THERE IS NOTHING LOOSE TO TIGHTEN UP IN THIS BOOK. IT'S TIGHT! I met Rocky Romanella at hashtagRockstarAutoConference in Las Vegas last week. After watching his speech, I had to get his book "Tighten The Lug Nuts" and so glad I did. It's a different type of book on Leadership and the principles of balanced leadership, which I really found refreshing this day and age. It's such a great and easy read packed full of real life day to day situations and valuable lessons learned from those situations. I urge everyone to get this book and follow the life of Joe Scafone and how he applies balanced leadership with knowledge and humor in his day to day life. Thank you Mat Koenig for putting together such a great conference in Vegas. This is why people need to go to the next to Rockstar Conference in May. I was introduced to so many great people like Rocky from attending Rockstar last week. Thanks Rocky. You are great, your presentation was great and your book is awesome. I did love how you did nail your description of what it's like to live in Iowa. Spot on my friend. Tulip festival, you know Iowa and I have even been to one of the festivals when I was young lol. Get this book folks. You will love it and get so much out of it.
Jay Jensen Car Motivators
Hope this note finds you and your family well. Thank you again for sharing a copy of your book. In addition to being a beautiful tribute to your family, I found its content validating in terms of my own personal experience and work experience. I will incorporate your lessons in my coaching repertoire with new school administrators this year. My favorite story was about the pizza delivery guy! Anthony Amodeo
Thanks again for signing your book for my children and providing an additional copy for their Dad. Coincidentally, I read the book on my flight into Newark last evening. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I was able to take away several topics for myself as well as my children. I thought that it was appropriate(unplanned) that I told my family about the book over our dinner of spaghetti and meatballs last night. Jeff Williams
VP Sales & Marketing - Aftermarket Division
VP Sales and Marketing
Rocky is an authentic speaker with great Passion and Enthusiasm. With over 40 years of “boots on the ground” Leadership experience, he created excitement through his energy, passion and knowledge. He connected with our audience, regardless of size, whether in our Emerging Leaders group, and breakout sessions over two days. In his one to one conversational style, he painted a picture through his unique storytelling and worked hard to understand our groups and business. Through his Balanced Leadership Model there is a laser focus on customer needs, employee empowerment and the demands of stakeholders. Adam Bjerke Anchor Paper Co. Board Member of Emerging Executives at Afflink June 2018
Hi Rocky Emailing your from Australia, State of Victoria Small town called Robinvale where 80% are from Italian heritage . We are second generation Italian as my parents immigrated from Italy in 1950s We try to keep those traditions from our parents but as the years pass those traditions will also pass but hopefully the important ones like respect and family values hopefully won’t fade with time Just finish listening to the podcast Build Your Network with Travis Chappell
twice Found it very useful and still absorbing a lot of the content you said. Thankyou for putting yourself out there to share your story We are always still learning things everyday I have a list of sayings on my iPhone with I write that makes me a better leader and more important a better person and today I added to that list Again thankyou Carmelo Tassone
Arpin Van Lines, Inc. was fortunate enough to have Rocky Romanella as keynote speaker during our Arpin Agent Convention. This event brings together our agent partners from across the United States. It was clearly apparent that all our convention participants – agents, Arpin management and staff, and vendors – benefited from Rocky’s experiences, expertise, and his ability to relate all to our group. His delivery was made in a warm, witty, and articulate manner. Rocky inspired many to look inward and improve the way they operate their businesses and lead their team members. I, as well as others on our management team, found it particularly heartwarming to hear about Rocky’s positive personal moving experience with Arpin Van Lines and how well his family was treated by our driver and crew. We take great pride in our customer service delivery and appreciate that he relayed his experience to the convention participants. It was a true pleasure to get to know Rocky, as well as his lovely wife. We highly recommend Rocky to other companies; they will certainly benefit when they contract for his services.
