Mark Tomlinson is passionate about manufacturing and the key role it plays in the U.S. economy. Having spent his entire career in the field, he understands the vital role of manufacturing and what it takes to excel in the industry. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) provides manufacturing professionals with access to the knowledge, skills and resources they need to advance their careers and improve the profitability and growth potential of their companies. With the industry facing a severe skilled-worker shortage, one of the top goals of SME is to fill the talent pipeline with new manufacturing employees through the Education Foundation.
Jill Belconis, International Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization, shares insights on leadership for men and women. Young Presidents’ Organization provides life-changing opportunities for executives to grow and develop. One of the most effective ways to develop personal and professional leadership is to collaborate with other leaders who are experiencing similar challenges and problems. Leaders on the move can learn:
- How to face adversity and succeed
- How to grow organizations even in tough times
- Qualities that enable leaders to grow personally and develop their organizations
- How to build relationships with peers to advance their careers
In The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations, business professor and management consultant David Ulrich and psychologist Wendy Ulrich share how leaders can create meaning for themselves and value for employees, customers, investors and communities. Drawing from their unique backgrounds and disciplines, the Ulrichs demonstrate that meaning matters and that it is part of an effective and successful leadership agenda. Instead of focusing only on maximizing profit, they show how injecting meaning – answering the “why?” question – into business and leadership can:
- Increase a business’ value for customers, investors and employees
- Increase engagement and retention
- Increase productivity
- Increase customer focus
- Improve skills and competencies
- Increase an organization’s potential for growth
- Create abundant organizations that thrive
Keith Ferrazzi is the New York Times‘ #1 bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success–and Won’t Let You Fail. No one is a self-made success. Keith adapts methodologies of the most successful behavioral change programs to provide a do-it-yourself blueprint for creating relationships and a support structure that separate the great from the good. With a 9-step action plan for creating relationships that help you learn, change and achieve your goals, Keith gives you the tools to achieve your dreams. Whether seeking to advance your career, expand your business, or find a new job, these techniques will enable you to succeed. This is not another self-help book, but the first ‘let others help’ book!
Speaker and writer Steve Howard is the founder of a training and consulting firm, and his new book, Boomer Selling: Helping the Wealthiest Generation in History Own Your Premium Products and Services, is a practical resource to help organizations understand the motivations and buying habits of this unique generation. As the American economy recovers, it will be on the backs of Baby Boomers, and Howard explains why:
- Boomers are the engine that drives our economy
- Most companies are wasting money going after the wrong customers
- Customization is critical when selling to Boomers
- 80% of Boomers buy premium products.
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