What is a Business Growth Group?

What is a Business Growth Group?

A CBMC Business Growth Group consists of four to six people involved in the marketplace (business, education or government) plus a facilitator, who meet every month to discuss and learn new strategies to solve important issues.

Business Growth Groups offer

  • Counsel - shared wisdom, giftedness and experience of likeminded people based on sound values and ethics.
  • Accountable - gaining the courage to follow through on tough decisions and issues as they arise.
  • Mutual Support - receiving and giving understanding, empathy and encouragement.
  • Confidentiality - gaining trust and confidence in one another that comes with honesty and transparency in a confidential environment.
  • Business Tools - resources, training and networking opportunities.
  • Gain Skills - to more effectively interact interpersonally in the marketplace.
  • Grow - personally, spiritually and professionally.

Each group to determine meeting times – breakfast, evening, weekend etc.

Duration of meeting usually 1.5 – 2 hours.

Structure

  1. Welcome and personal sharing time
  2. Report on accountability task conducted over the previous month
  3. Discussion of this month’s resource
  4. Setting of accountability task(s) for coming month
  5. CBMC provides the resources, mentoring and the system to establish and run Business Growth Groups in conjunction with churches, organisations, businesses, and groups of businesses.

Our current programs are Deep Leadership by Dr Nick Hawkes and Maximum Impact Club by John Maxwell.

Deep Leadership by Dr Nick Hawkes

About the Author

Deep Leadership is a book about how to lead at a profound level, a level that transforms organisations—and it is written by a leader.

Dr Nick Hawkes’ leadership career started when he was Head of School (senior prefect) in one of England’s oldest boarding schools. He went on to develop a leadership course for the Australian College of Theology, a national network of seventeen colleges. His practical experience was developed in both not-for-profit and commercial leadership positions—notably as a divisional state sales manager for a multi-national chemical company, where he led his team to record sales in a single year.

If asked about his most significant leadership experience, Dr Hawkes will cite a time when he started a youth group in the Western suburbs of Adelaide—an area where he was told it couldn’t be done. "It is projects like this," he says, "that are the true test of leadership. If you can attract a team of volunteers who don’t have to be with you, and motivate them to achieve a worthy goal—only then are you beginning to understand the craft of leadership."

Importantly, Dr Hawkes insists that growing the wellbeing of each member of a team is an essential and worthy leadership goal in itself.

This book presents the best of the latest research into leadership. It is practical and easy to read with flashes of humour.

Deep leadership is indispensable for anyone wanting to understand leadership in today’s world.

Previous Literary Awards

Nick Hawkes has:

• won the CALEB Award, (best novel) 2014

• won the American 2014 Selah Award (Bible Study class)

• been shortlisted for the CALEB unpublished manuscript award, 2016

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