New Blog: Management Excellence, Offers Ideas and Tools to Help Leaders Focus on Improving Organizational Effectiveness During Tough Economic Times

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Leadership and Business author, Art Petty, introduces a new blog and website with content providing practical, actionable ideas for improving leadership and organizational effectiveness. In addition to the over 160 essays on leadership, strategy and project and product management, the new Management Excellence site at includes downloadable tools and links to other great business blogs and valuable web resources.

While organizations are frantically cutting costs and scaling back operations based on the challenging economic environment, popular management blogger and leadership author, Art Petty is challenging leaders and professionals at all levels to increasingly turn their focus to creating value by improving and innovating in their management practices.

"It takes no skill whatsoever to cut costs and cut employees," however, it takes courage under fire and strong leadership to recognize that tough times are the ideal opportunity for an organization to improve and invest in new approaches to creating value for customers and strengthening the skills of employees," indicated Petty. "Improving quality, focusing on improving your understanding of your customer's true needs and reducing costs by eliminating waste, not strategic endeavors, are all part of the pursuit of management and performance excellence. Firms that seize the opportunity to improve in the face of adversity will not only survive, but be much better prepared to significantly out-maneuver competitors as conditions improve," he added.

The new Management Excellence site at reflects input from Petty's management workshop and consulting clients for more ideas and programs on improving leadership and organizational performance. "In addition to taking my own advice and eliminating waste by bringing two web sites under one content management platform, the new site offers extensive opportunity for client engagement as well as the delivery of new content and programs," indicated Petty. "I want Management Excellence to be the most respected blog in the market for practical, actionable ideas on pursuing and realizing business performance excellence. That's a lofty goal that challenges me to focus on constantly generating content that solves problems and stimulates ideas for readers. It is also pushing me to roll out new podcast and webinar programs and a customer and alumni forum early in 2009," he added.

The new site is live at and includes over 160 of Petty's best practice posts on leadership, strategy, project and product management, and sales and marketing. Petty encourages active input, including client suggestions on topics and vexing business issues. Additionally, the first of Petty's Management Excellence tools--a survey that you can use to gauge your firm's strategy and execution culture, is available for download. The site also includes content on Petty's many leadership and management workshops and related consulting services.

About Art Petty

Art Petty is a marketing and sales leader, strategist and team-builder with over twenty fouryears of experience directing the growth, global expansion and rise to market leadership of large and small organizations in a variety of industries. Petty develops and delivers workshops on leadership for general audiences as well as for technical professionals, project and product managers. He is a frequent speaker on change, leadership and sales and marketing, and regularly consults with firms on strategy and execution along with leadership and sales and marketing.

Art Petty is co-author of the 2007 book, Practical Lessons in Leadership--A Guidebook for Aspiring and Experienced Leaders, an adjunct faculty member teaching Quality Management and Project Management at DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, and an active writer, frequent speaker and relentless blogger on all things leadership and management. Art can be reached at 847.612.8420 or at and via his blog and website at

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