Greg Shnerer, VP of Sales and Marketing, on Need for Leadership in Logistics and Supply Chain

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Greg Shnerer is a supply chain executive in Toronto, offering his thoughts on the crucial need for more leadership in the field of logistics and supply chain.

Greg Shnerer knows that great leaders aren’t just born that way, they’re trained and learn to become inspirational and highly effective through various experiences. The logistics and supply chain industry demands more leaders like Greg due to the industries push towards change, automation, a digital shift, and increasing need for improving supply chains through various solutions. High standards are built by employing people who have the ability to learn from constructive criticism and strive for excellence. Strong, effective leaders have high emotional intelligence, are able to adapt, change, and are devoted to being life learners.

Emotional intelligence involves four elements. Elements one and two are being self-aware and knowing how to self-manage. Everyone experiences emotions, but those who are emotionally intelligent understand how to recognize these feelings and process them in a way where they remain in control opposed to the emotions having control over them. The third element of emotional intelligence is awareness of those around oneself. Mastering this element requires leaders to become empathetic to the emotions of their colleagues. This requires active listening and effectively reading social, nonverbal cues. The final element of emotional intelligence is the ability to develop others, stimulate inspiration, and influence members of the team while managing conflict. A leader who has a strong hold on their emotional intelligence is able to manage effectively and gain loyalty from their team, clients, and colleagues.

Greg Shnerer works and is active within the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain industry. Like many other industries, there are constant changes in technology. A leader needs to learn how to adjust and improve their techniques to this ever changing environment so they can pave the way through the inevitable chaos and uncertainty with elegance and ease. Adaptability is strengthened by the developing trust from colleagues. When the road gets tough, even the greatest leaders need someone to lean on. Treating each other in a way that bolsters equality and fairness leaves no room for nepotism or favoritism.

“Change is inevitable, but truly understanding this will allow for a smoother transition along the way. Having a great surrounding team that supports each other in adding value to the same goals and long term vision will further pave the way for success. Winning teams aren’t just pieced together, they are built over time.”

It is impossible to have all the answers. However, what sets a great leader apart is their ability to admit not knowing and find a way to educate themselves on the matter. Changes are always taking place which leads to a need to never stop learning. Skill can be overrated if one doesn’t seek to consistently improve. The skill that is needed for a job today may not be a skill that is needed for tomorrow’s world. Great leaders understand that they can never be stagnant in their education and will always look for new ways to do things more effectively.

About Greg Shnerer

Greg Shnerer is an accomplished professional in the transportation and supply chain industry. As the VP of Sales and Marketing for TRAFFIX, Greg creates and implements high-level strategies that grows market share and serves their key accounts across many consumer markets. He actively leads successful sales management and operational teams and continues to create new business marketing initiatives. He has lead company wide training on building and improving leadership skills. When he’s not at work, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, watching sports and continuous learning.

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