A Contagious Leader

Contagious work ethic. What does that mean? As a kid, my father taught me at an early age everything I needed to know about work ethic. Before baseball practice one day he said, “Show up before everyone else, work harder than everyone else, be coachable, and stay later than everyone else”. He didn’t just “talk […]

The ESOP Leader – What It Takes to Lead an Employee Owned Company

ESOP companies are special and unique. Employee ownership creates a culture of employees that are actively involved in the business on all levels. Employee owners can and do participate fully in every aspect of company management and growth. Engagement in this type of company is rivaled and helps ESOPs out perform other types of companies. […]

PFSbrands Core Values – Building a Positive Future

The Golden Rule, Ownership Thinking & Be Positive  Recently, I wrote about how in 2011 I sat down and with the help of my leadership team created our Mission, Vision, 5 Guiding Principles, and Core Values. I did this in order to ensure the company continues on a path consistent with my beliefs. Essentially it […]

PFSbrands Core Values – Have Fun

Do you know what your company stands for?  When I started Pro Food Systems in 1998, I had a vision of the company I wanted to build. However, in 1998 I really didn’t know what I didn’t know. In 2011, after nearly 12 years in business, Mark Gandy (now a great friend, mentor, and advisor) […]

Is Commitment and Willingness to Learn a Formula for Business Success?

Success is a curious thing… Why do some people “easily” find success while others always travel hard-luck lane? Maybe it’s because success is often attributed to physical advantages like being born with a silver spoon or rubbing elbows with the right connections. This short-sighted approach causes us to overlook the mindset of successful individuals. As […]