Every Boss No Matter Their Vocation Is In The Business Of People


Better Boss Workshops

from the author of The Entrepreneur's Apprentice


“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

-George Bernard Shaw


“Once we are prepared to accept our limits, we are ready to go behind them."

- Albert Einsein


Six, Two Hour Leadership Workshops 

A Copy Of The Entrepreneurs Apprentice

$385.00 Plus Taxes 


Week 1

The Importance Of Insight And
The Power Of Influence 
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Leading Versus Managing

In our opening workshop, we will explore critical core values, and guiding principles common to highly effective leaders. We will discuss why influencing outcomes rather than providing constant direction, significantly changes the working relationship between a boss and his or her employees. In the intensely competitive world of free enterprise, the goal of every leader should be to optimise the talent pool that surrounds them. Each workshop in the Better Boss series builds upon the previous one, and everyone in the room is encouraged to participate fully. 


Week 2

Core Values And Guiding Principles


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This workshop is broken into three parts. In the first we explore the core values and guiding principles of a highly successful brand. In the second we repeat the same exercise only this time as it applies to creating the kind of internal culture that capitalized on synergy, low employee turnover and high morale. We end with a discussion of the kind of leadership necessary to achieve both objectives.

Week 3

Introduction To Quadrant Leadership

Our Greatest Resource

This workshop explores the Quadrant Leadership Model, a results driven employee development and brand building tool for leaders from every walk of life in virtually any business environment. In the Entrepreneurs Apprentice I introduce you to several concepts, prinicples and strategies, unique to Quadrant Leadership, that when applied effectively, create extrordianry brand identity for your business.  This workshop focuses on the first two quadrants and how we can use enriched employee development to change the playing field that all of our competitors must play by if they hope to hold on to their market share.  

Week 4

The Brand Builders

Leadership And Synergy

This week we continue our exploration of the Quadrant Leadership Model with emphasis on the third and fourth quadrants. We will talk about the philosophy that Quadrant Leadership is built upon, why it works so well and why your employees perceive you as a far better boss and a much more effective leader. A good portion of the workshop is dedicated to the 'art of coaching' and how effective coaching strategies can be used to optimize employee potential. 

Week 5

Meetings Versus Power Briefings


Reacitve Management Versus Proactive Leadership

In the Entrepreneurs Apprentice,  we look at the reverse side of Pareto's Law that suggest that 80 percent of the things that have the potential to take up our time will add very little to improving our business. One of the things at the top of the list is meetings. In my opinion, the majority of them are a complete waste of time. In this workshop, we will explore an outstanding alternative to meetings  called Power Briefings. It uses concise dialogue focused on what really matters.

Week 6

Next Steps


The Path We Choose

The last five weeks have been all about understanding how the relationships we forge in business have a direct impact on the kinds of results we will achieve. While it is easy to see how something can benefits us, the question will always be, are we ready to make the changes necessary to succeed. In the end it is up each and everyone of us to decide what kind of leader we want to be. The one thing I know for sure is the way people view is directly related to the way we conduct ourselves.  While our family and our friend might be prepared to forgive us for our short comings, in business we have a job to do but we can not do it alone. The results we achieve and perhaps more importantly, the way we feel about the way they were achieved has everything to do with the choices we make as a leader. 

'A Boss Who Must Hold On To Control And A Well Run Business That Is Fully Under Control, Are Rarely In The Same Location'


-Don Darvill


Don's Servces

Business Workshops

Interactive Workshops For Managers And Entrepreneurs Looking To Become The Kind Of Boss That Everybody Wants To Work For. 

Coaching For Bosses

Personal Support And Development For Corporate Managers And Private Entrepreneurs Looking To Build A Much Stronger Company. 

In House Training

In House Custom Workshops And Seminars Designed To Meet The Developmental Objectives Of A Specific Company Or Business. 

Guest Speaker

Presentations For Large And Small Audiences With A Wide Range Of Topics Geared Towards Building A Far Better Business. 

Darvill Consulting

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