I’m inspired by what innovative c-suite, presidents, and owners of distribution companies stand for. Three “stands” that clearly stand out include:
Often pleased, but never (fully) satisfied
Each seems to be obsessed with continuous improvement. For themselves. Their employees. And, their business. They know that they have achieved great things while at the helm of the business, but know that there is more – much more to be done.
In the words of Jeb Bell, president at Equipment Controls Company:
On the brink of greatness.
Each looks to the future with bright eyes and knows that the great challenges of our time represent great opportunities. They are not just hopeful of the future but take ownership of that future and are committed to do do what’s needed – to lead their organizations to a robust, prosperous, and exciting future. Success is inevitable in their mind.
In the words of Andrew Berlin, Chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging:
Anything is possible
And because they envision that future, change is never fast enough. They acknowledge the tension between the past and the future while working tirelessly to obliterate the status quo – that gravitational pull all organizations have resisting change.
In the words of Brenda Colgan, president at Waldo Brothers:
“Don’t be the past, redefine the future.”
Do It Together
I think it’s for these three reasons, the most progressive and innovative c-suite, presidents, and owners of distribution companies will be attending the September 15-16 UnleashWD Innovation Summit for distributors with members of their leadership team. Inherently, these leaders understand:
We must move from DIY to DIT (Do It Together)
I think you’ll agree.
In the spirit of DIT – which by definition requires a team, here are four reasons why c-suite, presidents, and owners are attending UnleashWD September 15 – 16 with their team members:
- T – Tomorrow
- E – Endless Opportunities
- A – Alignment
- M – Momentum
T stands for Tomorrow
While the business must be managed for today, it must be led for tomorrow. UnleashWD is unique in that over the two days the focus is not on the tweaks needed for incremental improvements today – but it catalyzes you and your team, to peer, together, into the future and define what your business must become tomorrow.
E stands for Endless Opportunities
When you look at the word today, the opportunities are endless. Exponential technologies, as an example, are putting awesome capabilities into the hands of businesses of all size. Technologies, which just a few years ago were only available to those with the deepest of pockets. UnleashWD unleashes the view of what’s possible as you and your team begin to immerse yourselves in the endless possibilities available to those who look at the business, market, and customers with a new lens.
A stands for Alignment
Great things happen when like minded individuals laser lock on an envisioned future. Together. UnleashWD, unlike any other event allows you to escape the tyranny of the urgent with leaders within your business and focus on innovating for the future as one and in complete alignment.
M stands for Momentum
You have dreamt of the future. You’ve envisioned it. But like all the other c-suite, presidents, and owners that attend UnleashWD, you’d like to shift into a higher gear. When you’re surrounded for two amazing days at UnleashWD, by other leaders within distribution – from other lines of trade whose path you had not crossed until now – you and your team are infused with a real energy to build serious momentum for everything that you dream.
Join Us September 15 – 16, 2015 In Chicago
We have an amazing two days planned for our 4th annual UnleashWD Innovation Summit. The only innovation summit for distributors.
Bring your TEAM: