Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part II

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Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part II

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Most entrepreneurship courses focus on how to start a business. Few focus on the next big entrepreneurial inflection point: how do you successfully grow an existing private business? This is the focus of this Course. It is based on the instructor's research and thirty years of real-world experience advising private growth companies. This Course will focus on the common “people” challenges private growth companies face as they grow. You will study stories of how six different private businesses faced their growth challenges. While strategic focus and operational excellence are necessary to build a great growth company, they are not sufficient. Growth requires the right kind of leadership, culture, and people. My research clearly showed that many entrepreneurs struggle with personal challenges presented to them by growth, as well as the challenge of hiring the right people and building the right management team that can play well... Most entrepreneurship courses focus on how to start a business. Few focus on the next big entrepreneurial inflection point: how do you successfully grow an existing private business? This is the focus of this Course. It is based on the instructor's research and thirty years of real-world experience advising private growth companies. This Course will focus on the common “people” challenges private growth companies face as they grow. You will study stories of how six different private businesses faced their growth challenges. While strategic focus and operational excellence are necessary to build a great growth company, they are not sufficient. Growth requires the right kind of leadership, culture, and people. My research clearly showed that many entrepreneurs struggle with personal challenges presented to them by growth, as well as the challenge of hiring the right people and building the right management team that can play well together. The research shows that every growth business faces common challenges. You can learn from others' experience—you do not have to "reinvent the wheel". The Course format is story based. Each case tells a compelling story. You will learn from Barbara Lynch, Ryan Dienst, Steve Ritter, Randy Bufford, John Gabbert, and Mike Cote. In addition, each week, we will discuss a different content theme. In Week 3, you will engage in a Workshop where you will be asked to apply the Growth System Assessment Tool. You will have the opportunity to create a Course Community of fellow students to learn from each other as the Course progresses. You will learn how entrepreneurs must grow, too; the “secret” of high performance; people-centric leadership; how to create high employee engagement; how to create an internal Growth System; and how to build a senior management team.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 3 months ago
There are simple common-sense sort of things in this course yet I believe it is still useful to watch it. Instructor is very energetic. You can try this course.
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5 years, 2 months ago
Second half of a 2=part course that gives entrepreneurs a case study approach on IF and HOW one should grow after the post start-up phase. This portion deals with the people issues of growing past the founder stage when one might need to dump the initial staff who aren't able to change with the scale of the company or adapt from being doers to managers. The professor is engaging, enthusiastic, and in both classes pushes an admirable "treat your customers well philosophy" It might seem dated but iis welcome in a world of box stores that throw customer service and worker well being under the bus just to create low prices with inferior products made with foreign slave-like labor. If only all business people had some "down home" ethics as this southern gentleman has the world would be a better place
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6 years, 2 months ago
I was a little disappointed about this course. I would say that the course is okay if you know noting about the subject, but if you know a little there is not much information to get. If you are very interested in the subject I will suggest you read " Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization" by Dave Logan, John King and Halee Fischer-Wright. Which gives a framework to think about the challenges. Something I think was missing from the course. The good point i can say about the course is that the professor was very enthusiastic, the slides was okay and the professor was very active on the forum. The down side was that the course was not prepared well for running online. In the video lecture the camera was mainly on the professor and not on the slides which made is problematic to watch them on double speed. The was no quizzes apart from the ones in the videos, but instead we was ask to post our answ... I was a little disappointed about this course. I would say that the course is okay if you know noting about the subject, but if you know a little there is not much information to get. If you are very interested in the subject I will suggest you read " Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization" by Dave Logan, John King and Halee Fischer-Wright. Which gives a framework to think about the challenges. Something I think was missing from the course. The good point i can say about the course is that the professor was very enthusiastic, the slides was okay and the professor was very active on the forum. The down side was that the course was not prepared well for running online. In the video lecture the camera was mainly on the professor and not on the slides which made is problematic to watch them on double speed. The was no quizzes apart from the ones in the videos, but instead we was ask to post our answers in the forum, robing us from instance feedback.
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