Key Idea: Celebrate the Individual
Founder Marty Edelston believes that making sure people feel good starts at the top. He says his most important job is to be a cheerleader for every employee. More...
Think about it
What can you do to make each person who works for you feel special?
Clip from: Boardroom, Inc.
Stamford, Connecticut: In this episode of the show we go inside one of the most productive businesses in the world (using the ratio, gross income to total number of employees). Where the Fortune 500 companies average under $300K per employee; in this small business, it is over $1M per employee.
How can any business be so productive? You'll learn right here.
Marty Edelston, founder of Boardroom, Inc. started this company in 1971. Today they are the publisher of the world's largest subscription-based newsletter, BottomLine Personal; this business with just 78 employees will do over $80 million in sales. This is about five times the productivity rate of the Fortune 500 companies.
He believes these results come from a powerful process he calls, I-Power. Marty believes every person has an endless supply of ideas, especially ideas to improve their workplace. Every week every employee is asked to answer two questions: What can I do to improve my work area? And, what could others do that would cause my work area to improve? Simple, brilliant, easy to do, so what are we waiting for?
Marty was 47 with three children at home when he quit his job as a salesman in the publishing business. He had worked for some of the country's biggest companies and felt there was a need for a publication that ". . . helps people live their lives in this increasingly hostile world."
Marty Edelston, Founder & CEO
281 Tresser Blvd
Visit our web site: http://boardroom.com
Year Founded: 1971
Celebrate the Individual
MARTY: Karen, where are you? Here we go, kid.
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