CEObuilder event: Making the shift from competing to winning

CEObuilder and Bank of American Fork invite you to join us on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 for a forum and presentation by Leo Hopf, author and strategic consultant. Hopf’s presentation will focus on set your business up to win. You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #ceobuilder or LinkedIn.

Most organizations are set up to compete.  They are good at many things, and each year they try to get a little bit better across the board.  They have diversified their products and services so they have many chances to connect with the marketplace.  They have numerous initiatives, each with high priority. 

A few organizations are designed to win.  They have defined and aligned behind one or two bets for excellence.  They prioritize and sequence their efforts to further strengthen where they are excellent, and they ruthlessly eliminate areas in which the competition is just as good as they are.

We will discuss how to make the shift from just competing to winning.

Hopf’s session will include discussion on the following:

• Where is your organization placing its bet to win?

• How is the world changing around you? How fast are you changing relative to the world around you?

• Which parts of your business model are set up to win in the world of three years from now? Which parts are better matched to the world as it was three years ago?

• Which parts of your business are on track and should focus on continuous improvement?

• Which parts of your business need to be renewed with a change of business model?

• What can you stop doing right now that will free up time and resources to invest where you are trying to build excellence?

• How are you defining “winning” in your organization? Will your current path deliver the win you want?

This forum will be held at Bank of American Fork, Riverton Branch Conference Room, 2691 West 12600 South, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19. Please RSVP by Monday, February 17 by contacting Heidi at or 801-642-3139.

About Leo Hopf

Leo Hopf is the author of “Rethink, Reinvent, Reposition:  12 Strategies to Renew Your Business and Boost Your Bottom Line” which was named the book of the month by the Institute for Management Studies.  He gives a dozen keynote speeches each year on strategy, decision making and business renewal.

He has led hundreds of strategy sessions with CEOs, leadership teams, and boards of directors.  He designed the decision making and strategic planning processes for five of the Fortune 100 largest companies.  He has facilitated sessions with dozens of CEOs on behalf of two different industry associations.  Mr. Hopf also works to build strategic bench strength in the next generation of leaders.

Hopf has worked in numerous business sectors: medical devices, health care, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking, insurance, real estate, food manufacture, retail groceries, office products distribution, high-tech materials, remote sensing, travel, upstream and downstream oil and gas, pulp and paper, chemicals, mining, engineering and construction, academic and professional medical societies and building products.  He has led major consulting engagements in Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Kuwait.

Each year he lectures on decision making at Stanford University in their graduate management science and engineering department.  He also teaches strategy and business renewal at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business where he is a fellow of executive education.  In addition, Hopf has lectured on strategy at the Copenhagen Business School.

Before founding Teamhopf, he was a managing director for Strategic Decisions Group, and served on their executive committee.  He is an angel investor and has advised and invested in dozens of startups.  He was formerly a member of the Band of Angels in Silicon Valley. He is on the board of directors for Listen Technologies.

Hopf earned an MBA with highest distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and has bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and in metallurgical engineering from the University of Minnesota.  He received the Walter Jacobs Prize for inspiring confidence and enthusiasm amongst his peers while at the Tuck School.

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