Meet Dave Balter, Master of OGSM

When it comes to OGSMs, you could pretty much say Dave Balter (@DaveBalter)  is a machine. Get your mind out of the gutter! We’re talking about Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures—a killer way to manage your business for success.

And what better way to pick up some new tips and keep things spicy than to learn from the man himself? Dave’ll be bringing his mojo to and will be teaching a class on Leadership Fundamentals: Creating a Framework to Rally Your Troops. He answered a few questions for us giving a taste of what’s to come. Read on:

I.LY: You’re a 6x entrepreneur–what is one of the most important lessons you’ve learned about the birds and the bees of starting a company?

DB: There is absolutely no better feeling than building something out of nothing. That works for both companies and…well…ya know, the birds and bees type of stuff.   Kanoodling, as it were.  It just feels good.

I think the best lesson is that creating companies is all about continued progress.  You’re going to have ups and downs (not a sexual reference) and wins and losses, but if you keep focused on the end goal, you’ll make your way there.

I.LY: So, what’s the secret to a mind-blowing OGSM? Can you give us a hint? 

DB: Let’s start with the idea that life would be a whole lot more boring without OGSMs.  As a business tool, they can really inspire and motivate your team.  Often they aren’t perfect on the first try, but don’t get discouraged — over time, with more and more experience, you’ll get better and better at creating them.

I.LY: Can one achieve a killer OGSM alone, or is better accomplished through team effort? 

DB: You can create an OGSM on your own (and it may be pretty good) but the real success comes from generating OGSMs with your whole team.

I.LY: How many OGSMs have you taken part in delivering?

DB: Wouldn’t you like to know…


Join us!

Leadership Fundamentals: Creating a Framework to Rally Your Troops

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

6:00 – 7:30 pm

500 Harrison Ave, 3R

Boston, MA 02118

Sign up here!