In his presentation Blue addresses why his super-CEO style has effectively transformed sleepy little businesses into global goliaths. “Many American companies are slowly trudging along, with a sense of entitlement and complacence. They are satisfied with ‘business as usual,’ and rarely make thorough investigations into decreased productivity, latent R&D, underperforming salespeople, or an outdated factory. The bleak reality of this situation is that many CEOs and company heads cannot detect the severity of these problems until it is far too late; they are deciding whether or not to pay their electric bill, or trying to find the least painful route for bankruptcy declaration,”
He will also address his company’s secrets to fast track success and share with the audience practical, real-world ways to identify obstacles and overcome them.
“I’ve never been accused of ‘beating around the bush’,” added Blue. “The audience will find this talk not only informative, but actionable.”
About Steven L. Blue
Steven L. Blue is a CEO, author, and keynote speaker who has over 19 years experience in markets all over the world. In that time he has formed very successful international ventures and transformed businesses with no international presence into global powerhouses. In one case, he increased a company’s international sales from 0 to 24% of total sales.
Steve spent seven years in a turnaround where the organization had to make choices between paying employees or the utility bill. That is where he developed his skills in strict operational control and cash management. While he was there the company returned to profitability and along the way he transformed the worst performing division to the best in less than 2 years.
Steve is considered an expert in high stakes negotiations. He once negotiated a seemingly impossible union agreement resulting in deep wage cuts and the right to outsource…all without taking a strike. That is why the Harvard Business School invited him to give a lecture on it—not to the students, but to the professors.
Steve started his career as a factory supervisor and quickly became known as the “go to” problem solving guy. He would routinely fix under-performing departments, which is where he gained a deep knowledge of most functional areas of a company. And in every assignment he substantially increased productivity and reduced cost. He has worked in industries as diverse as publishing and industrial automation.
In 32 years in management, the last 15 as a P&L executive, Steve has solved problems you can’t imagine. And he has never failed to deliver double digit gains in anything he’s touched. That is why he is completely confident when he says you don’t have a problem he hasn’t already seen. In fact, you don’t have a problem he hasn’t already solved. And you don’t have a business that can’t triple its profits.
About 7 Rivers Alliance
The 7 Rivers Alliance is headquartered in the Upper Mississippi River Valley in La Crosse, WI. The organization is a regional leadership group that boosts economic growth by fostering collaboration in western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, and northeast Iowa. They are persistent and consistent advocates for keeping communication open and developing regional networks in the area through regional meetings and networking events. The organization brings together public and private resources to forge entrepreneurial growth and serves as a clearinghouse of vital information to enhance quality of life in the region.
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