For some of us, our training and development programs have become casualties of Covid-19. However, post-Covid, it is vitally important that we develop strategies for a rapid rebuild of our lives, both business and personal. We must come out of the pandemic stronger and more competitive. To do that it will be necessary to bring our teams together in such a way as to build a unique culture, with everyone working as one, to move past adversity and prepare for explosive growth in 2021.
As many of us are coming to learn, that can be somewhat difficult in a virtual environment. We will have to be creative to get our employees engaged and to feel like they are part of a vibrant and caring organizations while adhering to safety protocols which may not allow us to meet regularly in person. But our mission from a people perspective is clear; to inspire our people to be the best, the brightest, most informed, and best educated people in their industry. How do we accomplish this? Top motivational speaker Rocky Romanella has developed an idea that can be a part of a powerful strategy to help overcome many of the challenges inherent in this new environment:
The virtual book club.
Social interactions have a positive impact on employee engagement. Organizations with higher levels of employee engagement see results in many areas, such as:
• lower costs,
• improved performance and efficiency,
• lower staff turnover and absenteeism,
• and fewer safety incidents
• improved employee involvement
The virtual book club can help accomplish these goals.
“Reading a new book in the privacy of your own home is often a great way to relax and promote self-education,” Romanella stated. “In a virtual book club setting, with the right books, you can promote learning and development in a fun, conversational, and educational way. And sometimes you just want to discuss what you have read with another person—or two—to bring those ideas off the page and into the world. A book club, even a virtual one, can create a sense of community.
“In your book club, your employees can learn new concepts and new ways of doing activities that they can apply in their workplace. We can develop a consistent set of book club discussion questions which will enable employees to apply the concepts on the job. Finally, we can build a book club that:
• builds camaraderie, comfort, and teamwork in the group of employees who attend. It is a team-building activity that works as well as the ones in the traditional settings and can flourish during virtual times.
• employees learn the same concepts as, by reading the same book, they share the same language, and they hear the same ideas. It makes the application and adoption of the ideas and concepts more easily and seamlessly into the workplace.
• The book club gives employees the opportunity to step up and practice leadership roles such as leading a group discussion or presenting to provide an overview of a chapter.
• You can help your organization become a learning organization in which people continuously grow and develop.
“I am offering my time to help anyone who would like to start a business book club in their organization. My personal offer to get started: Select Tighten The Lug Nuts as your first book and I will offer my time to participate in your book club free of charge as a thank you for your purchase. I will facilitate the discussion about the book, a chapter, or a concept. I can also help recommend books for future reading, etc.”
For additional information, email rocky at rockyromanella@gmail or visit www.TightenTheLugNuts.com.
Rocky has built an entire library of cutting edge resources, available at his website, to help us start the Rapid Rebuild process. Those resources include:
VIRTUAL KEYNOTES – VIRTUAL TRAINING – SUPPORT FOR WEEKLY MEETINGS AND CALLS
Rocky has been doing virtual conferences and training sessions with a keen eye on POST COVID and the Rapid Rebuild of our businesses. He can build a program for any organization. Topics can include any or all of the 23 Leadership Competencies, concepts from the book, Tighten The Lug Nuts: The Principles Of Balanced Leadership, or any topic that might be appropriate.
TIGHTEN THE LUG NUTS – A Roadmap For The “Rapid Rebuild”
The book can help position an organization for hyper growth coming out of the pandemic, Rocky can take key concepts from the book to prepare leaders and their teams to hit the ground running as you rapidly rebuild your business. Tighten The Lug Nuts is loaded from cover to cover with practical information that can help leaders become more effective, more productive, and more successful. It is not just another “business leadership book.” The deceptively simple concepts, with powerful “How To Messages” can be utilized by anyone who holds a leadership position – parents, educators, and others. More information is available at http://www.tightenthelugnuts.com.
THE LIST – 23 LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Every item on the list will play a vital role during the Rapid Rebuild of our economy, our businesses and our lives. Any or all of them will be appropriate for virtual meetings, talks or presentations.
Over 108 podcasts that take a deep dive into Leadership topics. These can be searched by topic, show name or Leadership Competency.
