Leadership Breakfast of Maryland

Doors Open at 7:00 AM
Session: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM. 
Feel free to stay and discuss the session until 9:30 AM.

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September 12, 2014 
[Please Note: Second Friday This Month]

All Good Things...

There will come a time when all of us will (or have already) shifted our role relative to the workforce in some way:

  • sell our businesses

  • close them

  • shift to another “career” (including some form of retirement).

    In this interactive session, we will consider the Final Frontier - its effect and the opportunities presented.

In the next fifteen years, the majority of boomer-built privately owned companies will change hands:

  • Top 10% + of boomer companies will have aggressive suitors and profit handsomely
  • Next 30% - 40% of their companies will require hard work to prepare for sale and they will receive less than they expected/planned/hope
  • The bottom 50% ± of these companies will be of little interest and the jobs, relationships, and equity built over decades will vanish.

The exit matters, for the owner, the employees, and the customers. The opportunity comes from the need for sustainability after the “hub of the wagon wheel” leaves.

Whether an owner or a doer, the how, when, conditions and manner in which we intend to make this shift and what the roadmap might look for us – and for those who follow our leadership is the legacy we leave behind or create going forward

Takeaways from the Session

  • The Final Frontier from different perspectives 

  • Weaving leadership with legacy

  • Some approaches from experience.

About Our Facilitator:

Michael G. Schutta, Ph.D.
Schutta Business 
Transformation Consultancy, LLC

Mike is an experienced, senior Business Transformation consulting professional. His skill set includes Change Management (Ph.D.- Counseling), Project Management (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma (MBB – Master Black Belt). He is also certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). 

He has engaged with both federal and commercial clients in creating solutions for organizations and businesses to achieve higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. 

He has worked in both the government and private sector including experience in defense, aerospace, financial and insurance services, environment, healthcare and manufacturing. He has a considerable experience in coaching and mentoring organizations at all levels from executive leadership, to middle management, to front line employees. 

Currently, he is an Associate Director at Herren Associates – a Washington DC-based management consulting firm. He is also the founder and Senior Principal for Schutta Business Transformation Consultancy, LLC. 

He started his career as a Marine Corps veteran (retired) and went on to consulting roles with Coopers and Lybrand, CSC, the George Group and most recently a senior principal at Accenture.  

Contact Information

Michael G. Schutta

Founder and Senior Principal

Schutta Business 
Transformation Consultancy, LLC. 

Mobile: 571-217-5867

eMail: MSchutta@outlook.com

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The Conference Center at the Offices of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy, and Ecker, P.A.

12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
(I270 & Montrose Road)
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Our Gracious Host/Sponsor: Shulman Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Resolutionary Thinking

Focusing on solutions. Thinking creatively and tenaciously about outcomes. About what’s in your best interests. Getting matters resolved, so you can get on with what matters to you. That’s resolutionary thinking. And that’s made Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., one of the largest, most respected law firms in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

In 1972, Shulman Rogers was founded on a commitment to client service. Today, the firm’s roster of highly skilled attorneys and other dedicated staff members are all guided by that same commitment. A client-first approach. A smart, efficient practice. A relentless focus on problem solving. And an underlying compassion—for our clients and our community. It all adds up to resolutionary thinking. The kind of thinking you can count on from the people of Shulman Rogers.