Increasing Shareholder value
Much has been written about how shared cultural values have a positive impact on the bottom line, yet many organizations continue to fail due to the 'tyranny of or.' Organizations aspire to instill cultural values that drive innovation OR maintain the ever-vigilant values focused on operational efficiencies, fail to integrate the two successfully. The inability to recognize the 'tea leaves' of change places an organization in a constant state of reacting to market conditions versus leading and driving market evolution.
Leveraging local knowledge and supplementing global strategic direction, while challenging at times, were great learning opportunities, helping me to develop into a better leader. Leading complex projects, with culturally diverse teams, are very rewarding, but it’s not always easy. In retrospect, I recognize my share of missteps; missing the signals or pushing too hard, only to prolong the inevitable 'no.' The essential learning is understanding when to bend to the local market needs, building upon existing assets and leading the team to a shared vision while creating cost and process efficiencies and increasing shareholder value through, net sales growth, and overall business performance.