Monthly Archives July 2016

#1 Real Estate Company Sustains Growth with Shared Vision

Putting the right people in the right seat #1 Real Estate Company Sustains Growth with Shared Vision When a company requires so many different kinds of people, how can they be sure they have the right mix for company success? Pat Riley, President and COO of the Allen Tate Company, the number one real estate company in the Carolinas, says he had always been the anti-testing personality type. He was skeptical of what he considered pre-conceived notions of corporate assessments. But as the Allen Tate Company grew, Riley realized the leadership of the company had to be able to work
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A Second Time Around for Success

A Second Time Around for Success Chip brings clarity and meritocracy to the decision making process. Business Challenge After a bout with cancer four and half years ago, Joel Anderson saw his recovery as a second chance to blow out all the previous benchmarks of success, and he was determined to make it happen. So after Chip’s assessment testing for his current position as President and CEO of the IWLA, Joel knew he had found the right business coach. “My goal is to be better at my job, and to be more valuable to my Board of Directors. It’s very
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Making Hay Out of Peanuts

Stan Jones has accomplished the rare feat of building a successful business model on storing and shipping peanuts. He’s well known in the business for his success and growth throughout the Great Recession despite a location in rural Alabama that originally was a significant obstacle to growth. In 1977, after graduating from Auburn University, Jones went to work with Coca-Cola. From there he moved into manufacturing. As a Jack-of-all-trades and an inveterate entrepreneur, he’s never been content to rest when it comes to business. In 1980, with $5,000 saved up, he approached his grandfather, a developer, about investing in a corrugated box manufacturing company that was close to bankruptcy, and together, they turned it around and sold it 10 years later. To date, he’s bought into or started five or six companies.
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$600 Mil Haskell Drives Operational Performance

Designing Performance $600 million design, build, and engineering firm drives operational performance with servant-leader culture and talent development Business Challenge Founded in 1965, Haskell is a leading integrated design-build firm in the industrial, commercial, government, and civil infrastructure markets. With revenues in excess of $600 million, Haskell opens doors to progress and productivity around the globe. Haskell’s innovation, growth, and high performance are built on an old-fashioned foundation: Service as the path to leadership. David Thaeler, SVP of Human Resources at Haskell, says that although the company has always done a good job of recruiting and training executives in the
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Kenco Group Develops Profit-Driving Talent

Designing Performance Leading 3PL cultivates world-class performance through leadership development Business Challenge Founded in 1950, Kenco is one of the world’s largest family-owned and privately held third party logistics providers. With over 100 facilities and approximately 5,000 employees, the organization has evolved from a single warehouse in Chattanooga Tennessee to an organization whose core competencies include logistics, transportation management, and materials handling. Scott Mayfield, Kenco President, credits the organization’s success to their evolution from a physical assets industry to a knowledge industry. “We don’t sell tangible products, we sell the services and knowledge our employees provide,” says Mayfield. “In other
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$1.5 Billion Genco Prepares for High-Growth Future

Supplying for the Future Multi-billion dollar third party logistics company plans for a high growth future through talent development, succession planning, and executive coaching Business Challenge In 1972, Herb Shear purchased a small warehouse business. Over the following four decades he built it into a multi-billion dollar Global Top 25 third party logistics provider. Today, GENCO serves a diverse range of customers including many Fortune 500 companies and is recognized as a world leader in product lifecycle and reverse logistics solutions, with Herb Shear still at the helm. “Our company’s always been a growth company,” says Herb Shear. “So we’re
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