Sincerely, Conrad Swanson Sr. Vice President, Agency Development
Conrad Swanson Sr.
Vice President Agency Development
Again, we truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to join us. Without the generosity and participation of presenters like you, these meetings would not be possible.On behalf of the National Association of Dental Laboratories, I would like to thank you for your contribution of time and talent at the 2018 NADL Vision 21 Meeting in Las Vegas. We are so pleased you could be a part of this important meeting. Your Presentation was well received by our attendees and the information you provided was excellent. We hope everyone in attendance will put your information to good use in their businesses and in better serving those in the industry. Again, we truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to join us. Without the generosity and participation of presenters like you, these meetings would not be possible.
Robert Savage Jr.
NADL President (National Association of Dental Laboratories)
We can only be successful and balanced leaders when we recognize our own ability to influence and empower others by listening, coaching, knowing what we stand for and what we can never compromise. Joe Scafone personifies how wisdom, confidence and humor derived from interactions with family, friends, colleagues and strangers over a lifetime can help train all of us to be the great listeners and leaders of our time. Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership
is a resource for all aspiring and current leaders.
Karen A Passaro
Dean, Continuing Education Seton Hall University
Rocky Romanella has written a highly useful and highly readable book for ANYONE wishing to be a more effective (and happy) leader. His storytelling approach makes the book an entertaining read, and the lesson summaries that complete each chapter serve as a blueprint for putting the information into practice. I’d recommend Tighten the Lug Nuts
to new leaders as well as experienced leaders. If you don’t learn something from this book, you’re not trying!
Business Author, Speaker, and Consultant
Rocky Romanella brings real lessons for leadership from decades of management practice. Practical lessons in values, roles, problems, energy, and legacy are delivered in context of real world experience - but with lessons directly accessible to the reader. A different, and worthy read.
PhD, Emory University, George S. Craft Distinguished University Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
On behalf of the New Jersey CXO Governing Body, thank you again for the hard work that went into your presentation. I heard nothing but great things about how the day went. I hope you enjoyed the experience as well! Here is some feedback from the group on your session: Scores (scale of 1-5): Content – 4.6; Speaker – 4.9 Written feedback:
- Great analogies!
- Rocky was engaging, authentic, and real. Was a good start to set the tone for the meeting.
- Very knowledgeable speaker who has a real passion for leadership as he came up from the ranks.
- Great talk. Very engaging.
- Great talk
- Simple explanation of concepts
- Relating a UPS approach to IT Service Delivery
- Using real world examples was very helpful in internalizing the key points
- Passionate speaker
- I enjoyed how he mingled corporate leadership with everyday life situations
New Jersey CXO - Dinner Keynote
The leadership training offered by 3SIXTY Management Services was an excellent opportunity for our management team to develop their skills in the critical areas of responsibility and leadership that they face on a daily basis. The facilitators’ draw upon their extensive corporate experience to create a learning environment that’s appropriate for all levels of management. We recognized the need for this traditional training to support our fast-paced operating environment. In order for REVA to live up to our commitment to our clients, our patients, and our employees, we absolutely consider this a strategic investment in our people.
COO, REVA, Inc.
Rocky is a senior executive advisor specializing in organizational transformation. Recognized as one of the foremost authorities in executive mentoring, he leverages his talent and experience to position his client companies for the future. An engaging speaker and facilitator, Rocky leads business executives to break-through results through break-through thinking. His formula for peak performance (Think Big – Start Small – Move Fast) has been adopted by many executive teams as a methodology for effective leadership in today’s challenging business world. He is knowledgeable, articulate, warm and witty with an ability to communicate effectively with everyone from the board room to the mail room.
President North America, RavenHouse International
New Jersey CXO - Dinner KeynoteOur venture with 3SIXTY Management Services creates a robust team of industry and business professionals that can make the necessary connections within a clients' business required to execute and manage accelerated strategies tied directly to long-term process improvement, growth and higher profits.