A highly sought keynote speaker, trainer and Forbes Contributor, Romanella is founder and principal of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC. He has over 40 years of leadership at Fortune 100’s.
WILMINGTON, NC, June 21, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Taking on a new leadership role is a major decision, as there are a number of considerations. These might include embracing fresh or alternative responsibilities, pondering the financial ramifications, contemplating one’s career path, and delving into the realm of emotions – the list goes on and on. Yet none holds greater significance than the shift in mindset needed to embrace this new leadership position. This frequently demands that we perceive familiar elements from an entirely new perspective – but how do we actually accomplish that?
Top motivational speaker and bestselling author Rocky Romanella addressed this subject in a recent newsletter article. In that piece, he wrote in part:
Accepting your role is an important topic, not only when you are accepting a new position or additional responsibilities, but also an important one when changes are happening in your current position or inside the organization.
I believe there are 4 keys to this acceptance.
1. Accept Your Leadership role and all that comes with it
2. Set clear boundaries for all to follow
3. Communicate effectively with everyone you lead
4. Take action to get the results you want and need
Let’s discuss the actions steps you will need to understand, embrace and accept on your acceptance journey to success.
1. You are the leader – the role model. The reality and this new reality must be reflected in your attitude, your approach, and most importantly, through your behaviors. Everything you do speaks to Who you are, What you stand for and What you will not compromise. This is especially critical during an organizational change.
A) You are The Brand Ambassador
B) You get things done through others
C) You confer with your partners from other departments and functions
D) You become familiar with organizational policies, procedures, and regulations to protect your people, your company and your family
E) You become a learning machine and Lead by example. You avoid passing the buck and when it doubt, do the work to find the answer
2. Brand Ambassador. You welcome all new people. Sit with all new management and review with them the values, the mission, and goals of the organization. You understanding the changes the organization is trying to make. You set the tone.
A) Without a road map and a clear understanding of the “rules of the road”, it can be harder for employees to get to know where they need to go and where we need them to go.
B) Understanding what you and the company expect from them and what they can expect from you is paramount to their success, the company’s success and ultimately your success. Be clear on the:
1) Policies and Procedures
2) Behaviors and Actions
3. The Art of Communication is the language of Leadership.
A) Inform people of the things they need to do and need to know to do their jobs
B) Instruct on what and how
C) Learn what employees, customer and other departments need
D) Clarify expectations, roles, and responsibilities along with time frames
E) Coach the people in your care to help them learn, improve and grow
F) Motivate your team to higher levels of performance satisfaction
G) Receive and understand input, feedback, questions, and concerns
H) Correct performance and behavior problems
I) Commend and reinforce ” A Job Well Done”
4. Act. Begin Somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
A) Analyze the issues and or situation and collect and consider all available facts
B) Consult with others. Collect information from everyone and at all levels affected.
C) Tailor a strategy. Develop a written plan, a well-thought-out plan with timelines, specific activities and roles and responsibilities.
D) Implement the plan and initiate the actions you have identified. Coordinate and oversee the plans going forward.
E) Observe what happens and closely monitor activities and outcomes. Request progress reports on a timely basis.
F) Navigate your way through necessary adjustments. Address obstacles and seize opportunities that surface
The full article is available at Romanella’s website at https://3SixtyManagementServices.com.
Rocky offers a number of resources on his website that offer powerful ideas for leaders at any level – business managers, educators or small group leaders:
Rocky is an official member of the Forbes Business and contributor on many different topics: https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/forbes-business-council/.
Rocky has announced a number of new podcasts for The Leadership Library Podcast. The pilot episode was released December 2nd, 2021. New shows are posted every Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
All of us are leaders in some way – parents, educators, athletes, special interest groups large and small, sales teams – the list is endless. Regardless of the role we play, Romanella’s concepts, developed under the heading of Balanced Leadership, can be applied to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and results.
Morning coffee is one of the joys of life for many of us. When you add your Cup of Joe to your visit to the Leadership Library podcast, your morning coffee will add an educational, entertaining dose of leadership octane to your day. Past show topics include:
Broad Based Leadership
Leaving a Legacy
Performance of a Successful Team
Are You A Job Skill Developer
Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
Training and Development
with many more topics available and more on the upcoming schedule.
The podcast is now available at https://tightenthelugnuts.com, or visit https://www.buzzsprout.com/1484407. The podcast is also available at Apple Podcasts. More on leadership, building a legacy and many other topics are also available at Romanella’s website at https://3SixtyManagementServices.com.
Rocky’s book about leadership, Tighten The Lug Nuts: The Principles Of Balanced Leadership recently achieved number 1 bestseller status in both Business Management and Business Leadership.
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.
If you read only one business book this year, this is the book you should read.
Rocky’s approach to leadership is unique and highly effective. He believes that great leaders challenge their people not to stop at the first right answer. ‘Tighten The Lug Nuts’ is a book about leadership that help readers move past that first right answer. It is full of detailed examples that are organized in an educational and entertaining way to form a framework of real-world concepts. The deceptively simple concepts, with powerful “How To Messages” can be utilized by anyone who holds a leadership position – even parents, educators, and others. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a first-time manager, Tighten The Lug Nut is not only motivational, but also a call to action for those who have yet to make a mark in their field.
The book can also help position an organization for hyper growth coming out of the pandemic, Key concepts detailed in the book will prepare leaders and their teams to hit the ground running as they rapidly refocus and rebuild. 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 “book about leadership.”
Rocky Romanella has built an entire library of cutting-edge resources, available at his website, to help position ourselves to come out of the pandemic stronger, leaner, faster and to get a jump-start on the Rapid Rebuild process. Those resources include:
LIVE AND VIRTUAL KEYNOTES AND 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, live or virtual, 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.
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.
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 protected], and or 610-322-0720 to schedule your session.
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 [email protected]. Full information on 3SIXTY Management Services, more information on keynote speaking and ‘Tighten The Lug Nuts’ is available at the company website at https://3sixtymanagementservices.com.
About Rocky Romanella:
Rocky is 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.
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