keynote strategy May 22, 2023

When I arrived to speak to Morton Bay business leaders at the Sandstone Point Hotel on Friday, every table had a sign placed by my host, the Caboolture Chamber.

The sign read: "A Strategic Mindset is essential in today's business world where disruption is constant."

The idea of a strategic mindset is an idea worth spreading.

It was an honour to speak to the Caboolture Chamber. They certainly know how to organize a fun event and create a fantastic learning environment – so much laughter and learning over the hour.

Even though the Caboolture Chamber is still relatively new in the Chamber of Commerce realm, they are already filled with enthusiastic and dedicated community leaders, such as Morton Bay Councillor Adam Hain, Paul Garcia, Chamber Relationship Manager from Business Chamber Queensland, and Yvonne Rinaldi, Principal of Caboolture Montessori School, as well as dozens of business owners and managers, like Marissa Austin, Operations Manager from ETC Ltd. I was truly impressed by the Caboolture Chamber membership roll so far!

The thirst for learning about strategy in the room was palpable, with the attending businesses receiving their own copy of The Strategy Book to learn from and write down their ideas. The networking opportunities before, during, and after the event were also excellent. I witnessed attendees making new connections and supporting each other in creating more value for their businesses.

In addition to the Strategic Mindset, we learned about Megatrends and the Barbell Approach to strategy. We also discussed how to take care of our brains – to remain strategic rather than gradually becoming demented in old age!

A huge thanks to the inspiring Naomi Spence and her entire team for putting together such a great event. You guys nailed it. Thanks also to Bobby Semple from Feel Good Photos for documenting the event.


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