Join the YPH for a Professional Development Breakfast featuring speaker Russ Seagle, owner of Seagle Management Consulting at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, Terrace Room 319.
Happy people don't leave happy places. In survey after survey over the last forty years, employees have said more control over their job - not more money - is the key to keeping them motivated, engaged, and happy enough to stay. But here's the problem: Over those forty years, management style hasn't really changed all that much. Employees today are smart, creative, and savvy. And they want the ability to call an audible every now and then.
The key to letting them do that successfully is to teach them to understand the way you keep score in your business. Chances are they know just what to do and how to do it. But do they know why? Do they understand how your business makes money? Do they fully grasp how their daily performance affects your bottom line?
Russ Seagle will share how he practiced Open Book Management in his business before he even knew there was a name for the concept. He'll also share how he's helped other companies over the years learn how to keep score. You'll learn a few simple principles that will help you pull your team together, make better decisions, move faster, and overtake your competition.
Russ Seagle Biography:
Russ Seagle is a consultant to small and mid-sized companies. His experience includes corporate management positions. After selling his chain of retail packaging and shipping stores in 1998, he spent 11 years as director of the Small Business Center at Southwestern Community College.
As a member of the National Speakers Association, Russ speaks 50-60 times a year to audiences of all sizes on a variety of small business topics.
In addition to his consulting and speaking, he is also Manager of Client Development with Sequoyah Fund, Inc., a small business lender based in Cherokee, NC.
Seagle Management Consulting currently works with small businesses across the southeastern U.S. to improve human performance for better bottom line results.
He will soon be launching the Small Business Technical Assistance Academy. This business will provide training, certification, and ongoing assistance to economic development organizations, educational institutions, municipalities, lenders, non-profits, and other U.S. and Canadian organizations providing small business assistance.