BT4L WORK is for you if

  1. You need to achieve a challenging business goal
  2. You need to change the way your business operates
  3. You need to upgrade the culture of your organization
  4. Your organization needs to deliver more with less
  5. You want to upgrade your leadership game at work

BT4L WORK is for leaders in existing organizations. If you are starting – or want to start – a new business, please see BT4L LIFE.

I’d recommend learning the ‘Breakthrough Thinking for Leaders’ system if you need to rapidly focus your group to achieve extraordinary results. It’s for leaders willing to trust their gut and try something that has a different feel to the million cookie-cutter leadership and management methodologies that are out there.

David Schenkein, SVP, Genentech

getting clear on what’s next

the problem
Vision: it has little to do with slogans or rally cries and everything to do with identifying precisely how you want your business to be. The purpose of crystallizing a vision is to ignite will – starting with you. Unless you are fired-up about the future of your business, no one else will be. And unless you can answer every difficult question that comes your way with clarity and genuine conviction, you will fail to attract the willing followers you need to make that future a reality.

the solution
The BT4L WORK version of DECIDE maps out the future of your business. By the end of the program you will be in possession of three crystal clear ‘pictures of success’ – short-, medium- and long-term destinations for your business that you know are right and that you are excited about heading towards. You will also possess a clarity of thinking and level of commitment that makes Step 2 (designing your 90-day breakthrough plan) incredibly easy to do.

For maximum results, it is highly recommended that you complete BT4L LIFE Step 1 – DECIDE before beginning this program.

program content

  • Why whole-brained thinking is the key to success (and how to do it)
  • How you were taught to make decisions (and why it doesn’t work)
  • Stepping back: getting clear on your business and its purpose
  • Identifying and honoring the business’s ‘aliveness equation’
  • The blueprint for your business: creating a survival-thrival timeline
  • Getting clear on where you want to go: mapping the uncharted seas
  • Understanding that the goal is not the goal
  • How to correctly identify the top three breakthroughs for this year
  • Guaranteeing a fast start in the first 90 days
  • One Dynamic Business Plan, one breakthrough: ready for Step 2

step 1

  • 100% results-focused
  • 10 weekly coaching sessions
  • Weekly goal-related assignments
  • 1:1 format only
  • 60-90 minutes per week
  • Virtual via videoconference

planning for the unplannable

the problem
A project plan can only get you from A to B when the road ahead is predictable. But how do you get from ‘here’ to ‘there’ when it’s not? What do you do when the future you’re creating is beyond possible? How do you plan when the road ahead is lined with obstacles and straight lines don’t exist? And how do you prepare your people for what is to come so they get and stay in-synch and communicate at the speed of life?

the solution
Taking the map you created in Step 1, you will learn to create a breakthrough plan capable of making your 90-day beyond possible destination a reality. Whether you’re a team of one or an army of 10,000, your breakthrough plan will make it clear to all what is required. The optional extra of giving your team access to a powerful issue-busting technique gives them a powerful process (and a useful shorthand) for getting things done in Step 3.

program content

  • Why project plans and excel spreadsheets are the enemy of breakthrough thinking
  • How to create a whole-brained strategy document
  • Populating your document to design your plan
  • Issue-busting – introduction
  • Identifying the issues that stand in your way
  • Using issues to carve out a route
  • Gauging the size of the leap that’s ahead

step 2

  • 100% results-focused
  • 5 weekly coaching sessions
  • Weekly goal-related assignments
  • 1:1 format only
  • 60-90 minutes per week
  • Virtual via videoconference

delivering an 'other side of possible' result

the problem
Pursuing goals that push the limits of what we know we can do make us feel alive – but those goals have to have meaning. Once you’re clear on the right type and size of goal, it’s appropriate to shudder when the time comes to commit. Deep down, you know that agreeing to tackle challenges without training yourself to make them happen is a recipe for failure.

the solution
The word training conjures up theoretical downloads taught in sterile classrooms with little relevance for day-to-day reality. In contrast, the BT4L system treats you like the fighter pilot you are. Sitting in the cockpit with your instructor riding shotgun, the learning happens in real time, 1-2 hours per week. Working exclusively on the issues and challenges in your world, in DELIVER you will quickly build the skills you need to make your breakthrough goals a reality.

program content

  • Committing to your breakthrough result
  • The power of the captain’s log
  • Getting from ‘here’ to ‘there’: issue-busting in action
  • Communicating for results
  • Declaring breakdowns & changing the game
  • Managing meetings to make things happen
  • Making relationships work
  • How to stay in control
  • Level 2 leadership: leading others
  • Creating self-managed teams
  • Managing milestones

step 3

  • 100% results-focused
  • 14 weekly coaching sessions
  • Weekly goal-related assignments
  • 1:1 format only
  • 60-90 minutes per week
  • Virtual via videoconference

Want to know more about the BT4L system? Download the pdf here.