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1636 – Why Businesses and Managers Succeed or Fail with Peter Christian Books’ Peter Christian
13th August 2023 • The Thoughtful Entrepreneur • Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence.com
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On this episode of The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with Peter Christian Books, Peter Christian. Peter Christian knows why businesses and managers at all levels succeed. He uses that knowledge, working closely to assist them in increasing their success and achieving their goals. In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with Author,  Speaker, Adjunct Professor and Business Consultant to Middle and Executive Management Peter Christian.   Peter Chritian’s first book, "What About the Vermin Problem?", is a treasure trove of experiences from his time as a consultant. The book underscores the importance of the choices we make and how they can steer our journey towards success or failure. Peter emphasized that even the most minor shifts in discipline, attitude, or action can profoundly impact the outcome of any situation. He firmly believes these lessons are not confined to the business world but can be applied to various aspects of life. After being encouraged by a colleague, Peter penned his second book, which delves into the factors influencing our decisions and actions. He discusses how different people in our lives, such as bosses, coworkers, and executives, can both positively and negatively impact us. Peter stressed the importance of acknowledging and thanking those who have been helpful, while also being wary of those who may not have our best interests at heart. He believes that these influences mold how we think and act throughout our lives, and that continuous learning from these experiences is crucial. While Peter's books were primarily written for the business world, he believes they also have real-life applications. He discussed the importance of understanding and appreciating different perspectives to work effectively with others. Peter also highlighted the significance of mentoring and guiding others to help them grow and succeed. He shared his experience as a consultant and mentor, and how he helps individuals and organizations improve their productivity and processes.  

Key Points from the Episode:

  • Importance of understanding and appreciating different perspectives for effective collaboration
  • The significance of supporting roles in organizations, such as sales, marketing, and manufacturing
  • The importance of mentoring and guiding others for growth and success
  • Peter's experience as a consultant and mentor, helping individuals and organizations improve productivity and processes
 

About Peter Christian:

Peter Christian is an accomplished business consultant and executive with a wealth of experience. As a founding partner and president of espi, a business consulting firm in Northeastern PA, he has worked with over 300 clients, providing expertise in areas such as business development, profit improvement, operations, information systems selection and implementation, and project management. With a career spanning over 40 years, Peter has excelled in strategic and facility planning, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and supply chain management. During his tenure at Crayola Corporation, where he held various positions including executive roles, Peter played a pivotal role in the company's remarkable 700% growth over 17 years. Since then, he has worked with a wide range of companies, from small enterprises to Fortune 100 companies, helping managers achieve personal growth while driving cost reductions, increasing profitability, and saving and creating thousands of jobs. Peter is also a bestselling author on Amazon, having written the acclaimed books "What About the Vermin Problem?" and "Influences and Influencers." His expertise is further shared through contributions to professional magazines and as a speaker at conferences, webinars, and podcasts. Notable speaking engagements include Lehigh University, Rutgers University, and various industry-specific organizations and events. As an active consultant, Peter specializes in project management, leadership development, operational strategic planning, continuous improvement methodologies, facility planning, and supply chain optimization. He continues to offer his expertise and practical problem-solving approach to individuals, manufacturers, and consumer goods businesses seeking to thrive in today's competitive market.  

Tweetable Moments:

13:52, "More people need to understand that. If you're not moving product and selling product and coming up with new product and making it and shipping it and all that stuff, the rest of it really doesn't matter at that point."  

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