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** Special Announcement **
Tighten The Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership
(e-book) achieved #1 Bestseller status in two categories –
Business Leadership and Business Management.
Get your copy today at Amazon. **




We are pleased to announce the launch of our LEADERSHIP LIBRARY PODCAST. Our pilot episode was released December 2nd, with releases scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Morning coffee is one of the joys of life. 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!

Our Podcast will focus on Leadership and Legacy as we create AHA moments from my book, Tighten The Lug Nuts and my over 40 years of boots on the ground leadership experience.
Great leaders challenge their people NOT TO STOP AT THE FIRST RIGHT ANSWER. Tighten The Lug Nuts and these visits to the leadership library will help you move past that first right answer. The detailed examples are organized in an educational and entertaining way to form a framework of real-world concepts. The book serves as a blueprint that can be easily applied by leaders, entrepreneurs, and all of us in our everyday lives. I hope you enjoy the shows! The format will allow us to approach concepts in 3 to 5-minute segments that are designed to fuel your day and your journey. This will include what we have been building to inspire innovative ideas and provide benefit to your business and your life journey. With these curated briefings, we hope to give our listeners inside access to what I have been researching, designing, building, thinking, and executing over these 40 years.

Past episodes include:

Ah Ha Moments
Balanced Leadership
Broad Based Leadership
Company Values
Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Goal Setting
Leaving a Legacy
Personal Values
Values as the Glue
Keys to Success
Build Your Brand Mosaic
Feeling like a Valued Individual
Go to Where the Puck is Going
Know Your Customer
Performance of a Successful Team
Significant Events
Strategic Vision
The Big 8
Act Like an Owner
Visualize What Good Looks Like
Bad News is Better than Ugly News
Bring Your Vision To Life
Meet You Outside Your Comfort Zone
Market Assessment Outside Of Your Control
Market Assessment Within Our Control
My Significant Lesson
Operational Excellence
Simple Acts of Kindness
Someone’s Always Watching
Strategic Process
The Engagement Process
The Obvious Is Not Always The Obvious
The Great Barrier Reef
Training and Development
SWOT Analysis
Bringing Your Plan To Life

with many more topics on the schedule.

I hope you enjoy your visit to the LEADERSHIP LIBRARY podcast at www.tightenthelugnuts.com
and use www.tightenthelugnuts.com as your library pass, or visit https://www.buzzsprout.com/1484407 or Apple Podcasts.




The State of the Business


The mid-point review is an opportunity to assess and discuss the progress of the goals that were set at the beginning of the performance cycle. Although you should be providing ongoing feedback to your staff members and organization, the mid-term 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. It is also an opportunity to discuss progress made on the initiatives that were laid out to help achieve the goals. Finally, the mid-term review is also an opportunity to note where support and additional resources might be necessary.

Welcome to the mid-point review process! I trust you’ve gained a wealth of knowledge to this point. Hopefully from our conversations through these newsletters, the Leadership Library Podcast, or the book, Tighten The Lug Nuts. The most critical learning will always come from your firsthand experiences and your working knowledge of the business.

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 mid-point mark with an eye to achieving your plan and goals for 2022.

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 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.

Your mid-point sessions with your people will also help them to gain a wealth of knowledge from your leadership team on the elements that will be vital to successfully meeting the organizations plan, their individual plan and their ability to make a positive contribution. it will also serve as the foundation for the planning process for 2023.

As you’ve learned over the past 6 months and during the sessions, everyone in your organization will need to contribute to the Company’s success. But how can you be successful leaders, contributors, and teammates? The key is to know what is expected of you and not to settle – exceed those expectations.

Hopefully, it was determined during the planning process leading into 2022 that you would need to tailor a well thought out plan to Start Right – Stay Right. Now we are the point in which we discuss the implementation of the plan, and how we monitor and manage what happens and navigate through the necessary adjustments.

As you discuss the elements of the Business Plan during your mid-point session you want to inspire and motivate each member to consider their role. This is an organization plan executed by individuals.

You and they will need to take ownership of it. Building the changes needed and executing a plan in which you can validate results. Communicate the second half plan and the expectations to your people – make it achievable and set your people up for success. The quality of your plan will be determined by the execution – if you don’t hit plan, you either have a bad plan or poor execution. You are responsible for the management and success of your plan – own it.

As I wrap this up newsletter, I wanted to revisit the four key takeaways from this discussion on
the importance of the Mid-Term Review. They are:

  1. Build
  2. Validate
  3. Communicate
  4. Execute

Have a great Mid-Point review and again, you are responsible for the fulfillment and success of your plan. This means contributing to your people’s success. As you learn from the one-to-one discussions, personal interactions it is vitally important to set clear expectations for the organization, mission, strategy, and goals. From here, your role as leaders is to give them the tools and training to meet these expectations and lastly, motivate and educate your people – observe the excellence and correct the inefficiencies.

Have a great second half of 2022 and BE THE ARCHITECT OF YOUR OWN DESTINY.



For more on this and other important leadership and self-development topics visit the Leadership Library at https://www.tightenthelugnuts.com.

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Get Your Copy Today At Amazon.

Great leaders challenge their people NOT TO STOP AT THE FIRST RIGHT ANSWER.

Tighten The Lug Nuts is that book that will help you move past that first right answer and is full of detailed examples that are organized in an educational and entertaining way to form a framework of real-world concepts. This book serves as a blueprint that can be easily applied by leaders, entrepreneurs, and all of us in our everyday lives.

This is one of the best leadership books you can read to help you accelerate towards your personal and professional goals.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or a first-time manager, Tighten The Lug Nuts is not only motivational but also a call to action for those who have yet to make a mark in their field.

Visit https://tightenthelugnuts.com/ for additional information and to order your copy today.

“Your success will be measured by the degree to which everyone in your organization at
every level begins to: understand, embrace, emulate, and execute the vision and

Rocky Romanella

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