Magazine article Business Credit

Credit Congress 2002 -- the Magic of Working Together

Magazine article Business Credit

Credit Congress 2002 -- the Magic of Working Together

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This year's convention theme, The Magic of Working Together, embodies the spirit needed for all of us to succeed. Whether that includes working as a member of your corporate team, working side-by-side with your sales team, or as a member of the NACM organizational team, our success depends on our ability to work with others, as part of a team. Working dynamics....the collective power of a group, outshines individual performance every time. Leadership, another fundamental ingredient essential to our personal and professional success, will also be highlighted during this year's program, along with a host of other skills and abilities. Make plans now to attend and learn how to make the magic work for yourself and your organization!

General Session Keynote Presentation: The Magic of Working Together

Sheldon Bowles, coauthor of the book, High Five!, will set this year's theme in motion at the Tuesday morning Opening General Session with his keynote presentation. His presentation will help you to discover how to develop "Holy Grail" goals that inspire, challenge and create exciting energy... energy that empowers a team. You will also learn how individual skill can create team skills that transcend, survive, and enhance an organization, even after an individual is gone. Mr. Bowles will also teach you how the three R's -- repeated reward and recognition -- of a High Five Team, can keep your team scoring.

A High Five Team: The instant hands touch during a high-five, energy is received from each other. "You can't high five all by yourself. It takes a team of at least two, and both have to do it to make it happen." The Keys to High Five Team Performance:

P urpose and Values

E mpowerment

R elationships and Communications

F lexibility

O ptimal Performance

R ecognition and Appreciation

M orale

About the Book: High Five!

High Five! combines the spellbinding charm of a timeless parable with cutting-edge information about why teams are important and what individuals and organizations can do to build successful ones. Through the story, High Five! identifies the four key ingredients of winning teams, the value and power of teamwork, and the important lesson that "None of Us is as Smart as All of Us."

About the Speaker/Author

Sheldon Bowles is a successful entrepreneur, New York Times and Business Week best-selling author, and noted speaker. He began his career as a newspaper reporter, became vice president of Royal Canadian Securities, and then president and CEO of Domo Gas. With partner Senator Douglas Everett, he built that company into one of Canada's largest retail gasoline chains. At a time when competitors were going self-serve, Domo swept to success featuring "Jump to the Pump" service with Gung Ho employees. After leaving Domo, Sheldon, with three partners, turned a small manufacturing plant into a multimillion-dollar business. Sheldon now shares his hard-won knowledge of what works and what doesn't with audiences around the world and in his books, Raving Fans, Gung Ho!, Big Bucks! and High Five!, all co-authored with Ken Blanchard.

NACM extends its thanks to Dun & Bradstreet for its support of the business credit profession and the Annual Credit Congress through its sponsorship of Mr. Sheldon Bowles' keynote presentation. Please stop by the D&B booth in the Exhibit Hall immediately following the General Session to chat with Mr. …

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