Blue often sounds warning bells about business pitfalls in America and abroad. In his recent book title he takes on not the workers, but the CEOs of companies. He explains that executives shouldn’t blame the low man on the totem pole and advises cutting out the dead weight where it begins: starting at the top.
With his acerbic wit, he minces no words in teaching CEOs how to rid their companies of what he calls the “$10 million toxic liabilities.”
As an accomplished CEO and a world traveler, Steve also uses anecdotes of his travels and his family life to explain to the head of every company what is right and what is wrong with their employees. His is a proven formula for success, and CEOs gain immediate action items they can implement in their own organizations.
“I’ve never been accused of ‘beating around the bush’,” stated 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 20 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 is considered an expert in high stakes negotiations and 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.
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