The video library includes training videos, Balanced Leadership videos, Keynote Speaking videos, Tighten The Lug Nuts videos, interviews videos, Coach’s Corner videos and much more.
More on leadership skills, virtual keynotes, training sessions, virtual meetings and conferencing calls, training workshops, strategy sessions and general information on the relaunch of the economy is available at Romanella’s website at https://3sixtymanagementservices.com.
As a special incentive for those who are ready for a Rapid Rebuild, Rocky will be offering meeting calls at no charge for those who purchase 20 or more copies of his 5-star rated book on leadership, ‘Tighten The Lug Nuts’. Contact Rocky for details at email@example.com, and or 610-322-0720 to schedule your session.
‘Tighten The Lug Nuts – The Principles Of Balanced Leadership’ is unlike any business book you have ever read. If you read only one business book this year, this is the book you should read. In ‘Tighten the Lug Nuts’, Romanella uses his forty-plus years of experience at UPS, and his CEO and Director roles, to explore the ways a true leader can lead any organization and its people to new levels of success. More information on the book is available at http://www.TightenTheLugNuts.com.
With over 4 decades of “boots on the ground” leadership experience, Rocky Romanella is one of the best keynote motivational speakers in the country and internationally. He has spoken in large and small venues all over the US including cities such as Atlanta, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, NYC, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Houston, LA, Charlotte, and many others. Internationally, he has presented keynotes in Toronto, Mexico City, Milan, London, and Krakow. He is known for creating excitement through his energy, passion, and knowledge, while employing his talents and experience to motivate, inspire and entertain audiences, regardless of size.
Romanella has garnered praise for his ability to connect to a wide range of audiences with his storytelling ability and innate charisma. Richard Snowden, President of Raven House International said, “An engaging speaker and facilitator, Rocky leads business executives to break-through results through break-through thinking.” Conrad Swanson, Sr. VP Agency Development of Arpin Van Lines Inc. stated, “Rocky inspired many to look inward and improve the way they operate their businesses and lead their team members.”
A winner of the UPS Chairman’s Award for Excellence, Romanella has created a legacy of motivating teams to achieve their best. He pulls in audiences with real life stories from an illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years at one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. Rocky brings leadership expertise in supply chain, logistics and transportation, retail, sales and operational excellence strategy, telecommunications engineering/construction management and installation. Having led many company sales efforts, rapidly building brands, restructuring events, and developing a culture needed to integrate past acquisitions, he inspires audiences to create a unified company with one vision.
Rocky Romanella is available for keynote speaking engagements and media interviews. He can be contacted using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full information on 3SIXTY Management Services, more information on keynote speaking and ‘Tighten The Lug Nuts’ is available at the company website at https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com.
After an illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years focused on supply chain, logistics and transportation, retail, sales and operational excellence strategy at UPS – including The UPS Store franchise network and UPS Supply Chain Solutions – Rocky Romanella became the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Director for UniTek Global Services, a provider of engineering, construction management and installation services to companies specializing in the telecommunications field.
Rocky is currently the Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Executive Speaking, Leadership Development and Consulting Services. He also serves on the board of Goodman Networks, a leading provider of end-to- end network infrastructure, field and professional services to the wireless telecommunications and satellite television industries.
Rocky is an experienced CEO who led one of the largest rebranding initiatives in franchising history – The UPS Store, revolutionizing the $9 billion retail shipping and business services market.
While leading The UPS Store, the network increased retail unit, same-store sales by 5.8%, outpacing the National Retail Federation results of 4.6% during a recession.
Rocky steered UPS’s entry into the health care industry and created the mantra, “It’s a patient, not a package. ®”
He also led the integration of more than 20 acquisitions to improve financial performance, capabilities, and global network footprint.
Through his executive roles and leadership advisory services, Rocky delivers results by developing and implementing his Balanced Leadership Model across enterprise operations. This includes a laser focus on customer needs, employee empowerment and the demands of shareholders.
Rocky has the rare ability to see a clear vision of the changing business landscape, the passion to develop strategies, tactics, and metrics to drive desired results.