Speaker: Steven Olson
Business Luncheon - Details Matter - Knowing Your Numbers
Topic: Details Matter - Knowing your Numbers
Sponsor & Caterer: Berthoud United Methodist Church Ladies
Join us on Thursday, August 1st
at the Berthoud United Methodist Church at 820 9th Street to explore why
“Details Matter” and why “Knowing Your Numbers” is important to maximize success in your business.
Arrive around 11:30 for a bit of networking.
The luncheon begins at 11:45 and the presentation will begin around 12:20.
Author Stephen Covey would often use an exercise in which he placed rocks in a jar. The purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate that one must begin with the big picture items or risk getting lost in details and minutia. In the exercise he would begin by placing large rocks in a glass jar. He would then ask the audience if the jar was full. The audience would enthusiastically answer “yes”. Stephen would then dump a container of pebbles into the jar, filling the spaces between the large rock. Again he would ask if the jar was full. The audience was beginning to catch on and would give mixed responses. Then He would add sand and finally water and the audience would agree that the jar was full. The point of the exercise was to demonstrate that one must begin with the big picture items or risk getting lost in details and minutia. This example has relevance to the topic for the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce
Lunch and Learn - Details Matter - Knowing Your Numbers.
The ultimate measure of business is in dollars and cents. But just like the large rocks in Stephen Covey’s exercise, various size categories (rocks) are established to give meaning to the dollars flowing through the business.
Your Speaker: Steven Olson
His success as an advisor to business is built on a foundation of considerable leadership and management experience obtained while serving in the U.S. Navy. As a Naval Officer, he held a wide array of leadership positions in the health care delivery field. He gained extensive experience in budgeting, operations, system design, data base management, financial management and others.
Steven is a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is on the Board of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, and volunteers with Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross. He has taught a wide range of business and accounting subjects as an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix, the Monfort School of Business at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado Christian University and Front Range Community College in Northern Colorado. His University teaching experience enables him to continually bring added value to his business and financial consulting.
Speaker: Steven Olson