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Profile Bill Wagner

Professional Speaker, EOS Certified, PI Partner, Author

Bill Wagner

“I help Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders better understand accountability and execution so they can get more out of life.”

Travels From: Los Angeles, California. Willing to travel domestic and international.

Bill Wagner

About Bill Wagner

Bill has built and sold three businesses over his 25 year career and is also the author of “The Entrepreneur Next Door.” In this work, more than 1700 successful entrepreneurs were interviewed and surveyed to look at the relationship between personality and success. Additionally, with more than 1,000 presentations, workshops, and seminars under his belt, Bill understands how to turn leadership teams into high-performance teams. His audiences include entrepreneurs, executives and managers and are often times members of organizations such as Vistage, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), International Franchise Association (IFA) and other CEO peer to peer groups.

As one of the first 100 EOS Implementers taught by Gino Wickman himself to now a teacher and master, Bill Wagner makes what some call a complex system simple; it can be best described as elegant simplicity.

When it comes to understanding entrepreneurs and their challenges he not only gets it but has a way of helping others gain or regain their own traction. He rocks the boat and tells the truth, helping clients become their own organizational therapist.

Keynotes

Topics: HR Management, Leadership, Coaching

MASTERING THE GAP: AN EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW

There’s a reason employees don’t think about the company the same way that business leaders do. If they did, they’d be their competition—not employees. That’s why it is critical for top-level executives to deeply understand what motivates people to work hard on their behalf, and contribute significantly to the organization’s overall growth.

In this fast-paced, introspective and interactive workshop, Vistage members will learn how to map a position’s behavioral requirements to an applicant’s or incumbent’s skill sets to ensure the right hires and the best people are in the right roles. The greater the gap between what’s required and what currently exists, the more energy required to do the job. This gap must be masterfully managed, to drive the most valuable asset of any business: the people.

In doing so, attendees will better understand how to:
• Hire and promote to achieve higher client/customer satisfaction rates that lead to more lucrative, long-term contracts
• Better manage workflows to maximize productivity
• Foster an HR environment that promotes creativity and innovation to stay competitive while reducing conflicts and incompetence that erodes market share

Every bad hire or promotion costs a company literally thousands of dollars. It also impacts morale and forces talent to flee, both of which impacts’ productivity and reputations. Done too often, it could cost you the company. The typical job interview process doesn’t increase the odds of a good hire as much as you might think. Learn from Bill Wagner’s research and proven models what does.

Value to Members
Utilizing a proven behavioral assessment system, you will evaluate your executive team to not just identify with whom there are issues but, more importantly, why those issues exist. Then Bill Wagner will help you drill down to what is causing those behaviors and how to go about effectively changing them. By the time our session ends, you will have an objective appraisal of your team and an understanding of how to get them onboard and direction. Be braced for a developmental wake-up call.

ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS, OR IS YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING YOU?

Every organization has issues. It’s how you address them that defines both your leadership and the legacy of your organization. A sure sign your current practices aren’t working? Dealing with the same issues again and again.
• Do you lack control over your time, the market or your company?
• Do people fail to embrace or follow through on strategic plans or daily operations?
• Are growth and profits slowing, or non-existent?
• Have past efforts fallen short of projections and expectations?

Bill Wagner feels your frustration. He’s been in your shoes, and for the past several years he’s helped countless chief executives regain control, rediscover joy in their jobs, and realize greater value in their organizations using a model known as the Entrepreneur Operating System®, or simply, EOS®.

In this value-packed workshop, attendees are introduced to the fundamentals of EOS through interactive exercises that help them think differently about their business. The EOS models and concepts reviewed help leaders clarify, simplify, and achieve a shared vision with their leadership teams. These simple, yet practical tools have been proven in more than 5,000 entrepreneurial organizations.

Value to Members
Members will:
• Review the Six Key Components™ of a truly great organization
• Learn a powerful tool to clarify and achieve your vision
• Work with two simple tools that will get the right people in the right seats
• Build the right company scorecard to deliver an absolute pulse on your business
• Master practical tools that successful entrepreneurs use to get more done

You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to create alignment and to synchronize all the pieces of your business to produce the results you want. And see your business in a whole new light.

INTERVIEWING AND SELECTING WINNING TALENT

Getting the right people on the right seats of the Bus … There is not a single factor that has greater impact on the success of your organization than the people you choose. Research conducted by Jim Collins for his best-seller Good To GREAT concluded that the great companies put the right people before strategy.

When you have the right people in place, the issue of motivating them and driving them to produce results largely goes away. If you don’t have the right people, the best strategy in the world won’t save you.

The goal of this program is to provide participants with practical, easy-to-use tools to help then assess candidates more objectively. The focus is on behavior-based interviewing, which has been shown to be three to five times more effective than the traditional interview.

Value to Member
This program will not only meet today’s need of careful and well crafted employee selection but will provide models that will improve promotions, teamwork and employee development.

Participants will learn how to:
Determine critical behaviors and interview questions for a specific job
Use past behavior as a predictor of future performance
Conduct legally defensible interviews

Link reference checks to critical job behaviors
Get beyond the canned responses of the well-coached candidate

Each participate will leave with a well crafted job description which will include ad copy, job description, interview and reference questions

Testimonials

"Bill has an amazing ability to disarm type-A executives. He helped me and my colleagues learn how to use our natural strengths to become better leaders, better spouses, better parents and better people! I learned how to use my strengths to deliver better service and develop a more profitable company." - Kim Ellis Senior Consultant Of Michael Seid And Associates, LLC

"Bill helped our members to anticipate company growth issues and look realistically at the future of their businesses. More importantly, you created an understanding of how their own behaviors and actions affect their personal growth potential." - Robert S. Morgan President Council Of Growing Companies

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