Total Career Success – Gregg Stocker, Organizational Consultant on Avoiding the Corporate Death Spiral

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Gregg Stocker, organizational consultant and author of Avoiding the Corporate Death Spiral, will be featured on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, January 4. Gregg Stocker is a management consultant with executive experience in organizational transformation, change management, strategic planning, and lean implementation. Having worked in the automotive industry as well as other manufacturing environments internationally, Stocker brings clarity to the signs of decline and the strategies to breathe life into a dying company. He also will address how to recognize the signs when interviewing for a job.

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The practices that lead to a death spiral are often in place years before a company enters decline. In fact, they can, and often do, show up in a company that is achieving financial success.

Gregg Stocker, organizational consultant and author of Avoiding the Corporate Death Spiral, will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, January 4. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide job search assistance and career development. Gregg Stocker is a management consultant with executive experience in organizational transformation, change management, strategic planning, and lean implementation. Having worked in the automotive industry as well as other manufacturing environments internationally, Stocker brings clarity to the signs of decline and the strategies to breathe life into a dying company. He will also address how to recognize the signs when interviewing for a job. Learn to recognize and eliminate the signs of decline, including:

•Losing sight of the organization’s purpose;
•Placing more focus on numbers than people;
•Basing supplier relationships purely on price;
•Undervaluing the people-side of the business;
•Maintaining dirty and cluttered facilities; and
•Breaking the organization into pieces instead of managing the whole.

Stocker’s 30 years in industry as a leader, internal and external consultant prepared him to identify the signs of organizational decline and underlying factors that result in what he calls the death spiral of decline. He stated, “The practices that lead to a death spiral are often in place years before a company enters decline. In fact, they can, and often do, show up in a company that is achieving financial success.”

Show co-host Sheryl Dawson shared, “Gregg Stocker provides a method for leaders to identify and correct the signs of decline even before a decline begins. His compelling analysis is straight forward and practical.”
Co-host Ken Dawson added, “There is no jargon or academic theories in Gregg’s research and conclusions. Companies of any size or industry can apply his principles and recommendations for success.”

Dawson added, “Gregg’s analogy of the company as a human body is enlightening. Just like a weakened immune system can result in disease and death when external bacteria or accidents attack it, so too can environmental or competitive factors attack a company weakened by poor leadership or cultural factors. By continually improving organizational health, companies can withstand external events and conditions to survive and thrive.”

The show will air live at 11 a.m. - noon Central on January 4, 2010. To listen, please visit Voiceamerica.com and search for Total Career Success. The archived show will be available for replay or download at the Total Career Success website, or from iTunes http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=311541702

About Gregg Stocker, Organizational Consultant

Gregg Stocker is a principal of The Praecedo Group, an international consulting group. He is a management consultant with executive experience in organizational transformation and change management, strategic planning, and lean implementation. Previous roles included Managing Director of ICO Holland, BV in The Netherlands resulting in leading the operation to record profitability with a 92% increase in EBIT and Director of European Operations for ICO, Inc. He has extensive international experience in operations, quality, lean manufacturing, and strategic planning in a variety of industries including plastics, valve and instrumentation assembly, and oil and gas. Mr. Stocker authored the book, Avoiding the Corporate Death Spiral: Identifying & Eliminating the Signs of Decline (Quality Press, 2006). He is a frequent speaker and recognized expert in business and performance improvement. He has been interviewed on television, radio, and for newspaper and magazine articles for The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Business Week. He has an M.B.A, from the University of Houston, and B.A., Materials & Logistics Management, from Michigan State University. He is a Certified Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence – American Society for Quality and Certified Purchasing Manager – Institute for Supply Management. For more information visit greggstocker.com

About Total Career Success

Total Career Success is broadcast on VoiceAmerica, the world leader in Internet Talk Radio, and syndicated on World Talk Radio; the show aims to engage listeners in new ways of thinking about their potential, their goals, and their future. The show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. They have served corporations in outplacement and career development as well as talent management optimization for 30 years in their consulting firm Dawson Consulting Group. The show presents guests who are experts in their fields to share the lessons they have learned in succeeding in their various areas of excellence and to discuss tips about a broad range of career development issues, from specific career opportunities, to industries and workplace changes, to financial and advancement considerations. For more information, visit totalcareersuccess.com and dawsonconsultinggroup.com.

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