A highly sought keynote speaker and trainer, Romanella is founder and principal of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC. He has over 40 years of leadership at Fortune 100’s and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Director for UniTek Global Services, after retiring from a 36-year career with UPS.
An end of year review is important to any organization, large or small, though each may treat it differently. Some see it as an opportunity to assess performance, others to set goals for the future. The end of year review can identify areas for improvement, or perhaps recognize and reward employee achievements. It can also foster a sense of accountability, helping to align individual and organizational objectives.
Top motivational speaker and bestselling author Rocky Romanella addressed this topic in a recent newsletter in which he offered six important questions that all of us should ask during our year end review. He said, in part:
The end of year review is a continuation of the mid-point review and is an opportunity to assess and discuss the progress of the goals that were set at the beginning of the performance cycle. This process should be done as a final year-end review for the business, as well as a formal year-end conversation with each of your people.
Although you should be providing ongoing feedback to your staff members and organization, the end of year review offers a more formal occasion to address any performance issues that may have arisen, and/or to discuss major shifts in work priorities that would affect the business and your ability to achieve your year-end plan and a vision to the future. It is also an opportunity to discuss progress made on the initiatives that were laid out to help achieve the goals. Finally, the end of year review is also an opportunity to note where support and additional resources might be necessary in the coming year.
The review process, done properly, will give you a wealth of knowledge to prepare you for your conversation. The most critical learning will always come from your firsthand experiences, your working knowledge of the business and your interaction and feedback with your people throughout the year.
So, let’s begin with some questions to ask yourself and your team on the elements that will be vital to successfully meeting your plan and making a positive contribution as you evaluate yourself, your people, and your organization at the year-end mark with an eye to achieving your plan and goals for 2023.
The evaluation process starts with a few simple but powerful questions:
1. Did you Start Right at the beginning of the year and have you Stayed Right during the many challenges to date?
2. Did you personally Approve a Good Plan?
◦ Understanding and approving the plan is key
◦ Did you build the plan based on targeted objectives?
◦ What are the levers/expectations at a profit center level that created the plan that ties into the overall Business Plan?
3. Did you Communicate the plan?
◦ The plan needs to be communicated at every level from the front-line individuals to the CEO to support and understand the plan.
◦ Everyone needs to understand their roles and responsibilities
◦ There must be daily, weekly, and monthly expectations for everyone and they must be monitored
4. Did you Organize your resources?
◦ Invest in training and development
◦ Did you have the right resources in place to achieve the plan, such as skilled personnel, supervisors, hourly and management employees to name a few.
5. Did we all work the plan?
◦ Know what needs to be done and work it every day
◦ Resource allocation – what are our support teams doing to help our people trying to execute the plan
6. Monitor and Adjust
◦ Use available reports and measures to insure plan adherence
◦ Use available shared resources to assist
◦ Have a strategic plan for remediation
More information on the development of an effective Balanced Leadership approach, and a wealth of other strategic planning material is available in Romanella’s highly praised, bestselling book, ‘Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership.’
Rocky’s latest newsletter can provide even more information on a wide range of topics 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 also recently announced a number of new podcasts for The Leadership Library Podcast. The pilot episode was released December 2nd, 2021 with future releases scheduled for 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:
- Balanced Leadership
- Broad Based Leadership
- Company Values
- Goal Setting
- Leaving a Legacy
- Personal Values
- Performance of a Successful Team
- Strategic Vision
- Operational Excellence
- Strategic Process
- Are You A Job Skill Developer
- Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
- SWOT Analysis
- 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.”
Tighten The Lug Nuts is available at online book retailers. More information is available at his website at https://3sixtymanagementservices.com and at https://tightenthelugnuts.com.
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 rockyro[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.