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Phil Larson

Phil is heavily endorsed by professionals and executives in multiple industries as an astute leader and manager. Take a look on linkedin. www.linkedin.com/in/phillarsonokc/

Over the years directly involved in several business improvement initiatives. Helping organizations get to effective and efficient operation in development and daily business is a personal focus.

  • The economy is in an exciting move forward. You have access to my skills, abilities, partnerships, and knowledge and those of partner groups. The time is right. Spend management, Multi-Channel Marketing, Integrated Cross Media Marketing, and operational engineering. There are so many companies needing to make the move to online sourced print production, whether themselves as the source or others it is an open field.Let me know how I can help you or your clients in moving forward.The focus is now. Your time is right.

    Love to work with community wide activities involving government, non-profits, businesses, and congregations especially in the area of fathering and families.

    Posting and involvement and opinions are Phil’s and not the opinions of Shepherd Consulting OK or other companies and organizations with which he is affiliated. Just so you know.

    Specialties:
    Operational Excellence
    Reclaiming Business Value
    Building and Managing High Performance Teams

    Enterprise convergence of print (transactional, office, marketing and sales, training, executive)
    Integrated cross media marketing
    Developing customer centric customized communications.
    Integrating technology solutions into daily operations
    Data management in secure and accessible mode
    Web to Print
    Digital print production
    High volume, High efficiency
    Distribution spend management
    Community activity coordination.
    Public speaking

Only a giant gets giant-sized productivity gains, right? Wrong!

The article you are about to read talks of $35 million of productivity gain.  But every dollar is a percentage of another dollar.  Can you improve your business 27%?  Maybe.  Maybe, not.  The quicker you start, the quicker you gain. Do you have to use Japanese terms to do it?  Not really.

The article doesn’t talk about total costs of the modifications, number of layoffs, consolidations of department management, consultants, or other change catalysts involved.  That’s OK.  You know they are there.

You also know numbers are numbers are numbers.  They are able to show what you want to show.  These are great gains at the company reported.  You can have great gains in your company.

Your business was built with some American ingenuity and perspiration.  The intelligence to modify and the tenacity to tackle cost creep probably is waiting inside your team to  be unleashed.

Let’s start a discussion that leads to bottom-line results at your company.  Get it?  Get it.  No Japanese words needed.

phil@shepherdok.com   405-388-8037

Insurance News – State Farm Honored For Productivity
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What does exceptional service look like? #subway

We purchased a few 12″ sandwiches for a family gathering at Easter weekend. “May I put them on trays for you?” Subway service “May I add some condiments for you?” Subway service “May I add some vegetables on the side for you?” Subway service “May I do all that for no added charge for you?” Subway exceptional service on Mustang Road in Yukon Oklahoma Proud to give a shout out to Subway.

A Letter To A Young Friend and Budding Entrepreneur

This letter went to a young entrepreneurial friend of mine sometime back.  He was struggling with a decision to try or not.  There are some key points for anyone working on a change or transition.  ……….

The life of a small business operator (change agent) is tough.  You will make less per hour than if you worked at McDonald’s flipping burgers for the first few years.  You will work for nothing but the love of work and the passion of your idea.  If you cannot do that, quit and go to work for someone else.  Over time, you can make millions of dollars.  In the beginning you will live on beans and peanut butter and tuna fish and learn to like it.  You will live in the junkiest apartments and drive old cars.  You will put your money into your business and into giving to others.  Later, you will have some money.  Don’t count on it for the first five years.  Everything should go back into the business in some form.

A small business operator (change agent) can make no excuses.  There is no one to blame for any failure or lack of money but you.  The economy is not to blame.  The customer is not to blame.  Ignorance is not to blame.  Only you are to blame.  Get over blaming others and circumstances.  Get ready to face the mirror every morning and hold yourself accountable to your vision and your dream and your actions or lack of actions.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.  Sun Tzu.  That is pure truth.  Every time an opportunity is in front of you, you must answer yes or no quickly.  Every one you let pass is gone. Quit whining about the fish you did not catch and go fishing for the next one.  There is not time to whine about what did not work.  Get over it and get moving forward.

Small business operators fail for lack of planning and lack of execution.  That is about the whole of it.  The longer you think about what you are going to do, the less you will succeed.  Study, think, plan, and then do.  Be decisive in your ways.  Take knowledgeable action.  It is better to fail while you are acting than to fail while you are sitting and thinking.

You will fail over and over and over.  That is just the way life works.  Failure is your teacher.  Failure because you did not plan and did not work the plan is simply stupidity.  There is no excuse for stupidity.  God did not make you stupid.  Sitting around and whining and blaming people and circumstances makes you stupid.

Every day you must study your profession and what affects success.  Every day.  You are a student forever from this point forward.  Read magazines, trade journals, newsletters, and books.  Read, read, and read.  Blow up the television and the games and social media sites and read.

Go to school.  Get as many meaningful certifications and degrees as possible in the next five years.

Sleep is a waste of time.  Sleep the exact amount needed to stay healthy and alert.

So, if this is what drives you and makes your clock tick, DO IT!  Quit thinking and whining.  DO IT!

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