) decision. Being able to recognise when these opportunities (or threats) present themselves is a key business skill. Making a ‘good decision’ is another - having the vision, the forethought and the aptitude to explore and investigate in a timely and organized manner can bring about significant improvements to any business. Whether that business is well established or in its infancy, delivering strategic, key-decision making is critical.
The complete journey
This process of making a good decision isn’t going to happen overnight, it requires a huge amount of thought, insight, preparation, application and vision to see the bigger picture and take the business forward into new areas. Andrew’s career at Reuters culminated in a role as CEO of an Internet trading corporate spin-out business which he took through the initial stages of venture capital funding and on to a trade sale. So he’s been there and done it…all of it, end to end, inside-out…and now he’s going to share what he’s learnt with the group.
Andrew’s personal corporate history includes journalism, software development, project management, marketing and strategic sales, he draws on a wealth of experience in all aspects of business management gained through working internationally, predominantly in the US and UK. He has worked with a large range of companies including a wide range of SME’s, larger corporations including Eversheds, Statoil and Yell. He has also worked with not-for-profits, including Relate and Working Knowledge.
And now he’s here, at Drive – Cambridge sharing what he’s learnt with the group, helping you to make good key-decisions about your business. Join us and you'll learn...
- How to avoid procrastination
- Business listening - acting on best advice and following your gut instinct
- Ways to expand your business horizons/applications