Great Game Roundtable

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Learn, share best practices and build your network while implementing a 30-year proven business system of success into your company. The Great Game Roundtable allows business owners and their key employees the opportunity to meet each month, learn the tools to build their companies, based on the successful Great Game of Business system, and provide an environment to share best practices and business growth ideas.

- Attend one of these two informational events to learn more about the Great Game Roundtable -

June 16  or   June 23
Lodge of Des Peres  |  7:30am – 9am
Complimentary but registration is required!
Register below, tell us which date you’ll be joining us
and receive a $5 Starbucks gift card at the event!
314.517.7017

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“The whole concept of The Great Game of Business is beautiful–consistency, alignment, and transparency, infused with core values and brought to life with powerful mechanisms. It is inspired and inspring.” - Good to Great author Jim Collins

Some of the monthly Roundtable topics will include:

  • Finding Your Critical Number and Drivers
  • Acting On Your Drivers To See Results
  • Hiring: The Right Way To Build Your Bench
  • From Good to Great: Building A Successful Sales Team
  • Building A Culture of Success
  • Best Practice Revenue Ideas

How The Roundtable Works

The roundtable group meets once a month, from 1pm-4:30pm.  The format is as follows:

1:00 Arrive and Networking

1:15 Introductions and guest speaker

2:00 Speaker questions and best practices exchanged

2:30 Great Game topic (business topic)

3:30 Group discussion, best practices discussed

4:30 adjourn

Great Game Testimonials

“In the short run, the “benefit” of implementing the Great Game is two‐fold – everyone understands the rationale behind decisions and everyone can share in the pain or joy of the company’s performance. The long range “benefit” is that employees are no longer at the mercy of the whims of a business owner and should have the ability to understand the economic objective of business.”
Jeff Evenson, Gingerbay Salon & Spa

“The Great Game of Business improves employee engagement & improves bottom line projects. It’s fun and takes the pressure off the owners.”
Amy O’Brien, Agape Construction

“The Great Game of Business changes lives and how things get done – it works – in life and at work.”
Debbie Schroeder, American Electric Power

“If anyone had doubts about the power of open-book management and the impact of The Great Game of Business has had on our company, they should just take a look at the results. We accomplished a turnaround while navigating the most difficult commodity markets in the history of the company.”
Michael Kiolbassa, Kiolbassa Provision Company, Inc.

“Practicing the Great Game is like flicking a big switch that suddenly illuminates the financial landscape of a business for your staff; the transparency enables you to build accountability up and down your organization, engage and empower your people and deliver better results to the bottom line.”
Ed Dorian, Dorian Drake International

“The Great Game of Business is how all businesses should be run.”
Steve Simmons, Amy’s Ice Creams

“If your team doesn’t understand the rules of business how can you expect them to be successful?”
Glen Thoroughman,

“Over the past three years we have increased our employee engagement, knowledge of the company and our revenue (over 51%) by practicing open-book management!”
John Martin, Caltex Protective Coatings

“The Great Game of Business keeps the team focused on the goals to win.”
Beth Walters, Sun Design

“Open-book is the best way to do business.”
Tim Hobbs, DataConnect Corp.

“I would recommend GGOB as a management practice because it’s the ONLY sensible way to run a business!”
Lynn Perenic, Argent Tape & Label

“Our printing division has proved it works – we will now tell it to our entire company. It will become of process and frame work to manage performance values /vision.”
Tom Woodward Woodward Communications, Inc.

“The Great Game of Business is the best management strategy – period.”
Clint Hohenstein, Jenner Sales Group

“The Great Game of Business opened my eyes to a new way of managing our company and to a higher plane of leadership. We have always been open-book, but The Game gave us a specific methodology and actual tools to do it better than ever before. We have grown revenues, increased profit margins. But, more importantly, we have transformed employees into entrepreneurs… who understand how we make money, obsess about our problems and drive measurable performance. I like to say that I have successfully “shared my light sleep patterns” with everyone else!”
Michael Dougherty, Kindermusik

“The core benefit from GGOB lies in the increase in trust between management and employees and how that greatly and positively impacts company culture.”
Kent Forsland, Designer Doors

“Implementing the Great Game of Business is a systemic way to teach everyone in your company how to you work together to win.”
Kirk Green, Ferrari Color

“The Great Game of Business leads organizations to point fingers at problems and issues, not people.”
Victor Aspengren, Prairie Capital Advisors

“We naturally expect every member of a football team (or any athletic team) to understand the rules and the objective of the game and to practice until they can execute their plays successfully to win; what makes business and its players (employees) any different?”
Alan Kent, Meadows Regional Medical Center

“The Great Game of Business is extremely helpful and an amazing way to increase engagement & profits!”
Lisa Whealon, GL Group, Inc.

“Having the single responsibility of running a business is the most stressful demand. The Great Game of Business takes that sole responsibility and gives you an opportunity to share responsibilities; that’s why it’s exciting for me. My one regret is that I didn’t embrace The Great Game of Business earlier.”
Tom Hornbuckle, Two Men and a Truck

Our Approach

Good to Great author Jim Collins says, “The whole concept of The Great Game of Business is beautiful –consistency, alignment, and transparency, infused with core values and brought to life with powerful mechanisms. It is inspired and inspiring.”

Our approach to running a company was developed to help close one of the biggest gaps in business: the gap between managers and employees. We call our open-book approach The Great Game of Business.

What lies at the heart of The Game is a very simple proposition: The best, most efficient, most profitable way to operate a business is to give everybody in the company a voice in saying how the company is run and a stake in the financial outcome, good or bad.

In some ways, we see “business” as incidental to what we do. Our real business is education. We teach people about business and give employees the knowledge and tools help them understand:

  • what winning means in business,
  • how to track, measure and improve performance and
  • how to share in a self-funding stake in the outcome… to win or lose as a team.
Our ultimate goal is to create a “business of business people”
who think, act and feel like owners.
Open-book management is one of the key components
of our approach, though it is only a portion of our overall process.