An introduction to SAMI from our founder, Chairman, Brad Peterson
About Strategic Asset Management Inc.
…but most call us SAMI
President & CEO, Mark Broussard and clients share their thoughts on SAMI
A SAMI hello from head of Sales, Scott Staunton
I started selling stationery door-to-door when I was eight or nine years old.
It was my first business venture into the world of commerce.
Followed by a paper route and working odd jobs after school, including a janitor at my dad’s factory.
My sales career took me a different path than my father and grandfather, who graduated college with engineering degrees.
What I learned about sales came from what we learn from life in general.
My conversations with workers inside businesses have been at all levels. From the executives running the business to the front line supervision and hourly worker. In the management consulting work I do, there have been many valuable lessons learned.
If you don’t like the person you are working with, then usually outcomes aren’t as good as when people work well together.
For me it tends to be easier than for some to connect at all levels. It probably helps that I enjoy meeting people, listening and learning.
I’ve had the good fortune to support and lead successful initiatives and projects that have made an impact on people’s careers; improving their business operationally, financially and behaviorally.
Over ten years ago business executives kept talking about the bubble of people that would be retiring, leaving their businesses with a void of knowledge. Productivity suffered and still suffers today because the gap has created too many instances of poor training of people and poor execution in the field.
Four years ago I began asking a lot of questions about opportunities to improve the way business recruit their workers from high schools, community colleges, and universities. There is much discussion and concern about the growing skills gap that is impacting the workforce of US business today
What are we doing to get students interested in the arts and sciences is of importance to all of us as parents, teachers, and businessmen. Through my journey I have learned much, and am continually learning from my fellow Racing For Education (RFE) friends and collaborators on how business can have a significant impact on their productivity through better planning for the future. That includes better reliability in work practices. That includes investing in programs that will deliver better prepared workers into the workforce, ready to work, day one.
The impact that behavior based training can have in business is also relevant in how we should be teaching our students.
So many times I have as many questions as I do answers. That is what’s fun about learning for me. So these are some of the constant themes that will be present in my blogging.
Look for ideas and tips, safety moments, reliability and business discussions on continuous improvement and behavior based consulting practices that make a difference. This may be followed by articles on the importance of engaging students with hands-on, learning-by-doing educational approaches.
Life’s a box of chocolates, and these are two of my favorite things to blog about.
#BeKindAlways, no matter.
My shameless commercial here to attempt at explaining the unique value proposition from SAMI Corp.
Few firms do what SAMI does well.
A mixture of technical and behavioral skills and tools that, when properly used, forms the firm foundation of a ‘managing system‘ that can deliver reliability and predictability.
When done right, and properly aligned, the results are dramatic. Operationally, Financially and most important, Culturally.
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